Hello Dayton Most Metro! We're moving along in a big way this weekend. If you still need to see LA LA LAND - now the highest grossing film in THE NEON's history - Thursday will be your last chance to catch it with us. If you still need to see 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, Sunday will be your last chance to catch this gem at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open two very different films that have something in common. JACKIE and ELLE both have lead performances that have been nominated for "Best Actress" at this year's Academy Awards. Natalie Portman gives an incredible performance as Jackie Kennedy - one … [Read more...] about 2 New Films, 2 “Best Actresses” at THE NEON
Hello Most Metro! We were all set to move forward with JACKIE this weekend, but the execs at Lionsgate (the distributor for LA LA LAND) were insistent that we hold their hit for another week...and with good reasons. 1) LA LA LAND is still performing well. 2) LA LA LAND just scored the highest number of Oscar nominations ever received - 14 in all (tying with ALL ABOUT EVE and TITANIC). 3) In just under 4 weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #2 "Highest Grossing Film Ever" at THE NEON. Over the course of this upcoming weekend, it will likely move into the #1 spot! All that said, we will hold both … [Read more...] about Numerous Oscar Nominations for Films at THE NEON
Hello MostMetro, We're very excited at THE NEON. In less than two weeks, LA LA LAND has become our #5 highest grossing film of all time. To put that in perspective, every other film in our Top 10 played at THE NEON for at least six weeks...so LA LA LAND has performed exceptionally well. Many thanks to everyone who has helped to make the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 such a success. This weekend, we are holding both LA LA LAND and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA - both of which are certain to be "Best Picture" contenders during this year's Oscar Race. To read about everything … [Read more...] about LA LA LAND is Huge Hit at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone! Thanksgiving weekend was bustling at THE NEON. Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our two award-winning films. Speaking of awards, we were very happy to read about MOONLIGHT cleaning up at the Gotham Awards this week (the first big awards of the season). Over the past two years, the Gotham Awards have predicted the Oscar for "Best Picture" (SPOTLIGHT and BIRDMAN)...thus we think MOONLIGHT will continue to be a major player this year. We will hold both LOVING and MOONLIGHT for another week. In addition, we have one more treat to rotate back into the mix - A … [Read more...] about MAN CALLED OVE Returns and LOVING & MOONLIGHT Stay at THE NEON!
Everybody is talking turkey, turkey turkey... giving pointers on grilling a turkey, baking one, deep frying one, etc, etc and so on. Well, the Food Adventures crew says .. STUFF IT ! Literally. We want to share our secret or not so secret tips for stuffing, which is just as important as the turkey! *** CHEF HOUSE'S TAKE ON STUFFING: Try Bread Pudding as an alternative. Always use quality ingredients. ---Stuffing vs. Bread Pudding by Chef House: I love both equally. My step dad makes an insanely good oyster stuffing every year for Christmas. It is loaded up with … [Read more...] about Just Stuff It, Will Ya ?
Hello Everyone! We're going completely international this weekend with two exciting, new films - both of which we didn't think we'd be able to accommodate but many of you have been asking about. At last we're able to move forward with a film based on the beloved, international bestseller A MAN CALLED OVE as well as the new film from Park Chan-wook - THE HANDMAIDEN (based on the British novel FINGERSMITH). If you still need to see CHRISTINE, CERTAIN WOMEN or KING COBRA, Thursday will be your last chance to see them at THE NEON. Synopsis for A MAN CALLED OVE: "Stepping from the pages of … [Read more...] about Cleaning House – 2 New Films & MOONLIGHT (aka Oscar Season) News at THE NEON!
Sellout crowd expected again !! FOOD, BEER, ... GHOSTS This is a post that many of you have been waiting for... Dayton Most Metro is kicking of the fall season with a "BOO!" ---October 7th, the popular "RHINEGEISTS and POLTERGEISTS" ghostly beer dinner returns! A brainchild of local bloggers, the Food Adventure crew, this popular scarefest looks to again to have a sellout crowd of over 100 foodies at the Amber Rose restaurant. There will also be a special presentation from a nationally known paranormal investigative group, ParaSense. HERE IS THE SKINNY ON … [Read more...] about Haunted Food Adventure at Amber Rose Oct 7th
Hello Everyone. I made it to Toronto with minimal delays...and made my way to the Industry offices to pick up my credentials and begin the madness. This is just an intro! Watching movies actually starts tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 8). I always give myself a buffer day when traveling to Toronto for TIFF. It can come in handy if you have flight delays, ridiculous lines in customs or you're carrying an expired passport (that was a nightmare 2 years ago)...that extra day can make certain that you don't miss any of the good stuff. If all goes as planned, tomorrow will be a busy day with 4 … [Read more...] about TIFF 2016 – Arrival & Prep
The Great Darke County Fair ends a week long array of festivities this Saturday, so there is still time to get your fair groove up near the Greenville / Arcanum area. It is about a 40 minute trip to the Darke County fairgrounds, but oh is it worth the drive. Rides and and more rides, food and more food, and of course livestock to make your experience farm filled fun. We have literally been having Food Adventures at this fair since the early 1970's. The Big Ragu has memories of his grandfather John Miller, who was born in Arcanum, taking the whole family from Centerville to Greenville. … [Read more...] about Ohio’s Biggest Fair Ends Saturday in Darke County
***** WIN A FREE PIZZA WITH THE FOOD ADVENTURES CREW ***** JUST COMMENT BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN - winner will be chosen at random on Monday For decades Daytonians have taken pizza for granted. We don't realize that Dayton, Ohio is one of the most important cities in the world when it comes to the history of pizza. And it is all because of Vic Cassano and his mother-in-law Caroline "Mom" Donisi. Now, 63 years later, The Cassano's franchise is going strong, and not just in the pizza restaurants. Cassano's headquarters on Stroop Road in Kettering is also a facility for dough … [Read more...] about Secrets of Cassano’s and The Dough Plant