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July 20, 2014

Tribute to hometown film director begins this week

A 90th birthday salute to Stanley Donen, the film director who grew up in Columbia’s Hollywood-Rose Hill neighborhood, begins Saturday with a walking tour of his childhood neighborhood of Hollywood-Rose Hill. Meet at Hollywood Park, 300 S. Gregg St., for Historic Columbia 6 and 6:30 p.m. guided walking tours through the neighborhood; $8, youth, $5; age 5 and younger, Historic Columbia and Nickelodeon members, free. At 7 p.m., enjoy a picnic and DJ in Hollywood Park followed by an 8 p.m. screening of Donen’s classic “Singin’ in the Rain.” Free admission. For the next five weeks, showings of other classic Donen films – including “On the Town,” “Charade” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – will be shown at the Nickelodeon, 1608 Main St. Details: http://nickelodeon.org

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