The Rotary Club of Waterford is proud to present a special screening of the triple Oscar winning classic, Casablanca. This special evening takes place at Storm Cinema on Thursday May 12th at 8pm, preceded by a wine and canapé reception at 7pm.
The classic and much-loved romantic melodrama Casablanca (1942), always found on top-ten lists of films, is a masterful tale of two men vying for the same woman’s affections in a love triangle. The story of political and romantic espionage is set against the backdrop of the wartime conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. Casablanca was nominated for eight Academy Awards and subsequently won three.
In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick’s surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick’s one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit.
The version of Casablanca being shown is digital and to increase the enjoyment of the film Screen 1 in Storm has recently been fitted with a new state of the art sound system.
The Rotary Club of Waterford, Ireland is a very active club with dedicated members working on many projects throughout each year. Waterford Rotary Club meets every Monday except Bank Holidays in Tower Hotel Waterford at 12.30 pm.
Last year the Rotary Club of Waterford gave €15,000 to the Haiti relief fund, and also regularly donates to local charities such as Waterford Hospice. Waterford Rotary Club is best known locally for the annual Memorial Christmas Tree in John Roberts Square.
Tickets cost €25 and can be purchased from Palmer Auctioneers, 2/3 Colbeck Street, Waterford City or call 051 872061.