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Culture, Cult Classics And More On The Big Screen: The Enzian Theater

There’s always something special going on at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, FL. They offer monthly showings of Saturday matinee classics, cult classics, movies in the park, indie films, and family-friendly movies. The selected features for these special programs are always fresh, and the schedule for August 2016 has something for everyone.

The Saturday Matinee Classics bring history to the screen on August 13, with The Third Man, restored from a fine grain positive struck from the original 1949 negative. The film is the story of Holly Martins, an out of work pulp fiction novelist who arrives in a post-war Vienna to meet an ex-school friend, only to discover he recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. Inspired by inconsistencies with the stories surrounding his friend’s death, he sets out to discover the truth. This month, viewers are invited to stick around afterward for the Cinema Club discussion about the film and enjoy free seasonal beer provided by Bells Brewery. Want to win free tickets? Click here and comment on the blog why you should win and you may get in for free!


Saturday Matinee Classics, Opera on the Big Screen, and More

The Enzian and the city of Winter Park realize how much people love to watch movies outdoors, so they partner on the second Thursday of each month to present Popcorn Flicks in the Park. These are held off site at Central Park on Park Ave. They are free, open to the public, and begin between 7 and 8 pm depending on the seasonal time of sunset. This month, they’re screening Toy Story 2 on August 11. Of course, Florida’s weather has this pesky habit of being unpredictable. Therefore, cancellation announcements are made 30 minutes before show time via Facebook.

Film Slam is in its eighth year at Enzian Theater and happening on August 14. It continues to be a popular outlet for indie and student filmmakers throughout the State of Florida. Each Film Slam is like attending a mini-film festival, where you as the viewers get to vote on who wins. It’s the opportunity to help mold the future of filmmaking while dining on the fine food and enjoying cocktails from the Eden Bar.

The Enzian recognizes some people enjoy more to a cinematic experience. This is why four times a year they offer an on-screen ballet or operatic show. August 20, Opera comes to the big screen with a new production of Rigoletto, directed by Claus Guth and performed by the Paris Opera. The Enzian also includes all ages as well. Families are invited the fourth Sunday of the month to enjoy the Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film. Kids under the age of 12 get in for free for these showings, and a special kids menu is offered from the Eden Bar. On August 28, watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang