On Wednesday, April 11th, the Yelp Elite took in a private screening of the cult classic Freeway, pretty much a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Except Reese Witherspoon plays a white-trash version of her and Kiefer Sutherland is the Big Bad Wolf. As Courtney Y put it, "the whole movie is like one giant inappropriate moment. It’s hilarious."
The staff at the Roxie were top-notch, and if you want to know more about how to get involved (the theater operates as a non-profit), email Allyce (the executive director) or Keith (the manager). At the very least, sign up for their mailing list – I’ve seen everything from an Elvis double feature to a few Bob Dylan documentaries to a 70s porn that required 3-D glasses at the theater, so you just never know what to expect from the Roxie, but are seldom disappointed.
Afterward, yelpers packed it into Double Dutch and were treated to complimentary Trumer Pils (despite the
name, they have a brewery you can visit right in Berkeley!). Yeah, the first 2 kegs were kicked in an hour, and that says something about the spirits everyone was in, we heard there were reports of double-parking on the dance floor as the night progressed… Stop in sometime soon and say hi to Mike, Chrissy and Darren, our bartenders that evening. Double Dutch is one of the bars from the guys at Vintage 415, and as the Chronicle notes, we’re big fans of those cats.