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
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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!