City of Lakeport, California

2nd Tuesday Classic Cinema: Bringing Up Baby

The hilarious screwball comedy, “Bringing Up Baby,” starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, screens at the Soper Reese Theatre on Tuesday, May 9, at 1:00 and 6:00 pm. Entry to the film is by donation.  


Made in 1938 and directed by Howard Hawks, the film is fast, furious and very funny. Hepburn plays a scatterbrained heiress who keeps a leopard for a pet (the famous “Baby”) and develops a keen romantic interest in Grant who plays a hapless paleontologist whose only thought is how to piece together a dinosaur skeleton.


The script was written specifically for Hepburn, tailored to her personality by writers Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde. The movie was over schedule and over budget due to filming delays caused by uncontrollable laughing fits between Hepburn and Grant.  Today “Bringing Up Baby” is considered one of the finest films ever made and ranks 88th on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time. 


The movie is sponsored by Peggy Campbell, CPA. Not rated, in black and white, with run time of 1 hour 42 minutes. The Soper Reese Theatre is located at 275 S. Main St., Lakeport, 707-263-0577,

For More Information: Soper Reese Theatre

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