Starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, it tells the story of “Baby” Frances Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Swayze) at a vacation resort.
The film was based on screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein’s own childhood. Dirty Dancing premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival earning over $214 million worldwide, and was the first film to sell more than a million copies for home video.
Watch the film DIRTY DANCING in 35mm at the Somerville Theatre at 7:30pm, then head to the Crystal Ballroom for the free after party where DJ Panda spins tunes inspired by the movie. It’s part of our series OFF THE REEL…ONTO THE DANCE FLOOR.