By Andrea Selitto
Anyone who has watched a movie on the big screen in a theater full of people who are all fans of the film knows that it makes for a unique movie-going experience; add in a drinking game, and you’re definitely in for a night at the movies unlike any you’ve experienced before.
It was such an occasion this past Wednesday night at the Roxy Theater, when I joined a crowd of John Hughes aficionados as they made their way, bottles in hand, into the theater for a special screening of the 1986 film, Pretty in Pink, starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, and Jon Cryer. For those unfamiliar with Wednesday nights at the Roxy, guests of the 21-and-over persuasion are invited to bring their own beverage of choice— whether it be a bottle of wine or my personal selection, a bright pink cocktail to suit the evening’s film selection—and enjoy a sip (or two) while taking in the movie. Bottle openers and cups are provided for guests in the lobby, and I also found that the cup holders by each seat in the theater are just the right size to keep a bottle handy for refills.