Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

The 1967 movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”
was set in The City. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star along with Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, who is Hepburn’s real-life niece.

This was Spencer Tracy’s last film role. On June 10, 1967, seventeen days after completing the film, he died of a massive heart attack at age 67. In 1968, the film got 10 Oscar nominations and won in two categories.

In one scene, Tracy and Hepburn are out for a drive and they pull into Mel’s Drive-In. According to movie trivia, they never actually visited the real location. Quiz: where was this real drive-in located?
Hint: it is not 140 South Van Ness.
Double points: what flavor of ice cream did Spencer Tracy want?

Answers below. And the film is readily available to buy, rent or stream to your computer.

Best wishes,

Answers: The Mel’s in the movie was located at 5199 Mission near Pope, now the Crocker Amazon Apartments. And Tracy wanted Oregon Boysenberry ice cream.