The Movies of 1979 at the North Park

by / Feb. 27, 2019 12pm EST

Was 1979 one of the great years for American movies? Judge for yourself starting this week as the North Park theatre begins a new series commemorating the 40th anniversary of that year. Opening the series are two of that year’s most popular comedies: Blake Edward’s “10,” the film that made Dudley Moore a star, sold millions of copies of Ravel’s “Bolero,” and made cornrows a brief fashion trend, on Friday and Saturday; and The Jerk, Steve Martin’s solo debut, Sunday through Tuesday. Other films under consideration include Moonraker, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rocky II, The Muppet Movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Apocalypse Now. Have a suggestion? Tell the theater staff!