Monday Night Series


The Spring Season Is Underway!

Syracuse Cinephile proudly announces the "brighter, sharper picture" and "more vibrant sound" of our new digital system!

The Spaghetti Warehouse suggests you arrive by 6:15 PM so can complete your meal before the show starts  SHOWTIME IS 7:30PM

4/6  WEEK-END IN HAVANA (1941)  IN COLOR!  Director: Walter Lang.  Cast: Alice Faye, John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, Cobina Wright Jr., George Barbier, Sheldon Leonard, Leonid Kinskey.  Lavish and entertaining Technicolor musical from 20th Century- Fox.  Cruise line executive Payne must show disgruntled customer Faye a good time in Havana.  Miranda and Romero add to the lively and tuneful fun.

4/13  MANPOWER (1941)  Director: Raoul Walsh.  Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Alan Hale, Eve Arden, Frank McHugh, Joyce Compton, Walter Catlett.  The fast-moving drama of two high-voltage power line workers (Robinson and Raft) and the woman with a past (Dietrich) who comes between them.  Don’t miss this chance to see three great legends working together in a powerful story.

4/20  EASY LIVING (1937)    Director: Mitchell Leisen.  Cast:  Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, William Demarest, Mary Nash.  Classic comedy (written by Preston Sturges) of an office worker (Arthur) who unexpectedly acquires an expensive fur coat discarded by a millionaire (Arnold)….and the suggestive rumors soon start flying!   An excellent cast and script make this one of the 1930s best screwball comedies! 


(First feature):  CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA  (1936) Director: H. Bruce Humberstone.   Cast:  Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry, William Demarest, Thomas Beck, Margaret Irving.  Chan (Oland) investigates the murders of members of an opera company….Who is the REAL murderer?

(Second feature):  SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN  (1944) Director: Roy William Neill.  Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey, Mary Gordon.  Holmes (Rathbone) is on the trail of a mysterious villainess (Sondergaard) who he believes is responsible for a series of bizarre “suicides”.  One of the most popular entries in Universal’s “Sherlock Holmes” series.

5/4  REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (1938)  Director: Allan Dwan.  Cast:  Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart, Bill Robinson, Helen Westley, Slim Summerville, William Demarest, Phyllis Brooks.  Shirley and a top-notch cast entertain in this sparkling musical-comedy that combines big-time radio broadcasting and rural living.  An enjoyable story and terrific songs, including Shirley singing a medley of her hits from previous films.

5/11  RANDOM HARVEST  (1942)  Director:  Mervyn LeRoy.  Cast:  Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters, Henry Travers, Reginald Owen.  MGM’s superb film version of James Hilton’s classic novel.  A WWI soldier with amnesia (Colman) is  destined to life in a mental institution…until a vivacious music hall entertainer (Garson) enters his life.  A beautiful story and excellent performances make this a film not to be missed 

5/18  DREAMBOAT  (1952)  Director: Claude Binyon.  Cast: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Elsa Lanchester, Anne Francis, Fred Clark, Jeffrey Hunter.  Fun and witty comedy of a distinguished college professor (Webb) who years ago had a career as a romantic heartthrob in silent films.  He has been able to keep his embarrassing past a secret….until his former leading lady (Rogers) begins hosting a TV show that shows their old movies!

5/25  NO SHOW  (Memorial Day)

6/1  THE BLACK SWAN (1942)  IN COLOR!   Director: Henry King. Cast:  Tyrone Power, Maureen O’Hara, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Thomas Mitchell, Anthony Quinn, George Zucco.  A lively and colorful swashbuckling adventure of rival pirate gangs in the Caribbean.  20th Century-Fox assembled a top-of-the-line cast for this one….Don’t miss it!

6/8  THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS  (1940)  Director: Joseph May.  Cast:  Vincent Price, Cedric Hardwicke, John Sutton, Nan Gray, Cecil Kellaway, Alan Napier.  A prisoner (Price) becomes invisible (and remains that way through most of the film) to clear himself of a wrongful murder charge.  A very entertaining and atmospheric film from Universal.

6/15  BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940 (1940).  Director:  Norman Taurog.  Cast:  Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter, Florence Rice.  Our season finale is this excellent MGM musical with a great Cole Porter score (including “Begin the Beguine” and “I Concentrate On You”).  A song-and-dance team (Astaire and Murphy) encounter professional and romantic opportunites, and eventually rivalries, with fellow dancer Powell.  With Astaire, Powell and Murphy in a musical, you just KNOW that there will be outstanding dancing…and there IS!     


  The Monday Night Series is Brought to you by Syracuse Cinephile

Located at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant  

 Programs begin at 7:30 PM

Please join us for dinner before the show

   We suggest you arrive for dinner no later than 6:15 PM  

so you can complete your meal before the show starts

  Showtime - 7:30 PM

  Members - $3.00 

Non-Members - $3.50 

Annual Membership - $5.00