UPDATE: Many members RSVPed, but then did not PayPal me, call or e-mail me as requested below and in a follow up e-mail to confirm their attendance before the below mentioned deadline--so on 4/2 I bought tickets for those considerate members who did contact me. TICKETS TO THIS EVENT HAVE ENTIRELY SOLD OUT--SO THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR (unless you find a scalper!)
The Orpheum Theatre, built as a legendary vaudeville house in 1926, was Jono's pride and joy for many years and where he staged his own Friends Of The Orpheum classic movie events from[masked] (prior to its moderate level restoration in 2001) including a memorable silent re-premiere of the silent "Phantom Of The Opera" (with the film's reclusive co-star Mary Philbin live in attendance), a "Jazz On Film" series (with live musicians & celebrities) & and the popular "Spook-a-thon" Film Festival (which often included live stage acts between movies). Though Jono no longer has any current involvement with the Orpheum, since he spent years there helping revitalize the theatre during the 1990's, this evening will be like a homecoming of sorts for him.
We will congregate for a pre-Orpheum dinner (to be announced closer to the event date) then post-screening cocktails at one of the area's popular nearby bars or restaurants.
FYI--the Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats series often almost sell out immediately and tickets go on sale to the general public on April 10, so we are making the R.S.V.P. deadline much earlier than usual so Jono can buy tickets prior to the public sale date. IF YOU WANT TO BE GUARANTEED A SEAT, please PAY PAL YOUR ADVANCE PAYMENT of $16 to Jono at [masked] BEFORE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013.
No promises, but Jono is also going to look into getting us a special section of reserved seats (usually seating is only General Admission unreserved) so I need to know in advance a definite head count way ahead of time.
Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star together in this romantic “whodunit” caper set upon the picturesque backdrop of the luxurious French Riviera.
One of Hitchcock’s lighter films, TO CATCH A THIEF is renowned for its stunning visuals, and received an Oscar® for Best Cinematography. This classic was fashion-icon Kelly’s third and final film for the director before marrying the Prince of Monaco and retiring from acting.
The stylish film, with wardrobe by the legendary Edith Head, also received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Art Direction.
Parking: Unless you luck out and find a street metered parking space, you will likely need to park at a pay parking lot. Fees can vary from $5-8 (or more). You can also take the MTA Redline subway to the Pershing Square exit and walk 3 blocks to the theatre.