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Halloween Season Celebration: Rosemary's Baby, d.Roman Polanski; Private Theater

  • Oct 21, 2012 · 3:45 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Snacks provided.

Directed by Roman Polanski, 1968, 136 mins. Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Oscar and Golden Globe, Ruth Gordon.

NYC locations include the legendary Dakota residence.

"Superbly acted"--Chicago Reader

"A creepy...and crawly film, filled with things that go bump in the night"--Roger Ebert

A great mystery/suspense film starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes (great, subtly sinister in his owm right. (BTW, Cassavetes was one of the foremost Indie filmmakers and thus an important role model for Scorsese when Marty started his career).

***Titans are away this weekend so no game-caused congestion***


"In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Waifish Rosemary Woodhouse (Mia Farrow) and her struggling actor husband, Guy (John Cassavetes), move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon) soon come nosing around to welcome them" and Rosemary and her unborn child are surrounded by evil. Who can she trust and how can she outwit the Satanic forces with designs on her and her baby?

Sadly, a year after the film's release, Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered while 8 months pregnant with a son, Paul Richard, along with 4 other friends. Before filming, Polanski had thought she would good for the role of Rosemary but felt their relationship made it improper for him to suggest her to the studio. Thank God, what an unbearable irony that would have been. At left, Mia Farrow, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate at premiere.

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 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! Jane was such a gracious host and the movie was excellent. The only downside was the nightmare it caused! :-)

    October 22, 2012

  • jane d.

    Loved seeing this and hearing others' reactions. This movie is more disturbing than I remembered.

    October 21, 2012

  • Dr. Jeff T.

    Eight of us watched ROSEMARY'S BABY together and then discussed it afterwards. This film--one of the greatest horror movies ever--practically suffocates the viewer with dread, paranoia, and fear. This is real horror! "What have you done to its eyes?!"

    October 21, 2012

  • jane d.

    Crisis averted--Netflix sent the dvd late but it's here!!!!

    1 · October 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! So glad to hear that!

      October 20, 2012

  • Stephanie R

    Haven't watched it in years. I love this movie!

    August 30, 2012

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