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Here's Lookin' At You - Film Quote Quiz

Toccoa's Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is now sporting a refurbished Retro-Deco style harkening back to its halcyon days as the Ritz Theatre, built in 1939.

In tribute to the past of one of the town's central historic structures, ToccoaToday is challenging you to see how well you know your 1940s blockbuster movies. See if you can match up the following quotes to their 40s-era movies...

1)  "When we get home, Frank, then there'll be kisses, kisses with dreams in them. Kisses that come from life, not death."
2) "Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?"
3)  "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here."
4) "I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom."
5) “We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity."
6) "One thing I can't stand, it's a dame that's drunk."
7)  "Now get this you double-crossing chimpanzee! There ain't gonna be any interview and there ain't gonna be any story. And that certified check of yours is leaving with me in twenty minutes. I wouldn't cover the burning of Rome for you if they were just lighting it up. And if I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkey skull of yours until it rings like a Chinese gong."
8)  "Made it, Ma! Top of the world!" (and no, it’s not Titanic!)
9) "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops."
10) "Walking through life with you, ma'am, has been a very gracious thing."
11) "I think it would be fun to run a newspaper."
12) “You know, there are only two things more beautiful than a good gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere."
13)  "And the last thing he said to me, 'Rock,' he said, 'sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.'"
14)  "Folks back home used to say I could shoot a rifle before I was weaned."
15) "I don't know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?"
16) “By gad, sir, you are a character, that you are. There's never any telling what you'll say or do next, except that it's bound to be something astonishing."
17) “You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.”
18)  "I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm indebted to her for”
19)  "It was a hot afternoon, and I can still remember the smell of honeysuckle all along that street. How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle?"
20) "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
21) “You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together - and blow."
22)  "Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
23) "In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”
24)  “I’ll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready. And when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise, and livin' in the houses they build, I'll be there, too."
25)  "This is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is a war of the people - of all the people - and it must be fought not only on the battlefield but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home and in the heart of every man, woman and child who loves freedom”
26) "Damn the torpedoes! Full steam ahead!"

A ) Grapes of Wrath, 1940
B) His Girl Friday, 1940
C) Knute Rockne: All American, 1940
D) Citizen Kane, 1941
E) The Maltese Falcon, 1941
F) Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, 1941
G) Sergeant York, 1941
H) They Died With Their Boots On, 1941
I) Casablanca, 1942
J) The Major and the Minor, 1942
K) Mrs. Miniver, 1942
L) Now, Voyager, 1942
M) For Whom The Bell Tolls, 1943
N) The More, The Merrier, 1943
O) Arsenic & Old Lace, 1944
P) Double Indemnity, 1944
Q) Laura, 1944
R) To Have and Have Not, 1944
S) It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946
T) The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946
U) Notorious, 1946
V) Key Largo, 1948
W) Red River, 1948
X) The Treasure of Sierra Madre, 1948
Y) The Third Man, 1949
Z) White Heat, 1949

1 T; 2 J; 3 I; 4 Q; 5 U; 6 V; 7 B; 8 Z; 9 O; 10 H; 11 D; 12 W; 13 C; 14 G; 15 M; 16 E; 17 S; 18 F; 19 P; 20 X; 21 R; 22 L; 23 Y; 24 A; 25 K; 26 N;

Puttin' on the Ritz

With a splash of color emphasizing the crisp Art-Deco lines of the stucco structure, the former Ritz Theatre - more recently know as the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts - now provides both a tribute to Toccoa’s history and a cornerstone for the community’s future.

Home to countless community events and programs over the past several decades, the Schaefer Center - although an important venue for community organizations such as the Currahee Arts Council, the Toccoa-Stephens County Community Theatre and various faith-based musical programs - had undoubtably seen grander days. Worn and tired, the building was host to myriad ills, both cosmetic and structural. To many in the community, there were concerns whether the historic structure could stand much longer.

In 2012, however, a major renovation project was initiated, utilizing funds from a number of grants as well as funding from the City of Toccoa. The historic preservation and restoration project tackled both interior and exterior components of the former single-screen movie theatre that was originally opened in 1939.

Now sporting retro-deco turquoise and rose exterior colors, which were determined from base-level paint chips to be the original colors of the structure. The colors also match the art-deco swirls in the original carpet, sections of which were discovered in the balcony section of the theatre prior to the renovation, and used to recreate the carpet that now covers the refurbished foyer and lobby, which is once again home to a period-correct snack counter and ticket booth. Other features such as the replicas of the original doors, the original light boxes, and period-appropriate lighting help enhance the atmosphere of days-gone-by, while inside the theatre itself, refurbished flooring, seating and stage are enhanced by the addition of an orchestra pit and improvements to the green room downstairs.

Structural issues such as leaks in the roof and a significant crack in the stucco were also repaired following the removal of the brick facing that had been added to the structure. A new heating and air-conditioning system has also been installed in the building.

Additional renovations, especially to the downstairs dressing rooms and green room as well as to the balcony, will be completed according to a long-range renovation plan, but the building is open and currently being utilities for a full schedule of community events, both public and private. The building is available for rent. For more information on the building, visit, www.cityoftoccoa.com/shcaefer-center.cfm or contact Toccoa Community Development Specialist Weslie Clark at (706) 282-3232 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Upcoming Schedule Of Events at The Schaefer Center:
Southern Gospel Jubilee
September 13

“Band of Brothers”
October 2

Southern Gospel Jubilee
October 11

“To Kill a Mockingbird”
October 17

Southern Gospel Jubilee
November 8

The Malpass Brothers
November 13

Southern Gospel Jubilee
December 11

Cinnamon Grits – Christmas in the South
December 13

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