Friday, June 17

Special Engagements Archive

Beauty and the Beast

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New Restoration! New 35mm Print!

70th Anniversary!

Due to circumstances beyond our control we must cancel Saturday’s 12:00 & 2:00 shows. We regret any inconvenience.

(1946) dir Jean Cocteau w/Jean Marais, Josette Day [96 min; 35mm]
Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairytale masterpiece – in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast – is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder. Newly restored for its 70th anniversary, we are thrilled to present a new 35mm print of this gorgeous work by a consummate film artist.

“Before the days of computer effects and modern creature makeup, here is a fantasy alive with trick shots and astonishing effects, giving us a Beast who is lonely like a man and misunderstood like an animal.” – Roger Ebert

“So enchanting it takes your breath away… One of the most magical films ever made.” – Jean Oppenheimer, New Times

“Cocteau’s fairytale set standards in fantasy which few other film-makers have reached.” – Tom Milne, Time Out


Buy Tickets: Beauty and the Beast

Click showtime to purchase tickets:

Friday 6/17
at 8:00 PM
Saturday 6/18
at 4:00 6:00 PM (12:00 & 2:00 shows canceled)
Sunday 6/19
at 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats here.