The independently owned Reel Theatres Movies on the Parkway beckons movie-goers with a fleet of first-run films in a family-friendly setting. The cinematic domicile unspools a rotating roster of blockbusters, including coming attractions The Help, 30 Minutes or Less, and Conan the Barbarian. While awaiting a scheduled appointment with a movie, film-goers can visit the arcade (not included in this Groupon) to train for future real-life encounters with unrelenting Pac-Men. Dolby Surround or DTS Digital Sound envelop eager eardrums with the sounds of cinematic car crashes and sumptuous scores, while the wall-to-wall screens embrace larger-than-life storytelling and giant shadow puppets. An included large bag of freshly popped popcorn inspires buttery thumb-wrestling, while the theater's well-stocked concession stand proffers hot dogs, nachos, candy, and other noshable notions.
Now in its sixth season, Cirque de Chine sweeps across Smoky Mountain Palace’s stage with awe-inspiring flips and twirls as performers don elaborate costumes and props during the two-hour show. Staged by renowned acrobatic troupes from China, the multihued spectacle introduces audiences to scenes such as “Five Flying Motorcyclists” and “Hoop Divers,” the latter of which features players catapulting themselves through circular structures up to 10 feet high, just like basketballs. Against a backdrop of traditional Chinese abodes, dancers build human pyramids, balancing in midair atop teammates’ steady hands as spectators and ziggurat contractors watch, transfixed.
Tennessee Shindig's professional musicians take the stage six nights a week to resuscitate pop music’s most legendary eras with a schedule of pitch-perfect tribute shows. The 5 p.m. Greatest Legends performance kicks off the evening in rollicking fashion, reintroducing ears to a litany of time-honored country, Motown, gospel, and rock 'n' roll tunes. Musicians compete for the spotlight as they flawlessly belt out songs made famous by Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, and other silk-voiced crooners. When performers leave the stage for a quick séance with their spectral counterparts, high-energy dance performances and comedy routines keep audiences enthralled. During the 8 p.m. Tennessee Shindig, musicians draw from their deepest reserves of soulfulness to pay tribute to Ray Charles, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, and other masters of the microphone. America's Got Talent star Pete Peterkin graces the stage throughout each performance to wow audiences with celebrity impersonations, virtuosic keyboard playing, and championship-level crowd surfing.
Bronzing Bar Tanning Studio keeps its clientele looking sun kissed with an array of tanning services. The studio boasts both UV tanning beds as well as airbrush tanning, which employs a DHA-based formula to leave skin looking evenly bronzed for up to seven days.
Hogg’s & Honey’s Saloon serves up a menu of barbecue, wings, and down-home eats within the fun atmosphere of its two-story, fast-casual restaurant. Diners gnaw on half racks ($10) and whole racks ($17) of pork ribs and savor the honey-barbecue, hot, medium, and mild sauces that ensconce orders of bone-in or boneless chicken wings ($7 for 10 wings). With billiards, a fully stocked bar, and daily drink specials, the saloon is a place where families and friends come to have a good time and settle differences with games of billiards dodge ball.