Winter Nights at the IMA: Father Goose

Friday nights in January and February mark your calendars for the 2014 Winter Nights Film Series at the IMA. The series theme this year is comedies; mostly classic Hollywood. January's lineup moves through the decades from the '30s to the '80s, while February's is dedicated to the great comedians of the silent era.

FATHER GOOSE is a genial comedy starring Cary Grant as a South Seas beachcomber unwillingly pressed into service as a spotter for the British during WWII. Leslie Caron is the lovely evacuee schoolmistress who washes up on his island- with seven girls in tow. Trevor Howard's long-suffering officer on the other end of the radio is my favorite character.

The movie starts at 7 in the Toby theater. We'll meet at the seating area of the Toby lobby at 6:45. If you can't make it before showtime, look for us in the lobby after the movie as we gather for post-movie discussion.

TICKETS AND PARKING: The IMA is located at the northwest corner of 38th St and Michigan Rd on the city's near west side. Tickets are $9/ $5 for IMA members and can be purchased, at the museum or online, in advance or on the evening of. Paid parking is available in the main surface lot and the garage for $5/ free for IMA members. There's free-to-all parking in the smaller lots located by the Michigan Rd entrance


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  • Jill J.

    First time for this movie. I especially enjoyed the interplay between Trevor Howard's character and Cary Grant's. Enjoyed the old comedy in it's original technicolor--Cary Grant is one of the few actors that could make such a misfit cranky character likable.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! I came with a friend, and we didn't find the Meetup group, but had a nice time anyway.

    January 18, 2014

    • Gary

      Hey Nejla, I'm glad you had a good time, but I'm sorry we missed you. We'll try to find you next time.

      January 18, 2014

  • deb.

    Ok .... Would anyone mind if I brought my daughter with me to see Father Goose ?

    January 17, 2014

    • Gary

      Hey Deb, your daughter is more than welcome to join us! Look forward to seeing both of you there!

      1 · January 17, 2014

    • Donna

      I think that is AWESOME!

      1 · January 17, 2014

  • Donna

    Miss Goody Two Shoes was a taunt often used between my 3 sisters and me. I'm wondering if it came from this movie.

    January 12, 2014

  • Terri L. G.

    I have seen this movie about six times. I love this movie. I love Cary Grant and he is great in this one. Enjoy if you have never seen this one.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love Cary Grant, looking forward to it!

    January 8, 2014

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