Roxy Raves for June 25

Stevie B

theroxy@shaw.ca

Monday, June 25 2012

Stevie B is in this Roxy biz purely for the fun folks, but I’m sorry to report, my monthly quota of fun just ain’t happenin’ right about now. 
Stevie is starting to get a tinch bored here gang. It’s getting a little too quiet around this little ol’ theatre o’ mine so here’s the deal, the challenge to you Gabriola: I’ll put a little more energy into getting events into the Roxy and you do your bit by considering doing more at the Roxy. Consider coming to the events and consider renting it more yourself. With a little concerted effort maybe we can jump start the summer, have some fun and keep Stevie B’s head in the game!
Meanwhile, down at The Roxy:
Monday, July 2, 7 p.m.: Films From Down Under presents “Red Dog,” the first in a series of quality Australian films to be shown every Monday night for most of this summer. “Red Dog,” considered by many to be one of the best movies ever made in Australia, was produced last year and based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog, which united a divided community while roaming the Australian outback in search of its long lost master. $5 at the door which opens at 6:45 p.m.
Hold it, hold it, hold it right there! Now that’s what I’m talking about!
For the past month or so I’ve been challenging Gabriolans to find new ways of taking advantage of a real, reel bargain on the island: renting the Roxy for a mere $25 an hour!
Sometimes it takes a visitor to remind us how good life is on Gabriola and that’s just what happened when Alexandra Williams read a recent Roxy Raves. She is an aspiring screenwriter who earned a film degree in her native Melbourne, Australia, and has a dream of opening her own version of the Roxy back home.
While she is working as a cook at Woodfire this summer she is going to share some of her favourite films. She’s starting by serving up “Red Dog,” which she and many others say is one of the best movies ever made Down Under – and that’s really saying something!
Alex’s Aussie film series promises everything you need for a great film night out that you just won’t get anywhere else. As a bonus you can hang out with Alex and me, talk up movies and plan how we are going to make the Roxy cook this summer by sharing some of the world’s greatest films at one of the best places and prices on the planet.
Wednesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.: John Reischman and the Jaybirds in Concert. World class bluegrass in a world class venue – what more need be said. Tickets $20 at Artworks (they will go fast). Roxy doors open at 7 p.m.
You too can rent the Roxy (have I mentioned that before?) for $25/hour. Contact theroxy@shaw.ca for details.
May the gods be with you.
See you next week.