The public is invited to celebrate Valentine's Day with "Roman Holiday" at the Coleman Theatre.

The romantic comedy "Roman Holiday," starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

"The only question I have now is whether we'll show it in black and white or color," said Barbara Smith, director of the Coleman Theatre. "It's available in both, I'm not sure which will present better."

Hepburn received the Academy Award for best actress for her role in the film which was named the fourth best love story of all time by the American Film Institute.

In the 1953 motion picture, Princess Ann (Hepburn) arrives in Rome, Italy while on a tour of European capitols and rebels against her regimented life. Despite being given a sedative, she escapes her confinement and soon falls asleep on a park bench.

American reporter Joe Bradley (Peck) takes her home and eventually gives her a tour of the city. What she doesn't know is that he has recognized her and starts the tour to gain information for a story.

Peck's role was originally written for Cary Grant who turned it down, believing he was too old to play Hepburn's love interest.

Peck's contract gave him solo star billing, with the name of then-unknown Hepburn listed much less conspicuously in the credits. Halfway through the filming though, he requested that the producer give her equal billing an almost unheard-of gesture in Hollywood.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. All seats are general admission and tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 9540-2425 or visit the website at colemantheatre.org.