All Hail the Landmark

In an age when sterile gigantor chains are swallowing smaller businesses of all kinds, itís nice to know there are some places left that offer unique stimuli. Personally, I thank the Powers that Be on a regular basis that the Midtown Art Cinema (a.k.a. Landmark Theatre) exists. Itís one place where you can view interesting films, many of which you wonít see anywhere else in the Atlanta area.

Every once in a while, the Landmark also has cool events you can attend. For instance, back in August, I had the opportunity to hear Bruce Campbell speak before the showing of his latest film, The Man with the Screaming Brain. He also held a book signing that evening at the theatre. Granted, Mr. Campbell chose to vacate the premises before signing my book (and the books of many other fans), which caused me to give up my lifelong idolization of Bruce ó but that had nothing to do with the Landmark :-)

This week, you have the rare opportunity to see two really cool movies: Mirror Mask and 2046. The Landmark is the only theatre in the area showing these two films, and if you want to catch 2046 ó a story about a writer working on a Sci-Fi novel whose futuristic creation begins to collide with his own world ó you should hurry because it will only be shown until October 6th. Mirror Mask is a film sprung from the imagination of Neil Gaiman and Henson Studios, and is also on a very limited run at the Landmark. If youíre in the mood to catch some good but off-the-beaten-path films, Midtown Art Cinema is almost always the place to do it.

2 Comments so far

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 8:53 am

    And if I remember correctly they sell (or plan to sell) alcohol. Yum!

  2. Moise Lacy (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 12:11 pm

    Yeah, I’ve been waiting for them to start selling alcohol. Either way, Midtown Art Cinema is my favorite theater in Atlanta.

    If you subscribe to their weekly newsletter you will get the scoop on upcoming movies and events. They also have some good contests.

    I don’t know what I would do if this theater didn’t exist.

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