Join us for a fun evening with a touch of Paris! We'll be seeing two 1950s Hollywood-goes-to-Paris films -- Gigi and Love In The Afternoon -- and having dinner beforehand at the Crepevine, a French-style café. (Well, they serve crêpes so it qualifies for French cuisine!)
Gigi (1957): Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (MGM, 115 minutes) For more information, see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051658/
Love in the Afternoon (1958): In Paris, the daughter (Hepburn) of a private detective (Chevalier) gets comically and romantically involved with an older, American playboy (Cooper) -- much to the chagrin of her father! Ignoring the fact that Cooper was twice Hepburn's age..., this may well be Billy Wilder's sweetest, most charming film -- with only hints of the classic, Wilder cynicism. It's a triple Valentine to: Hepburn, the City of Lights, and Wilder's comedic master, Ernst Lubitsch. (Allied Artists, 130 minutes) For more information, see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050658/
DATE: Sunday, July 8, 2012
TIME: First show starts at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m.
CINEMA: The Stanford Theatre
221 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
PRICE FOR DOUBLE FEATURE: $7 cash only
If you're only attending the double feature, meet Belinda about 7:15 p.m. on the lower part of the balcony, in the center (or wherever balcony seating is available) at the Stanford Theatre. She is very short and will be wearing a bright pink cap.
DINNER BEFORE SHOW: If you're attending dinner, meet Belinda at 5:30 p.m. at the Crepevine café. Enjoy good, reasonably-priced food (large portions!) and great conversation with a wonderful group of people. The café is located at 367 University Avenue in Palo Alto. You can view the menu at http://www.crepevine....
Please indicate in your RSVP comment whether you will attend dinner.
PARKING: Parking is easy if you use the surface lots near University Avenue or garages under City Hall, NOLA/Old Pro, or parking structures at Bryant near Lytton, or on High, just south of University Avenue. There is also street parking in various locations.
STANFORD THEATRE MAP: http://maps.google.ca...
CREPEVINE MAP: http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=221%20University%20Avenue%20Palo%20Altohl=en&q=367+University+Avenue,+Palo+Alto,+CA,+United+States&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x808fbb39...
Please note members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from The Stanford Theatre. Tickets should be purchased prior to 7:30 p.m.
See you there!!