Monday, July 28, 2014

See The Court Jester on the Big Screen Aug. 2 in Ventura County

Watch Danny Kaye in The Court Jester and hear from author David Koenig all about the "King of Jesters" Aug. 2 in Moorpark, Ca.

This weekend you’ll have a rare opportunity to enjoy Danny Kaye’s classic The Court Jester the way it was intended: in an old-time movie palace packed with an appreciative audience.

This Saturday August 2, 2014, at 7 p.m., The Court Jester will be screened at the High Street Arts Center in Moorpark, California. Hosting the event will be theater arts critic Cary Ginell with his special guest David Koenig, author of Danny Kaye: King of Jesters (that’s me!). Before the screening, we’ll  discuss Danny's career and the making of The Court Jester, and afterwards I’ll be signing books.

Advance tickets are just $3.00, or it's $5.00 at the door.

The High Street Arts Center, located at 45 E. High St., Moorpark, opened in 1927 as the El Rancho, the first “talking movie” theater in the east end of Ventura County. Starting in the 1950s, it saw several incarnations as a theater for live events.


  1. I am so glad to know that "The Court Jester" is still being shown occasionally on the big screen. It is indeed my all-time favorite Danny Kaye movie. Had I been anywhere in the area, I would have been front and center at the High Street Arts Center on August 2. I hope that the event was well attended, and that there were some younger moviegoers in the audience who were perhaps seeing the film for the first time. It's a great intro to becoming a Danny Kaye fan.

  2. Debra, the theater was PACKED and raucous. I'm hoping they'll run "White Christmas" next December!

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