The Cinema Museum, London

Women and Cocaine presents Grand Hotel (1932)

Fri 28 Apr 2023 @ 19:30 · Events

Grand Hotel Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture 1932, The Grand Hotel is a lavish place where “People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.”

Of course, plenty of things are happening at the hotel as the story follows an intertwining cast of characters over the course of one tumultuous day. Greta Garbo utters her most famous line “I want to be alone” as Grusinskaya, a ballerina whose jewels are coveted by Baron von Geigern (John Barrymore), a thief who fancies Flaemmchen (Joan Crawford), a stenographer and the mistress of Preysing (Wallace Beery), businessman boss of Kringelein (Lionel Barrymore), a terminally ill bookkeeper who is under the care of alcoholic physician Dr. Otternschlag (Lewis Stone).

Grand Hotel exudes sophistication and was the first movie to have an all-star cast, featuring some of the biggest and best talents at MGM.

The film will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a raffle!

“My father warned me about men & booze, but he never mentioned a word about women & cocaine” – Tallulah Bankhead.

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Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.30 start.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Reserved tickets £8.50 available from Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night. Concessions available on the door with valid ID. Phone bookings for this event cannot be made via the Cinema Museum.
Grand Hotel