The Athenaeum’s Flicks on the Bricks 2014 Schedule

The Athenaeum’s Flicks on the Bricks series is back for the seventh year and kicks off this Thursday, August 7 with classic movies and wines on the patio of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Wine expert Barbara Baxter will introduce the wine that will be paired with each movie, then you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy some classic movies, snacks, and a relaxing balmy evening in La Jolla.

flicks on the bricks 2014

All movies will begin at 7:30pm and doors will open at 7pm. Tickets for the entire series are $60 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Here’s the complete schedule for Flicks on the Bricks 2014:

flicks on the bricks 2014Thursday, August 7: North by Northwest (1959, 136 min). Individual screenings: $17 members, $22 nonmembers.

The apotheosis of Alfred Hitchcock’s Hollywood career, North by Northwest is a fast, funny, and exciting American spy thriller starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason. A tale of mistaken identity, the film chronicles the journey of an innocent man being chased by agents of a mysterious organization. They’ll stop at nothing to thwart his interference in their plans to smuggle out microfilm containing government secrets.


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Thursday, August 14: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, 129 min)
Individual screenings: $17 members, $22 nonmembers

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote. Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. The trial and the events surrounding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s six-year-old daughter Scout (Mary Badham).

flicks on the bricks 2014Thursday, August 21Singin’ in the Rain (1952, 103 min) 
Individual screenings: $17 members, $22 nonmembers 

Hollywood, 1927: the silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can’t stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), whom he met while escaping his screaming fans.


Thursday, August 28: The Thomas Crown Affair (1999, 113 min)
Individual screenings: $17 members, $22 nonmembers 

When a priceless Monet painting is stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the police find themselves wondering which world-class art thief pulled the job. What they don’t know is that the thief wasn’t a professional, but an amateur. Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) was born poor but made his way through Oxford on a boxing scholarship. With his sharp sense for business and ruthless ambition, Crown has become a self-made billionaire; however, his luck runs out when top investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) is brought in to track down the culprit, and things go south for Crown.


The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is located at 1008 Wall Street in La Jolla. Head over to their website at to purchase tickets for a single movie or for the entire series.

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