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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947): Love never dies
If you want to meet for dinner after the movie, note "Dinner" in the comments, so we can gauge interest. Meet on the balcony landing around 5:20 PM. The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket. (Seniors: $5.) Please consider making a contribution to keep this Meetup running. Meetup's annual organizer fees are nearly $200, so please, click on this link, and make a contribution ( Thank you. And now, on with the show! The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) Starts: 5:35 PM Ends: 7:20 PM Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Natalie Wood Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz Plot: At the turn of the 20th Century, a beautiful, young widow decides to leave London -- and her shrewish in-laws -- for a cottage by the sea. What she doesn't count on is sharing the property with the previous owner -- a now dead sea captain. One of Hollywood's greatest romances, the movie only gets better with age. Charles Lang's cinematography is a textbook in classic, Hollywood, visual style. Bernard Herrmann's underrated score is one of his finest -- and foreshadows his Vertigo music a decade later. Parking Near the Stanford 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 on 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!! This Meetup costs nearly $200 a year, just in the Meetup Organizer fees alone. We operate on a voluntary contribution basis (just like PBS), and we encourage you to make an annual contribution of $15, or whatever you can afford, to help defray the costs. Click on this link, to make a contribution ( Thank you.

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Citizen Kane, Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Ninotchka, The Searchers, Vertigo. If titles like these don't start your cinematic blood racing -- and especially if they do -- it's time to rediscover the treasures of Hollywood's "Golden Age" (1930-1950), as they were meant to be seen: on the big screen!

The Classic Films Meetup is all about seeing great movies with other classic film fans. Our base of operations is the beautifully restored Stanford Theatre, in Palo Alto, with occasional forays to other movie palaces, like the Castro, in SF. We (almost) always start with dinner and conversation, before heading to the screening, then regroup to chat after. If that sounds like fun, join us!

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