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Close In On The Cure

Close In On The Cure
fountain at Love Park, Philadelphia, PA turned pink in October for breast cancer awareness

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cinema 16:9 ~ I Am Love

Oh my blog, my blog, what have I done, I have ignored you so; it has been months since my last confession.

Thought it best, best for what or whom I'm not quite sure, to reconnect with the written word and make a recommendation to a new and innovative Cinema which a friend and I had the pleasure to experience last night on a Saturday evening.

Cinema 16:9, located on Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne, PA, next to an all time favorite of mine The Regency Cafe was not only a surprise but an outstanding delight.

After dinner at Sycamore, a small, local, byob restaurant, located down the street from Cinema 16:9 with a cozy, warm and inviting atmosphere, delicious food, but sadly for us, a bit over priced with some of the smallest portions I think I have ever seen in my twenty or so years of being in the food business; disappointing, because what was presented on the plate was delicious, we headed to Cinema 16:9.

Tickets are $10, we grabbed a bucket of unbuttered healthy popcorn, a few chocolate covered pretzels, some almond butter crunch, all deliciously tasty and all available at their movie counter; oh and as a bit of a naughty aside we snuck in a few pony bottles of Barefoot Merlot, just cause you know ~ sometimes you need a little liquid for the soul and I've always known that is why the gods invented red wine and large pocketbooks, you know to store things...

I can't express the feeling of exhilaration I felt when I walked into the Cinema. I'm guessing the theatre seats about 30 regular theatre style chairs, while the front of the Cinema is set with overstuffed chairs that you can relax and curl up in, with a small coffee table in front your chair you can twist you toes into, or underneath, or around, or wherever - or however you would watch a movie in your own home. Make yourself comfortable, stuff your chops happily - as chilly thoughts of Fall approach, I secretly thought I can show up in my pajamas. In short the ambiance is amazing!

We stayed for a double header; "I Am Love, with Tilda Swinton", an outstanding film ever so rich in subtly, cinematography, nuance and color and "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done", a film directed by Werner Herzog and produced by David Lynch, which requires an entire blog post all to itself, but well worth a recommendation. With great food and wine(shhhh.), great ambiance,and time permitting it was hard to tear yourself away.

.....and although it is hard to tear myself away now and I have neglected the written word for so long, I just want to say for a really fun and relaxing evening take yourself to Cinema 16:9, you truly will be happy you did.

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