Jan. 17: ‘Harvey’ at the Spreckels Center

“I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, doctor, and I’m happy to state I finally won out over it.” With those lines, Elwood P. Dowd secures a place in the hearts of moviegoers with the great 1950 film ‘Harvey.’ Played by Jimmy Stewart, Dowd is a masterpiece of simple-mindedness cloaking a fresh intelligence, and those who see beyond his harmless delusion that a six-foot-tall rabbit follows him at all times discover life lessons based on utterly obvious observation. The Spreckels Center in Rohnert Park continues its welcome classic film series with a screening of Harvey in its 500-seat theater this Sunday, replacing, in a way, the loss told in these pages of the Pacific Alliance Stage Company’s ongoing plays. City budget cuts are film lovers’ gain, however, as the rest of the Sunday series in January finds the theater’s 25-foot screen taken up by the likes of The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby. See Harvey this Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Spreckels Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 3pm. $6. 707.588.3434.Gabe Meline