Embrace joy of dance, romance

THE Greater Union cinema at Miranda has planned another series of great, old movies, starting next week with the 1952 winner of six Academy Awards, An American In Paris.

Inspired by George Gershwin's music and starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, the film was directed by Vincente Minnelli.

Gershwin's songs include I Got Rhythm, I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise, 'S Wonderful and Our Love Is Here To Stay.

The climax is one of Hollywood's most famous dance routines — a 16-minute ballet featuring Kelly and Caron.

An American in Paris will be screening exclusively at the Miranda cinema next Wednesday, March 21.

The $28 cost of a ticket includes drinks and canapes.

More great movies will be screened

each month until November.

Surf history hits big screen

A Deeper Shade of Blue, one of the greatest surf movies of the past decade, is coming to the Cronulla cinema.

In a work described by one reviewer as "a truly exhilarating film," film-maker Jack McCoy ventures into a new realm with this feature that looks at the beginnings of world surfing from Hawaii to Australia and beyond.

A Deeper Shade of Blue will be screening at Cronulla next Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 22-25.

McCoy will be at the cinema on Thursday for a Q & A session after the 7pm screening.

The screening will be at 9pm on the Friday, and 1.30pm and 9pm on the Saturday and Sunday.