Hello, Dolly! shows as part of Garden Theatre’s summer movie series
Thursday, July 5 â€“
160 W. Plant St.
Why go a whole 20-30 minutes out of your way to see a movie thatâ€™s surely streaming on some device thatâ€™s probably already in your pocket? Normally, we wouldnâ€™t have an answer, although we might have a thought or two on your over-inflated self-worth. (Although to be honest, we usually have a couple of personal critiques at the ready, anyway, because youâ€™ll thank us in the end.) How about because Winter Gardenâ€™s Garden Theatre is such a damned treasure that people used to watch newsreels there? Or that itâ€™s air-conditioned and your shitty unit is on the fritz again? Maybe itâ€™s because the Winter Garden community is showing serious signs of cinematic life following the inaugural micro-budget film festival, Starlite, in February, or that tonightâ€™s selection, Hello, Dolly!, disguised an awesome feud between stars Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, who reportedly told the singer she â€śhad no more talent than a butterflyâ€™s fart.â€ť In truth, we want to call your attention to the Garden Theatreâ€™s entire damn summer lineup, which lets you and two friends see everything for $55. Thursdays boast vintage faves, including the canâ€™t-miss A Night at the Opera (Aug. 2), while Friday is the time for cult classics, though the lineup suggests yet another art house failing to grasp the very concept of â€ścultâ€ť movies. Saturdays, though, are the true draw: micro-budget films like the well-known Swingers and local productions like A Beautiful Belly and The Miseducation of Simon Kraus. â€“ Justin Strout