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Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn in "Bringing Up Baby" (1938); in Private Theater

  • Jul 12, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Snacks available.

"One of the finest screwball comedies ever"--Time Out.

"A total delight"--The Hollywood Reporter.

"Enjoy this 1938 Howard Hawks masterpiece not only for its gags, but for the grace of its construction, the assurance of its style, and the richness of its themes."

"Cary Grant's adventures with Katharine Hepburn lead from day into night, tameness into wildness, order into chaos"--The Chicago Reader.

Directed by Howard Hawks ("Scarface" w/Edward G. Robinson; "His Girl Friday" w/Cary Grant; "Red River" w/John Wayne and Montgomery Clift; "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" w/Marilyn Monroe).  1hr. 42 mins.

(BTW, "Baby" of the title is a leopard.)


"'The love impulse in man,' says a psychiatrist in "Bringing Up Baby," 'frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.' That's for sure. For a primer on the rules and regulations of the classic screwball comedy, which throws love and conflict into close proximity, look no further."

"A straight-laced paleontologist (Cary Grant) loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to free-spirited heiress Katharine Hepburn. In trying to retrieve it, Grant is drawn into the vortex surrounding the delicious Hepburn, which becomes a flirtatious pas de deux that will transform both of them."

"Grant and Hepburn are a match made in movie heaven."--Robert Horton

Meeting Place; both the building and theater are wheelchair accessible: We are going to meet in new private theater downtown to which Jane has access (seats up to about 15, projector, stadium style seating).


Parking is available across the street in the Main Public Library parking lot on 6th Ave No., a half block down from intersection of 6Th & Church.
Parking also might be available on 5th or 6th but the library is a sure thing!

*****Anyone taking MTA , to come downtown, take #7; it stops at Church & 9th Ave. No. (after Lifeway announcement) or main station about 3 short blocks away; and going home, the #7 stops about 2 blocks up on 6th Ave. No. The #3 also stops at the main station if you are coming downtown; and right across the street on 6th Ave. going back towards West End. *****

Jane will be in the lobby to greet you or you can buzz the concierge. Her cell number is [masked] in case you need directions.

***Coffee and conversation in the very cozy lounge before the movie.****

Derek's Additional Directions:

  If this will be your first visit, the most important thing is plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space (I recommend the library too) and find the building.

  Also, print these directions or be able to access them from your phone.

The Private Theater is in The Cumberland at 555 Church Street at the corner of 6th and Church.  On the other corner of 6th and Church on the same side of the street is the Nashville Public Library.  On the other side of The Cumberland is a UPS Store, then what was Quizno's Subs, then McKendree United Methodist Church at 523 Church.  Subway is directly across the street from The Cumberland facing it.

You go through 2 sets of double doors when entering The Cumberland.   The 2nd set of double doors is straight ahead.  You can Press 6# for the Concierge Desk for either set of doors that are usually locked.

 After going through the 2nd set of double doors, walk straight ahead until you can't walk further.  You will pass the Club room/lounge on your right where everyone may be if you arrive early enough.

  If you don't see them, then turn to your left where the hall dead ends at the[masked] sign.  Then, at the Storage Room door sign - go to your right.  You will pass the exercise room. 

You'll see the Media Center door straight ahead.  That's it.  Go through that door and then you'll go through another door that says Media Center.  There are also restrooms there. 

Again, print these directions or be able to access them if you are going for the first time.

  Thanks and have a great time!

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  • Richard ".

    Funny! With laughter and love at the end of a wonderful movie you can't go wrong.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Amy A.

    A highly entertaining, engaging movie with great dialogue, humor, and acting. Thank you once again Jane, for hosting us!

    July 13, 2013

  • Tom

    Jane you are an outstanding host! Thank you once again for a great event!

    July 13, 2013

  • Katie L.

    I've always loved this movie.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an excellent film. Thank you. It was really nice meeting everyone as well :)

    July 12, 2013

  • jane d.

    Excellent crazy comedy w/great leads, of course; great to see it w/the group!

    July 12, 2013

  • Miroslava

    sorry to miss this - have a friend visiting out-of-state.

    July 11, 2013

  • Katie L.

    I love this movie, and I sure will be there.

    July 11, 2013

  • Mary M

    Hi Jane, my plus 1 is no longer coming so if you want to offer that spot to someone else.................

    July 3, 2013

  • Jason M.

    Just watched this movie a few days ago!

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hepburn & Grant! I haven't seen this movie for many years! I'm really looking forward to watching it with fellow movie buffs. Thanks, Jane.

    June 23, 2013

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