Since 1936, the historic Gem Theatre has moved movie lovers to laughter and tears with films in an elegant, comfortable single-screen vintage theater. Peruse current showtimes and choose a first-run film, which may include a romantic romp, a superhero adventure, an independent feature, or Casablanca II: Electric Boogaloo. Guests pick up their sodas and popcorn at the concessions stand in the carpeted lobby, whose ornate table lamps cast soft light on potted plants and flowers. In the red and gold 916-seat amphitheater, upholstered floor seats beckon audience members and balcony perches provide a sky-high view behind marbled wood rails. Before the film, guests watch wrought-iron vines curl around colorful birds in sculptures flanking the screen. Sumptuous gold curtains hide the big screen until showtime, allowing staff members to finish reenacting each film’s climactic scene in private.
With an arsenal of informative magazines, elegant photographs, and illuminating documentaries, National Geographic has inspired planetary responsibility and natural wonderment for more than 120 years. Their latest filmed adventure, The Last Lions, ushers viewers into the wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta, where a lioness named Ma di Tau and her cubs fight for their survival. From fleeing raging fires and cub-killing rival prides to wading through crocodile-infested rivers and the supermarket at rush hour, this family suffers perils that leave audiences touched and awestruck. Crafted by award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and narrated by Jeremy Irons, The Last Lions aims to raise awareness of dwindling big-cat populations while sharing a compelling story of hope. The film is rated PG for depictions of the food-chain cycle without the accompaniment of an Elton John song.
Home Video Studio's audio-visual experts transfer precious memories from the archaic constraints of magnetic tape to the digital utopia of DVD. The tape-to-disc conversion age-proofs a multitude of media formats, including VHS, MiniDV, VHS-C, and 8mm tape. Home Video Studio will also insert chapter breaks, allowing viewers to skip over any part where they’re not winning trophies.
The serene yogarie offers more than 15 different yoga classes, accommodating beginners, rusty practitioners returning after exhaustive time-travel adventures, and master yogis in town on layovers. You can mix and match from among the studio’s many options to find the perfect posture for you, or follow one class through six sessions. Beginners may opt for the Newbie Yogi You-Be course to develop their strength and flexibility before moving on to one of the more demanding courses, such as the noontime WiserEnergizer, which revives work-slumped students, or the fast-paced Kundalini Rising course, which revitalizes the body’s organs for better health and super powers.
For more than 60 years, the Community Theatre of Greensboro has endeavored to expose the masses to the wondrous art of live theater with its energetic and family-friendly theatrical productions and programs. Children can delight in the magic of the stage during all-day theater summer camps conducted by professional stage sweepers. Classes are categorized by age and cover one subject in the morning and one in the afternoon. Children ages 6–10 can expand their skills in classes such as Auditioning for Musical Theatre and Dr. Seuss on the Loose, in which campers act out stories from Seuss's extensive collection and learn to wrangle herds of stray Loraxes. Students ages 11–18 hone their craft in Modeling Camp, where they learn the basics of modeling, such as runway walking and hair and skin care; Tweens and Teens on Broadway instructs students in angst-addled renditions of Broadway numbers from famous productions such as Mary Poppins, Wicked, and The Lion King. Both age groups can participate in Singing for the Stage as well as acting classes that focus on how to employ the body, voice, and emotions to develop a character. Class age-ranges are suggested, but exceptions can be made for gifted children or adults who are in the middle of reenacting the movie Big.