October 31 ~ OLD ACQUAINTANCE

This is a Cine-Retro general admission “Showcase” evening

Post Covid 19 numbers are limited – strictly bookings only – no walk-ins.

2 entry types –

  • Single online tickets $18/$13 (+$3 booking fee) ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
  • Membership (join at the door and save at all screenings) – bookings essential if a member or wishing to join at the door – email Michael – cineretro@hotmail.com

Doors 6.45pm – Films from 7.30pm

BYO picnic dinner and wine to enjoy at your table from doors open. Our sumptuous supper featuring home-made desserts and freshly brewed coffee/tea will be available at intermission.

OLD ACQUAINTANCE (1944)

Stars Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, Dolores Moran, John Loder, Ann Revere, Roscoe Karns, Esther Dale.

Directed by Vincent Sherman. 105mins.

Old friends Kit Marloe (Davis) and Millie Drake (Hopkins) have opposing natures and are both authors. Kit pens critically acclaimed work that doesn’t sell in abundance, whereas Millie churns out successful trashy pulp fiction that gives her an enviable lifestyle, however her petty jealousies and overly emotional nature place strain and the ultimate test on their friendship.

On their second screen outing together Davis and Hopkins are back battling it out with the fur flying exquisitely in this classic “women’s picture”. Life and art run parallel as these two diva’s of the screen did not get on making Vincent Sherman’s work cut out for him! The result is sheer entertainment in every sense of the word!