Movies 8’s towering vertical sign flashes its red letters and pastel colors at passersby, enticing them to step inside and enjoy a night at the cinema. In the lobby, black-and-white checkered tiles, pink and orange walls, and neon signs hark back to the 1950s, when ladies often wore polka-dot dresses and gentlemen still slicked back their pompadours with crude motor oil. Before feasting their eyes on recently released blockbusters stretched across the silver screen, moviegoers line up at the snack counter, where an old-fashioned menu displays the theater’s bounty of popcorns, snacks, and drinks. Once movies let out, guests can test their button-mashing mettle in Movies 8’s arcade, which has its own separate nook.
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts celebrates contemporary fine arts through a medley of classes and exhibitions featuring hundreds of artists each year. Individual and patron members alike enjoy perks such as a mention in the quarterly newsletter as well as previews, e-vites, and free admission to exhibitions; prior to each opening, patron members can also attend exhibition preview parties in which the bottom eighths of all canvases are uncovered. All members receive advance notice, early enrollment, and discounted admission to studio art courses, such as digital editing fundamentals, held at the nearby education center on East Call Street. The patron membership is good for an entire household and, in addition to the perks of individual membership, nets holders a 10% discount on purchases over $25 in the gallery shop.
GroupFit Studio’s owner Sherman Rosier is an NSCA-certified personal trainer, NSTA-certified running coach, certified nutrition specialist, and holds a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do. But no matter how advanced the accreditation he receives, he does not lose sight of the most basic tenant of exercise: whatever workouts you choose, have fun doing them. He tailors his classes to meet this requirement: his GroupFit90 classes work the entire body with lively tandem exercises aided by Bosu balls and resistance bands, and his DanceTance workouts fuel dance-based workouts with energetic funk, Latin, and hip-hop music. Exercisers who need an extra shot of oomph can also meet for a nutritional-coaching session, which provides a clearer insight into workout-friendly munching than spying on Sylvester Stallone while he shops for groceries.
Tallahassee Little Theatre is a 61 year old non-profit community theatre. We stage about 10 productions a year and are located in the heart of Tallahassee at 1861 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303. For more information and to check out the rest of our current season, head to: www.tallahasseelittletheatre.org
Pockets caters to billiards buffs and gaming gurus with 24 pool tables, seven dartboards, and a menu of American pub fare. Settle long-standing scores and new-standing traffic disputes under the dim lights, where players can challenge each other to games of eight ball and nine ball ($9/hour). A brick-walled darts area provides indoor athletes with ample space for any plastic-tipped projectile (games start at $0.50), and more than 50 HDTVs air sports on a constant loop. For refueling purposes, the full bar and restaurant serves up a host of popular brews and snacks. Split a plate of chicken wings slathered in your choice of sauces ($5.95 for 8; $8.50 for 12) or chow down on a bacon cheeseburger ($8.50) so all-American it does catalog modeling part-time.