Walt Disney's Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $8; free for children, at Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Avenue.

Loosely based on the celebrated novel by Jules Verne and set in the late 19th Century, Leagues offers the story of Professor Arronax (Paul Lukas), his assistant Conseil (Peter Lorre), and harpooner Ned Land (Kirk Douglas), who are coaxed by the United States government to aid in the search for a sea monster said to be terrorizing shipping lanes. But the monster is not of flesh and blood, and soon the three find themselves in the hands of the mysterious Captain Nemo (James Mason) as prisoners aboard the Nautilus — a fully functional submarine capable of ramming ships and sending them to the ocean floor.

The other films in this series will be:

Feb. 13: “Anatomy of a Murder,” hosted by Joe Myers.

Feb. 27: “It Happened One Night.”