Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Joseph Clayes III Gallery

The Athenaeum's "Flicks on the Bricks" Series

La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a La Jolla Connection


Underworld U.S.A. (1961) August 15

Mirage (1965) August 22 

Sudden Fear (1952) August 29


Thursdays at 7:30 PM this August

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 14th year. 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 will again be curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and writer D. A. Kolodenko, who curated our 2018 series “San Diego Film Noir.”

This summer, our focus on vintage crime and mystery continues with La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a La Jolla Connection.The three films we’re featuring are: Underworld USA (1961)—starring Cliff Robertson, La Jolla born and raised; Mirage (1965)—starring Gregory Peck, La Jolla born and raised; and Sudden Fear (1952)—starring Joan Crawford, who had a vacation residence in La Jolla.


Accomando is currently in the midst of hosting a yearlong noir film series at Digital Gym Cinema featuring the exciting films of “pre-code” 1930s Hollywood. The series is programmed by Film Geeks SD and screens a classic pre-code film one Sunday a month. Kolodenko’s article about Graham Greene will be featured this year in Noir City Magazine. He is currently working on a biography of Los Angeles novelist and screenwriter Marty Holland.


Brush up on your TRIVIA as there will be PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS at each screening.


Flicks on the Bricks Year 14! 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!


Outdoor Patio

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

Click here for directions


Series of 3 films: $30 member / $45 nonmember

Individual Screenings: $12 member / $17 nonmember




Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.