La Jolla’s favorite outdoor movie series returns this month! On Thursdays at 7:30pm, head to The Athenaeum’s outdoor patio and enjoy classic movies and wine under the stars. Wine wizard Barbara Baxter will pair unique wines inspired by each movie. And, to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary this year, each movie will also feature a celebrity wine cocktail! Don’t miss a tasty cinema schedule starring juicy wines and fab appetizers generously provided by great restaurants.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957): August 4, sponsored by Aquavite
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe star. (117 min.) Paired with Champagne and international bubbles and Panzanella with local veggies from Acquavite.
To Have and Have Not (1944): August 11, sponsored by Whisknladle
A WWII American expatriate helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall star. (100 min). Paired with fab French wines and bites from Whisknladle.
Our Man in Havana (1959): August 18, sponsored by Puesto
Fun with British MI6 intelligence, a side job in espionage, a Spanish double agent, great music, chess, and cha-cha-cha! Alec Guinness and Maureen O’Hara star with Noel Coward and Burl Ives. (111 min.) Paired with Spanish wines for spies! Olé! Specialty appetizers created by Puesto.
To Catch a Thief (1955): August 25, sponsored by Burger Lounge
A reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation. He has to find the real thief to prove his innocence. A pure delight, this romantic thriller by Alfred Hitchcock stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. (103 min.) Paired with Italian Riviera wines and sliders from Burger Lounge. The evening will also feature a short, MERMAID, by Lyndsay Bloom.
SERIES OF ALL 4: $60 for members / $80 for nonmembers
INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS: $17 for members / $22 for nonmembers
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ljathenaeum.org.
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