The Chattanooga Chapter of TCM Backlot at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center will present the Smallest Show on Earth (aka: Big Time Operators) featuring Peter Sellers on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. There will be an informal meet and greet and potluck at 6:15 p.m.
Review for The Smallest Shoe on Earth:
When Matt Spenser (Bill Travers) and his wife, Jean (Virginia McKenna), inherit a small cinema, the Bijou, from a distant relative, they are shocked to find a decrepit building known colloquially as "The Fleapit" -- complete with a core group of aging employees.
Matt and Jean try to sell the Bijou to rival theater owner Albert Hardcastle (Francis De Wolff), but he gives them a low-ball offer. Instead, they decide to open the theater, using a few clever marketing schemes to gain viewers and give the theater mogul a run for his money.
The film is directed by Basil Dearden and features legendary character actors Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers and Bernard Miles as the decrepit, eccentric crew which conveniently "comes with the theater."
Heritage House Arts and Civic Center is at 1428 Jenkins Road. Admission is free.