Join us for a sizzling cinematic celebration of the greatest Hollywood goddess of all-time, the one-and-only Marilyn Monroe, on the 50th anniversary of her untimely passing on August 5th, 1962. Marilyn may have left us too soon, but her legend will live forever, up on the silver screen!
At this very special Marilyn Monroe Double Feature, you’ll see two of Marilyn’s greatest and most iconic films, back-to-back, in glorious 35mm! The legendary comedy Some Like It Hot (1959), with Marilyn starring opposite Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, will be followed by the gripping drama The Misfits (1961), Marilyn’s final film, co-starring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.
Enter our free raffle for a fabulous Marilyn Prize Package stuffed with Marilyn-related books, music, dvds and more, and quench your thirst like a true tinsletown legend with our delicious “Double M” drink special, available at the snack bar!
SOME LIKE IT HOT
In this riotous comedy classic (ranked as the #1 “Funniest American Movie of All-Time” by the American Film Institute) set in Prohibition-era Chicago, Marilyn plays brokenhearted songbird Sugar Kane, lead singer of the all-female band “The Sweet Sues.” When two skirt-chasing musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), inadvertently witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, they attempt to escape the wrath of gangland chief Spats Colombo (George Raft) through a wacky scheme which involves dressing in drag, joining The Sweet Sues, and heading out on tour with them to Florida. But with the delectable (and oh so distracting) Sugar in tow, and the mob in hot pursuit, how long will Joe and Jerry (or is it “Josephine and Daphne?”) be able to keep their cover? Written and directed by the legendary Bill Wilder, and nominated for 6 Academy Awards, Some Like It Hot might possibly be the most perfectly-constructed comedy ever made, with a closing line that only gets funnier as time goes by.
Marilyn’s final film is a gripping, melancholy drama about a group of loner misfits searching for a place to belong. Written by Pulitizer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller for his then-wife Marilyn, and directed by Hollywood great John Huston, The Misfits is set in the lonely, dusty, modern day West of late 1950s Reno, Nevada. Monroe, delivering one her most powerful performances, plays disillusioned divorcee Roslyn Tabor, who has come to Reno to end her unhappy marriage. Once there, she befriends an eclectic group of misfits, including an aging cowboy (Clark Gable, in what turned out to be his final film performance, as well), a heartbroken mechanic (Eli Wallach) and a worn-out rodeo rider (Montgomery Clift). Forging a surrogate family for themselves, the group enjoys a “live for the moment” lifestyle that allows Roslyn to experience her first tastes of freedom, exhilaration and passion. But when her innocence is threatened during a dramatic wild horse round-up, Roslyn must risk losing the men’s friendship … and the only true love she’s ever known. Despite notorious on-set difficulties and behind-the-scenes drama, The Misfits stands as a truly mesmerizing classic, featuring knockout performances from all four of its stars, with Marilyn receiving the 1961 Golden Globe Award as “World Film Favorite” for her role.