Past Meetup

"To Be or Not to Be" (1942): A GREAT comedy for our 201st event!

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The Stanford Theatre

221 University Ave · Palo Alto, CA

How to find us

Look for the Meetup signs in the balcony. In a pinch, call Russ: 650-773-8624.

Location image of event venue


If you'd like to dine, before the movie, please note that in your RSVP, so we can get a head count. We'll meet at Crepevine ( (click the name for info), starting at 5:45 PM. Order and pay at the counter. Non-diners, we'll meet you at the theater, around 7:10 PM, IN THE BALCONY.

To Be or Not To Be ( (1943) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: ~9:10 PM

Starring: Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Robert Stack
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Plot: "What he did to Shakespeare, we are doing now to Poland!" A troupe of hammy, Polish actors hoodwinks the occupying Nazis, in wartime Warsaw. Director Ernst Lubitsch's masterpiece is a comic gem: Both a heartfelt Valentine to the vanity of actors, and a trenchant satire on the power of art to defeat Fascism (no mean feat of confidence, in 1943!). One of the wittiest, funniest, and most original comedies Hollywood ever produced.

" some total conflict, if one side is making 'To Be or Not To Be' in the middle of a war and the other side is not -- you know which side to root for." -- David Thomson

If you're in the mood for more classic comedy, stick around for Preston Sturges' Unfaithfully Yours -- the greatest comedy about a non-murder ever made! If you're interested in staying for the double-bill, note that in your RSVP, and we can adjust plans, if enough people are interested.

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!