The Apartment (1960)
March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
Thursday Mar 3, 2022 @ 7 PM
Friday Mar 4, 2022 @ 2 PM
Please join us for THE APARTMENT, the final film in season 4 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the films of Billy Wilder, one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. We are pleased to be joined at each screening by special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film talk and introduction.
Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter’s apartment in exchange for promoting him, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), the elevator girl at work whom Baxter is interested in himself. Soon Baxter must decide between the girl he loves and the advancement of his career.
Special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, brings her lifelong passion for movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Lincoln Theater as co- host, along with Executive Director Andrew Fenniman, of Season 4 of our Classic Film Club series. After working as a producer at Boston’s CBS and NBC affiliates, she moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote marketing copy for Paramount Television on the studio’s iconic Hollywood lot. As a freelancer, Jeannie has written movie copy for Warner Bros. and humor pieces for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She hosts movies and blogs for the Music Hall Loft’s “Film Club” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband John. Jeannie joined us for the last showing of Season 3 with a talk about Ninotchka. She will be introducing each film in our celebration of Billy Wilder.
Running Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
Tickets to go on sale in September 2021