Encore Park, once home to the Warner Brothers Film Exchange in Downtown Dallas, is launching a free three-part film screening series. Done in collaboration with Texas Theatre, the series will include short and feature-length films distributed by Warner Brothers in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Films will be screened outdoors at 508 Amphitheater.
The first screening on September 6 will feature the 1938 short cartoon Cinderella Meets Fella and 1938 feature film The Adventures of Robin Hood, the Errol Flynn swashbuckler known for being one of the best films lensed in glorious three-strip Technicolor.
The second screening on September 20 will open with a concert from Goodspeed, an eclectic band featuring vocal harmonies and subtle acoustic arrangements. The evening will continue with the showing of the 1943 short cartoon Wise Quacking Duck and the 1942 Academy Award-winning feature film Casablanca.
The final film screening on October 4 will showcase Bunny Hugged, a toon from 1951, and Dallas, the 1950 Gary Cooper western set in downtown Dallas after the Civil War. Prior to the show, University of North Texas professor Dr. Michael Wise, an assistant professor of the history of the American West, will give a short talk on western films.