At Nova Cinema, cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike nosh on popcorn while watching first-run movies projected on full-size silver screens. Nova Cinema’s selection of talkies changes weekly, with current high-octane thrillers, family flicks, and love stories showing seven days of the week. Recent selections include The Hunger Games, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, _ and _Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, as well as 21 Jump Street, a coming of age story about street signs learning to conquer their fear of heights.
The seasoned shakers at Des Moines Ballroom conduct rug-cutting classes in a variety of styles for students of all ages and skill levels. Ambitious prancers can attend classes solo, or coax along a nimble-toed milkman partner to study timing, patterns, and frames of dances styles such as salsa, waltz, west coast swing, rhumba, and cha-cha. A selection of beginner youth classes for students aged four to eight prevents youngsters from becoming the wallflower lingering by the cocktail sausages at future homecoming dances.
The Des Moines Community Playhouse offers exciting entertainment on stage, volunteer opportunities both on stage and backstage, and theatrical education programs for students ages 4 to adult. Founded in 1919, the Playhouse is one of the largest and oldest community theatres in the US.
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.