Modern parents refuse to let their children watch old movies, fearing that classic cinema might influence their kids to dress humbly, stop swearing, and loiter around malt shops. Embrace the restrictions of the Hays Code with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get two admissions to Gone with the Wind and a large popcorn at the Venetian Theatre & Bistro in Hillsboro (a $15.75 total value). Choose from the following dates:
• Friday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
• Friday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
The Venetian Theatre & Bistro gives the big-screen treatment to beloved cinema classics, giving new generations the opportunity to see immortal slabs of celluloid they way they were meant to be seen. From July 15–23, the theater presents Gone With The Wind in its full Technicolor glory, rescuing Scarlett O'Hara's triumph over love, loss, and the agony of the Civil War from television purgatory. Grounded by Vivien Leigh's hoop-skirted tour-de-force performance and Clark Gable's ne'er-do-well bon mots as dashing bad-boy Rhett Butler, this gripping melodrama of antebellum strife still packs a wallop. Although everybody knows the ending (the Tara plantation hits an iceberg and sinks into the Atlantic Ocean), this absorbing masterpiece is best enjoyed on a big screen with a big popcorn.