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Ball of Fire (1941) & Christmas in Connecticut (1945): Domestic deception

If you'd like to have dinner after the movies, please note that when you RSVP (add a Comment, using the "Join the Conversation" box), so we can get a head count. We'll go to Cafe Epi (click for info). We'll meet on the balcony landing around 3:15 PM, before the first movie. Dinner will be around 7:30 PM, after Christmas in Connecticut.

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

And now, on with the show!

Ball of Fire (1941) Starts: 3:30 PM, Ends: ~5:20 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Oscar Homolka, Dana Andrews
Director: Howard Hawks
Plot: Sexy, sassy, singer, Sugarpuss O'Shea (Stanwyck), needs to hide from the mob, and she finds the perfect pigeon in Prof. Bertram Potts (Cooper), and his half-dozen academics, who need help researching American slang. It's a warped take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, as only writers Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett could imagine it!

Then, Stanwyck feigns a more conventional domesticity

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Starts: 5:35 PM, Ends: ~7:20 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall
Director: Peter Godfrey
Plot: The country's most famous food writer and domestic goddess is a complete fake -- a fact she's been able to keep well hidden. But when her boss invites himself and a newly minted, WWII naval hero to her "farm," for a blockbuster, Christmas, homecoming story, she has to scramble more than eggs to protect her deception...

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!

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  • Jim C. B.

    Dinner as well.

    April 10, 2014

  • Lisa


    April 8, 2014

  • David L.


    April 6, 2014

  • MAG

    I recommend these two very highly and encourage people to see them. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town.

    April 6, 2014

  • Philippe

    Here we go again! On a Saturday! And with one of my favorite actor: Gary Cooper. Guess I will have to see it all by myself on a week day. Thanks Russ!

    April 6, 2014

  • Melodie

    put me down for dinner, thanks

    April 6, 2014

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