Monday, May 3, 2010

Catch "High Society" Monday, May 3-- Part of Classic Movies at the Bing

Remember when a night out at the movies was a grand affair? When people got dressed up in suits and dresses with pearls just to sit in the theatre?

Thanks to the Bing Theater's "Classic Movies at the Bing" series, you can make it a grand night again. Throw on your top hats and high heels for "High Society" (1956) featuring a star-studded cast with Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra playing the top roles.

On the eve of her wedding to wealthy businessman Mike Connor (Sinatra), Tracy Lord (Kelly) is besieged by her ex-husband, the charming CK Dexter-Haven (Crosby), who clearly wants her back. If the story and the names sound familiar, that's because it's a musical remake of the classic "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) with the equally star-studded cast of  Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. "High Society" is flashier than the original, done in eye-popping technicolor and with lots of jazz-tinged tunes.

Watch Crosby/Sinatra duet, "Well, Did You Evah?"

"High Society" (1956) -- $5/ticket
May 3rd, 2010 at 7pm at the Bing Theater (901 W. Sprague Ave)

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