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Kankakee Historic Theatre Showing – Some Like It HOT!!

As the summer heats up, so will the Paramount Theatre, with an exclusive screening of Some Like It Hot.
The Helen Wheeler Center will host the classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Paramount Theatre, 213 N. Schuyler Ave. in Kankakee. Tickets are $10.
“We’re going all-out for a fun Hollywood-style red carpet event and Marilyn Monroe is scheduled to appear prior to the film,” said Jackie Haas, president and chief executive officer for the center. “Bringing a classic film like this one to life on the big screen in the beautiful art-deco style Paramount Theatre is a unique event that everyone can enjoy.”
Prior to the movie, a VIP reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at “164 North,” 164 N. Schuyler Ave. in Kakakee. The reception features light refreshments and cash bar. A Marilyn Monroe look-a-like is scheduled to attend. VIP tickets are $25 and includes the reception and a movie pass.
All proceeds benefit the Helen Wheeler Center, which provides outpatient counseling and mental health services to children, adolescents and adults in our community.
Listed by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot is a story about two Chicago musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) who witness the St. Valentine’s Day massacre. They head out of town as members of an all-female band, disguised as women, to escape the mob. The film was released in 1959 and directed by Billy Wilder.
Tickets can be purchased at the Helen Wheeler Center, 275 E. Court St., Kankakee, or phone 815-939-3543.

For more information contact Kari Sargeant at Kankakee Community College at 815.802.8500

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