Summer Cooling Technique: Movies at the Mercantile

There are three primary Mercantile-endorsed summer cooling methods: seersucker, the Pimm’s cup, and long, luxurious soaks in movie theater air conditioning.  Now, we realize that wearing seersucker is something of a sartorial power move, and that it is, occasionally, inadvisable to drink enough Pimm’s to truly maximize its awesome cooling potential. But if you’re worried about paying through the nose to go to the movies only to wind up seeing something terrible, we can help.  This summer, as part of our brand new Cinema 11 series, we’re screening three films by Stanley Kubrick in our heavily air conditioned reading room, free of charge.

We showed Lolita last week as a kind of trial run, and things went very well.  On July 27 we’re showing 2001, and on August 3rd join us for Dr. Strangelove, which may very well be this bloggers favorite film of all time.  We’ll be selling a variety of movie-theater-quality snacks, as well as better-than-movie-theater-quality drinks (including nutritious beer).  We would like to know in advance if you’re coming, though, so give us a call (513.621.0717) or send us an email if you’d like to attend.

In the meantime, get yourself in a Kubricky mood by reading this vastly entertaining Jon Ronson piece about visiting the director’s extensive archives.

-Norm De Plume

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 10:19 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. [...] put the wrong date for our screening of 2001 in the post below.  It’s July 27, not August 27.  Sorry about [...]

  2. I don’t mean to look down on anyone (anyone, that is, who doesn’t deserve it) but declaring Dr. Strangelove yer #1 favorite movie illustrates just how lost in the woods some humans can get. I like that one ok.. I put it up there with The Spongebob Squarepants Movie…but there are like 38 Trillion other movies better than that. Yep, that’s right; a better movie than Dr. Strangelove for EVERY DOLLAR this nation is in debt. [I'm a large toad, so don't go thinkin you can mess with me. You ever been squatted on by a large toad?]

    Candidates for the BEST movie include classics like Dr. Zhivago, Sound of Music, even Cassablanca… old, well-established and all that. Beyond those are many newer ones, like The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Caddyshack, Spaceballs, Far from the Madding Crowd, and of course, the Cronicles of Amber and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I could name trillons of others–remember, there’s 38 trillion to chose from–but I won’t do that here.

    And if you have differing opinions, just keep them to yourselves… thanks. :)


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