Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Part of the Summer Classics Series
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks
Run time: 1 hr 48 min
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn
“You've got to laugh a little, cry a little, until the clouds roll by a little. That's the story of, that's the glory of love.” On May 30th, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas is proud to present Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. In this iconic and landmark movie about mixed marriage, director Stanley Kramer creates a powerful study of society’s prejudices. In their seventh and final film together, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn star as parents Matthew and Christina Drayton. Their daughter, Joanna, has just returned home with her new fiancé, distinguished doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). Before any wedding plans can be discussed, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other’s level of intolerance.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner won Academy Awards for Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn) and Best Original Screenplay. It was nominated for eight others including Best Picture.