Those of my readers who’ve been following me for awhile know how much I delight in finding unique places to patronize. Today I found a real gem in Tallahassee, All Saints Cinema just on the edge of Railroad Square Art Park.
Okay, the exterior isn’t that impressive, but trust me, it’s a cool venue.
Located in one end of the old Amtrak station, All Saints Cinema primarily shows indie and art films on an old school screen. The interior of the theater pays homage to its train depot heritage, with exposed brick walls and chalkboard train schedules.
There are no reclining seats in this theater, but the old style seating was comfortable and added to the ambiance.
A vintage cartoon preceded the feature film. I think it was titled, Frisky Frolics, and the sound didn’t quite match up with the picture. I found that immensely charming.
But I wasn’t there for the funnies, after all. A member of one of the Meetup groups I’ve joined suggested that we see RBG, a documentary about Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, also known as “Notorious RBG.”
The film follows the diminutive 80-something Ms. Ginsberg from her very early years in Brooklyn through her time at Harvard and then Cornell where she was one of just a handful of women studying law. The documentary details her dedication to fighting for gender equality early in her career and her nomination and subsequent appointment to the highest court in the land.
To say she is an inspiration would be an understatement. All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Ms Ginsberg’s tireless dedication to gender equality. Even in her eighth decade she continues the fight. I just pray she can outlast the current administration. Progressives count on her common sense and fighting spirit.
Now that I’ve discovered All Saints Cinema I’m thinking about becoming a member, so I would be eligible for perks like reduced ticket prices and first dibs on tickets. Since the theater seats only about 60 people, that would be great.
Below is a shot of the track side of the depot.
And I must’ve accidentally shot this photo of the railing. It was kind of artsy looking, so I thought I’d share it. Notice the little lizard posing on the horizontal brace.
Here’s a link to All Saints Cinema’s website. If you live in the Tallahassee area check it out. (By the way, I received no compensation for promoting this business. I thought it was cool, and believe others would, as well.)