Past Meetup

"Some Came Running" (1958): Minnelli's morose, Midwestern melodrama

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If you'd like to have dinner after the movie, please note that in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. We'll go to Cafe Epi ( (click the name for info), around 7:30 PM. Order and pay at the counter. We'll meet at the theater, for the movie, at 4:45 PM, IN THE LOBBY.

The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket.

And now, on with the show!

Some Came Running ( (1958) Starts: 5:00 PM, Ends: ~7:20 PM

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Plot: With a director and cast like this, you might well be expecting a musical -- boy, would you be wrong! Based on the novel by James Jones (From Here to Eternity), the story follows a bitter, alcoholic veteran and once-successful author, as he drifts back to his hometown, in Indiana. His return stirs up not only old animosities, and a potential new flame, but also drags into town a Chicago floozie who fancies herself in love with him, and worse yet, her jealous, gambler boyfriend, who's not one to let her go. No one is going to have fun at this fair...!

Parking & Getting There

Click Here for a Google map to the Stanford Theatre
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!