Roman Holiday (1953) is a romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn (in her first American film), Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert; and is directed by William Wyler. Audrey Hepburn plays a royal princess who is on a tightly controlled European tour. The young princess wants to have some fun and while in Rome she escapes from her entourage to see the city. She meets Joe (played by Gregory Peck), who is an American reporter who works for a local newspaper. The princess does not reveal her identity and with a new haircut she can see the city incognito. Joe soon figures the regal background of his guest and offers to be her tour guide in hopes to get a scoop for his paper.
The film was nominated for ten Oscars (including Best Picture) and won three of them: Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn, Best Costume, and Best Writing. The American Film Institute has Roman Holiday at #4 on their list of the greatest American romantic films of all time just behind Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, and West Side Story.
We will meet at 6:30pm on the 4th floor in the area between the theatre entrance and Jack Astor's. You can spot the organizer (Mark) by looking for someone with black hair, white jeans and a blue and white messenger bag. At 6:40pm we will head to the theatre and attempt to get a group of seats together. The movie starts at 7:00pm. Make sure to get your ticket on the main floor before heading up to the 4th floor to meet us - the ticket booth is at street level behind the escalators. As there might be a line for getting tickets you may want to take advantage of getting your tickets ahead of time - visit the "Classic Film Series" page at Cineplex.com to buy your tickets online or visit the Yonge & Dundas Cineplex anytime before January 28th to buy your ticket. Tickets for this movie are just $6 (there are no discount for seniors or students).
After the movie I'd like to suggest that we go to the second floor Library of the Imperial Pub (54 Dundas St. East) which is just a short block away from the theatre. This place is relatively quiet, has quite a few drink options, and a inexpensive pub menu for those that wanna grab a bite.
If you wanna see Roman Holiday, but Monday evening does not work for you, a variety of Cineplex theatres are also showing the movie on Sunday May 5th (the day after Audrey's birthday) and Wednesday May 8th (use the Cineplex link above for a listing of show times)