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Cutting Hall film series brings movies back to Palatine

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Looking for a new indoor activity during the cold winter months? The Cutting Hall Film Series offers family friendly film options in Palatine. Films will be shown at 10:30 a.m. on the big screen at historic Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine. Tickets are $6 per person and can be purchased at or (847) 202-5222.

"My Favorite Brunette" (1947): Showing 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: While taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie was asked by the irresistible Baroness Montay to find the missing Baron. There follow confusing but sinister doings in a gloomy mansion and a private sanatorium, where every plot twist is a parody of thriller clichés. Starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour.

"The Wizard of Oz" (1939): Showing 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2. In anticipation of the release of "Oz: The Great and Powerful," the Cutting Hall Film Series will be presenting a screening of the original 1939 classic. Experience the adventure as Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

For information about the Cutting Hall Film Series, visit or contact Jeff Greene, theater coordinator, at (847) 991-5318 or