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Salute to the Classics: “The Apartment”
March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Billy Wilder’s racy – for the times – a romantic comedy about a mild-mannered company man lending out his Upper West Side apartment to executives for their secret trysts. Of course, complications arise when he develops a romance of his own.
Jack Lemmon is an insurance worker, who is lending his Upper West Side apartment to his philandering bosses in hopes of moving up the company ladder. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter”s apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake”s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.
“The Apartment,” the third film in our new Salute to the Classics series, won six Oscars in 1961, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Thursday, March 5, 7 pm. Tickets $8