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!
"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? One show only, in the Starlight Room. Grab a martini and enjoy Mike Nichols' classic film, featuring a score by Simon & Garfunkel. Starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. 106 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.