Mary Ann: We worked together for a while, that’s where we became friends.
Cindy: We love movies. I saw something about the International Dinner and a Movie series in the paper, and we’ve been coming ever since.
Mary Ann: They serve a dinner that matches the theme of the movie.
Cindy: They had French for Beauty and the Beast, Italian for La strada–
Mary Ann: I loved La strada!
Cindy: Me too.
Mary Ann: La strada was a great experience. I thought Gimme Shelter was pretty heavy, pretty scary.
Cindy: I got into it at the end where they were trying to calm everyone down. I’ve always liked foreign films, but I must confess I’ve seen My Cousin Vinny about 50 times.
Mary Ann: Growing up, my mother took us to every religious film ever made. I like epics–that whole Roman thing with 1,000 people on the screen. The Ten Commandments was the most fantastic film I ever saw in my life. I’ll never forget the parting of the Red Sea.
Cindy: Tonight they’re showing Seance on a Wet Afternoon, which I haven’t seen.
Mary Ann: It’s described in the brochure as an English thriller.
Mary Ann: I love that moment when the lights go down. It’s so exciting; you can’t wait for the movie to start. I remember it from when I was younger.
–Cindy Knuth, executive assistant & Mary Ann Bulanda, administrative secretary