See the original 1964 Mary Poppins film, starring Julie Andrews as the beloved nanny and Dick van Dyke as Mr. Banks, showing on the big screen at Film Forum Jr. on two Sundays in December. This newly restored film is an ideal holiday treat for anybody who remembers the 1964 film, or not. In other words, this film, nominated for a whopping 13 Academy Awards and won five of them, is a special treat for all of us.
“Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin.” When magical nanny Poppins flies in to take charge of Jane and Michael Banks, it’s more than just spoonfuls of sugar and jolly holidays, as Julie Andrews’ Mary chills the cold-heart of the unsuspecting banker Mr. Banks. Nominated for a whopping 13 Academy Awards, the musical took home five statuettes including Best Actress, Best Original Score, and Best Song for Dick Van Dyke’s charmer “Chim Chim Cher-ee.”
Screenings of Mary Poppins are December 21 and 28. Buy tickets now before they are sold out. Tickets are $13, less for Film Forum members. Film Forum Jr. website.
Film Forum is at 209 West Houston St. west of Sixth Avenue.