Monday Matinees

The Shop Around the Corner

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

1940, 1 hr 37 min, NR

Cast: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR negative PCR test (within 72 hours) required for entry.

Audience capped at 75 attendees. Masks required unless actively eating or drinking. All seats marked for distancing (green=open, red=closed).

Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) are employees at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest. Klara and Alfred are constantly at odds with each other, butting heads and disagreeing on almost everything. Both are enamored of their respective pen pals, who serve as welcome distractions in their lives. Little do they know, they are each the other’s pen pal and, despite outward differences, have unwittingly fallen in love through their letters.