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“All Quiet on the Western Front”–Dinner & Movie Series at the Calumet Theatre

The Dinner & Movie Series for this month is “All Quiet on the Western Front.” It will be shown on Friday, September 29 at 7:15 pm and preceded by a German cuisine dinner catered by Victoria’s Kitchen of Houghton. The Bliss Spa sponsors the film. To honor our veterans and active duty military, the movie is free when purchasing dinner. Patriotic songs will be performed during dinner.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals.

The film opened to wide acclaim in the United States. Considered a realistic and harrowing account of warfare in World War I, it made the American Film Institute’s first 100 Years, 100 Movies list in 1998. A decade later, after the same organization polled over 1,500 workers in the creative community, All Quiet on the Western Front was ranked the seventh-best American epic film.In 1990, the film was selected and preserved by the United States Library of Congress’ National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The film was the first to win the Academy Awards for both Outstanding Production and Best Director.

Tickets for Dinner and Movie are $22. Dinner only $18, and Movie only $7. Reservations must be made by 5 pm on Tuesday before the showing. Call 337-2166 or purchase on line. The dinner buffet begins at 6 pm in the Red Jacket Ballroom. The movie is shown at 7:15 pm.

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