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It Happened One Night (1934)

October 5, 2023 - October 6, 2023

October 5, 2023
October 6, 2023

Thu Oct 5 at 7 PM
Fri Oct 6 at 2 PM

Please join us for It Happened One Night, the first film in season 6 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the Legends & Lovers of Hollywood. We are pleased to be joined at each screening by film historian and CFC host, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film introduction and post-screening talkback.

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert star in Frank Capra’s legendary rom-com, the first film to win Oscars for Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Director. Colbert plays Ellie Andrews, a spoiled heiress whose impestuous marriage leads her rich father to hold her hostage on his yacht. After Ellie jumps ship, a newspaperman (Gable) offers to help Ellie reunite with her husband in exchange for her exclusive story…but they find themselves falling in love instead.

Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Jeannie MacDonald returns to the Lincoln Theater to host Season 6 of our Classic Film Club series on Legends & Lovers. 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 writes the bimonthly blog, Classic Hollywood, at JeannieMacDonald.com. She lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with her husband John.


Presented in partnership with Drum & Drum Real Estate


Classic Film Club tickets: $9 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, or in advance* through our online box office.

*Advance tickets or confirmation emails may be printed for admission OR you may check in with your email address at the theater box office when you arrive.