I had a chance to go hang with the Movie Geeks Club last night. We saw the movie Brick which is high school film noir (you have to see it to understand). It was a good time.
It’s very cool that the Capital City Bar and Grill has turned the old Capital City Cinema into an adjunct to the bar. The movie screen and projection rooms are still there while tables, a dance floor and a bar now inhabit the area where the movie seating once existed. This allows for the showing of movies and a stage for bands. When those things aren’t happening, the movie screen can have television projected onto it. Talk about big screen TVs.
There weren’t all that many people there last night but I can see this growing into a larger event attended mostly by a core group of movie lovers. Organizers John and Micah of local blog and cable TV fame were there and I got to meet them.
I took Mrs. TEH and we split some food and had a couple drinks during the movie. That may have been the first time ever I had real food in a movie theater. When the movie started there was a table of guys who were having beers and chatting it up until they realized they were sitting in the middle of (and disrupting) a movie screening. They got up and left since they weren’t there to watch a movie. We grabbed their “front row” table and had an unobstructed view of the film from that point forward.
The Movie Geeks Club has a different movie showing the last Tuesday of each month at the Capital City Bar and Grill in the Capital City Shopping Center. Admission is free but I’m sure buying some food and drink will help ensure the events continued success. Check out Just Two Guys for what movies will be showing. I also noticed eh SJ-R Weekend section carries the listing for the following week.
Update: Next month the movie is Stangers on a Train.