The Upper Eastside Garden has established itself as a go-to spot for benign, family-friendly fun. Artistic mini golf, complimentary piña coladas with paid entry, and a variety of exotic plants available for purchase are just a few of the draws. Every Thursday the verdant retreat also offers Janus Film Night, which sounds like more all-ages enjoyment when you hear owner Peter Rozek tell it. We roll out picnic mats, and we have a nine-by-twelve-foot screen and a popcorn machine. And of course cocktails by Grand Havana Rum. People are encouraged to bring their own wine and food and have a picnic with us, says Rozek. Sounds sweet and innocent, right? Maybe not.
Tonights installment of the gardens Hot Buttery Summer Films series will feature one of cinemas most notoriously twisted tales of darkness and desire. Henri-Georges Clouzots Diabolique is a noir classic with an obvious influence on The Exorcist, Rosemarys Baby, and Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho, among others. Ever felt a chill down your spine in the summertime heat? You probably will tonight at 8:00. Admission is seven dollars, and that includes a picnic blanket, popcorn, and a complimentary cocktail.
Thu., July 5, 8:30 p.m.