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Roman Holiday


Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Roman Holiday
William Wyler, 1953
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 8 PM
Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, this classic romantic comedy garnered an astonishing ten Academy Award nominations and was Hepburn's debut in a starring role.

Roman Holiday chronicles the European adventures of Princess Ann, played by Hepburn, as she abandons the crushing responsibilities of her regal duties to explore Rome on her own. While posing as "Anya Smith," she meets reporter Joe Bradley, played by Peck. The star-crossed pair fall in love as they explore the city together. The film is noted for its breathtaking views of landmarks in Rome, including the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and the Trevi Fountain. (119 mins., 35mm)

In the event of rain, the Wex Drive-In will be postponed til the next day (Friday). If it's still raining, the film will screen in the Film/Video Theater at 9 PM (without accompanying refreshments).

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