Myrna Loy and William Powell in “The Thin Man”

Fans of film noir, classic movies and murder mysteries will have something to look forward to this summer, as the Louisville Palace prepares to begin its annual Classic Summer Movie Series.

Every Friday and Saturday night from July 7 to Aug. 5, the Louisville Palace will screen classic thrillers and murder mysteries from the 1930s through the ’50s. Featured films include the comedic murder mystery “The Thin Man,” as well as two Sherlock Holmes films, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Woman in Green.”

“The Thin Man” — which opens the series on July 7 — is a classic whodunit starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a husband-and-wife duo tasked with investigating a murder. The climax of the film is revealed around a dinner party where the murder is exposed.

The Palace offers up the best of the whodunnits this summer. | Courtesy of the Louisville Palace

Other films include “Mad Love,” starring Peter Lorre and Francis Drake; “The Cat and the Canary,” starring Bob Hope; “The Letter,” starring Bette Davis; Frank Capra’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” starring Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane; and “Anatomy of a Murder,” starring James Stewart and Lee Remick. (See the full schedule below.)

Tickets are $5 at the door with season passes available for $40. On Saturdays, attendees can take advantage of a pre-show buffet before the show for $15. For all films, doors open at 7 p.m., showtime is at 8 p.m.

Escape the heat this summer in Louisville’s historic Louisville Palace for a classic whodunit murder-mystery experience. See these movies the way they were meant to be seen — on the big screen.

Summer Classic Movie Series:

  • “The Thin Man” (1934) — Friday, July 7
  • “Mad Love” (1935) — Saturday, July 8
  • “The Cat and the Canary” (1939) — Friday, July 14
  • “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (1939) — Saturday, July 15
  • “The Letter” (1940) — Friday, July 21
  • “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944) — Saturday, July 22
  • “Gaslight” (1944) — Friday, July 28
  • “The Woman in Green” (1945) — Saturday, July 29
  • “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957) — Friday, Aug. 4
  • “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) — Saturday, Aug. 5
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