Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ignite the Capitol’s Big Screen in the infamous “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
The Capitol Theater of Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee continues their classic film series with 1962’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? A gothic thriller that stars two of the biggest names to ever come out of Hollywood, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen, Kiss Me Deadly) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? caused a sensation upon its release, and the production of the film served as backdrop for the recent TV series Feud: Bette and Joan.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? tells the story of the Hudson sisters, one a child star in vaudeville, Baby Jane Hudson, the other that became a motion picture star, Blanche Hudson, and their bitter rivalry. After an accident, Baby Jane is left to take care of her invalid sister, something that fills her with even more resentment for her sister on top of what she already had.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? was a surprise hit when it was released in 1962, creating a new wave of career resurgence for it’s stars, and kicking off a brief craze in Hollywood of making horror/suspense films with aging stars in the lead. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? will be introduced by film columnist Andy Ross, “There’s a lot of ways to describe What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” Ross says, “Is it a cult classic? Is it a horror/suspense film? Is it a black comedy? Is it a camp classic? Well, the answer to all of those is yes and then some. It’s one of the most unique films to have come out of Hollywood.”
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? will play at The Capitol Theater on Thursday, September 28th, at 7:00 PM.
Doors to the theater will open at 6:30 PM.
Admission will be $5.00.Tickets available at the door.
Located at 104 S Main St. in Greeneville, The Capitol Theater is a historic venue that operated as a movie theater from 1934-1992. Today The Capitol Theater operates as a performing arts center that features not only great movies, but stage plays, concerts, and other events. The Capitol leads the way in area repertory screenings of classic film.