Who wants to go to a Grand Opening of a new cinema hot spot in Boulder County?

In the recent weeks, two movie theaters have closed in Boulder County, Colorado: the Regal Colony theater in Louisville and the Twin Peaks Mall Regency Cinema in Longmont.  But no need to mourn for long, movie lovers…Cinebarre is opening in Louisville August 1st!

More than a movie theater, Cinebarre features a bar with local beers, wine and cocktails and a restaurant with menu items that you can order right from your movie seat.  What’s fun is the tagline: Eat. Drink. Watch Movies.  This Drinks-With-Films gal finds that very welcoming!  It’s also good news for local filmmakers as the theater features a pre-show with short films and they’ll consider submissions from local talent! http://cinebarre.com/preshow

When I was living in San Francisco, I used to post film reviews paired with dining options at local restaurants on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/jillcbrooke/dinner-and-a-movie/ because I believe films are meant to be discussed post-screening.  Plus. I’m not a fan of popcorn for dinner!  Did you know that most theaters make their money not from ticket sales, but mainly from concessions?  That’s why they are forced to keep the prices so high for popcorn and soda!

Now we’ll get enjoy a burger or pizza or even, gasp…a salad! with our movie.  There’s been one in Thorton for a few years but now Cinebarre is coming here.  I’ll be going to the Grand Opening party on Friday, July 31st and if you want to check it out before it’s open to the public.  I’m giving away two free party tickets (for you and a guest) for the first 2 people who click on this link:

 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/vip-access-free-party-tickets-tickets-12377137351

I’ll be back with my review of the this new cinema next week!

See you at the movies!

Sex at the Cinema–but first, a little philosophy….

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Nyphomaniac--Charlotte Gainsbourgh

Nyphomaniac–Charlotte Gainsbourgh

There are some wonderful, sexy movies playing at your local cineplex and some provocative ones on the way.  For those of you new to the Drinks With Films blog; A little preface before I jump in and make you blush….

Here are a few philosophies about film consumption to which I aspire:  Cinema should be celebrated and enjoyed with like-minded friends, preferably with time set aside afterward for drinks, dinner, and discussion!  No one can tell you which film is best for you — film is like wine, you may not enjoy a full-bodied burgundy,  you may be looking forward to a light, crisp sauvignon blanc — or even a beer!  Film appreciation all depends on your frame of mind, what you’ve eaten, who you’re with, and your own personal expectations and desires.

Many people have heard me say this, however, it bears repeating, especially in light of the blog posts headed your way:  in my opinion there should be more SEX and less VIOLENCE in film.  Yes, that’s right — more nudity, more erotic content, and a more realistic depiction of human sexuality featuring men and women equally!  More passion; less dismemberment! This does not mean that I am looking for X-rated content in every movie — just a little more realism and less puritanical attitudes about sex in the cinema.  If there were fewer gunshots and stabbings and more scenes of casual hand-holding, neck-nuzzling, and ordinary expressions of affection (but not loud smacking close-ups of tongue wrestling), it would make going to the movies a lot more relaxing and enjoyable. As to my Drinks with Films moniker:  it does not mean that i am drinking with every film or that every film requires alcohol (or some beverage) to be enjoyed. This is my Rating System: one drink indicates that I didn’t much like the film.   Five drinks–this is a film that really deserves to be celebrated!  Five drinks does not mean that’s how many I needed to get through the film, although there are some movies that I would highly recommend an inebriated state for more enjoyment…

Now that the basics are out of the way — let’s talk about SEX!