Love the 80s? John Hughes Week Starts This Friday!

After three long months, Enzian is thrilled to be able to once again open its doors, turn on the projector, and serve our community by screening both acclaimed new art house releases and influential and iconic repertory titles!

Kicking off week two is “John Hughes Week.” Eleven years ago, writer/director John Hughes died of a heart attack on a Manhattan street corner. The man behind classic 80s teen films, like The Breakfast ClubPretty in PinkSixteen Candles, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, had been called “the voice of a generation.” To our programming coordinator, Tim Anderson, he was more than that. “Hughes was the J.D. Salinger of my lifetime,” says Anderson, “a single man, who chronicled the painful transition of adolescence.” Hughes’s films are touchstone reminders of what it is like to be awkward and socially inept as we all have tried to navigate the labyrinthine hallways of High School, USA. We look forward to taking you on a journey through teenage truth – perhaps not everyone’s truth, but the truth of a bunch of kids (and a computer-generated female Frankenstein) from the fictional town of Shermer, Illinois.

In addition to John Hughes classics, we are thrilled to bring in IFC’s latest release Babyteeth, a film about a seriously ill teenage girl who upsets her parents when she falls in love with a small-time drug dealer.

Enzian is also excited to be able to reschedule special programming that was postponed due to the pandemic, as well as continue to offer holiday events. This includes National Theatre Live’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Saturday, and our Father’s Day presentation of Spaceballswhich will be accompanied by a special barbecue menu and half-off draft beers for dads. 

With the current 50% capacity regulation in place, seating will be limited, and we encourage purchasing tickets online in advance to minimize contact.

We are taking every measure possible to make your return to the theater enjoyable. We’ve enhanced sanitary procedures, and seating has been physically distanced to ensure safety and comfortability. We strongly encourage each guest to wear masks for your safety, the safety of those around you, and for the safety of our staff.

Reminder: you only have until this Thursday, June 18th, to catch the following titles on Enzian On Demand: Picture a Scientist, Tommaso, and Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint.

You have until next Thursday, June 25th to watch: DrivewaysYou Don’t NomiFor They Know Not What They DoThe Surrogate, and Shirley.

A percentage of every on-demand purchase will go back to Enzian in an effort to help our nonprofit organization.

We’ve got a handful of tickets left for Friday’s 11:30pm late-night drive-in screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at Ace Cafe Orlando. Click here to grab a spot for your car while they’re still available, and come join us for a late night movie!

Feel free to share this info or forward this email to family, friends, and fellow film lovers – Anyone, anywhere is welcome to purchase films on EOD (Enzian On Demand), come visit us now that we are open, or join us for a drive-in movie!

Please help support The Enzian

Support our team by buying a tee! We are now offering an Enzian t-shirt and an Eden Bar t-shirt on! $10 of each shirt sold will go directly back to us and $2 will go to Second Harvest Food Bank. A win-win for the Central Florida community!




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