Join Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers "dancing cheek to cheek...." in the Starlight Room. This delightfully frothy romp from 1935 is cinematic champagne. It's the first film written specifically for the famed dancing duo. With 11 fabulous songs from Irving Berlin. 101 min.
Rough and tough Geoff Carter (Cary Grant) runs a tiny airline that cannot afford to miss any flights, despite the dangers along many of the routes. When Bonnie Lee (Jean Arthur), a performer who is falling for him, sees that Geoff is preparing to fly in violent weather conditions, she takes measures to make him stay. She's successful in her attempt, and two of his employees are forced to make the flight for him -- but Bonnie may have been correct about the potential peril of that flight.
A side-splittingly wacky film from 1949. Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys.
Guys and Dolls - Classics @ the Starlight
Starlight Classics Night! Gambler Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra) has few options for the location of his big craps game in this dashing musical. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson (Marlon Brando) that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown (Jean Simmons) out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide (Vivian Blaine), wants him to go legit and marry her. 150 min.
To Catch a Thief - Classics @ the Starlight
A Hitchcock romantic comedy? An anomaly for Hitchcock at the time of release, causing some consternation among critics. Sure, there's a mystery to be solved, but that’s secondary: the film soars as a devilish tete-a-tete between Grant and Grace Kelly, complete with an unbelievably innuendo-filled fireworks scene in a Cote D'Azur bedroom and an anxiety-inducing first-person car ride through the cliffs of the French Riviera, while Grant scoffs throughout. A visual delight filmed in impeccable VistaVision. PG, 107 min.
Room at the Top - Starlight Classics Night
Classics Night! New-in-town, working-class Laurence Harvey sets his sights way high – on the daughter of his gloweringly formidable boss – but finds himself diverted by the more mature and sensuous Simone Signoret, in an Academy Award-winning performance, with another one going to Neil Paterson for his adaptation of the steamy John Braine novel. “Permanently altered the social content of British cinema.” – Roy Sherwood. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
The Misfits - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night. While filing for a divorce Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland (Clark Gable) and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli (Eli Wallach). The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift) arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
The Palm Beach Story - Starlight Room
A laugh-a-minute screwball comedy romance! This delicious film finds married couple Tom (Joel McCrea) and Gerry Jeffers (Claudette Colbert) in a strained relationship, largely due to financial difficulties. Gerry decides to leave Tom, a struggling architect, and head to Palm Beach in order to marry a wealthy man who could fund Tom's projects. When Tom follows Gerry, they cross paths with the quirky millionaire John D. Hackensacker III (Rudy Vallee) and his chatty, husband-seeking sister, Princess Centimillia (Mary Astor). Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Forty Guns - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night! Brooklyn born Barbara Stanwyck shows her rough and tumble side as a gunslinging dame who can rustle cattle and scoundrels with the best of 'em. In this rowdy western, there's a showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck), the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Gilda - Starlight Room
Rita Hayworth in one of her most iconic roles! Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, he manages to talk his way into a job with the casino's owner, the powerful Ballin Mundson (George Macready). The two form an uneasy partnership based off their mutual lack of scruples until Mundson introduces Farrell to his beautiful new wife, Gilda (Rita Hayworth), who just happens to be Farrell's ex-lover. Not rated, 110 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
The Philadelphia Story - Starlight Room
This epic screwball farce is also a romantic gem, starring Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart and Cary Grant. When a feisty heiress' ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she finds herself torn between two devilishly handsome suitors. Hijinks ensue. Not rated, 112 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Holiday - Starlight Room
Johnny (Cary Grant) seems like a solid match for Julia (Doris Nolan), the socialite daughter of Edward Seton (Henry Kolker). Assured that Johnny is a worthy suitor, Edward approves of the pairing. But, as Johnny's wanderlust surfaces -- he is more interested in traveling than in business -- Edward starts to have doubts. Johnny also begins to wonder if he might not be a better match for Linda (Katharine Hepburn), Julia's outspoken younger sister, with whom he has much more in common. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
All About Eve - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night! This 1950 film about a diva actress fighting tooth and nail to keep her job and her man is a celebration of the true steel genius of Bette Davis. Also starring a sassy Celeste Holm, a wily Anne Baxter, a hilarious Thelma Ritter and a very young and undiscovered Marilyn Monroe. "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Not rated, 138 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Starlight Room
Classic's Night! The inestimable Randle McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) makes his Starlight Room debut. Based on the Ken Kesey best seller. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
The Awful Truth - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night! Jerry (Cary Grant) and Lucy (Irene Dunne) are a married couple who doubt each other's fidelity: Jerry suspects Lucy and her music teacher of spending an evening together, and Lucy is convinced Jerry lied about a business trip. When the jealous pair file for divorce, both rush into new relationships, but quickly realize their love never died. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Ball of Fire - Starlight Room
Another screwball classic from director Howard Hawks! Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. The pursuit of knowledge leads to the pursuit of love in this zany film. The plot revolves around eight professors working on an encyclopedia, including grammar expert Bertram Potts (Cooper). In performing some field research into slang terminology, Bertram meets nightclub performer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Stanwyck). Intrigued by her colorful language, Bertram asks for her help, but Sugarpuss is actually the one in need of help, as the police are looking for her. 111 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
From Here to Eternity - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night! FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) is the powerful, realistic story (and fierce indictment) of the lives of American military men (and their women) stationed in peacetime Hawaii in the summer and fall before the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in late 1941 and the US entrance into WW II. With Deborah Kerr, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Harvey - Starlight Room
This hilariously wacky 1950 James Stewart comedy is a true delight. Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit: Harvey. His family begins to worry he's gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, his sister admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself... Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Meet Me in St. Louis - Starlight Room
Starlight Classics Night! Judy Garland is superb in this Vincente Minelli directed musical about a family in St. Louis. Featuring the songs "The Boy Next Door", "The Trolley Song", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and more. With romance, comedy and very big hats! 113 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
A Matter of Life and Death - Starlight Room
“One of the most audacious films ever made - in its grandiose vision, and in the cozy English way it’s expressed… The special effects show a universe that never existed until this movie was made, and the vision is breathtaking in its originality.” – Roger Ebert. A romantic, otherworldly whimsical fantasy about a RAF flyboy in limbo, waiting to get to heaven. Starlight Classics Nights always sell out, get your tickets early! Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Moonstruck - Starlight Room
A special Valentine's Day event! One of the most deliciously romantic movies of all time, starring Cher (who won an Oscar for her performance), Nic Cage, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello. No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. 102 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Sunset Boulevard - Classics @ the Starlight
"Alright, Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up!" This 1950 film noir by Billy Wilder and starring Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond is a true classic. An aging silent film queen refuses to accept her stardom has ended and hires a screenwriter to mastermind her comeback. He believes he can manipulate her, but soon finds he is quite wrong. His ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a cavalcade of violence, madness, and death. 110 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
It's a Wonderful Life - Rose Theatre
The timeless Frank Capra film starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed! PG, 130 min.
Michelangelo Antonioni's tremendous 1966 film starring David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave. A young fashion photographer snaps some candid shots of a man and woman in a park, only to discover later he may have witnessed a murder. An evocative slice of the late 60's London milieu, rife with beautiful models, desire and ennui.
Starlight Classics Night! This joyful dancing spectacle from 1936 features the fizzy dancing duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Astaire is a dancing gambler who falls for the light-as-a-feather Rogers, a dance instructor. May we recommend accompanying your movie with a bottle of champagne?
The Invisible Man - Starlight Classics Night
The classic pre-code science fiction horror film from 1933 with twists and turns aplenty! While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor and his fiancée, it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.
Starlight Classics presents this legendary film by David Lean. Expressionistic noir photography suffuses Oliver Twist (1948) with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. Here Alec Guinness is the quintessential Fagin, in a controversial performance. With a special introduction by Los Angeles film scholar Ted Walch. Not rated, 105 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
7/19 & 7/22
The classic film comes to the Starlight. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, directed by Steven Spielberg. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. Rated PG, 124 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
In the Heat of the Night
An iconic film of the American cinema. Sydney Poitier plays Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia homicide detective who becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it. A tense and powerful thriller. "They call me MISTER Tibbs!"
Member Screening: The Graduate
A special screening just for Rose Members! All tickets $5. Open to all member levels, in honor of the film's 50th anniversary. "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me." One of the greatest movies from the '60s is still one of the best movies of all time. And when was the last time you saw it on the big screen? Enjoy Mike Nichols' classic film (4K restoration), featuring an incredible score by Simon & Garfunkel. Starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. 106 min.
In honor of our friend Robert Osborne, we are presenting his favorite classic film. A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Directed by Otto Preminger. Not rated, 88 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
The Lion in Winter
A riotous classic featuring two blazing stars of the screen, Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn. The year is 1183. Like many a modern-day politician, Britain's King Henry II (O'Toole) finds it occasionally useful to take his wife out of mothballs and parade her before the public. Henry's Queen Eleanor (Hepburn), long exiled to a faraway castle, is invited to join Henry and their three sons for a family reunion. And then the fun really begins... PG, 134 min.
Singin' in the Rain
The classic film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Conner hits the Starlight screen! This timeless movie musical comedy never gets old.
Romeo and Juliet
Starlight Classics Night. Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film adaption of Shakespeare's famous love story stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. It will sell out fast, get your tickets soon!
This legendary crime thriller starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Roy Scheider comes to Starlight Classics Night! Directed by Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men). Fonda plays a savvy New York call girl, whose former client may be wrapped up in a missing persons case. Sutherland plays the cop trying to get to the bottom of it. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Bonnie and Clyde
Catch Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, and the film debut of Gene Wilder in this classic movie about the notorious bank-robbing pair. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant’s suave, mysterious stranger. A glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit. Not rated, 113 min. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 min. before show time.
The 400 Blows
François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of his cinematic counterpart, Antoine, the film sensitively re-creates the trials of his own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. It marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave. With a special introduction by The 400 Blows scholar Ted Walch. Not rated, 99 min. + post-film Q&A. The Starlight Room seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
Famed master director David Lean shines with Brief Encounter (1945) a passionate and heartbreakingly romantic film about a woman considering an affair with a stranger she meets on a train. Tremendous performances and stunning noir-like visuals, accompanied by a swooning Rachmaninoff score. Explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance. Long considered one of the best films of its generation. Not rated, 86 min.
The More the Merrier
A riotous and wickedly funny screwball comedy from 1943 that has recently been rediscovered by classic movie buffs. Rocky viewed it at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival this spring and deemed it a real knee-slapper. The director George Stevens craftily found many ways to deliberately tweak the noses of the Hays Office, in charge of film censorship. Discover it for yourself! Not rated, 104 min. Only 46 seats, will sell out in advance.
All the President's Men
The classic film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, with Jason Robards as editor Ben Bradlee. Uncovering the story of the century and getting to the root of the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, this thrilling journalistic detective story is a work of art.
The Coen Brothers' hilariously dark film returns for its 20th anniversary! A meticulously told fable about getting what you wish for. Set in the barren snow-covered fields of North Dakota. Starring Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. R, 98 min.
This Marx Brother's political satire is next up in our Starlight Classics film series. All four brothers are in this riotous flick, which captures their true subversive and hilarious spirit. Featuring classic Marx Bros. player Margaret Dumont. Movies in this series always sell out, so get your tickets now!
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
As the 2015 mind-bending, presidential campaign continues to cause me to scratch my gray head, I thought - at least for one Starlight night - we need to return to 1939 for a healthy dose idealism, courtesy of Frank Capra and James Stewart. The result of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington was an immediate backlash from politicians, but cheers from critics and audiences. Costarring Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. 129 min.
This classic French heist film was an international hit in 1955 and re-established Jules Dessin as a major director. The film's most famous sequence is the 28-minute heist scene, played without a line of dialogue or a note of music is still one of the most nerve-racking sequences on film. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals around the world. 122 min.
Rear Window is considered by many moviegoers, critics and scholars to one of Alfred Hitchcock's best, and one of the greatest movies every made. James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr star in this thriller about a wheelchair-bound photographer who becomes convinced that one of this neighbors has committed murder. 112 min.
The Third Man
SOLD OUT. In post-war Vienna, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) arrives to meet up with his old friend Harry Lime, only to find that he's dead - or is he? As a stranger in a strange land, he descends through levels of deception, and as he discovers his own friend's corruption, the moral choices loom. The Third Man is a triumph of atmosphere, with its stars in perhaps their most iconic roles. 93 min.
Considered by many critics, filmmakers and fans to be the greatest film every made, Citizen Kane is particularly praised for its cinematography, music and narrative structure, which was innovative for its time. A special evening in the Starlight, with film introduction by Peninsula College's Bruce Hattendorf. Don't miss this beauty on the big screen! 119 min.
My Man Godfrey
Carole Lombard and William Powell star in this hilarious screwball comedy about a wealthy young woman who falls for the homeless man she's hired as her eccentric family's butler. To add to the magic, director Gregory La Cava and screenwriter Morrie Ryskind preferred to finish the script on the set, working from the actors' improvisations.
His Girl Friday
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy star in Howard Hawks's delightful screwball comedy from 1940 about a a newspaper editor who uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from marry a rather bland insurance salesman. One show only!
On the Waterfront
SOLD OUT. Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb star in one of the greatest films of all time. Based on "Crime on the Waterfront," a series articles that won the Pulitzer Prize, the stories detail widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It went on to receive 12 Academy Award nominations. 108 min.
Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Edward Everett Horton star in one of George Cukor's best films. It's a marvelous, sophisticated comedy about a prototype dropout (Grant in one of his best performances) who takes a rich, upper class family by storm. One show only, in the Starlight Room. 95 min.
It Happened One Night
This sweet, romantic screwball comedy never loses its beguiling appeal. Don't miss Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in this delightful classic and 5-time Oscar winner (1934). One show only, in the Starlight Room!