Celebrate Christmas with Videology!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The smell of pine is in the air and a thin layer of white powder makes the sidewalks gleam; lights decorate the windows, and the warmth of a cup of hot chocolate is never too far. Maybe you can stay a bit longer and have an extra drink at the bar to fight the cold, and no place is quite as warm as a movie theater.
And you’re in luck, because this December, we’ll be showing holiday “classics” old and new! On December 8th, warm your heart with a piping glass of mulled wine and perhaps the quintessential Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there. Each ticket includes a glass of Mulled Wine “heavy on the cinnamon and light on the cloves” just like Clarence orders!
Oh, and remember that brewery in Bruges that ran a beer pipeline underneath the city for quicker distribution (and a really cool story)? Its construction hasn’t made it across the Atlantic yet (though we’ve been told Videology would be their first stop,) but the beer has! With each ticket to In Bruges we’ll be including a bottle of that Straffe Hendrik Tripel Beer for you to savor while appreciating the fact that you don’t have to be in fucking Bruges to enjoy their beer
“In Bruges serves as a reminder that you can crawl out from underneath the weight of the Christmas season and emerge anew, that the near-constant reminder of the passage of time can inspire you to live in the moment. If at its best Christmas is about finding the light amidst all the darkness, then In Bruges celebrates the epiphanic understanding one reaches when they discover there’s still hope through all the suffering, even if it comes just a little too late.” –AV Club
On December 18, we’re bringing back Love Actually! Whether you love it sincerely, love it ironically, or hate it but just can’t look away, we welcome you to join us. Specialty peppermint cocktails as sweet and decadent as the movie itself will be in ample supply!
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
As Christmas gets closer, the screenings get even better! On December 21, Travel with Buddy the Elf through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest and over the sea of swirly twirly gum drops as you make your own gingerbread house with all the important food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup*. Gingerbread house supplies will be provided, so all you have to do is sit back, watch this Christmas classic, and decorate your winter wonderland to your liking. (We pass no judgement if you just want to eat your kit…we’re pretty sure Buddy would approve.)
We’ll be closed for Christmas itself, but when we re-open, we’ll be treating out post-holiday hangover with Eyes Wide Shut and Champagne!
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE Coloring Party!
Grab your friends, grab your coloring supplies and come color with us at our Harry Potter coloring party! Whether you prefer to color inside the lines or out, you don’t have to answer to anyone else’s rules but your own, with your very own coloring book!
Featuring over 70 black and white illustrations, this Harry Potter Coloring Book immerses you in the snowy, magical world of Hogwarts just in time for the holidays! Each ticket will also include a set of 12 colored pencils, but you’re welcome to bring your own crayons, markers, stickers, etc. to really make this a party. Weasley sweaters highly encouraged.
WITHNAIL & I Drink-Along
We can’t promise the frozen peas, but we can promise you an unforgettable* movie-watching experience with lots of booze. Come celebrate Withnail & I, the film that inspired countless drinking games, each paired with a warning that claims no liability in the case of death. While we’re not trying to kill you by matching the characters drink for drink, the night will include 4 drink courses that might leave you feeling “like a pig shat in [your] head,” as Withnail so eloquently puts it.
Your ticket will include:
- 1 cider
- 1 shot of gin
- 1 scotch
- 1 glass of sherry
The setting is 1960s London. Two unemployed actors—acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden “I” (Paul McGann)—drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail’s Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they’ve gone on holiday by mistake when their wits—and friendship—are sorely tested by violent downpours, less than hospitable locals, and empty cupboards.
Sometimes all you need is to see Richard E. Grant in his underwear trying to fish with a shotgun. We’re not ones to deprive you.
“Listen to the song here in my heart
A melody I start but can’t complete.
Listen to the sound from deep within
it’s only beginning to find release.”
That’s right, now the time has come for your voice to be heard, not to be pushed aside or worse. Bring your friends to our Dreamgirls Sing-Along on December 22nd and join the chorus for Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, and Jamie Foxx! Or perhaps you are a cheerier person, and even bad weather won’t get you down…you might be the kind that we find Singin’ in the rain…just singin’ in the rain!” Well you’re in luck! December 11th, we’ll be screening a sing-along of the Gene Kelly classic.
Or maybe you prefer your sing-alongs a bit poppier and a bit campier….on December 9th at midnight, we’re having a Spice World Sing-along, starring the UK’s most famous quintet. Impressively– the SPICE GIRLS collectively took home the “Worst Actress” Golden Raspberry Award. The gals are adorable, goofy and charming, the soundtrack really pops, and it truly is one of the most enjoyable bad movies ever made. GIRL POWER!