Centennial celebrations for the City of Courtenay’s 100th birthday continue on March 22 at the Sid Williams Theatre with the third classic film in the Bickle Theatre Originals series, a tribute to the theatre’s beginnings as a cinema when it first opened as the Bickle Theatre back in 1935.
Critically acclaimed and lauded by audiences, Some Like It Hot topped the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time in 2000. Roger Ebert wrote, “The plot is classic screwball… Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.”
When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidently witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest – and homeliest – members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect…until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monroe) falls for “Josephine,” an ancient playboy falls for “Daphne,” and a mob boss refuses to fall for their hoax!
Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Some Like It Hot is the quintessential madcap farce and “one of the greatest of all film comedies” (The Motion Picture Guide).
“’Nobody’s perfect’ is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Admission is pay what you can by donation. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. There will be popcorn and prizes. The audience is encouraged to dress up for the evening in 1950s attire or in the late-1920’s period of the film.
Those attending the film will have the chance to enter a door prize draw for two tickets plus transportation to see The Book of Mormon in Vancouver on April 12, prize courtesy of Courtenay Recreation and the Evergreen Club.
The club, along with Ambassador Transportation Services, is offering its membership a special excursion to each of the Bickle Theatre Original films. Details available in the Evergreen monthly newsletter.
For more information visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com.