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Footlight Parade (1933)

As this year’s Capitolfest kick-off movie, we’ve selected the pre-code classic, Footlight Parade! It’s got everything you could want: stars James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, music by Harry Warren, and musical numbers directed by Busby Berkeley! Motion pictures may have put Broadway director Chester Kent (Cagney) out of a job, but he quickly finds a second career producing musical sequences for the movies. Unfortunately, a cutthroat competitor keeps stealing his ideas. That cannot happen on his next commission, a rush job for a big-time theater chain. If his work impresses, it’ll lead to an exclusive contract. Chester has only three days, but with the help of his smitten secretary, Nan (Blondell), he just might pull it off.

Prices: Adults $5, Capitolfest registrants $3 TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

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