EMILE ARDOLINO | USA | 1987 | 97 MIN
All Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie Events are 21+ Only.
This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.
The year is 1963, and 17-year-old Frances (aka “Baby”) is embarking on what promises to be an uneventful summer with her family at a family resort in the Catskills. Not content to be wined and dined by snooty Ivy Leaguers, Baby immerses herself in the world of the resort’ employees, who spend their days entertaining the tony guests and their nights grinding away at sultry, all-night parties. When hunky, brooding dance instructor Johnny (Patrick Swayze) loses his dance partner, Baby volunteers to take her place. Over the course of the summer, Johnny instructs Baby in the ways of the mambo… and in the ways of love. But how will Baby’s respectable family react when they find out she’s been shimmying with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks? Packed with 60s classics and original hits like “Hungry Eyes” and Swayze’s own “She’s Like the Wind,” DIRTY DANCING is sure to show you the time of your life.
Cast: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes
“Smart and funny, touching and unabashedly sensual.” –Los Angeles Times
The Philadelphia Film Society presents Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie!
Do you like trivia, nostalgia films, and drink? Then get your friends together to form an awesome Quizzo team (witty squad name required) and put your film and pop culture knowledge to the test at PFS’ monthly Quizzo & Movie!
Every First Thursday of the month, come out to the Philadelphia Film Center for a screening of a crowd-pleasing modern classic preceded by a few rounds Quizzo where all questions are about or inspired by that night’s movie. During the film, we will tally up the scores and reveal the winning team as the credits roll. The first-place team and runners-up will win prizes and bragging rights!