The Thief of Bagdad


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The Thief of Bagdad

  1. Saturday, March 9, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film Thief Of Bagdad
CINEkids screenings are free for children 12 years of age and younger, and $3 for all others.

The Thief of Bagdad, adapted from One Thousand and One Nights, is one of the most lavish fantasy movies ever made. It tells the story of a thief named Ahmed (Douglas Fairbanks) who falls in love with the daughter of the Caliph of Bagdad and vows to win her heart. William Cameron Menzies’s spectacular production design and special effects provide massive Arabian sets, flying carpet rides, magic ropes, a winged steed and fire-breathing dragons. The film is a marvel, even by today’s standards. This new DCP restoration features a magnificent score from Carl Davis (Napoleon) conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra. (2K DCP presentation)