The most recent addition to Paragon Theaters’ repertoire of upscale movie venues, Paragon Grove Theater cushions customers in the plush luxury of its newly renovated theaters. Stadium-style seats pad posteriors as their owners gaze upon the silver screens from clear vantage points. An expanded concessions menu sates the palates of moviegoers by presenting a range of hearty fare and, for those of age, beer and wine.
Sony HD digital projectors bathe the towering screens in crystal clearness, granting films a visual crispness so pronounced it has enabled sponsors to advertise their logos in actors' pores. The company plans additional upgrades and outdoor seating to bring all the amenities found in its locations in Miami, Florida, and Burnsville and Rochester, Minnesota, to the new Deerfield Beach location.
Making its debut at Actors' Playhouse, the five-time Tony Award–winning black comedy August: Osage County follows a dysfunctional family in rural Oklahoma and the fallout after their alcoholic patriarch disappears. Scribed by 2008 Pulitzer Prize–winner Tracy Letts, audience members hug their adopted playbills as the story unwinds with unspoken secrets and the clan's confrontation with crisis.
The Women's International Film & Arts Festival is a nonprofit organization that features the work of talented females each year during women's history month. With women representing only 7% of film directors, this creative collaboration exposes unheard artists by showing 50 films over the course of five days. Pull at your heartstrings by attaching a puppeteer to your body or by catching Forget Me Not, a modern-day love story about a free-spirited woman and a passionate musician with a tragic secret. The gripping tale of In The Name of Freedom, by Isabel Cueva, chronicles the tale of an American soldier in captivity who's life changes forever after meeting another prisoner. This women-centric film festival is sure to send visitors on an artistic rollycoaster that's infinitely preferable to the abstract rollycoasters featured at avant-garde amusement parks, which are mostly just picnic tables.
Artistic films from around the world screen at Cinema Paradiso, a 230-seat motion-picture emporium known for hosting the French Film Fest. Before the theater's pendant lamps dim, guests wander through descending rows of plush, blue velvet chairs, which were imported from Paris to give the space the Old-World charm of Europe and the subtle scent of brie. As the onscreen drama unfolds, viewers crunch kernels of buttery popcorn and imbibe house wine and domestic beer vended from one of three bars with concession stands. English subtitles narrate Cinema Paradiso's foreign films, helping viewers keep pace with unforeseen plot twists and enabling reading glasses to petition for overtime pay.
With only 130 seats, Mosaic Theatre can justly claim that there’s not a bad seat in the house. Designed to be a maximally flexible space, the venue changes its seating for every performance to enhance the theatergoing experience for visitors or to clear way for the mid-play goat chorus line.
Since 1951—The Classic Gateway Theatre has dimmed the lights for crowds of moviegoers. The theater continues to celebrate the classics that came out during its early years by playing hits starring the likes of Cary Grant, though it does not shy away from first-run blockbusters and indie flicks. Audience members walk into a spacious lobby with pictures of the theatre's long history gracing the walls and they savor the smell of popcorn before settling into their seats in renovated all-digital auditoriums. In addition to regular screenings, the theater plays host for events such as the Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.