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november, 2022

08nov7:15 pm9:25 pmClassic Cinema: The Best Years of Our Lives @ The Cactus Theater @ 7:15pm

Event Details

Classic Cinema Night
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Tuesday, November 8th
7:15pm, doors @ 6:45pm

Tickets: $7;


Running time: 2 hour, 52 minutes

The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 American epic drama film directed by William Wyler, and starring Myrna LoyFredric MarchDana AndrewsTeresa WrightVirginia Mayo and Harold Russell. The film is about three United States servicemen re-adjusting to societal changes and civilian life after coming home from World War II. The three men come from different services with different ranks that do not correspond with their civilian social class backgrounds.

The film was a critical and commercial success. It won seven Academy Awards including Best PictureBest Director (William Wyler), Best Actor (Fredric March), Best Supporting Actor (Harold Russell), Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell), Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert E. Sherwood), and Best Original Score (Hugo Friedhofer). It was the highest-grossing film in both the United States and United Kingdom since the release of Gone with the Wind, and is the sixth most-attended film of all time in the United Kingdom, with over 20 million tickets sold.

In 1989, The Best Years of Our Lives was one of the first 25 films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.


(Tuesday) 7:15 pm - 9:25 pm