THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AT 11:00AM
Regular Admission Prices
Experience the greatest films from Hollywood’s Golden Age back on the big screen, every week at The Loft Cinema!
Debonair hoofer Fred Astaire and the graceful Ginger Rogers star in this tip top extravaganza of musical comedy charm, considered by many to be the legendary dancing duo’s best film. Top Hat has it all: Art Deco elegance, a whimsical storyline, loopy support from skilled farceurs (including an uncredited young Lucille Ball as a flower shop clerk) and the unbeatable chemistry of the two leads cheek-to-cheeking to Irving Berlin’s finest film score. It’s a wake-up call to romance when Jerry Travers’ (Astaire) lively No Strings hotel room dance disturbs the sleeping beauty Dale Tremont (Rogers) below. Love beckons – until Dale gets the wrong idea that Jerry is a married playboy, and she’s understandably miffed when she thinks her best friend’s husband is in love with her. Among the highlights: Astaire mows down the chorus in his signature number Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, the shimmeringly dreamy It’s it a Lovely Day (to Be Caught in the Rain)? and the tender Cheek to Cheek. Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Top Hat is top flight movie magic that also stands as the biggest box-office hit of the incredible 10 film Astaire/Rogers partnership. (Dir. by Mark Sandrich, 1935, USA, 101 mins., Not Rated)