The Grand illusion is the belovedly funky art house-meets-grindhouse cinema that been screening the best of classics and cult films for as long as I've lived here. Next Saturday night, the Grand Illusion—which I must remind you is an entirely volunteer-run organization—is hosting its third annual fundraiser, in hopes of can completing an audio upgrade that would allow for 5.1 surround sound with digital presentations.
The centerpiece of the night: Jacques Tati's M. Hulot's Holiday, screened in 35MM at 6:30 and 9:30 pm Peripheral delights, as described on the GI website:
Doors will open one hour before each show for guests to mingle with other film lovers, nibble on hors d'oeuvres and sip on drinks from Georgetown Brewing, Chaco Canyon, Pizza Pi and more. The $25 price includes admission to the event, one seat for "Monsieur Hulot's Holiday" and one drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).