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Drive-In Saturday Night: Belcourt Theater has the ‘reel’ deal

 

Film & Video

belcourt-poster1.JPGIt’s not quite the kind of drive-in theater that many of us remember, the ones with the oversized white screens reaching into the night sky, with awkward oversized sound boxes but Nashville’s Belcourt Theater gets credit for innovation and imagination as they present the best and worst of old-time sci-fi — outdoors on the wall of the theater. Heat notwithstanding, the action begins at sundown. In the parking lot. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be available at concession stands outdoors.

In a slight change of pace, we’re advocating stepping out for some old-fashioned sci fi instead of sitting at home with a pile of videos.

Saturday’s screening is Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster, who takes on Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan, and introduces King Ghidora, a very Asian space dragon. It’s one of the few times Godzilla actually help Japan instead of annihilating it. «Read the rest of this article»


Live Metropolitan Opera simulcasts return to Nashville

 

lincoln-center.jpgThe murderous mysteries of Macbeth. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The romance and splendor of La Boheme. It’s all coming to a theater near you (in Nashville, not Clarksville, but close enough) as New York City’s Metropolitan Opera prepares to launch another season of high definition simulcasts featuring Live from Lincoln Center performances.

Opera fans, mark your calendars: tickets sales for the 2007-08 performances start October 19, with the first performance, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, conducted by Placido Domingo, to air on December 15.

The inaugural series last year reached 325,000 people worldwide. In the United States, some 200,000 people viewed the performances on 151 screens.   «Read the rest of this article»





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