Classic movie comes to local big screen

In a bit of serendipity, Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14 movie theater will air the 1952 movie musical "Singin' in the Rain" on Sunday and Wednesday. The timing comes on the heels of the death of one of the movie's stars and the success of a new movie musical that's being compared to the classic film. Debbie Reynolds, who passed away on Dec. 28, 2016, is a star of the film, along with dance legends Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. Reynolds was just 19 when the film was made, and she sparkles as she sings and dances on the big screen in her most iconic role. And proving that great musicals never go out of style, "La La Land," a new musical film with a retro feel, swept the Golden Globes Jan. 8, winning 7 awards including Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The new film also is being shown at Greenville Grande. "Singin' in the Rain" is being re-released to mark the movie's 65th anniversary. The viewings, at select cinemas around the country, are presented by Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events. The Greenville theater, at 750 SW Greenville Blvd., will show the film at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and Jan. 18. The American Film Institute voted "Singin' in the Rain" the Greatest Musical of All Time. The plot revolves around vaudeville entertainers and silent film stars transitioning to "talking pictures." The includes well-loved songs like "All I Do is Dream of You" and iconic dance numbers like Kelley dancing with an umbrella in the rain. Purchase tickets in advance at

Here's a taste of what you'll see on the big screen: