Past Event: Moonlight & Movies: 9 to 5 - Happy Hour and Film

When: Thursday, June 20, 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Price: Happy Hour – Open to All | Film – $15 (includes drink ticket)
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Due to inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors and take place as scheduled.   

Pull out your pussy-bow blouses and pour yourself a cup of ambition at our extravaganza celebrating the 1980 feminist blockbuster 9 to 5 starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin. The evening begins with an '80s-inspired happy hour, complete with a Dolly Parton tribute performance and costume contest, followed by an outdoor movie screening introduced by New York Times Gender Editor Jessica Bennett.

"Workin' 9 to 5": Happy Hour
6:00 – 8:15 pm | Free

  • DJ Misbehavior spins all of your favorite '80s anthems
  • Special Dolly Parton tribute performance by Vanna Deux
  • Featured Cocktail: Absolut Secretary
  • Costume Contest: Dress up in your best '80s office attire or channel your inner Dolly -- a Museum membership will be awarded to the best dressed 
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase 


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9 to 5: Outdoor Film Screening
8:15 – 10:20 pm | $15, includes happy hour, film, and drink voucher

  • 8:15 pm: Introduction by New York Times Gender Editor Jessica Bennett
  • 8:30 pm: Film begins (110 minutes)
  • 10:20 pm: Film ends


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About 9 to 5:
Although nearly 40 years old, the blockbuster comedy 9 to 5 (Colin Higgins, 110 min) still remains all too relevant in today's #MeToo America. The film stars three secretaries, Doralee (Dolly Parton), Judy (Jane Fonda), and Violet (Lily Tomlin) who exact revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss (Dabney Coleman) with humor and gusto.  A 9 to 5 sequel produced by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is currently in the works. 

About the Speaker:
Jessica Bennett is the Gender Editor of The New York Times, working to expand the newsroom's coverage of contemporary culture and social issues. Her bestselling book, Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace (2016), has been translated into 14 languages, a podcast, and is being adapted for television. Bennett began her career at Newsweek, where as a staff writer and editor along with two colleagues she wrote a cover story documenting the little known history of the 46 women who sued the magazine for gender discrimination in 1970. Bennett is in a real-life feminist fight club. 

To view all of our Moonlight & Movies outdoor film screenings, click here 

This program also accompanies our exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New YorkTo view all programs in this series, click here.

Watch a trailer of the film: 


$15 General Admission – Includes happy hour, film, and drink voucher 
Free Admission – happy hour only 

Please note, if you wish to attend the film screening, you must purchase a ticket. Registration for the happy hour does not apply to entry to the film.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts; contact us at programs@mcny.org or 917.492.3395.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or info@mcny.org with any questions.

Supporters and Partners

Moonlight & Movies is made possible in part by Sophia and Peter J. Volandes.

City of Workers, City of Struggle and its associated programs are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd

This program is produced with Rebecca Lynn

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