When: Sun., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. and Wed., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. 2019
Before Titanic ushered the young women of the late 1990s into the world of romantic love, Dirty Dancing served that same role for an earlier generation. The 1987 film stars Jennifer Grey as Frances "Baby" Houseman, a seventeen-year-old spending summer in the Catskills in 1963. Music and culture are changing, but for the sheltered Baby, everything at Kellerman's summer resort is new. Most new and startling of all is the world she discovers after hours, when the resort staff socialize (and more) at their secret "dirty dancing" parties. Handsome dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) catches Baby's eye, and they begin a dance partnership that becomes much more than that. The classic movie is back on big screens for an extremely limited run. Romantics young and not so young can see it locally at 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday (February 10 and 13) at the Marcus Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine (5320 South Lindbergh Boulevard; www.fathomevents.com). Tickets are $12.50.