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