"Julia had many Bay Area connections," Balboa owner Gary Meyer told us. "She went to high school at the Branson School in Marin County, and she started the American Institute of Wine & Food in Napa." On Saturday, bring a home-baked birthday cake to the Balboa and you'll get free admission to any screening of Julie & Julia that day. Afternoon and evening show times are 1:35, 4:20, 7:00, and 9:25.
Oh, and the cakes? They'll be shared by your fellow filmgoers.