The Gay Divorcee

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The Hollywood Gems Film Series 
Legendary Hollywood films carefully selected to pair with each month’s Kate Classic, featuring directors and co-stars who worked alongside Miss Hepburn.  See these film favorites as they were intended to be viewed—in the theater on the big screen. 
Generously supported by a grant from Kristin and Jeff Cunningham.
 
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
A Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers Classic! A divorce and a case of mistaken identity fuel the plot for this musical comedy, but it’s the singing and dancing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that steal the show. Mimi Glossup (Ginger Rogers) visits a seaside resort in England to set the stage for her divorce, but her plan hits a hiccup in the form of Guy Holden (Fred Astaire).  With a stellar comedic supporting cast and featuring the Cole Porter song “Night and Day.”  

Runtime 1hr47m

Parking

The Kate parking map - accessible parking is available on Main Street and in the parking lot behind the Kate

Parking at the Kate is free and easy! There is not one dedicated parking lot; however, there is ample parking surrounding the venue.

Parking on the street is limited and shared by all Main Street merchants. We ask that you consider one of the suggested off-street parking locations in blue where Kate patrons have permission to park.

Shows start promptly at the time posted to our website and printed on your tickets. Planning to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show is always a great idea—plus, it give you a few minutes to explore the Katharine Hepburn Museum!

Directions

The Kate is located at 300 Main Street in downtown Old Saybrook, a short distance from the I-95 corridor as well as the Route 9/I-95 interchange. Get Driving Directions

Concessions/Bar

The Kate’s Concessions/Bar area is open for most shows, offering bottled water, soda, juice, and a selection of movie theater candy. For those 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, prosecco, and simple mixed cocktails are available.

Cash or credit cards are accepted and beverages purchased at the Kate may be taken into the theater.

Concessions/bar may not be available for all performances and selections may vary. For more information, contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453.

Nearby Dining Options

Consider one of the many great nearby restaurants for a bite to eat before or after the show. To explore options, check out our Dining page.

The Kate theater is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cultural Arts Center. The orchestra level is accessible by elevator from the 1st floor lobby; the balcony is accessible only via stairs. Accessible seating locations may vary slightly by event and are clearly identified on the interactive seating chart for each performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453. For additional information, please reference our Box Office & Theater Policies.

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