Thu Aug 11, 7:30 PM - Thu Aug 11, 10:00 PM

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street, San Diego, CA 92037

Community: San Diego


The Athenaeum’s popular film series, Flicks on the Bricks, returns in August for its 16th year with films with The Lubitsch Touch.

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Thursdays, August 11, 18 & 25, 2022



Must be 21+

The Athenaeum's outdoor movie series, Flicks on the Bricks makes it possible for you to enjoy classic movies that you love while enjoying the beautiful summer night on the patio of the Athenaeum.

The Athenaeum’s popular film series, Flicks on the Bricks, returns in August for its 16th year with The Lubitsch Touch.

Guests are invited to join us on the outdoor patio for balmy summer nights and screenings of classic cinema al fresco.

Series tickets for the open-air theater include three memorable films.

This year the film series are curated and presented by KPBS film critic, arts reporter, and host of the Cinema Junkie podcast, Beth Accomando.

She also programs films for Film Geeks San Diego.

Accomando thought audiences needed some romance and sophisticated humor to brighten their summer.

So here is a trio of effervescent films from Ernst Lubitsch. After making sex comedies in his native Germany, Lubitsch came to Hollywood to introduce an elegant subtlety, visual wit, and sly innuendo—which came to be known as “the Lubitsch Touch”—to American romantic comedies.

The films showcased are: One Hour With You (with a charming Maurice Chevalier [1932]), Trouble in Paradise (Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis and Herbert Marshall in a witty menage a trois [1933]), and Ninotchka (which famously boasted "Garbo laughs" [1939]).

Flicks on the Bricks Year 16! Another tantalizing offering of outdoor cinema on the Athenaeum patio in the heart of La Jolla. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Come join the Athenaeum for hot summer fun!

INDIVIDUAL FILMS: $15 member / $20 nonmember

SERIES OF 3 FILMS: $39 member / $54 nonmember

The films will be shown in person and outdoors on the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library patio.

There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. Priority seating will be given to Donor level members and above.

These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.

Masks are optional. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 48 hours of the event is required. Event capacity is limited to 70% for now.

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