Thursday, November 8, 2007


“Dinner and a Movie” continues on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 8pm with the screening of "A Streetcar Named Desire." Sponsored by Chuck’s Fish, the classic, award-winning film will be shown at the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Avenue, in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Anyone who dines at Chuck's Fish the evening of November 13th will receive complimentary tickets to the movie. And, anyone who purchases walk up movie tickets at the Bama Theatre can bring their ticket stub to Chuck's to receive $5 off any food item. Tuesday night is Ladies night at Chuck's with drinks 1/2 price and $2 off sushi rolls. The Bama Theatre also has a full service bar/concessions to complete your movie-going experience. Enjoy a great evening of dinner and a classic movie. Please note that screening times are at 8pm and not the usual 7:30pm. Walk-up movie admission is $7/$6/$5. Call 758-5195 (Bama Theatre) or 248-9370 (Chuck's Fish) for more information.

November 13 at 8pm
"A Streetcar Named Desire " (1951)
Directed by Elia Kazan and based on the play by Tennessee Williams

Drama-Southern Gothic / Rated PG / 2 hours / black and white
Starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden
Academy Awards for Best Actress (Leigh), Best Supporting Actor (Malden), Best Supporting Actress (Hunter), Best Art-Set Decoration (black and white); Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress (Hunter)

Synopsis: Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Auriol, Mississippi for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. Suspicious, Stanley points out that "under Louisiana's Napoleonic code what belongs to the wife belongs to the husband." Stanley, a sinewy and brutish man, is as territorial as a panther. He tells Blanche he doesn't like to be swindled and demands to see the bill of sale. This encounter defines Stanley and Blanche's relationship. They are opposing camps and Stella is caught in no-man's-land. But Stanley and Stella are deeply in love. Blanche's efforts to impose herself between the two only enrages the animal inside Stanley. When Mitch -- a card-playing buddy of Stanley's -- arrives on the scene, Blanche begins to see a way out of her predicament. Mitch, himself alone in the world, reveres Blanche as a beautiful and refined woman. Yet, as rumors of Blanche's past in Auriol begin to catch up to her, her circumstances become unbearable.

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