NOTE UPDATED DINNER INFO, BELOW... If you'd like to have dinner after the movie, please note that in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. In keeping with the Hopper-esque noir milieu, we'll go for a diner dinner, at the Creamery (click for info), on Emerson (corner of Hamilton), around 7:30 PM. Meet at the theater, around 5:25 PM, IN THE BALCONY. Show time is: 5:45 PM.
DINNER UPDATE: To accommodate as many people as we can, we will break the group up into three tables of 5-6 each. The Creamery has trouble managing tables of more than 6, because of the shape of the room, so this should make it easier for us to be seated, and allow for more diners. Steven, John, and I will each host a table. Be sure to check in with one of us, at the theater, so we know who will be at which table. Because of the size of the group, please wait outside the restaurant until your table host indicates the table is ready.
The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket.
And now, on with the show!
Out of the Past (1947) Starts: 5:45 PM, Ends: ~7:20 PM
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Plot: A PI takes a job tracking down a gambler's girlfriend, who's gone on the lam with 40 Gs, but when the shamus and the moll get the hots for each other, who's going to double cross whom? This was Robert Mitchum's first starring part, and no one ever wore a trench coat and a fedora with more smoldering, sexy cynicism. Mitchum raised the wisecrack delivered through a laconic smirk to an art form. Arguably, the greatest film noir ever, including classics like Double Indemnity and The Maltese Falcon. It's got it all: The smooth, sadistic villain; the gorgeous femme fatale; a plot so convoluted Mitchum swore a dozen pages of the script must have been lost in the mimeograph machine, and a laconic hero who cracks wise faster than a .45 automatic. It's also one of the greatest cigarette smoking movies ever! You'll need a nicotine patch after seeing it.
Parking & Getting There
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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.
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!