ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ – “Some Like It Hot”, the smash romantic comedy at movie theaters around the country in 1959, will be at the Atlantic Cinemas on First Avenue April 22 to raise funds for the local Fire Department.
Sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Ladies Auxiliary to the volunteer department, this special production also includes lunch for an afternoon of fun and entertainment in support of the department.
“We’re expecting this special afternoon of comedy will be as popular as the program we sponsored three years ago for the firemen,” said Mickey Rast, one of the coordinators of the special movie showing. The Auxiliary had brought “Gone With the Wind” to the screen with an afternoon luncheon in 2015 to the applause of a standing room only crowd.
“Some Like It Hot” was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in a comedy set in the prohibition era of the 1920s and ‘30s. It spoofs the gangsters and speakeasies of the time, includes cross dressing adults and costuming for the stars, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, walking off with the Oscar for best costuming, including for the glittering gowns for which Monroe was known.
Tickets are $30, including both movie and lunch, and can be purchased at the theater or for any member of the Ladies Auxiliary. For further information, contact Ms Rast at 732-433-8510, Cindy Fligor at 848-218-2743, Mary Wall at 732-996-3336 or Lori Montana at 917-783-6521.
The afternoon’s entertainment begins at noon on April 22 and will be a one day only event.