Join Nick & Nora as they solve a case in The Thin Man (1934), Feb 13, 7PM

The Thin Man

You’re invited to the party!

Nick and Nora Charles, with their wire-haired terrier Asta, manage to solve a mysterious crime, while barely interrupting their eternal cocktail party, and they do it with wit and elegance. 

Nick (William Powell) has just married beautiful and wealthy Nora (Myrna Loy) and happily “retired” as a private detective. However, Nora persuades Nick to help when he is told of a case involving a disappearance and stolen $50,000. Before long, murder occurs…but Nick and Nora are on the job, like everything they do, making it look like fun.

“The Thin Man”  plays on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00PM–all seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out.  Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer. In addition to the regular offerings, The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, flatbread, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.

Magick Lantern Theater in Richmond

Check out this little known film theater in Richmond! A recent article in Richmond Confidential alerted us about Magick Lantern.

A year ago, Woodbury wanted to open an art theater in the Bay Area and checked out Point Richmond. He quickly fell in love with the quaint, historic neighborhood and found a home for his dream. The early 20th century architecture, charming sidewalks, inviting storefronts and friendly denizens seemed like the perfect place for his little theater. But filling the seats isn’t easy.

“It’s really hard to get the word out,” he said.

…At the screening of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the amiable Woodbury smiled and laughed occasionally as he told his visitors of the slate of films coming up.

“We’ve got some really good stuff coming up, including — and this makes me feel old — the 50th anniversary of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ with The Beatles,” Woodbury said.

Read more: “One year after opening, Point Richmond art film theater struggles to find crowds,” by Kevin N. Hume, Richmond Confidential, January 20, 2014

The next film at Magick Lantern is “The Great Beauty,” is scheduled for Jan 24, 25, and 26. They have a separate program, “Classic Night” which plays every Thursday at 7:30 PM with free admission. Check out Magick Lantern’s website for more information.

The Magick Lantern website

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Start the new year with a Hitchcock! Suspicion (1941)

Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant in Suspicion (1941)Only Cary Grant could play Johnny, the main character in “Suspicion,” a charming rogue—or is he much, much more?

Johnny meets the shy, sheltered—and financially well-off–Lina (played by Joan Fontaine). The marriage of opposites follows soon after.

The story starts off light and charming, but as only Hitchcock can do, shades gradually and skillfully into tension, and riveting suspense.

Cary Grant became one of Hitchcock’s favorite leading men. And Joan Fontaine, at the age of 24, won the Best Actress Oscar for 1941 for her role in “Suspicion.”

“Suspicion”  plays on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00–all seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out.  Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer. In addition to the regular offerings, The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, flatbread, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.

Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.