Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Stanford Theatre


This weekend we went to see the Sound of Music at the Stanford Theatre. We haven’t had a traditional “date night” in a while, (words that have never been used to describe this pregnancy: predictable, adventuresome, outdoorsy) and this was a great plan for our night because it was 1) air conditioned and sitting down 2) a movie we love and 3) at a fun new place together.






Some of my all-time favorite nights out have been at silent film festivals or watching classic movies on the big screen. Everywhere else I’ve lived you had to be proactive about attending events like these, but we are lucky to live in an area with many theatres that specialize in showing silent films and classic Hollywood movies every day of the week. The Stanford Theatre uses real film for the movies it shows, and they have professional organists who accompany the silent films and perform before the show and during intermission. Plus we got a giant bucket of popcorn for $2.50. I can’t wait to go back.

britt

Date Details
Stanford Theatre 
221 University Avenue, Palo Alto
Tickets are $7

p.s. Another one of my favorite theatres in the Bay Area for silent films, classic movies, and even current box office hits.
p.p.s  And my favorite McSweeney's essay on this subject.

6 comments:

  1. I love that place. I admit to attending a movie or two by myself in college because I love it so much!

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    1. But seriously. And maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think I'd feel super "alone" while I was there alone because it's such an inviting space. Anyway, you can always call me if you don't want to go alone anymore :)

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    1. omg you would have loved this. This weekend they're showing My Fair Lady - you just have to move here.

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  3. that was such a fun night. thanks for going with me!

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    1. It was all your brilliant idea :) good thinking.

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