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Alphabetti Theatre Presents 

Cult Cinema Club: Some Like it Hot (1959)

Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th May 2024

Times:

Tuesday 28th Starts 19:45pm

Wednesday 29th Starts 17:30pm

Tickets: £5

Running Time: 121 minutes

Age Rec: 11+

Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly.

It’s a simple plotline turned hilarious, instant classic: two musicians disguise themselves by dressing as women to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed committing a crime.

There’s more to Some Like It Hot than its sparkling surface, though. As well as being a romantic comedy, a buddy movie, a crime caper, and a musical, the film is an anthem in praise of tolerance, acceptance, and the possibility of transformation. It’s an anthem that we need to hear now more than ever.

The film was produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code (Hays Code) because it features cross-dressing. The code had been gradually weakening in its scope since the early 1950s, owing to greater social tolerance for taboo topics in film, but it was enforced until the mid-1960s.The overwhelming success of Some Like It Hot is considered one of the reasons behind the retirement of the Hays Code.

Some Like It Hot received widespread acclaim from critics and is considered among the best films of all time. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 95% of 73 critics have given the film a positive review, with an average rating of 9.1/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Some Like It Hot: A spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.

Join us as you see Alphabetti like never before…. A cinema! Whaaaat!

Part of our new cult film club programme!

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