Vintage Films Are A Great Date Option, Especially When They Star Cary Grant And Are Free

by MADELEINE STARKEY · June 28, 2010

I guarantee this is a better date option than Twilight or Knight and Day: every Monday this summer, the National Theater (1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) offers free screenings of oldies but goodies.  And they all star old-time heart breaker Cary Grant.  Le sigh. 

Tonight's feature is "My Favorite Wife," a 1940s black and white flick in which Grant and Irene Dunne are reunited husband and wife.  Here's the catch: Grant thought Dunne dead and married another woman.  On his honeymoon with his second wife, he discovers Dunne is alive!

Amusingly awkward and charming interactions ensue.  And Cary Grant is on screen the majority of the time.  Need you more incentive?

Screening begins at 6:30, admission is free but ticketed on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before screening (so that's 6 PM for you who are not mathematically inclined).

In case you forgot how gosh darn handsome Grant is, here are some reminders:

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[photos via mptvimages]