Shun Lee Cafe is conveniently located across the street from Lincoln Center. The black and white checkerboard dining room is decorated with images from the Chinese calendar. Terrific Dim Sum on rolling carts in constant motion and a variety of dishes in smaller portions completes the menu at Shun Lee Cafe. The main restaurant is located next door, but this restaurant is less expensive and equally as good. That is why it was chosen. We have eaten here twice before and everyone really liked it.
Shun Lee Cafe - 12:00 pm Sharp!
43 W. 65th Street/Lincoln Square
(between Broadway & Central Park West)
*** Please bring small bills (1's, 5's, 10's) to help facilitate payment.
We will be getting 4 checks, with 4 people on each check.Please do not only bring a $20 bill hoping for change, it doesn't work.
***We have to order right away since we need to be at the theater by 1:30pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
HAPPY 120 BIRTHDAY, HAROLD LLOYD! THE "GLASSES" VARIATIONS
Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies.
Harold Lloyd ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era.
Lloyd made nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and 1947. He is best known for his "Glass" character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s era America.
His films frequently contained "thrill sequences" of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats, for which he is best remembered today. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock high above the street in Safety Last! (1923) is one of the most enduring images in all of cinema.
Lloyd did many of these dangerous stunts himself, despite having injured himself in August 1919 while doing publicity pictures for the Roach studio. An accident with a bomb mistaken as a prop resulted in the loss of the thumb and index finger of his right hand (the injury was disguised on future films with the use of a special prosthetic glove, though the glove often did not go by unnoticed).
Although Lloyd's individual films were not as commercially successful as Charlie Chaplin's on average, he was far more prolific (releasing twelve feature films in the 1920s while Chaplin released just three), and made more money overall ($15.7 million to Chaplin's $10.5 million).
Last year we went to the Silent Clowns Film Festival and had a wonderful time.
This time around they are celebrating Harold Lloyd's birthday by showcasing 2 of his classic films:
The Kid Brother (1927).
Directed by Ted Wilde. 80 minutes.
Why Pick On Me? (1918)
Directed by Gilbert Pratt. 10 minutes.
*Live musical accompaniment for all screenings by Ben Model
*The films begin at 2:30pm. A full auditorium is expected so we need to be on the line by 1:30pm the latest to be sure to secure our seats.
Hope you can join us for some funny silent films and a delicious lunch.
Subway (Check mta.info/weekender for updates)
Take R train to 42nd St-Times Square Station.
Transfer to #1 local train to 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station.
Walk 4 minutes to the restaurant.
Meetup Fee: $3.00 will collected at the restaurant to help defray the costs of maintaining the group. (Exact change please)
Perfume Allergy: Please refrain from wearing perfume. Thanks for understanding.