MILTON, DEL. — Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, “Gone with the Wind” is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, certainly at the top of every all-time great list. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of this classic film featuring turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction at the historic Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., on Wednesday, Jan. 15, for screenings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the Milton Theatre Art House Film Series.
“Gone with the Wind” is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).
Tickets are $8 to $10. Purchase your tickets online at www.MiltonTheatre.com, via phone by calling 302-684-3038 or at the box office.