The Great Dictator

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Charles Chaplin Run Time: 126 min. Release Year: 1941

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Henry Daniell, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first “talkie,” giving a superb display of his boundless talent for both inspired comedy and powerful drama. One of his masterfully drawn characters is a Jewish barber facing the constant threat of storm troopers and religious persecution. The other is the great dictator, Hynkel, a brilliant lampoon of Adolph Hitler that is awesome proof of Chaplin’s pantomime genius. The movie’s famous highlight comes in its final scene, when Chaplin steps out of character and addresses the camera with an eloquent plea for the triumph of reason and humanity over mindless militarism.

Friday, Aug. 2 @ 2:15 pm
Saturday, Aug. 3 @ 7:15 pm
Sunday, Aug. 4 @ noon
Monday, Aug. 5 @ 12:15 and 9:05 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 6 @ 2:45 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 7 @ 6:45 pm
Thursday, Aug. 8 @ 4:30 pm