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Film Reels - Let's go to the movies. Let's see the stars! - from Annie

As the weather shifts from hot sun, water sports and outdoor enjoyment to cool breezes, rainy evenings, and fall colors, our free time attention may shift from summer reading to enjoying movies. Here are a few of our favorites.

Scene from Gone with the Wind


SVP F&B Operations/SafeHouse Restaurants

My favorite movie is Gone with the Wind. A true classic in arguably the greatest year of Hollywood history. The vivid Technicolor, the characters (including a lot of strong women), and filled with remarkable storytelling. I remember watching it on network TV on a rainy Sunday with my mom. Scarlett O’Hara may have lived in the 1860’s, but her determination and independent spirit is still relatable today. She was a passionate, powerful woman who married three times, owned her own business and, despite being left alone at the end, refused to wallow in pity. After all, “Tomorrow is another day.”

RAJIV CASTELLINO, Chief Technology Officer

The Shawshank Redemption. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, set in a prison scene beset with corrupt officials, who cared only about themselves. But the community of spirit and support and companionship among inmates, led by a brilliant and persevering financial wizard, to challenge and beat the system was impressive. This movie illustrates what folks are capable of accomplishing, no matter what the circumstances are or situations they find themselves in – the power of the human mind and determination are unmatched.

Scene from The Shawshank Redemption
Scene from Band of Brothers

KENT DUNCAN, VP Strategy & Asset Management

My favorite movie is the Band of Brothers (not quite a movie, rather an HBO mini-series). This is an amazing story of a group of men, and particularly their leader, during one of the most trying times U.S. and World history. It is unbelievable what people went through during WWII. If you want to find a great leader, look up Dick Winters.


The Greatest Showman is my favorite movie because I love every song (and Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron), and also because it is a story of coming from nothing to becoming a big deal, then being humbled along the way.

Scene from The Greatest Showman
Scene from The Blind Side


One of my favorite movies is The Blind Side, a true story of compassion, generosity of spirit, seeing beyond what people say to understand what they really need, and opening one’s eyes to another’s life experience by inviting them into yours. For me, the impact of this story is summed up in the dialogue between Leigh Anne Tuohy (played by Sandra Bullock) and one of her friends over lunch. Her friend says, “You’re changing that boy’s life.” To which Leigh Anne replies, “No. He’s changing mine.”

Did you know?

An estimated 1.3 billion movie tickets were sold in the U.S. in 2018. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated population of 327 million people in 2018, which means an average of 4 movie tickets sold per person that year.

Andrea Foster

Contact Andrea Foster, SVP, Development, if you are interested in discussing third party hotel management & investment opportunities.

414.905.1269  |  andreafoster@marcushotels.com

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Named one of the “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” by Forbes Magazine, The Marcus Corporation, the parent company of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MCS). Founded in 1935 by Ben Marcus, The Marcus Corporation has two operating divisions: Marcus Theatres® and Marcus® Hotels & Resorts. The company’s theatre division is the fourth largest motion picture circuit in the U.S. The company entered the lodging business in 1962 with its purchase of the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Today, the company is in its third generation of family leadership led by Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO. Now with more than 50 years of expertise in hotel management, turnarounds, development, and historic renovations, the company’s diverse portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center convention hotels, premium brands, upscale resorts, and independent and branded first-class hotels.

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