“Cannonball. Cannonball coming!”
“It’s in the hole!”
“You’ll get nothing and like it.”
Expect to hear these quotes being shared Sunday night when Dayton Dinner Theater Picture Show presents Caddyshack at The Engineers Club.
Have you heard about Dayton’s newest entertainment option? John Boucuvalas launched a new Sunday night dinner and movie event that happens every other Sunday at The Engineers Club. John spends his days contracting wedding venues and he “finds a joy in maximizing places uses.” He explained to us the way this event works- guests purchase a ticket and 30 minutes before the film, food inspired by the movie is served party style with heavy appetizers and finger foods at several food stations, across the room and a cash bar with themed drinks. Like a cocktail party, guests mingle amongst the bistro tables and then move to the auditorium for the film.
But unlike a regular movie theater, requiring quiet and no phones, guests are encouraged to tweet witty observations about the film, which show up to the right of the movie screen and at times they will pause the film and encourage the audience to scream out the next line of the film, keeping the evening very interactive. There is an intermission in the film, where guest can visit the bar again, enjoy some more food and desserts.
The first two films show were The Exorcist and The Godfather and Boucuvalas shares that he’s building an audience of repeat guests, who seem to enjoy dressing up in costume, inspired by the films. Audiences are encouraged to vote to help decide which films will play in the futures.
Sunday November 17th: Caddyshack
Themed Food: Various Country Club delights, Get Nothing and Like it combo platter, Floating Mini Baby Ruths, Golf Ball truffles, gumballs, rolls with lots of butter
Themed Drink (cash bar): Born to Love you (tequila, lemon, salt), Spaulding special (whiskey sour with candy cigarette floating in it) Judge Smails (Fresca with gin and squeeze of lime)
Themed Attire: Audacious Golf or Yacht Attire, Early 80’s county club, Grunge caddy or groundskeeper
Tickets $29.50- buy online.