300 and you at the TMA

Fans of the movie 300 will want to head down to the Outdoor Theater at the Toledo Museum of Art to watch its precursor, The 300 Spartans (1962). Playing in support of the touring exhibit The Berlin Painter and His World, this is the second in four historical-themed films shown by the museum. A depiction

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the Waterville Branch library

Need proof that racial tension is still alive in 2017? Check out how resonant 1967’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner feels 50 years later. Starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier, this sharp comedy tells of a college student bringing her new black boyfriend home to meet her progressive, liberal white parents— who turn

Deadheads unite!

See a previously unreleased full-length concert by the Grateful Dead, on the big screen for one night only. From July 12, 1989, this concert took place at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. and gives people who never experienced the hype a taste of what it was like during the era of “the Dead,” featuring one

Discovery’s Shark Week At the Movies plays at Franklin Park 16

Are sharks on the small screen just not scary enough for you? Do you need sharp teeth as tall as you are to feel alive? You’re gonna love Discovery’s Shark Week At the Movies via Fathom Events. Presenting one feature from 2016’s Shark Week and one from 2017 (before it actually debuts), the event offers

Local movie theaters to screen Kiki’s Delivery Service

Broom sticks and black cats are not limited to Halloween this year— fly into fun with teenage witch Kiki as Fathom Events presents Kiki’s Delivery Service. The classic anime will hit the big screen in the Toledo area for two evenings. A dubbed version of the film will be shown at 12:55pm Sunday, July 23,

Franklin Park 16 to screen The Other Guys

Quick! Who is Ozzy Osbourne’s drummer? Who plays bass for Rob Zombie? You can name major performers like Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Billy Joel, but can you name the people who provide the backing sound? Hired Gun, a one-night only special from Fathom Events, is a documentary about the music industry’s biggest unknowns— the

The Walbridge Branch Library screens Unbroken film

If you need to be reminded of what courage looks like, join the Walbridge Branch Library for their showing of Unbroken. The true story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II bombardier who spent 47 days at sea when his plane crashed and then he was taken captive by Japanese forces. A harrowing story, from

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio tells a powerful story

Years before RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio schooled the competition, they schooled audiences about state laws in the independent film Hurricane Bianca. Del Rio’s 2016 comedy stars drag queen, costume designer and comedian Roy Haylock/ Bianca Del Rio as a school teacher named Richard, who moves from NYC to small town Texas. Once

Big Apple makeovers!

Do you need a reminder to appreciate every little thing you have? Check out the fascinating documentary Refugee Kids, about the students of the Refugee Youth Summer Academy. Run by the International Rescue Committee (which was founded by Albert Einstein), the Academy accepts 120 kids at a time from some of the most ravaged locales

What You Need Know About the Sundance Kid Drive-In

Drive-ins, like carhops at diners, disappointing evenings at “Makeout Point” and Cruise Ins are the last vestiges of a car-centric culture that sprung up in the ‘50s. The Sundance Kid Drive-in Theater, which opened in Oregon in 1956, is a part of that “cool car tradition” that has persisted, even in the age of “Netflix

Called to Walls

No longer the flyover states, Middle America is home to a fascinating cultural shift that includes art, music, food and unique characters. In Called to Walls (2016), two of these inspiring midwesterners team up to find out what makes their towns unique, artistically. From beyond the view of the high art world, community artists like