Chapman to show ‘Some Like It Hot’

Published 4:02 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The classic Hollywood movie “Some Like It Hot,” starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, will show on the big screen in the David Reid Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Released in 1959, “Some Like It Hot” has been listed consistently by cinema authorities as one of the best movies ever made and certainly as one of the best comedies. It is a story of two struggling musicians who witness what looks to be the Saint Valentine’s Day massacre of 1929.

With gangsters in pursuit, the duo goes on the lam, disguising themselves as women, and join an all-girl musical band. Both men become enchanted by Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), the band’s lead singer and ukulele player.

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“This is the first movie of our Hollywood Classics Winter Series,” marketing director Steve Wong said. “This year, we’ll have three movies: this one, “West Side Story” on Feb. 12, and “Gone With the Wind” on April 16.”

This is the Chapman Cultural Center’s second year of showing classic Hollywood movies on the big screen in the David Reid Theatre. Movies were also shown for the summer, Halloween, and Christmas.

For more information or to buy tickets, call 864-542-ARTS or go online at