On March 9, 2022

Paramount offers free film: ’Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’

Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. — RUTLAND — Paramount Theatre offers a free film. No tickets will be necessary for “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton.


Mr. Poitier became the first Black man to win an Academy Award for best actor in 1964 for his role in “Lilies of the Field.” Mr. Poitier died Jan. 6, 2022. Paramount Theatre will screen this film in his honor.

Directed by Stanley Kramer, the film is about Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) who returns to her San Francisco home after a 10-day Hawaiian vacation with John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), her new fiancé. Although he’s a successful doctor and a Nobel Prize candidate, her parents, Christina (Katharine Hepburn) and Matthew (Spencer Tracy), are taken aback when they discover John is black.

The viewing of this film is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit paramountvt.org.

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