by Kali Cozyris
The Arkley Center for the Performing Arts is a gorgeous venue restored to its stately 1920s architectural glory. With sweeping rows of red velvet seats, dramatic theater drapes and ornate walls rising to a high ceiling with chandeliers, it is the perfect setting to enjoy ballet, theater, music and, now, movies.
As part of the Arkley Center's classic family films series happening the first Saturday of the month through November, catch Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Saturday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. ($5). The colorful adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale was Disney's first full-length animated film and features some of the most recognizable and loved characters in popular culture. In a time of cookie-cutter everything, we're lucky to have a few restored theaters that offer a unique and evocative movie experience where hundreds of people can share the movie magic together.
Gather your friends and family for these upcoming favorites: Superman (1978) on Sept. 3, Little Shop of Horrors (1986) on Oct. 1 and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) on Nov. 5. All films are $5 (buy tickets for the whole series and get free popcorn) and play at 3 p.m. with time to enjoy Arts Alive! after. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.