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Free Arts Month: Tom Hanks, for free, at the Click Flick

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 15, 2011 at 2:09 pm |
January 15, 2011 2:09 pm

If you want free, you gotta plan. Today my idea was to catch the monthly Click Family Flick at the Grand Cinema – but about 100 people had the same idea as I did, and sooner. The Flick is a free kid-friendly film every third Saturday, usually something adults like as well, but it’s pretty popular, and it’s worth planning out the morning. Today’s screening was the 1988 classic “Big,” about a boy who wishes he was bigger – and has it granted, by about six years in one night.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. screening, and  at 9:55 a.m. today there were already about 30 folks lined up outside. I wandered around the corner to Corina Bakery and found some friends there, also getting their coffee-and-scone supplies.

Back at the Grand the house had 80 people at 10:15 a.m., directed by Click employee (and Grand board member) Mitch Robinson, with his son Eli.

“It fills up every month unless the weather’s really good,” said Robinson. “It exposes people to the Grand and what’s happening here.”

By 10:25 a.m. there were only three seats left. I had to go and pick up my daughter from orchestra, and when we came back it was full. We snuck in the back, and stayed to see a hilarious (and hunky) Tom Hanks coming to grips with chest hair, deep voice and a body much too big for his bunk bed, before getting out of the doorway.

Next month’s Click Flick is “Ghostbusters” at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. Get there plenty early. 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma. 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com

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