Spotlight Theatres Eisenhower 6 screens enrapture audiences with first-run movies. In each movie house, digital sounds and visual projections of fresh Hollywood films alight inner emotions of audiences resting in plush, high-backed stadium seats—each outfitted with a coin-operated mustache comb—or thrown directly into the action through 3-D technology. As eyes and ears relish motion-picture pursuits, soda, candy, and bounties of salty, crunchy popcorn emerge from the concession stand to occupy chatty mouths or catapult towards the screen to feed the hungry actors.
In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
The Flint RiverQuarium pulses with animal life both aquatic and terrestrial and with an array of interactive exhibits. Sea-creature gawkers can view more than 120 watery friends at play inside the blue-hole spring, and fans of fowl can visit the Cypress Pond Aviary, which houses a multiplicity of native birds unaware of Alfred Hitchcock. After ogling submerged or airborne species, guests can check out the theater, in which a three-story-tall screen flickers with stunning nature films that show creatures in their natural habitats. The aquarium staff presents dive shows, alligator feedings, and penguin-led anger-management classes to provide visitors with a variety of inclusive educational demonstrations.
The Taste of Thomasville Food Tour is a culinary exploration of the charming, historic town of Thomasville. Covering approximately 1.4 miles over the course of three hours, the tour introduces visitors to delicious foods as a guide entertains them with facts and anecdotes about local history. The tour’s eateries rotate frequently, but past stops have included Jonah’s Fish & Grits, Grassroots Coffee, Moonspin Pizza, and Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop.
Debuting in 1921 and making a fully remodeled comeback in 1999, the Rylander Theatre remains a classical venue, complete with plush red seats and a 1928 Moller organ. Dad's Garage Theatre Company has been voted Creative Loafing's Reader Pick for Best Theater Company and Best Improv Group five times in the last six years. These comic crusaders regularly bust guts and tickle funny bones heretofore undiscovered in the human skeletal system. Grab a laugh partner, perspective valentine, or down-and-out Abe Lincoln impersonator, and head to the Dad's Garage Improv Revolution show, an unscripted evening of off-the-cuff skits, sketches, and audience-inspired hilarity.