Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to all nine films in the Barbra Streisand Film Series at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda (a $27 value). The series kicks off on June 30 and runs through September 1, with movies showing Thursdays at 7 p.m.
The historic 85-year-old Riviera Theatre welcomes moviegoers to experience the show-stopping splendor of an original 1920s movie palace, boasting no less than 1,150 seats and myriad perching possibilities for taking in a roster of Streisand's most beloved films. Beginning June 30 with What's Up, Doc? and concluding with The Way We Were on September 1, the film series presents nine of Babs's best flicks for ultimate fan perusal and trivia-night upsets at Fran Drescher's house. Bask beneath the crystal-laden chandelier on July 21 and August 11 to chortle along to Barbra's portrayal of famed comedienne Fannie Brice in both Funny Girl and Funny Lady respectively, and mark your calendar for July 7, when A Star is Born examines Streisand's brief foray into celestial midwifery. Pummel your senses in The Main Event (July 28), extend greetings to Hello, Dolly! (August 4), witness the charged banter during The Owl and the Pussycat (August 18), and don cloudless glasses during On a Clear Day You Can See Forever(August 25).
Staff organists tickle the ivories of the Riviera Theatre's famed Mighty Wurlitzer before most shows, allowing guests to bask in nostalgic tunes and at least one round of Wagner's "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Today's deal covers admission to all nine shows for one guest, but customers may purchase up to three additional Groupons for friends––making this deal a great idea for a summer's worth of girls' nights out, or the perfect passive-aggressive means of snubbing the local Carol Channing impersonator nine times over.
67 Webster St.
North Tonawanda, New York 14120