Monday, June 15, 2009

Downtown movie mania

I'm a huge, huge movie nerd when it comes to classic films. It's not uncommon for me to stay in on a Friday night to catch something on AMC or TCM. But even better than staying in to see a classic flick is to see it on the big screen in a grand theatre the way God intended.

Which is why it is SO AWESOME that both the Tennessee Theatre and the Bijou are showing films these days.

Tennessee Theatre's offerings are part of its Summer Movie Magic series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids. The same film is shown Friday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. As part of your admission, you are treated to a mini concert by Bill Snyder, the resident organist, on the Mighty Wurlitzer. It's well worth the price of admission, and they've got some good offerings. Check the calendar here. I cannot wait for Robert Redford in The Sting and Elvis weekend (which just happens to coincide with Elvis week in Memphis).

Movies at the Bijou has been ongoing for a few months now. Some friends of the Wigshop and I caught The Big Lebowski there a while back, which came complete with patrons dressed as the Dude. Tickets are only $5, and the same film is shown Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. And in many cases, you'll get a double feature, like Easy Rider and Two Lane Blacktop in middle July and Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club (you'll find me there) at the end of July. Schedule is here.

No word yet if the Knox County Library is doing Movies on Market Square this year. Does anyone know?

5 comments:

Discordia said...

Labyrinth and the Dark Crystal? Oh wow.

And of course now Dance Magic Dance is stuck in my head.

em said...

I suggested to Knoxville Films/Bijou that they should do a Muppets double feature. Maybe next year...because that would be awesome!

The Modern Gal said...

That is, in fact, what these lineups are missing. Or a Muppet Show marathon!

max. said...

Don't forget Barley's on Tuesday nights with $2 pints!

Discordia said...

...but mellow mushroom has 2 dollar pints and trivia on tuesday...