Carousel is one of the stranger entries in the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalog. Set in rural Maine, the plot deals with a carny and a factory worker who start courting and both end up unemployed as a result. Tense-jawed Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones play the star-crossed couple, who sing “If I Loved You” at one another before things really go downhill. Other memorable songs include operatic ballad “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and ensemble anthem “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over.” The newly restored film will screen in its original Cinemascope 55 aspect ratio, an extra widescreen format that was very briefly introduced by Fox in the mid-fifties.
Carousel plays at 2pm at Showcase Cinemas Warwick and 2pm and 7pm at Regal Swansea Stadium 12. The Regal Cinemas chain is owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, which is owned by anti-gay climate denier Philip Anschutz, so you can make the call about whether you want to see your old-timey musical there. (Their showtimes are certainly more convenient, though.)