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Alex Film Society Presents

The Great Dictator (1940)
Starring Charlie Chaplin

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HE TALKS! Charlie Chaplin’s hilarious, still devastating political satire about Hitler and the Nazis was his first all talking picture. The Great Dictator is set in the fictional nation of Tomania, loosely disguised as Nazi Germany. Chaplin plays both a Jewish barber and the country’s fascist dictator.

Join us for this groundbreaking film that was nominated for 5 Academy Awards® – Best Picture 1940; Best Actor and Screenplay (Chaplin); Best Supporting Actor (Jack Oakie, hilarious as Napaloni); Best Score (Meredith Willson). Also featuring the wonderful Paulette Goddard.

Special onstage guests author John Bengtson (Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin ) and David Totheroh, grandson of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator cinematography, Rollie Totheroh.

Starting the festivities is our cartoon du jour Rabbit of Seville (1950 Warner Bros.) starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. And bring your sweet tooth, we’ll be celebrating Charlie’s 129th birthday!

DISCOUNTED PRICING
[Walk-Up price listed – See Sidebar for additional online/phone order Per Ticket Fee]

AFS MEMBER – $11 [$7.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase in person at Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office only; must show valid current AFS member card at time of purchase.
CHILD (12 & under) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Phone/Internet. Children age 2 & under who sit on a lap do not need a ticket; all persons 3 & older must have a ticket.
GLENDALE ARTS MEMBER [GAM]
Available via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Phone/Internet. Walk-Up/Phone: Show GAM membership card or give membership PIN or e-mail associated with GA Member account. Online: Sign in using e-mail associated with GA Member account.
GROUP (15+) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet & via Phone through Alex Theatre Group Sales at 818.243.7700 x216.
SENIOR (age 65+) – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.
STUDENT – $12 [$8.50 Ticket + $3.50 Fees] – Purchase via Box Office Window/Americana At Brand Concierge Desk/Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office/Internet/Phone.

ADA ACCESSIBLE SEATING INFORMATION
All seating areas other than the ADA Accessible seating area [Orchestra Row X] require a minimum of 8 stairs to access, and there is NO ELEVATOR. If you require ADA accessible seating, tell Ticket Agent at beginning of transaction; if purchasing online, use the CHOOSE SEATS option and select seat(s) from the ADA Accessible section [Orchestra Row X]. All ADA Accessible seating is Reserved Seating with specific Row and Seat Number designations on the tickets.