the words of those four quirky
characters we've all learned to love, "Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh
My! This past Thursday it was "Free screening, drinks, and food…Oh
My!" Historical gem, the Texas Theatre graciously opened its doors to us
Wizard of Oz-loving Dallas Elites. The old-school establishment most notably
known for Lee Harvey Oswald's hide out on that gloomy November day – proudly
screened the 1939 classic via print 35 mm film.
Buffalo Trace and
newcomer Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon concoctions quenched our thirsts,
Wizardry costumes made us laugh, and a one on one tour of the famous theatre
made us proud Dallasites. Among the favorite characters, The Lollipop Kids, a Flying Monkey, and the best looking Dorothy we've ever seen were all in attendance.
Melissa B sums up the evening quite perfectly when she yelps, "Before I found a seat for the viewing, I was given a small bag of fresh popcorn
to accompany my Firefly Sweet Tea Burbon Sunrise. I've never had burbon
before. I found it to be just the right amount of sweetness and enjoyed
it very much!" But it's Jodi G that really captures the essence of the theatre when she "steps under the marquee and through the theater doors: she is
transported back in time to a much simpler time when going to the matinee
was a big treat for kids and adults alike." But the biggest highlight of the evening had to be the private tour we received from one of the theatre's owners. He even took us up to the projection room where the print films are projected and even let us peek at the film reels dating back to the 1930's!
After such a whimsical event, it's only right to recognize our wonderful sponsors again. Thank you to Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon for enchanting elixirs that paired so perfectly with the Wizard of Oz. And thank you to Texas Theatre for your hospitatlity and sustaining such a Dallas gem. Don't forget to take a peek at the rest of the pics and reviews. Also, for more tips and local updates like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @yelpdallas, and of course – subscribe to the Dallas Weekly Yelp Newsletter. And until next time…
See You On Yelp,
Frances G, the good witch of the North