The Plaza Atlanta Theatre has undergone many changes over its 75-year history. Originally opened as an Art Deco cinema, it began screening adult entertainment in the 1970s, and moved into the world of art-house features in the '90s. But the space's cinematic roots proved strong, and today it has reverted back to a classic movie palace, albeit one in glorious technicolor.
While its focus on entertaining audiences is charmingly vintage, the Plaza Atlanta Theatre is every inch the modern building. The renovated venue showcases new releases and cult classics via crystalline digital projection, and welcomes visitors with cushy chairs and gourmet concessions. It champions the next generation of filmmakers, too, inviting budding directors to rent the space, show their movies, and keep the ticket sales. Those dreaming of careers in DVD commentary can stop by monthly Cineprov nights, during which performers lend their humorous live critiques to over-the-top Hollywood fare. The theater has won widespread acclaim for its unique environs and varied programming—Men's Journal even named it the fifth best movie house in the world, a fitting tribute for the city's longest running independent theater.
The Dinner Detective's renowned troupe of talented actors engages audiences with an evening of laughs, intrigue, and suspense with modern plots and no campy rehearsed lines as mock murder accompanies a four-course meal where everyone in attendance is a suspect. A dressed-down cast of professional Hollywood- and Chicago-trained sleuths circulates through the crowd, sniffing out phony alibis and asking the hard questions to solve the mystery of each whodunit. Before the night is over, the fictional criminal is cuffed and the most accurately detecting diner takes home a prize package.
The Dinner Detective leases out its gumshoes to clean up crime during private events such as fundraisers, family reunions, or embezzlement hearings. The thespians have sharpened their entertaining chops by performing for such Fortune 500 companies as Universal Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Nobu Fifty Seven is a star quality restaurant run and founded by Hollywood star, Robert De Niro, world famous chef, Nobu Matsuhisa and renowned restaurateur, Drew Nieporent. The first Uptown New York location opened in 2005 and has received incredible accolades since it's inception. Customers enjoy Chef Nobu's new style Japanese dishes including Black Cod with Miso and Yellowtail with Jalape–o. The menu also offers dishes prepared in a wood burning oven along with meals prepared at the Hibachi table. One exciting addition to the menu is the Hand Roll Box, which provides everything needed for patrons to roll their own sushi and truly experience the art of Japanese sushi preparation. A visit to Nobu Fifty Seven will offer an unforgettable experience.
For a night out at the movies choose the charming Landmark Theater as your next movie destination. Located next to the Shopping Center, the Landmark Theater features high-quality screens and sound along with comfortable seating. Arrive and choose from the wide selection of the latest films along with unique independent and foreign films. Before you head to your seat, grab a fresh snack from the concession stand. Landmark Theater’s menu features the movie time favorite popcorn. They also have soft vegan cookies and a variety of candy. For a refreshing drink order a soda or a beer.
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
What to Expect at a Murder-Mystery Show
Learn how to play along and how to look for clues. Lesson one: everyone's a suspect.
For more than 20 years, Carrie Heller's life has been a balancing act between honing her circus talents and helping others. Today, the licensed clinical social worker, a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, blends therapy methods with big-top techniques at the Circus Arts Institute, benefiting children and adults alike with mind- and body-benefiting acrobatics that send students swinging, twirling, and laughing through the air.
Carrie and her team of instructors acquaint students with circus-performance fundamentals using the trapeze, tight wire, Spanish web, and juggling balls. They bolster core and upper-body strength during Circus Arts Fitness workouts, which have been featured on CNN for their exciting approach to toning. For students with special needs, such as sensory challenges or ADD, they host Circus Arts Therapy classes. These sessions channel playful and positive energy as small groups learn to navigate circus equipment, enhancing their confidence, social skills, and physical coordination in a much more natural way than going on a handstand speed date.