Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Play it again: Feb. 14 screening of ‘Casablanca’ planned at Carroll

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The Carroll Arts Center will screen the 1942 film, ‘‘Casablanca” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at the theater, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

‘‘Casablanca” has been called the consummate Hollywood film and easily one of the greatest movies of all time. The story is timeless and will easily endure for another hundred years.

The romantic tale takes place during World War II in exotic Casablanca at a time when Europeans who were fleeing from the Germans sought refuge in America. To get there they would first have to go to Casablanca and obtain exit visas, which were not easy to come by.

Rick Blaine, a cynical American expatriate played by Humphrey Bogart, runs the hottest nightspot in town. He becomes involved with some stolen exit documents and the plot thickens as an old flame, Ilsa Lund, played by Ingrid Bergman, appears on the scene with her husband Victor Laszlo, a resistance leader.

Memorable scenes, unforgettable characters and stylish jazz music combine for the perfect Valentines date.

‘‘Casablanca” runs 102 minutes and is Rated PG.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for council members, seniors 60 and older, and students 18 and younger.

For more information, call 410-848-7272. Visit www.carr.org⁄arts