Garfield Parks’ Vintage Movie Night: I Can’t Escape

Garfield Park, in Indianapolis downtown, presents the 1934 film “I Can’t Escape” as part of their Vintage Movie Night Series. Pack a picnic, bring some chairs and plenty of blankets to enjoy this classic early talking picture at the Garfield Parks Art Center on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only $3.00 per person, making for an affordable evening out in the Circle City.

Film collector, historian and preservationist Eric Grayson shares his favorite from his own personal vintage film collection with Indianapolis people. Directed by Otto Brower, this American made film is also known as The Magic Vault. In the film, an ex convict is faced with unemployment because of his prison record. When he gets mixed up in a phony stock scam, his life takes a very different turn. Will he get the girl and clear his name? Head to Garfield Park Arts Center to watch the movie and find out.

This rare film is extremely engaging as a Great Depression era convict must outsmart financial crooks. Starring Onslow Stevens (House of Dracula, Them!) and Lila Lee (The Emperor’s New Clothes, Two Wise Maids), I Can’t Escape is truly a piece of cinematic film history, representing the best of Hollywood in an economic decline. This vintage film is the perfect time capsule, with a glimpse into life circa the Great Depression.

This is a must see Indianapolis event. Before the film fuel up with dinner or take out from any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Afterward, discuss the evolution of film since I Can’t Escape premiered in 1934 over drinks at any of these Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts, Indianapolis music, Indianapolis theatre, Indianapolis sports and Indianapolis shopping. Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground!

Vintage Movie Night: I Can’t Escape
Saturday, May 7, 2011

7:00 PM
Tickets: $3.00 per person

Garfield Park Arts Center
2432 Conservatory Drive
Indianapolis, IN