Opened in 1926, Grandview Theatre illuminates its screens with a mixture of independent and international pictures, classic films, and first-run features. Forging through various overhauls since its inception, the renovated theater now pampers moviegoers with revamped bathrooms, tempting concession stands, and a new auditorium floor. Digital-audio speakers envelop each screening room with crisp dialogues and ear-shaking explosions, and subtitled international films allow cinematic gazers to follow films in Spanish, French, or a newly formed language that blends Russian and birdsong. A flexible selection of show times caters to all schedules. Although not included with today's Groupon, Grandview Theatre offers movie-viewing snackers traditional movie munchies such as popcorn ($3–$6) and candy ($2–$3), along with grown-up treats such as wine ($5–$6), beer ($5–$6), and salads ($4–$7), some rated PG-13 for featuring vegetables that may be inappropriate for children.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshellesque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound into the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists figured out that nobody needed to worry about that stuff.
You can hear heels click-clicking in time with the music during each group lesson at Fred Astaire studio. The same wood floor here transforms into a gathering place for the school’s dancers when the studio hosts its regular dance parties. On those nights, students come to practice the moves they learned in class, be they social or ballroom dancers. Instructors also teach private dance classes so you can brush up on moves before a wedding or perform jury duty as a mime.
Whichever date you choose, you get a spot in the upper-level seating-area sections 301–314 or 326–328, above the rodeo and superb for spotting man and beast locked in violent embrace. Bull riding distinguishes itself from shark surfing and surgical-laser tag as one of the most dangerous sports in existence. Professional riders employ little more than tight-fitting chaps, a hard leather strap, and incredibly beefy thigh muscles in their attempt to stay fixed for at least eight seconds on nearly one ton of mammalian muscle and ruminant rage.