June 2, 2017

Lorre Film at the Stanford Theatre This Weekend

As part of their salute to “Classic Comedy”, the historic Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto, California, will show Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 2, 3, and 4, on a double-feature with Harvey (1950).

Arsenic and Old Lace will be shown at these times ~
  • Friday, June 2 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 3 – 3:25 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 4 – 3:25 pm and 7:30 pm
Before and after the 7:30 show, 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.

Arsenic and Old Lace opened at the Stanford on November 5, 1944, for a 4-day run of Sunday through Wednesday.

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.