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1960s Beach Party Double Feature


Thursday, February 11th at 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

MUSCLE BEACH PARTY, 1964, MGM Repertory, 94 min. Dir. William Asher.
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello hit Malibu Beach in the second of AIP's beach party flicks: While Don Rickles and his team of bodybuilders try to take over the gang's surf spot, Annette has to compete with an Italian countess who has eyes for Frankie. Luckily, Buddy Hackett is on hand to provide sage wisdom for all. An added bonus: musical numbers with Dick Dale and a 13-year old Stevie Wonder! Also starring Donna Loren and Morey Amsterdam.

BEACH BLANKET BINGO, 1965, MGM Repertory, 98 min. Dir. William Asher.
The fifth and best of the Frankie-Annette beach movies reunites them with Don Rickles, Donna Loren, Jody McCrea and director William Asher, and brings in comic legend Buster Keaton for a cameo. This time McCrea falls for a mermaid, Frankie learns to skydive and attracts the attention of a stuntgirl, and Annette sings in her two-piece bathing suit. A great supporting cast (Paul Lynde, Linda Evans) and a score by Les Baxter add to the fun.

Live musical performance and discussion in between films with actress Donna Loren.