Latchis Theatre heats up for the Windham County Heat Fund

‘Some Like it Hot’ screened during July 25 benefit

BRATTLEBORO — “Some Like It Hot,” the 1959 Billy Wilder romantic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is your chance to warm the home of a family in need.

The film is being screened Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at the Latchis Theatre, the latest in Latchis Arts' “movies by donation” series.

It's a benefit for both the nonprofit Windham County Heat Fund ( and Latchis Arts.

In the film, musicians Curtis and Lemmon witness a mob hit and flee the state disguised as women in an all-female band. Naturally, complications set in.

The Guilford-based Windham County Heat Fund says it raises funds “totally on the generosity of the community” to purchase heating fuel for families in need. Last year the fund helped 100 area families, according to a WCHF press release.

Also on tap: a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest. Don your best Marilyn and win a glamorous Latchis Hotel bathrobe, one size fits all.

Meanwhile, a raffle drawing for a set of Italian crystal zodiac cordial glasses will be featured July 25. Raffle tickets are $5 for one, or $20 for five, and are available at the Latchis Hotel or at the theater that night. The raffle benefits The Campaign for The Heavens and the Earth (, which is working to replace the seats and restore the historic zodiac ceiling at the Latchis.

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