Celebrate New Year’s with two back-to-back NYE classics!
Be a mensch!
A young upstart, C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon), will do anything to move up in the world…even loan out his apartment to the higher-ups for their romantic flings and extramarital trysts. All seems relatively fine and dandy until C.C. finds a romance of his own.
Billy Wilder is a genius—there aren’t enough words in the world to describe all the films he’s made and express how much he means to cinema—but, in 1960, Billy Wilder wrote and directed a perfect movie. I’m not saying this to sell you on the idea of seeing this film […]; I’m stating it as a fact. There are very few instances where you watch a movie and realize you are witnessing pure magnificence in that moment. Sometimes you think about a movie after the fact, and it gets better and better until you begin to love a movie you previously only really liked. THE APARTMENT is NOT one of those movies. It is a movie where, within 15 minutes of watching, you realize it is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Jack Lemmon is amazing, Shirley MacLaine is a full-on pixie, super babe, and the chemistry and dialogue snaps and sparkles like you wouldn’t believe. (Greg MacLennan, Alamo Drafthouse)
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