Cornell University

An Elegant Winter Party and Benefit for Cornell Cinema featuring a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film Champagne

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:15pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

party starts at 7:15/Champagne at 9:00

$45 general ($55 at the door)/$25 student ($35 at the door)

1928 > UK > Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

With Betty Balfour, Gordon Harker

The evening kicks off with a reception - featuring a complimentary glass of delicious, bubbly champagne for all (of age) party-goers courtesy of Sparrow's Wine Legend - during which time local musician A.J. Strauss will provide jazzy piano music, and patrons will enjoy scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, courtesy of some of Ithaca's finest dining and catering establishments, as well as a cash bar. After mingling, munching, and sipping, there will be drawings for an array of fabulous door prizes before Dr. Carli takes the stage, and Champagne lights up the screen as the closing installment of our Selections from the Hitchcock 9 series. Champagne (1928), stars an extremely appealing Betty Balfour as the frivolous flapper daughter of a millionaire who decides to teach her a lesson by feigning bankruptcy. The film features fabulous art deco sets and was a smash when it screened at the BAM Rose Cinemas last year. With live musical accompaniment by the always-fabulous Dr. Philip Carli, the film is a delightful romp with definitive Hitchcockian touches, and the perfect way to combat the winter blues. Tickets available now at and starting Monday, February 17 from the Cornell Cinema Office, 104 Willard Straight Hall, from 9am – 5pm. More party details at A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. DCP

1 hr 45 min

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Film, Music


Cornell Cinema


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$45 general ($55 at the door)/$25 student ($35 at the door)

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