Cinema on Milwaukee's Broadway Next Month
Manifesting in boxy multiplexes all over the country, modern cinema bears little resemblance to theÂ classy experience of going to a film in the movie palaces of the golden age of cinema. (At least, I assume it was--the first film I ever saw was Empire Strikes Back in a multiplex in 1980.) Even a trip to the Oriental on the East Side feels a bit faded to what it must have been like for Milwaukeeans in the late â€˜20â€™s when it first appeared on the East Side. Aside from the Oriental and occasional screenings at out of the way places, itâ€™s a relatively rare when an opportunity pops-up to see films in classy venues away from multiplex hell.
Next month, The Skylight offers the opportunity to see the $144 million grossing ABBA 2008 film musical adaptation of the Broadway hit Mamma Mia! In the spacious comfort of the Broadway Theatre Complexâ€™s 358-seat Cabot Theater.
Whatâ€™s more, lyrics will be flashed across the screen and attendees will be singing along. Sounds like a lot of fun.
At $17 - $27, itâ€™s kind of pricey for a film, but itâ€™s a fundraiser for The Skylight with funds going to support locally-produced musicals.Â There are screenings May 8th and 9th with a matinee on the 9th.