Some Like It Hot
THURSDAY, JUNE 1 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
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Celebrate the birthday of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe (born June 1, 1926) with a screening of one of the funniest comedies of all-time, Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot!
In this riotous comedy classic set in Prohibition-era Chicago, Marilyn Monroe 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 delightful (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 Billy Wilder, and nominated for six Academy Awards, Some Like It Hot stands as one of the most perfectly-constructed comedies ever made, featuring brilliant performances, Monroe crooning one of her signature tunes (“I Wanna Be Loved by You”) and a killer closing line that only gets funnier as time goes by. (Dir. by Billy Wilder, 1959, USA, 120 mins., Not Rated)