Tickets: General Admission
$6.00 Grand Members/Matinee
“Murder On The Orient Express”-(1974. USA 2 hrs, 8 min. Directed by Sidney Lumet. PG.)
This Oscar™-nominated film adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s (“And Then There Were None”) best-known whodunits features her famous Belgian detective character Hercule Poirot (an unrecognizable Albert Finney). Everyone on board the Orient Express seems to have concluded that hateful financier Ratchett (Richard Widmark) was behind the abduction and murder of the infant daughter of a famed aviatrix. Thus, when Ratchett is himself found murdered, everyone is suspect. Normally, the police would handle the investigation, but the train has been stalled by a snowslide halfway between Istanbul and Paris. Thus, it’s up to the insufferable but brilliant Poirot to activate his “little grey cells” and determine who’s guilty. Among the suspects are colorful characters played by Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Ingrid Bergman, whose performance won her a third Academy Award. With Rachel Roberts, George Coulouris and Jean-Pierre Cassel.