The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 15, 1997 Page: 6 of 6
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The Rambler October 15, 1997 • 6
Enjoy pizza and a movie from
somewere other than your couch
Ki n j Parker
Something old, something new
how about something different?
fhe Granada Movie Grill in Dallas
provides a great twist to the
The Granada in the beautiful
historic Greenville Theater offers
drinks and dinner while you watch.
Top box office hits are shown just
after they've run their course at the
major theaters, hut before they
reach the dollar movies.
Seated in very comfortable
chairs, you are served discreetly by
your waiter throughout the movie.
The menu has a wide variety of
choices and is very cleverly writ-
Appetizers, or first takes as
they're called, range from their
excellent "Twister" cheese bread to
Scarlet's stuffed skins and
"Clilihanger" nachos. The multi-
plex platter, consisting of stuffed
jalapenos, potato skins, cheese
bread, wings and chicken tenders,
is great for sharing.
The menu also offers Bubba
Gump shrimp, a one-pound
Jurassic potato and burgers, includ-
ing the. ultimate Spielburger.
Whoever finishes it gets two free
passes! Another choice is pizza, which is
Prices are fairly average over all, and
the proportions are very reasonable.
■Appetizers are $4.95 to $6.95 and salads
are S2.L)5 to $6.95. Dinners are $5.95 to
$7.50, with the exception of large pizzas
and plat ters which range from $10.95 to
Desserts are $2.95, and drinks are a Movies start nightly at 7 p.m., and the
bit on the high side. Beer and wine range second screening begins between 9 p.m.
and 10 p.m., depending upon
the length of that week's'
movie. Movies usually change
The Granada also shows
midnight movies on Friday and
Saturday nights that usually are
not flecent releases. These
showings have recently ranged
from "Grease" to "The Rocky
Horror Picture Show"
Regular priced admission
is $3.50, but specials are run
throughout the week. Monday
is half price night-with half off
admission, popcorn and wine
by the glass. Tuesday is dollar
night with $1 admission, draft
beer and popcorn.
Wednesday is all-you-
can-eat pizza for $5, plus
regular admission. Thursday is
regular priced admission with
$4 burgers and pitchers of Bud
and Bud Light.
Bargain matinees for $2
are available on the weekend
when there's no football.
That's right, you heard me,
football. The Granada is novv.
showing college football on
Saturdays and Dallas Cowboy
games on Sundays (and
Monday night when there is one).
The bad news is that parking is $3.50.
The good news is that when you pay,
you're given a $3.50 voucher to spend on
admission or food.
The Granada Movie Grill is located at
3524 Greenville Ave., Dallas. For infor-
mation, call 214-823-9610.
photo courtesy of Granada
Dallas' Granada Movie Grill provides dinner and a movie.
from $2.50 to $5 and are also available by
the pitcher/bottle. A soft drink with one
refill is $1.75 and bottomless iced tea is
The wait staff is very friendly, and
they succeed in not distracting you from
the movie. However, sometimes they
could stand to distract a little more, such
as offering a refill or dessert.
Gauguin's When Will You Marry? is being displayed at the Kimbell.
Kimbell makes an impression
Once again, the Kimbell Art
Museum, still on the impressionist
kick from Monet and the
Mediterranean, exhibits impression-
ist and modern works from the
Rudolf Staecheliri Family
Foundation of Basel, Switzerland.
The exhibit, shown only in Fort
Worth, consists of 26 impressionist
and modern paintings. The Oct. 5
opening of the exhibit marked the
25th anniversary of the Kimbell Art
Museum's public opening in 1972.
It features the works of Gaugun,
Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Degas
and others including several land-
scape works from Pissarro and works
from theSwiss painter Hodler. The
exhibit features three of 200 works
he painted depicting the slow death
of his girlfriend form cancer.
The exhibit is a delight because of its
variety: the bright neon colors of
Matisse in his work, Madam Matisse
with Mantilla, the bold brushstrokes
of Van Gogh's drug-induced work
Daubigny's Garden, and the clown-
ish, colorful shapes in Picasso's early
work, Harlequin with a Mask.
The works from the Staechelin
collection will be displayed as an
exhibit and as part of the Kimbell's
permanent collection for three years.
The exhibit runs through Jan. 11.
Call 332-8451 or metro 654-1034 for
hours and ticket information.
If you like impressionist art, the
Kimbell will exhibit a collection of
portraits from French impressionist
painter Renoir from Feb. 8 through
World religions class makes a great
prerequisite for Seven Years in Tibet
Staff writer '
Based upon a true story, Seven Years in Tibet is a
powerful movie that will keep your brain working to
the end. Although the first 30 minutes is weak and
slightly confusing, the ending is very touching.
The movie is about a young man who leaves his
pregnant wife to pursue a dream of climbing the ninth
highest peak in the world. Captured by the British
army and sent to prison camp, Heinrich (Brad Pitt)
escapes with his friend and colleague Peter (David
The w I is).
He eventually ends up.in the holy city of Lhasa and
befriends the young Dalai-Lama.
At the beginning, Heinrich is a selfish and uncaring
person who plays by his own rules. He later begins to
appreciate learning from others and their experiences.
Not a lot of emphasis was put on his Nazi past, and
sortie of the movie was dry and a bit dull.
A good semester of the world religions class will
help you understand some of the practices of Tibetan
Buddhism, although this movie does put the Tibetan
people and their experiencs into perspective.
There were great scenes, but to my suprise it was-
n't Pitt who stole the show, but the yourtg Dalai-Lama
(Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk). The actors worked well
together, creating peacefulness and occasional comedy
to liven up the movie.
Another surprise was the lack of vulgarity.
Although there is violence in the massacres of the
Tibetan people by the Chinese, there are only two
curse words throughout the two and a half hour movie.
That alone tells me that this movie has a lot of
The major message that 1 received from this movie
is that we come to crossroads in life and the choices
we make may turn out for the best in the long run.
Seven Years in Tibet was magical. The characters
were very believeable, and the breathtaking scenery
was actually shot on location in Tibet.
And. for the burning question in the women' minds,
yes. Brad looks good! (So what else is new, right?)
This movie is more exciting than The Last Emperor
because it actually has some action. If you can get
through the first 30 minutes, this movie is must see.
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Wood, Allison E. The Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 15, 1997, newspaper, October 15, 1997; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth287692/m1/6/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Wesleyan University.