Valentine's Day 2018

For Valentine’s it’s all about love here at Metrograph, where we pair low-down carnal desire with elevated, spiritual amour. Bring a date, treat yourself, and make a night of it upstairs in the cozy confines of the Commissary, with a cocktail, a sweet treat, or our special Valentine’s Day prix fixe dinner.

Ball of Fire


Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck make up one of the more attractive couples in screen history in this screwball Snow White & the Seven Dwarves fromscreenwriters Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, with easy, breezy charm for days.


3:00pm. 9:30pm

Murnau’s sublime masterwork captures in exaggerated expressionist language the gamut of feelings that can pass between a couple, from the wandering eye to homicidal indignity to the otherworldly transports of pure and perfect love.

Love Me Tonight


Maurice Chevalier’s very flirtatious tailor and Jeanette MacDonald’s prim princess are a match across class boundaries in Mamoulian’s innovative pre-Code musical, featuring Chevalier signature song “Isn’t it Romantic?” (Yes! Yes it is!)

Pleasures of the Flesh


Language is less crucial in this bold and brilliant bomb-thrower, Ôshima’s entry into the genre of pink-eiga softcore, which follows a lovelorn tutor as he burns through a pile of stolen cash on a point-of-no-return sex odyssey.

Wild Things

5:00pm. 9:30pm

After being redeemed by Murnau, squelch deep, deep down into the primal swampwater with McNaughton’s twisty, tawdry Miami-set erotic thriller, with Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon and more.


12:30pm. 9:30pm

More opposites attract in this wild amour fou ride that slashes like a riding crop, which kicks off with an unforgettable breaking-and-entering meet-cute between blue-collar bloke Gérard Depardieu and high-class dominatrix Bulle Ogier.

Our 4-course, prix-fixe menu is $65 per person and includes a Lamb’s Lettuce with corned duck breast, Candele Terrine or Timpano with pheasant, and finishes off with a choice of Angel Food or Flourless Chocolate Cake.

We’ll be serving two signature cocktails: the spicy mezcal Ball of Fire and the Maîtresse, with vodka, lillet blanc, lemon, strawberry and thyme.
With love, Metrograph