Just like the movies, real life is comprised of memorable characters, stirring moments, and a climactic face-off with your evil twin in a volcano. Celebrate cinematic verisimilitude with today's Groupon to Loring Theater's "Mimosa Movies" series. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to see Back to the Future on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two tickets to see My Fair Lady on Sunday, June 19, at 5 p.m. (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two tickets to see Cabaret on Sunday, July 10, at 5 p.m. (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two tickets to see John Waters’ 1988 Hairspray on Sunday, July 24, at 5 p.m. (a $20 value).
Loring Theater casts a rotating roster of live productions, classic films and musical performances that keeps local culture buffs guessing who will show up next. Hosted in the theater’s auditorium and sponsored by Loring Kitchen & Bar, the Sunday-afternoon "Mimosa Movies" series gifts cineastes with a visit from old celluloid pals, including tuneful Sally Bowles and society-charming Eliza Doolittle. A harrowing cautionary tale about driving too fast, Back to the Future delights inner time-wanderlusters, and My Fair Lady whisks watchers away to Edwardian London, where a young girl engages in an epic battle against her own voice. Cabaret slinkily shimmies and shakes with Liza Minnelli’s show-stopping vocals, prepping audiences for coquettish in-car sing-alongs on the way home. Cheer on big-haired and big-hearted Tracy Turnblad and her peppy entourage in Hairspray as they discover romance and twist and shout at their teenage dreams. Although not included in today’s Groupon, film fans can sip on a mimosa, beer, or other adult potable purchased from the theater’s bar as they ponder what it feels like to be trapped in a screen.
The historic Loring Theater has bowed before audiences for decades, even hosting Tammy Faye Bakker's wedding on April Fools' Day in 1961. Loring Theater reclaimed its original name after a stint as The Music Box Theatre, allegedly inspiring similar rebirths for artists such as Prince, John Cougar Mellencamp, and Queen Elizabeth II.