About Top Hat

Top Hat was the most successful picture of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ partnership (and Astaire’s second most successful picture after Easter Parade), achieving second place in worldwide box-office receipts for 1935. The film’s songs were written by Irving Berlin. “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” and “Cheek to Cheek” have become American song classics. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as Art Direction, Original Song, and Dance Direction. In 1990, Top Hat was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film ranked number 15 on the 2006 American Film Institute’s list of best musicals. Doors for this general admission event will open at 6:30pm, and the event will begin at 7pm with a short foxtrot lesson by Arthur Murray instructors before the film.