And now, it’s finally time to debut the rough cut of your cinematic masterpiece to a few trusted friends and advisers. (Macaulay always gives good feedback.)
You’re only missing one thing: a suitable venue.
Which brings us to Highland Park Village Theatre, the 75-year-old movie palace, reopening in grand style this Friday.
You’ve probably been to this place a few times in its old incarnation as... a movie theater. But now, your options include two screening rooms stuffed full of leather recliners for you and up to 200 fellow moviegoers. (One of those theaters also has a 3D projector.) To deepen your enjoyment of the cinematic arts—or to soften the blow when your ladyfriend drags you to Country Strong—soon, you’ll be able to get a cocktail from the full bar.
But back to your magnum opus (title: Lieutenant Maverick Danger, M.D.). You have two private screening rooms at your disposal, with sofas, recliners and a waitress for you and 12 trusted critics. There’s a 15-foot screen in each theater—perfect for showcasing that tear-jerking, slow-mo shootout finale (Minka really nailed the “not without my kittens” line). Or, you know, taking in the Mavs’ next away game.
We hear Dirk gives an Oscar-worthy performance.