Fox waxes nostalgic with Summer Film Fest lineup

Atlanta’s most historic movie theater has announced a most retro lineup for its 2014 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, including nine movies celebrating big-number anniversaries.

They include “The Wizard of Oz,” “Gone With the Wind” and “The Women” (each 75th anniversary); “Double Indemnity” (70th); “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” and a singalong version of “Mary Poppins” (each 50th); a double-feature of “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein” (40th each); and “Field of Dreams” (25th).

As is the tradition at the 1929 movie palace, the screenings will include a pre-show singalong with the Mighty Mo organ and a vintage cartoon.

The lineup, which has included a few contemporary films in recent summers, goes fully for the nostalgic this year:

7:30 p.m. June 19: "Field of Dreams" (featuring a special pre-show performance by Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski)

2 p.m. June 22: "King Kong" (1933 version)

7:30 p.m. June 26: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

2 p.m. June 29: "The Wizard of Oz"

7:30 p.m. July 24: "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

2 p.m. July 27: "Gone With the Wind"

7:30 p.m. July 31: "The Philadelphia Story"

10 a.m. Aug. 2: vintage Saturday morning cartoons

7:30 p.m. Aug. 2: "Mamma Mia!"

2 p.m. Aug. 3: "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles"

7:30 p.m. Aug. 14: "Double Indemnity"

2 p.m. Aug. 17: "Mary Poppins" singalong

7:30 p.m. Aug. 21: "The Women" (75th anniversary)

General admission tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via the Fox ticket office, 1-855-285-8499, $8 until May 31; $10 from June 1 until the day before the movie date; day-of tickets, $12 (plus processing fees). Exception: Tickets for "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles" double feature are $15 in advance, $20 day of event. Tickets for ages 65 and up: $8. Tickets for Saturday morning cartoons: $5.

Special Fox guided movie-oriented theater tours will be available prior to each film. Tour-movie combination ticket: $35 (except for “Mary Poppins” singalong, $40) plus fees. The Fox is at 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta.