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Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

  • Tybee Pose Theater 10 Van Horne Avenue Tybee Island, GA, 31328 United States (map)

On May 25, the Tybee Post Theater will screen director Blake Edwards’ 1961 romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” starring Audrey Hepburn (“Roman Holiday”), George Peppard (TV’s “Banacek”), Patricia Neal (“The Day the Earth Stood Still”), Buddy Ebsen (“The Beverly Hillbillies”) and Martin Balsam (“Psycho”). The story of an extroverted New York City socialite (Hepburn) with small-town Southern roots who finds herself intrigued by a rather dashing man who resides in her apartment building enjoys a fervent and loyal following. It has generally stood the test of time, save for sideman Mickey Rooney’s horribly racially insensitive “yellowface” portrayal of a Japanese man which is — quite simply — deeply disturbing to watch.

Still, the film’s reputation precedes it, and new generations of young lovers continue to warm to the picture, making it something of a reliable bet for repertory film programmers across the globe. As part of the Post’s “Girls’ Night Out” series, $10 admission to the film includes a glass of wine (if you’re old enough) and a package of Kleenex, as they assume tears will flow at some point in this picture. Showtime is 7 p.m.