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Passover epic

Heston as Moses, back on big screen

Darren Aronofsky is just one of many filmmakers with an obsession with one of the Bible’s epic tales. If Aronofsky’s Noah impressed you, circle one of these dates on your calendar. The Denton Cinemark will screen the Cecil B. DeMille classic The Ten Commandments at 2 p.m. Friday and again at 2 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. The Ten Commandments screen a final time at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

DeMille’s 1956 epic depiction of the biblical character Moses was a groundbreaking film, advancing special effects in the famous parting of the Red Sea. Other scenes are part of American film history: Moses (Charlton Heston) turning the freshwater river to blood, and the sinister arrival of the Angel of Death, a ghoulish mist that comes to claim the firstborn son of every family in Egypt.

DeMille’s film starts with Moses as a Hebrew child first raised as an Egyptian prince, who grows to discover his heritage and lead the Hebrew slaves to freedom.

The Ten Commandments is part of the Cinemark Classic Series of Oscar-winning films. The cast also includes Yul Brenner, Anne Baxter and Yvonne De Carlo. Parental guidance is recommended for instense and violent scenes. Runs 220 minutes.

For reservations, visit www.cinemark.com/the-ten-commandments .