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Livermore: Dancing 'Cheek to Cheek' for Valentine's Day

'Top Hat' kicks off 2019 Classic Film Series

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are dancing on the big screen at the Bankhead Theater in "Top Hat," a romantic movie just in time for Valentine's Day, at 7 p.m. this Wednesday.

The 1935 classic features the number "Cheek to Cheek," as the story unfolds about an American dancer who is set to star in a London show but finds he is more interested in winning the affections of an attractive lady. The road to true love must overcome the obstacles of mistaken identity, a designing suitor and interfering friends.

The memorable score is by Irving Berlin, and "Top Hat" is considered by many fans to be the best of the dozen films starring Astaire and Rogers.

The showing of "Top Hat" kicks off the 2019 Classic Film Series at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St. in Livermore. Other films in the spring series are as follows:

* March 13 -- "Oklahoma," starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae

* April 17 -- "Brigadoon," Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse

* May 15 -- 1954 version of "A Star Is Born," with Judy Garland and James Mason.

Tickets are $5, and movie snacks are available at the concession area.

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