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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

It's Happening One Night


Do you like classic movies? I mean black-and-white films with old-time movie stars. I do, and one of my favorites is coming to Lakewood on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Yes, that’s Groundhog Day, which might make you think of a certain movie. But the one I’m talking about is “It Happened One Night,” a screwball comedy from 1934 starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in their Oscar-winning roles.

Even if you haven’t seen the movie, you’ve probably seen the famous clip where Colbert’s character shows Gable’s character how to get a driver’s attention while hitchhiking: show a little leg. It’s a cute, funny scene, but it probably was considered “racy” 85 years ago.

The movie is playing at Lakewood Public Library’s Main Branch as part of the Lakewood Public Cinema series. The free showing begins at 6 p.m. in the basement auditorium.

One caveat: The library doesn’t allow food or beverages anywhere in the building, so you’ll have to forgo the popcorn and candy to watch this movie.

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