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It Happened One Night Friday, February 16, 2018

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It Happened One Night Part of the The Film Series at Gorton

  • Date: February 16, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm TO 9:00 pm
  • Price: $5
  • Rating: Not rated
  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045
  • Resources: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

“Aren’t you going to give me a little credit? I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.” –You won’t want to miss the original “rom-com” this valentine’s weekend, which won all five major Academy Awards for 1934 and is still as breezy and beguiling today.


Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father’s yacht and out of King’s clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. But before she can reunite with him, she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable). Actually, Warne doesn’t give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he’ll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants …. a really juicy newspaper story. What neither of them expect to find is love…

Frank Capra’s seminal screwball comedy set the pace for the modern romantic film with the witty clash of temperaments between its main characters.

Directed by Frank Capra and written by Robert Riskin. Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert

Doors open at 6:30pm

Drinks & concessions available for purchase

Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.

Seating is general admission.

If you have any questions please contact Special Events & Film Director, Jamie Hall at jamie@gortoncenter.org