AIRPLANE! Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ Sept. 19th
AIRPLANE! will be screened Saturday September 19th, as part of Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by the chefs at Tenacious Eats. The event will take place at The Creve Coeur Airfield
Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ is a one-of-a-kind event where food is prepared and plated in front of you, in the form of a 5-course gourmet meal, while you watch a film on the big screen. Tenacious Eats only works with locally produced food procured by them and hard-to-find ingredients imported from places that specialize in them.
For each new film, the folks at Tenacious Eats write a new menu specific to that movie’s story. Sometimes the menu is literal and sometimes it is inspired interpretation. In all cases, each dining experience is different because each film is different. By integrating film and food, Movies for Foodies creates an original experience, a feast for the senses, an event that brings food and film, chefs and diners together.
AIRPLANE (1980) could have derailed the careers of everyone involved. For example, people under 40 may not even know that until this movie, Leslie Nielsen was strictly a serious actor in dramas both on TV and in film. Many may watch 1973’s THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE for the first time today and keep waiting for Nielson – as the captain of the doomed ship – to get up from the dining room table wearing just his heart-covered underwear below the waist, or for him to make that first clueless remark. He never does. But from AIRPLANE onward, he was strictly a comic actor and a good one. Quite a sharp turn for age 55.
To the uninitiated, AIRPLANE was actually a shot-by-shot remake/parody of the 50’s disaster movie ZERO HOUR! (with Dana Andrews as the original Ted Stryker!) ZAZ (writer/directors Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and David Zucker) bought the script and basically remade the film, only giving it a comedic twist. AIRPLANE! made fun of the clichés, stock characters, and silly subplots of the other 70’s disaster movies, not just ZERO HOUR but also other movies like AIRPORT 1975 (the infamous nun scene). A shot-by-shot spoof rarely works, but AIRPLANE! did the job perfectly. But whether or not you’ve seen any of the movies it parodies, AIRPLANE! has a lot jokes and sight gags that work in spite of itself. Surely you don’t need to see any of the movies to find the “Surely, you can’t be serious” scene. This is probably why AIRPLANE! is widely revered as one of the best comedies ever. Forget the fact that this movies would spawn imitators like EPIC MOVIE and DISASTER MOVIE, AIRPLANE! is movie parodies done right.
September 19th, you’ll have the chance to see AIRPLANE in an actual Airplane hangar and eat a 5-course gourmet meal (with five cocktails) while you’re watching it. The Creve Coeur Airfield Is located at 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146. Please arrive for preflight live music and some Super-8 Movie Madness at 7:00PM. Taxi and Film and First Course starts at 8:00PM. There’s no dress code but costumes always encouraged!
$75.00 per person.
$95.00 per person day of event.
Seating is limited and space cannot be guaranteed unless purchased in advance.
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