The epic, big-budget disaster film with a love triangle subplot is by no means a recent Hollywood development. It goes back 100 years to the earliest days of feature films-1913, to be exact. This sweeping Italian saga chronicles the final hours in the lives of a prominent statesman, a gorgeous woman, a pagan priest, a jealous witch and a blind beggar before Mount Vesuvius unleashed her wrath on the unsuspecting people below. You won’t believe the opulence and intrigue that awaits you in this last of the great tableaux films, with thrilling chariot races, brutal sword-and-sandal gladiatorial duels and one heck of a spectacular volcanic eruption.
Free Screening! This year, we’re making select movie screenings at the Bijou by the Bay and at Dutmers Theater free for the public. Free tickets to these select screenings will be available at the Main Box Office at 128 S. Union Street, by phone or walk-up, when public ticketing begins on Saturday, July 20. Tickets to free screenings are not available online.