THIS APRIL- The Paradise is going back to basics with nine films that tell thee story of our founding decade: the drama, the depression, and the design. The Paradise Presents DIRTY DECO: an aesthetic journey through the 1930s. From subversive pre-code productions, to later works that recapture the sordid underbelly of the era from a contemporary political lens- all through the sheen of glorious art deco. Step back in time and join us in Paradise as we travel back to the dirty decade...
The festivities kick off on April 1st with the biggest show on earth! Come celebrate the 90th anniversary of Busby Berkeley and Mervyn LeRoy's depression-era extravaganza- it's GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933!
Things get tough for Carol (Joan Blondell) and her showgirl pals (Ruby Keeler, Aline MacMahon) when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad (Dick Powell) saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his stuffy high-society brother finds out and threatens to disown Brad, Carol and her gold-digging friends scheme to keep the show going, hooking a couple of millionaires along the way.
(Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
Saturday April 1st, 6 PM/5:30 PM Doors
Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.
Looking for more deco? These films pair perfectly with our newly reopened Bar Biltmore! Join us Thursdays through Saturdays in our intimate narrow speakeasy-style bar accented with antique brass and Art Deco patterned tiles. Bespoke leather stools and cushions beside our wide windows offer luxuriant spots to sit, chat, and drink. The seasonal outdoor patio balcony overlooks Bloor Street West and our landmark Paradise sign. The views towards downtown and the crisp design make this cocktail bar the perfect place for a drink before a dinner, a show, or an intimate setting for a raucous celebration lasting until the small hours. Visit barbiltmore.com to reserve a table!