Screwball Sundays: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
09apr3:00 pm5:00 pmScrewball Sundays: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Welcome to Screwball Sundays! Join The Palm Springs Cultural Center for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the
Welcome to Screwball Sundays!
Join The Palm Springs Cultural Center for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the Historic Camelot Theatre. Featuring wacky plots, witty dialogue, and zany characters that continue to delight longtime fans and new audiences alike.
We believe that great movies are meant to be shared, so bring your friends and family to experience these comedy classics on the big screen. With a live introduction before each film, our carefully curated selection will have you laughing out loud and leaving your worries behind.
April 9 - THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.
With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era’s most iconic leading lady—thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play The Philadelphia Story, Hepburn acquired the screen rights, handpicking her friend George Cukor to direct. A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262