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A Cinematic Sampler of Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. And your Valentine will love these romantic movies as displayed on your Backyard Theater Systems outdoor theater!

Sleepless in Seattle – Bereaved widower Sam is so besieged by loneliness that he can’t sleep, prompting his son to call a radio psychiatrist’s show so his dad’s feelings can get expressed on the air. Sure enough, love comes calling – but of course it’s not as simple as that. You might also check out the other classic romance this move references, An Affair to Remember.

The Shop Around the Corner – If you love the romantic flair of those great old movies, you’ll appreciate the sheer style of this classic from 1940. Jimmy Stewart plays Alfred Kralik, a shop employee who doesn’t get along with the new employee, played by Margaret Sullavan. But then he discovers that she’s the secret pen pal he’s about to propose to…. This movie is currently available as part of two TCM “Greatest Classic” collections, one spotlighting Stewart and the other featuring holiday favorites.

Lost in Translation – Sometimes falling in or out of love feels like being lost, a sentiment that this Sophia Coppola film captures with bleak beauty and wry humor. Bill Murray is a celebrity visiting Tokyo to make a whiskey commercial when he meets Scarlett Johansson, who is in the same hotel and drifting apart from her photographer husband. The two explore the unfamiliar city at night, forging new bonds with it (and with each other).

Titanic – Yes, you’ve seen it, and so has anyone else you’re likely to screen it for. But it’s still a tremendous experience, both as a love story and as a feast for the eyes. A big movie like this deserves the big screen experience – which makes it a perfect choice for your Backyard Theater Systems setup.

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