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Old Fashioned: Some Like It Hot

  • Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar 1120 S Lamar Blvd. Austin, Tx 78704 (map)

Celebrate Repeal Day (12/5) right with a bit of the Old Fashioned treatment.

The term "greatest comedy of all time" gets thrown around a lot, and the laurels of this statement frequently fall on the shoulders of SOME LIKE IT HOT. That's quite a weight to bear, and when you think about what tickles your funny bone you don't immediately think of the stylings of a film from 1959. If you haven't already taken the plunge to sit down with this Billy Wilder classic, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Marilyn Monroe have never been better in this tale of two struggling musicians who witness a mob hit and are forced to hit the road with an all-female traveling band in the midst of Prohibition. It's Curtis/Lemmon in drag followed by nonstop situational humor: Monroe as a boozy floozy! Lemmon being wooed by a male millionaire! Men dressed as women sneaking in hooch on a train full of women and musical instruments! If seeing these three titans of cinema on display under the Academy Award-winning guidance of the great Billy Wilder isn't enough for you, well then Old Fashioned is here to ease you into it in non-Prohibition-style.