Not long ago, we learned Carole Lombard's little-seen 1931 drama "I Take This Woman" with Gary Cooper would be part of the annual Turner Classic Movies Film Festival later this month (https://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/892561.html). Today, we discovered its spot in the program.
According to the schedule (http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/schedule/04-27-2018/?layout=grid), it will run at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Chinese Multiplex House 4, adjacent to the renowned Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
The good news is that the restored Paramount film, which since March 2017 has been shown at the Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA and the Stanford Theatre in the Bay Area, gets a decent evening time slot on the first day films are shown at the festival. The bad news: House 4 is the smallest of the three multiplex venues being used -- 177 seats, compared to 477 for House 1 and 210 for House 6.
But although Lombard fans planning to attend and who want to watch this film should plan to get in line early (assuming they've already paid to be part of the event), they shouldn't automatically fret that night if there's no room at the cinematic inn. On Sunday, the closing day, five time slots -- four at House 4, one at House 6 -- are left open, usually for movies which had the heaviest demand at the smaller houses the first two days. While there's no guarantee "I Take This Woman" will receive an encore showing, the many Coop and Carole fans give it a decent shot at returning.
Up against it on the Friday night schedule are 1983's "The Right Stuff" (5 p.m., TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX), 1971's "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song" (6:15 p.m., Egyptian Theatre), 1968's "The Odd Couple" (6 p.m., Chinese Multiplex House 1); the rare 3-D print of 1954's "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" (7:15 p.m., Chinese Multiplex House 6) and a "Roaring Twenties" poolside party at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel pool at 6:30 p.m., followed by a showing of the 1939 film at 8. So plan your schedules accordingly, and check the chart whose link is shown above for additional information.
Lombard and Cooper look forward to seeing you there. Perhaps by then, there finally will be no wintry weather back east (more snow is expected to hit the Washington-to-Boston corridor this weekend).