Friday, December 9, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM—Bar opens with light dinner
7:00 PM —Film starts
EVENT TYPE: Movie Night
No, that’s not the sound of actor Bill Murray tap-dancing on the roof like one of Santa’s reindeer. But as it is December, the Friday Film Night offers a seasonal showing of Bill Murray in his comedy, “Scrooged.” It’s not a new film, but it remains highly relevant to this day and age.
“Scrooged” (1988) was produced and directed by Richaerd Donner and stars along Murray — just four years after his breakthrough first huge film hit film, “Ghostbusters” — with Karen Allen and Robert Mitchum and John Housman. It’s a major updating of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Set in the “present day,” Scrooge morphs into Frank Cross, played by Murray, as an inconsiderate jerk, a big-shot TV producer trying to stage the Dickens tale live on Christmas Eve. But trouble ensues, of the Dickensian sort, with ghosts of his Christmas past, present, and future. And you know the rest. It’s funny in a Bill Murray way, a little twisted, but nonetheless in the Christmas spirit.
Club Vice President for Programs David Hoffman, who proposed the film, will lead post-screening discussion.
PRICE: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members (Light dinner and movie); $10 Movie only. Cash Bar.