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Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940): Begin the Beguine...

We'll meet on the balcony landing around 7:10 PM. If you're late and don't see us, look for us in the balcony.

If anyone is interested in going for coffee and/or dessert after the movie, meet on the balcony landing. 

Note: David is hosting this event.


The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket. ($5 for seniors)

And now, on with the show!

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: ~9:15 PM

Starring: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy
Director: Norman Taurog
Plot: A struggling dance team, in NY, gets a shot at the big time, when a star dancer calls looking for a new partner. But through a case of mistaken identity, the wrong guy gets the part and maybe the girl… As usual, the plot doesn't matter! The movie's raison d'être is the nearly 10 minute "Begin the Beguine" number with Astaire and Eleanor Powell (above). Score by Cole Porter.

The film was the fourth and final entry in MGM's "Broadway Melody" series of films, and is probably most notable for being the only on screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell, who was known as "The Queen of Tap Dancing".

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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  • Jean G

    I loved it. The movie was stupendous! It was unfortunate that only 2 of us showed up but I'll catch up with rest next go around.

    June 22, 2014

  • Kathy

    That'll be great. We'll see you at the show

    June 21, 2014

  • David L.

    I have decided to cancel the dinner portion of the evening because only one other person signed up. I will meet people on the balcony landing at the theater at 7:10 pm, as scheduled. We can go for coffee and dessert after the movie if people are interested. See you tonight!

    June 21, 2014

  • Kathy

    Would people rather grab a drink after the movie? I'm ok with that too

    June 20, 2014

    • David L.

      I'll decide in the morning about dinner and let everyone know.

      June 20, 2014

  • David L.

    Besides myself, Kathy is the only person who signed up for dinner. If anyone else would like to go, it's not to late. Please post a comment in this conversation section. Kathy, I'm still O.K. with going to dinner, even if it is just the two of us. If you are not interested in going to dinner if no one else shows up, let me know, and I will cancel dinner and I will meet everyone on the balcony landing at 7:10 pm.

    June 20, 2014

    • Kathy

      It's up to you David

      June 20, 2014

  • Mary

    The dancer is actually Eleanor Powell, not Eleanor Parker. :)

    June 16, 2014

    • Russ

      Whoops! :-o Good catch! Thanks!

      June 16, 2014

    • David L.

      Good catch Mary; I feel kind of embarrassed that I didn't notice that.

      June 16, 2014

  • David L.

    At last Saturday's Meetup, some of those attending commented that they preferred Fred Astaire's ballroom style dancing to his tap dancing.
    In that case, this probably isn't the movie for you. His partner, Eleanor Powell was known as "The Queen of Tap Dancing".

    June 16, 2014

  • Deborah

    I can't make for dinner as I am going to a friend's 90th birthday celebration but I hope to make it to the balcony with all of you.

    June 16, 2014

  • Kathy

    Dinner please

    June 16, 2014

  • David L.

    Broadway Melody of 1940 trailer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPA7VttOwU

    June 16, 2014

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