Enjoy Classic World War II Movies Throughout the Year At the El Dorado Senior Center

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On Friday, June 15th at 1:00 pm, Long Beach residents are invited to step back into the 1940s with the classic World War II motion picture, From Here To Eternity.

“From Here To Eternity” is the second of seven films for this year’s “Home Front Theater” movie series at the El Dorado Senior Center, located at 2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach. Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the Long Beach Rosie The Riveter Foundation annually host a collection of classic films from the World War II era, as part of a “Home Front Theater” program. The movie series was launched in May to commemorate Armed Services Day, with a showing of one movie each month until the end of December.

“There is a deep history of Long Beach’s participation in World War II,” says Councilwoman Schipske. “Our city contributed much to the war effort. We have generations of family members who hold dear memories of loved ones who fought to defend this country and who served on the home front making airplanes and ships. These movies and newsreels from that era are a fun way to remind us of what it was like here in Long Beach during World War II.”

The St. Mary Medical Center will provide refreshments and VIAL of L.I.F.E. kits. VIAL of L.I.F.E. was recently launched in Long Beach by Councilwoman Schipske and provides residents a simple, easy way to provided emergency first responders with their medical and prescription information.

“From Here To Eternity” is a classic WWII era movie set in Hawaii in 1941, two years after the beginning of World War II. The movie won eight Oscars including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay.

The movie will be played in the Bridge Room of the El Dorado Senior Center, which will also host Yankee Doodle Dandy on July 20th, Air Force on August 17th, So Proudly We Hail on September 21st, Mrs. Miniver, on October 19th, The Philadelphia Story on November 16th, and White Christmas on December 14th. All movies will begin at 1 pm.

For more information on the Home Front Theater movie series, please call the Offices of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932.

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