Most of us watch Internet dancing videos like it’s our job as it is – what if bingeing on giggle-inducing dance moves could actually help someone else pay the bills? That’s the deal The Grand Cinema has struck with several film distributors whose products would otherwise be languishing on the shelf. They’ve got a stuffed-full schedule of movies that viewers can stream for the price of a Grand ticket, and more coming online every week. Everybody wins — the filmmakers get their movies in front of eyeballs, the theater gets some cash flow while they’re closed by the quarantine and the audience — those of us who feel a city isn’t a city unless it has an arthouse theater — get to do what we can to keep The Grand Cinema alive during the lean time. Of course, movies are better with craft beer. Therefore, Peaks and Pints pairs three of the films screening in The Grand’s Virtual Screening Room with a craft beer. Enjoy Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Grand Cinema On The Fly.
Enjoy Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Grand Cinema On The Fly
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND: The confessional cautionary tale of Robertson’s life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, the Band. For $12, Magnolia Pictures will grant you access to the film, viewable on any internet-connected device, with 50 percent going to The Grand. The soundtrack is a mixtape of iconic songs, so it’s only logical to pair the film with Stoup Brewing’s Mixtape Romeo Pilsner. Brewed with pilsner malt for a light body and gentle malt sweetness, this pilsner is lagered for several weeks to create a clean, refreshing crispness. As their mixtape final song, they dry hopped with Bru-1 and Nelson Sauvin for aromas of white grape and stone fruit.
EXTRA ORDINARY: Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Christian Winter (Will Forte), a washed-up one-hit-wonder, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness. Hijinks ensue. For $12, Kino Lorber will grant you access to watch the film with 50 percent going to The Grand. Future Primitive Brewing’s And The Devil Walks IPA is brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Idaho 7, and Citra hops for with subtle pineapple, melon and citrus and finishes with that classic clean Citra hop kick.
AND THEN WE DANCED: A passionate tale of love and liberation set amid the conservative confines of modern Georgian society. For $12, Music Box Films will grant you access to watch the film with 50 percent going to The Grand Cinema. Georgia was annex by Russia in 1801, and exposed to what would later be called Russian imperial stouts. Gigantic Brewing’s Most Most Premium Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout aromas and flavors of bittersweet chocolate, roast coffee, caramelized sugars, and hints of licorice dance after the imperial stout is aged in bourbon.