Past Meetup

Sunset Boulevard (1950) William Holden, Gloria Swanson - Screening Room - $8



On Saturday, September 21st we will be showing the classic movie Sunset Boulevard from 1950. This Drama film was Directed by Billy Wilder and stars William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Nancy Olson and (Famous Silent Film Director) Erich Von Stroheim also look for Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday from the Dragnet T.V. series ) as Artie Joe’s friend, Hedda Hopper and Cecil B. DeMille as themselves and H.B. Warner (, Buster ( (, Anna Q. Nilsson ( in the card game scene as themselves.

The story is set in 1950’s Hollywood. An obscure small-time screenwriter Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, full of debt and thinking of returning to his hometown to work in an office. While one day trying to escape from his creditors, has a flat tire and parks his car in the driveway of a decadent crumbling mansion on Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner a former silent-movie star goddess, Norma Desmond, who lives alone with only her butler/driver Max von Mayerling. Norma has turned into a demented recluse and believes she will return to the silver screen one day soon. She is protected and isolated from the world by Max, who loves her. Norma proposes that Joe moves into the mansion and help her in write a screenplay for her comeback to the silver screen, and the small-time writer becomes her lover and gigolo. But when Joe falls in love with a young aspiring writer named Betty Schaefer, Norma becomes jealous and completely insane. Will her madness lead to a tragic end for all involved?


TIME: 7:15 PM



COST: $8.00

Driving - The Screening Room is located at Fairview Mall at the corner of Don Mills Rd. and Sheppard. Since we're all coming from different directions I suggest going to and click on "Get Directions." Your destination address is 1800 Sheppard Ave. East.

Transit - From the Yonge/University Line, Go to Sheppard Station and then take the Sheppard Subway Line to Don Mills Station. From the Bloor/Danforth Subway Line, go to Pape Station and take the #25, Don Mills bus to Don Mills Station. Don Mills Station leads right to Fairview Mall. For further TTC info call 416-393-4636 & dial O to speak with a live person.

Free Mall Parking!! Try to park near Shopper's Drug Mart.

Once you're in the mall, go to the 2nd level. The SilverCity Cineplex is between Purdy's Chocolates and Shopper's Drug Mart. At SilverCity, go up the escalator and immediately turn left. From there you will see the lounge and screening room. Dave and Alex will be your hosts.

After the film we can hang together and discuss "Sunset Boulevard" in The Screening Room or in The Lounge.

We'll see you at the movies!!