Every other Wednesday
Doors open @ 6:30
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

$7/Adults, $5/Seniors & Students, Free/museum member.
For more information please call (414) 278-8295

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Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's.  Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen.  Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

2012 Shepherd Express Interview with Dale Kuntz

2012 Wisconsin Gazette article on Claudette Colbert Tribute & Dale Kuntz


Tyrone Power Centennial Event

Tyrone Power Centennial Event
Saturday, October 18 / 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

This celebration of the life and career of Tyrone Power includes refreshments, a rare screening of SUEZ starring Tyrone Power and Loretta Young, as well as celebrity guests. Power’s daughter Taryn, will give a talk with Dale Kuntz and sign copies of her sister Romina Power’s book titled Searching for My Father, Tyrone Power. This is the updated and expanded collector’s quality limited first edition of the English language version of Romina’s bestelling Italian book. The book is only available at Centennial events. Dale Kuntz’ personal collection of Tyrone Power memorabilia will also be displayed. Movie treats and punch will be served. Admission is $10; $5/CAVT members. Seating is limited. Call Ann at 414/278 8295 x5 or email RSVP@cavtmuseums.org to make reservations.


July - September, 2014

Originals and Remakes

There were a variety of reasons studios made and then remade the same stories into films. During the early silent, many films were based on the works of Charles Dickens, Shakespeare or other stories and novels in the public domain. The studios did not have to pay rights or royalties as a result. There were seven silent versions of Romeo and Juliet and six versions of A Christmas Carol. As the studios rose in power with contracted stars, they began to copyright all of their properties and titles.  With the advent of talkies, the studios rushed to remake many of their silent with the new technology, especially the musicals. Believe it or not, there were silent versions of Rose Marie, The Student Prince, and the Merry Widow among others. Every time they remade a film they would cast their stars to maximize their talents according to the film being made. Another wave of remakes occurred with the advent of Technicolor and Wide Screen technology. Spectacles were brought to a new dimension as evidenced by the 1959 remade of Ben Hur. Sometimes though, studios remade films simply because they owned the property. 20th Century Fox made seven versions of a story where three girls rent an expensive apartment just to catch a rich husband. All were made under different titles!

For Full Film Synopsis and Informaiton Click Here

Magnificent Obession
Wednesday, July 9
1935, 101min
Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Betty Furness, Arthur Treacher

Magnificent Obession
Wednesday, July 23
1954, 108 min, Color
Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Otto Kruger

The Merry Widow
Wednesday, August 6
1934, 99 min
Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel

The Merry Widow
Wednesday, August 20
1952, 105 min, Color
Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

The Rains Came

Wednesday, September 3
1939, 104min
Tyrone Power, Myrna Loy, George Brent, Brenda Joyce, Nigel Bruce, Maria Ouspenskaya, Jane Darwell

The Rains of Ranchipur

Wednesday, September 17
1955, 104min, Color
Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Michael Rennie, Eugenie Leontovich


October - December, 2014

Remembering World War I

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, begun on July 28, 1914 the Charles Allis Art Museum is presenting four films in remembrance. The assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip was the single event that started World War I, known at the time as the Great War. It was an event that was used repeatedly by Hollywood as the central plot line in many movies. The war was the last of its kind, when war was looked at as an adventure. As the last “Romantic War” it not only ended 100 years of European peace, it also ended the gentleness and social graces of an early time. It was the first war of mass destruction with airplanes, submarines, gas, the invention of tanks and the bombing of cities and populations. It was supposed to be the “war to end all wars!” We have selected movies for this series depicting the human side of war, depicting love, sacrifice, and tragedy in remembering WWI.

For Full Film Synopsis and Informaiton Click Here

Rasputin and the Empress
Wednesday, October 8
1932, 123min
Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan, Diana Wynyard

SUEZ - Tyrone Power Centennial Event
Wednesday, October 18
1932, 123min
Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan, Diana Wynyard
$10 / $5 Members

Waterloo Bridge
Wednesday, October 22
1940, 103 min, Color
Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Virginia Field, Maria Ouspenskaya

Smilin' Through
Wednesday, November 12
1941, 100 min / Color
Jeanette MacDonald, Gene Raymond, Brian Aherne, Ian Hunter

Remember the Day
Wednesday, November 26
1941, 85 min
Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Anne Revere, John Shepperd

Our Annual Christmas Movie

The Bishop's Wife

Wednesday, December 10
1947, 108min
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper











The Merry Widow

Edward Everett Horton
The Merry Widow

On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, August 6
















Smilin Through

Jeanette MacDonald and Brian Aherne in
Smilin' Through

On View @ the Allis on Wednesday, November 12