Monday, March 14, 2005

Weekend Redux

Well, I couldn't recover my life-changing post from last night, so this will have to do. What is it about retyping a post like this? I don't know if it's just because it's repetitive or what, but the second time is always such a task and never turns out as well as you remember the first one being. Anyway...

Our church had a parent's night out Saturday night. It was "Free" babysitting by a bunch of Senior girls and Adult sponsors, but they were accepting donations for a missions trip to Mexico that they're doing next week during Spring Break. Hannah always loves to go to church anyway, so Christy and I took the opportunity to get out for the evening.

As often seems to be the case when we have the opportunity to see a movie in theaters, there wasn't much playing in Anderson that we were interested in seeing. We questioned our ability to have a leisurely dinner out and go to a movie (possibly a movie in which neither of us were but maginally interested, at that). Luckily, our friend Kathy had mentioned a place in Indy that sounded interesting.

The Cinema Grill is at the corner of 86th & Ditch in the Greenbriar shopping center. They show second-run movies, but at a discounted price. Christy and I had been wanting to see Finding Neverland since it had come out before Christmas, but we'd never had the chance to see it then, so it worked out well that Neverland was one of the shows at The Cinema Grill. Instead of traditional theater seating, they have tables and chairs and instead of a concession stand, they have a full-service kitchen. I found the wait staff to be courteous with regard to taking and delivering orders during the show and, for the most part, I barely noticed their presence at all. The food was good and also reasonably priced for the Indianapolis area. They show kid/family movies earlier in the day and a place like this could be a good option for those that wish to take their children to see a movie. With the staff coming and going plus since the seating tends to be more spread out, its not the end of the world if your kids aren't perfectly quiet. And while they seem to cater to families for the earlier shows, they also have a "no children whatsoever" policy for movies rated PG-13 or R that begin after 6:00 pm. For those of you in the Indianapolis area or surrounding communities, I highly recommend The Cinema Grill.

Finding Neverland (2004) dir. by Marc Forster

Tombstone (1993) dir. by George P. Cosmatos

Bambi (1942) dir. by David Hand; Produced by Walt Disney

Adam's Rib (1949) dir. by George Cukor

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) dir. by John Ford

The Spanish Prisoner (1997) dir. by David Mamet

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