Friday through Tuesday

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

In the days before Christmas, a new sales clerk is hired by a Budapest shop. She and the manager have a stressful relationship on the job, unaware that they have been conducting a romance as pen pals.

“Among the greatest of films ... The café conversation may be the best meeting in American Film.” David Thomson.

With James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Felix Bressart, Joseph Schildkraut, Sara Haden, William Tracy.

Directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Written by Samson Raphaelson, from the play by Nikolaus Laszlo. Photographed by William Daniels. MGM. 97 minutes.

Friday through Tuesday (December 19-23) at 7:30, plus weekend matinee at 3:35.

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

On his death, Don Ameche assumes that his philandering has destined him to Hell, but the remarkably urbane Devil insists on reviewing his entire life.

“Witty Samuel Raphaelson script helps makes this a delight.” Leonard Maltin.

With Don Ameche, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main, Eugene Pallette, Allyn Joslyn, Spring Byington, Signe Hasso, Louis Calhern.

Directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch. Written by Samson Raphaelson, from the play Birthdays by Lazlo Bus-Fekete. Photographed by Edward Cronjager. Twentieth Century-Fox. 112 minutes.

Friday through Tuesday (December 19-23) at 5:25 and 9:20.

 

Wednesday (sold out)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Spend Christmas Eve with the Baileys at the Stanford Theatre. It is our most important tradition!

With James Stewart, Henry Travers, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, H.B. Warner, Frank Albertson, Samuel S. Hinds, Mary Treen.

Directed and produced by Frank Capra. Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra. Photographed by Joseph Walker, Joseph Biroc. Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. RKO/ Liberty Films. 130 minutes.

Wednesday (December 24) at 9:00 PM. Tickets are sold out.