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Classic Film Club – Season Five Membership Passes: PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD

August 19, 2022 - October 1, 2022

August 19, 2022
October 1, 2022

The Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club proudly presents PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD!
Featuring Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable & Bette Davis.

Membership, at $55 per person, includes:

  • Admission to all six screenings. 
  • Small popcorn at each film. 
  • Glass of wine/beer/sparkling cider at each film.
  • Pre-film introduction and post-film talkback!

The enrollment period for membership in our fifth season closes Saturday October 1, 2022.
Please note that fees for the Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club are non-transferable and not tax deductible. 
If you would like to make an additional gift to support Lincoln Theater and the Classic Film Club, please click here.

Pre-Code Hollywood marks the fascinating period between widespread adoption of sound in pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code guidelines, popularly known as the “Hays Code,” in July 1934. This unique era underscores the dramatic contrast between films made before and after the Hays Code was enforced, and shows the impact censorship later had on American cinema (Twin beds for married couples, anyone?). The Pre-Code landscape was also more edgy and less politically correct, with many films containing a surprisingly feminist slant and featuring juicy, breakthrough roles for the hottest stars from Hollywood’s Golden Age.

3 on a Match (1932) – Thu Oct 6 at 7 PM & Fri Oct 7 at 2 PM
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending to a life of debauchery and drugs.
Starring Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak & Bette Davis

Baby Face (1933) – Thu Nov 3 at 7 PM & Fri Nov 4 at 2 PM
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decidees to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big-city bank – by gleefully seducing her way to the top.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck & George Brent

Red-Headed Woman (1932) – Thu Dec 1 at 7 PM & Fri Dec 2 at 2 PM
Lillian relentlessly attempts to seduce a married man.
Starring Jean Harlow & Chester Morris

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) – Thu Jan 5 at 7 PM & Fri Jan 6 at 2 PM
A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play, but insists on remaining anonymous.
Starring Joan Blondell & Dick Powell

Night Nurse (1931) – Thu Feb 2 at 7 PM & Fri Feb 3 at 2 PM
A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.
Starring Barbara Stanwyck & Clark Gable

Red Dust (1932) – Thu Mar 2 at 7 PM & Fri Mar 3 at 2 PM
The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.
Starring Jean Harlow & Clark Gable  

Jeannie MacDonald returns to the Lincoln Theater to host Season 5 of our Classic Film Club series on Pre-Code Hollywood. A film historian and lifelong movie fan, Jeannie began her career as a producer at two Boston TV stations. After moving to Los Angeles, Jeannie wrote marketing copy for Paramount Television on the studio’s iconic Hollywood lot. As a freelancer, she has written movie copy for Warner Bros. and humor pieces for The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. Jeannie hosts classic films around New England, and blogs for the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband John. 

Presented in partnership with Drum & Drum Real Estate


Classic Film Club tickets: $8 Adult, $6 Lincoln Theater Members, and FREE for Classic Film Club Members

All ticket sales are final – nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, of in advance through our online box office.