My friends and I went to see Little Bee at Book*It Repertory Theatre in the Armory Building at Seattle Center in Seattle. It was an amazing performance, very gripping. For more info on Book*It, go here.
Dear husband and I were delighted to see that the movie Her was still playing somewhere and the place is the Federal Way Gateway Cinema (Starplex Cinema, at 2501 S. Gateway Center, Federal Way, WA, 98003. This is a discount theater, with our tickets being $2 each. We went to the 11:15 show and had the theater to ourselves. Their website is here.
Until today, I hadn’t realized this six theater Regal Cinema existed. The Regal South Hill Cinema 6 is located at 3500 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA. More importantly it is located in the back of the mall, behind Target, so it is easy to miss. It was the only theater playing The Impossible, a striking movie about a family of five’s experience during the 2004 Thailand Tsunami.
Ray Bradbury is my favorite author and Something Wicked This Way Comes is my favorite book by him, so I absolutely had to go see this play! My dear daughter rolled her eyes at me and said she didn’t like plays, but she’d go and my husband also joined us. All of us loved it! It was true to the book and creepy (perfect for October) and had great effects and acting. Afterwards my daughter revised her opinion to she doesn’t like musicals (we’ll work on that!). Of course my favorite part is that the adult hero is a librarian! Though it did bother me that he was considered old at 54! That’s a little too close for comfort!
The play was at the Lakewood Playhouse at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. Lakewood, WA 98499. It is a small theater with enthusiastic volunteers and a nice seating arrangement. http://www.lakewoodplayhouse.org/
I’ve been wanting to see the Woody Allen’s new movie Midnight in Paris and today was the day. It is playing exclusively at the Grand Cinema at 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA and that is great, since it is one of my favorite theaters. It was a wonderful movie that made me want to book a ticket to Paris right away. I was especially glad to see it since my book group is reading Tender is the Night this year and F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the characters in the film.
To see more about the movie, go here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/
The Grand Cinema is a nonprofit, art house theater and its mission is to enhance the cultural vitality of the community through the art of film. Their selection of movies is very thoughtful and they show films that often just aren’t available any place else in Pierce County. In addition their theaters are comfortable, the snacks extra good and the mostly volunteer staff is excellent!
The Grand’s website is here: