Some Like It Hot (12)

Date and time
Fri 22nd February 2019 at 5:30pm

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Audience Reaction: 97.4%

1959 ( USA ) ( Comedy , Romance )

DIRECTOR:  Billy Wilder
STARRING:  Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress and get up close and personal with a girl-band on a night-train to Florida, including the demure ukulele player Sugar Kane, superbly played by Marilyn Monroe. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take “No,” for an answer.

Some Like It Hot is highlighted by a wit that is surprisingly prescient of modern times. The script mines gender humour with a sophisticated modernity that still seems remarkably fresh even today. It is a spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.

(2hr 1min)

Tickets on sale 4th February 2019

Please Note. This film is being shown as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival and is not part of a double bill showing. Tickets can be purchased from Quinn’s at £5 each for Octagon Member’s. They can also be purchased on-line from Leicester Comedy Festival’s website at http::// Tickets bought on-line from this web-site will cost £7 each but Octagon members who have purchased tickets on-line will receive a £2 refund if they show their on-line booking receipt and membership card when attending the theatre to see the film.