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"To Be or Not to Be" (1942): A GREAT comedy for our 201st event!

If you'd like to dine, before the movie, please note that in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. We'll meet at Crepevine (click the name for info), starting at 5:45 PM. Order and pay at the counter. Non-diners, we'll meet you at the theater, around 7:10 PM, IN THE BALCONY.


To Be or Not To Be (1943) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: ~9:10 PM

Starring: Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Robert Stack
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Plot: "What he did to Shakespeare, we are doing now to Poland!" A troupe of hammy, Polish actors hoodwinks the occupying Nazis, in wartime Warsaw. Director Ernst Lubitsch's masterpiece is a comic gem: Both a heartfelt Valentine to the vanity of actors, and a trenchant satire on the power of art to defeat Fascism (no mean feat of confidence, in 1943!). One of the wittiest, funniest, and most original comedies Hollywood ever produced.

"...in some total conflict, if one side is making 'To Be or Not To Be' in the middle of a war and the other side is not -- you know which side to root for." -- David Thomson


If you're in the mood for more classic comedy, stick around for Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours -- the greatest comedy about a non-murder ever made! If you're interested in staying for the double-bill, note that in your RSVP, and we can adjust plans, if enough people are interested.


Parking & Getting There

Click Here for a Google map to the Stanford Theatre  
221 University Ave, Palo Alto

Parking is easy if you use the surface lots near University Ave., or the garages under City Hall, NOLA/Old Pro, or the parking structures at Bryant near Lytton, or on High, just south of University.


PLEASE:

  • If you don't connect with us before the movie, look for us in the BALCONY!!
  • Bring cash to keep things simple.
  • Arrive on time.

See you there!



 

 

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  • Belinda

    Managed to see this film on Tuesday night. I really enjoyed it!

    July 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Now I know "What would Lubitsch do"!

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun last night! Enjoyed the conversation after the movie as much as the movie!

    July 7, 2013

  • Lisa

    Great movie! I have a new appreciation for Jack Benny!

    July 7, 2013

  • Ian C.

    Very good movie. It was a great meetup last night.

    July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun and smart movie.

    July 7, 2013

  • Vicki

    Sorry to not make it - just got back from a hike that went much longer than scheduled.

    July 6, 2013

  • Marianne

    Something came up last minute. I'm sorry.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've decided to stay closer to home this evening. Everyone, have a wonderful time.

    July 6, 2013

  • Matthew

    dinner and the movie

    July 6, 2013

  • Amy ~.

    maybe

    July 5, 2013

  • Marie L.

    Dinner

    July 5, 2013

  • Marianne

    Dinner. Thanks!

    July 5, 2013

  • Vicki

    I'm not positive about dinner - will post when I know

    July 3, 2013

  • Will W.

    Dinner, and I'm interested in staying for the second feature

    July 3, 2013

  • Kathy

    Yes, and dinner!

    July 2, 2013

  • Marguerite

    dinner, please

    July 1, 2013

  • joan w.

    sorry to miss this event. this is one of the best lubitsch movies ever!

    July 1, 2013

  • Ten

    dinner

    July 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    Dinner

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dinner sounds nice.

    June 30, 2013

  • Marguerite

    I recently viewed 2 movies I checked out from our local library: The Third Man and Rebecca (1940 version). I believe The Third Man has to be one of the greatest movies ever made. The cast, acting, music and photography were simply brilliant. There have been many versions of Rebecca made over the years, 2 on PBS. I thought the older version with Lawrence Olivier, Joan Fontaine
    and others, was superb!!

    June 30, 2013

  • David L.

    Going to be in San Diego for the long 4th of July weekend.

    June 30, 2013

  • Carol

    dinner :-)

    June 26, 2013

  • Donna

    I work in Palo Alto (close by) but Saturdays are not the best for me as don't feel like hiking back there again. I will keep an eye our for weekday movie events at the Stanford.

    June 26, 2013

  • Karen

    Dinner!

    June 26, 2013

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