"Shanghai Express" and/or food and/or libations
posted February 26, 2013 12:03 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun March 3 at 3:10 PM, Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
Next Sunday (March 3) the Roxie (16th and Mission) is screening the rarely-seen pre-code classic "Shanghai Express"- directed by Joseph Von Sternberg and starring the incomparable Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong. Meetup fun could occur before, after, and during, depending on preferences.
Screenings are at 3:30 and 7:30, which gives interested parties different options for pre- or post- drinking and nourishment and in joining in for the movie or not, with many appealing options right in the neighborhood. I was thinking maybe the matinee and then some early booze or eats (people could opt in as they see fit), but am open depending on schedules and preferences.

Plot summary: crazy shit goes down on a train. And you've got Marlene to look at.

From the Roxie homepage:
Set almost entirely aboard the thundering Shanghai Express, a world of romantic intrigue erupts when the notorious Shanghai Lili, "a woman who lives by her wits along the China coast," is thrust into the role of saving the life of a famed British surgeon---a man who was her lover five years earlier! A dazzling visual spectacle, exploding with undeniable eroticism, this essential pre-code masterpiece is not to be missed on the big Roxie screen! Starring Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland. Directed by Joseph von Sternberg. Cinematography by Lee Garmes. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 80 mins. 1932.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Meetup (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Agree on matinee suggestion, and I might try to see the other half of the double feature (no extra charge) at 1:30. So that's both in case anyone wants to join me, and a vote for food/beer after.
posted by eugenen at 11:28 AM on February 27, 2013

This sounds like it could be fun.
posted by subbes at 7:48 PM on February 28, 2013

Great. Why don't interested parties meet outside the theater at 3:10 to get tickets and seats, and then find someplace for drinks and such afterwards? Alternately, people are welcome to suggest such a place if people just want to come to the post-movie part of the afternoon and want a definite location.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 4:20 PM on March 1, 2013

This sounds like fun— count me in!
posted by yaymukund at 5:14 PM on March 1, 2013

Bah, work has ruined this for me. Sorry everyone.
posted by eugenen at 9:46 AM on March 3, 2013

Hi, I'm home at last. The movie was wonderful, and it was very nice to see you both!
posted by yaymukund at 7:30 PM on March 3, 2013

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