HRPS Night at the Movies - "Apartment for Peggy"
Join us for a bit of nostalgia and a view of the 1940s University of Nevada, Reno campus.
- Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
- Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, Movie starts at 6:30 pm
- Location: Reno Little Theater (RLT), 147 East Pueblo (between Holcomb and Wells)
- Tickets: $16/pp, sold through RLT, access here (75 seats available). This is a fundraiser to support HRPS' Neighborhood Preservation Fund.
We will occasionally stop the movie to point out Reno scenes and talk about the history of movie and the location.
Reno Little Theater's concession stand will be open at 6:00 pm (and during intermission), so grab a beverage and enjoy a relaxing (and interesting) time.
Apartment for Peggy is a 1948 American comedy-drama film about a depressed professor whose spirits are lifted when he rents part of his home to a young couple. It was based on the novelette An Apartment for Jenny by Faith Baldwin. Campus exteriors were filmed at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Plot: Peggy (Jeanne Crain) is an exuberant young woman married to Jason Taylor (William Holden), a veteran going to college on the G.I. Bill in hopes of becoming a teacher. The two are attempting to adjust to the boom years of the late 1940s. While Jason takes classes, the couple has little money and needs a place to stay. They are recommended to Henry Barnes (Edmund Gwenn), a philosophy professor who has planned to commit suicide. However, meeting the Taylors revives Barnes, as their positive attitudes make him realize he still has a purpose in life.