September 1, 2017

Labor Day with Lorre at the Stanford Theatre

The historic Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, California, salutes classic films of the Warner Bros. studio, including the Peter Lorre double-feature of The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Sept. 2, 3, and 4, 2017.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown at 5:40 pm and 9:30 pm on all three days.

Casablanca will be shown at these times ~
  • Saturday, Sept. 2 – 3:40 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Sept. 3 – 3:40 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Monday, Sept. 4 – 7:30 pm only
The Warner Bros. film fest runs from Sunday, July 2, to Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. The complete schedule is available on the cinema’s website.

Before and after the 7:30 pm showing of Casablanca, one of the Stanford’s “Masters of the Mighty Wurlitzer” will play the Wurlitzer theater organ during the intermission.

Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over). Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the show.

The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Look for the cinema’s large neon marquee – a landmark along University Avenue in the downtown area.

Parking is available at meters along the street in front of the cinema, as well as two parking garages within two blocks of the Stanford. The Bryant / Lytton Parking Garage is located at 445 Bryant Avenue, one block north of University Avenue. The High Street Parking Garage is located at 528 High Street, one block south of University Avenue.

For more information, please call the Stanford Theatre at 650-324-3700.

Opening in 1925, the Stanford Theatre was Palo Alto’s premier movie theater. Most of the classic films the cinema now plays – including many Lorre movies – appeared in this cinema on their initial run, when the program changed two or three times a week. On the venue’s website are the original weekly schedules from 1925 through to 1961. The Maltese Falcon opened at the Stanford on Jan. 29, 1942, for a 3-day run from Thursday to Saturday, on a double-bill with Design for Scandal.

Casablanca opened at the Stanford on Feb. 24, 1943, for a 4-day run from Thursday to Saturday, on a double-bill with The Hidden Hand, plus the Donald Duck cartoon, “Spirit of ‘43”.

In 1987, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation purchased and restored the cinema. Now owned by the Stanford Theatre Foundation, the cinema presents classic Hollywood movies.

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