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 be curated and presented by KPBS film critic Beth Accomando and noir aficionado D. A. Kolodenko.


This summer will feature La Jollans of Noir: Vintage Crime Thrillers Starring Actors with a La Jolla Connection. This includes 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 a yearlong noir film series at Digital Gym Cinema called Noir on the Boulevard. The series is programmed by Film Geeks SD and screens a classic noir one Sunday a month and a neo-noir every other month on a Monday night. Kolodenko is guest blogging on KPBS Cinema Junkie with a column about the Noir Book of the Month Club, focusing on the literary sources of the classic noir films screening at Digital Gym Cinema.


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


Flicks on the Bricks Year 12! 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!


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library outdoor patio

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037


SERIES OF ALL 3: $30 for members / $45 for nonmembers

INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS: $12 for members / $17 for nonmembers



Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.