Friday, May 4, 2012

The Last Waltz / The Belcourt

Last night a group of us saw The Last Waltz at The Belcourt Theatre.  If you are not familiar, The Last Waltz is the Martin Scorcese' directed film documenting The Band's final show at The Winterland Ballroom in 1976 with guest musicians such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Eric Clapton...the list goes on and on.  
(Yes, I am that girl who sometimes sneaks photos during a movie.)
In short, it's amazing.  I've seen lots of bits and pieces before but had never watched the full movie in one sitting until last night.  Definitely the best way I could have seen it for the first time was at The Belcourt. Such a cool experience--with the large screen and loud theatre--along with a crowd responding with the original audience--all of it made it feel almost like you were there.  I loved it. 

This was one of my favorite experiences I've had in Nashville so far.  Such a great theatre (and obviously great film).  Nashville is so lucky to have this historical gem--and especially for me--only blocks from my place.  I am ashamed to say that I definitely do not take advantage of it enough.  I really want to plan from here forward to go whenever possible. 

So great. 

Next Belcourt stop for me:  The Beatles' Yellow Submarine playing May 10, 12, and 17.  

Levon forever. 

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