Casablanca cruising into the Red Oak Victory theatre

Casablanca cruises into the Red Oak Victory’s theatre Thursday

By Kathy Chouteau

While most classic movie buffs will have seen the film “Casablanca,” the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond is ready to “play it again” in a setting that’s a perfect match for the film’s WWII backdrop.

The ship will show the film in its theatre Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m., with the ship opening to the public at 6:30 p.m.

The 1944 Academy Award Best Picture winner stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman and tells the tale of an American ex-pat/café owner in Morocco facing the dilemma of whether or not to help his ex-lover and her husband escape the Nazis during WWII.

The Red Oak Victory showing of the film includes a discussion pre- and post-movie, according to ship personnel. During the special showing, the ship’s store will be open before the movie, with food and drinks available for purchase during the night.

Casablanca marks the last film being shown in the ship’s Spring Series. The movie is free-admission and reservations aren’t required, however, donations to the ship are always appreciated.

The Red Oak Victory is a WWII ship built locally in the Kaiser Shipyards and located on the shoreline at 1337 Canal Blvd., Berth 5, in Richmond. Questions? Contact [email protected].