I saw David Lean's classic prisoner of war epic, The Bridge on the River Kwai, at The Academy Theater in Beverly Hills Monday night. This was part of the Academy Theater's 75 years of Best Picture Oscar Winners, where they are screening all 75 Best Picture Winners every Monday night. For more information, click here. In short, the presentation was nothing less than fantastic! Before the feature, we were shown a portion of the Academy Awards Television broadcast from 1957 (the year Bridge on the River Kwai won) showing David Lean and Sam Spiegel accepting their Oscars. Also, we were shown a trailer for Gigi, as well as a Warner Bros. cartoon (Birds Anonymous) that was the winner of the cartoon short subject that year. Finally, a audio tape was played of the young (at the time) actor who played the young soldier who was given the responsibility for pushing the plunger to blow up the bridge! Very fascinating! Watching a movie at The Academy Theater was a real treat. Absolutely no food or drinks are allowed inside the theater. And, best of all, no talking, including whispering is allowed! Despite being a sold out showing, I was amazed at how completely quiet people were! This is what all movie going experiences should be like! The audience gave a loud round of applause at the beginning and end of the movie. Many people were somewhat formally dressed, all of which added to the ambiance of the evening. I took two friends, neither of whom had seen Bridge before. They both loved the movie, and couldn't stop talking about it once we were outside. If you get the chance to see any of these Best Picture Oscar Winners at the Academy Theater, you will not be disappointed. Especially considering that tickets are only $5.00!