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Cinematic Valentine from The Movie Man

Twenty Million Sweethearts Viewing March 19

As a belated Movie Man cinematic kiss for Valentine’s Day, Long Island’s famous historian, lecturer and internationally-known independent filmmaker John Carpenter continues to enthrall film fans in the comfy confines of the auditorium of the Massapequa Park Library at 40 Harbor Lane. Our still-single man about town unites musical sweethearts Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers in the 1934 classic Twenty Million Sweethearts while returning all who pack his program in the days of New York City radio broadcasting with song hits that have become standards in movie musical history. Featured in this gem are The Mills Brothers, Ted Fiorito and his band, Pat O’Brien and Allen Jenkins. The film will be shown on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.

As with all Carpenter’s much-attended classic film programs, following our local boy’s opening film lecture will be an original Betty Boop cartoon where, at her most jazziest, she sings and swings to of the Mills Brothers numbers featured in the feature film that follows it. New faces each month have been joining in on the fun, nostalgia and true class entertainment at each Massapequa Movie Man program and the 40 Harbor Lane Library premises has become the neighborhood movie house where familiar faces and community patrons are family and are entertained together as one.