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Saturday, March 17 Entertainment

Stamford theater celebrates classic’s 50th anniversary

A 50th anniversary screening of the classic horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” is set for the Avon Theatre.

The 1968 Roman Polanski movie stars Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as a Manhattan couple who move into a historic Central Park West apartment building only to learn it houses a coven of witches and devil worshipers.

Based on the best-selling novel by Ira Levin, the hit film launched a series of occult thrillers that would include “The Exorcist” and “The Omen.”

The film earned veteran performer Ruth Gordon an Oscar for best supporting actress. She plays a nosy neighbor who turns out to be part of the cult plotting against Rosemary.

The Avon is showing a recent digital restoration of “Rosemary’s Baby.”

Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St,, Stamford. Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30. $12-$7. 203-967-3660