Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hidden Figures Held Over at Flat Rock Cinema

Three time Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures has been held over at The Flat Rock Cinema, 2700 Greenville Hwy. in Flat Rock NC.

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. 

SHOW TIMES: ​Jan 20th - Feb 2nd: FRI, SAT, TUE, WED, THU 3:30, 7:00.  SUN 1:00 PM ​Closed Monday. ​ $6 Movie Tickets on Tuesday.  $2.50 Shock Top pints on Wednesday.  $5 Lunch Plates on Sunday.

Doors open 40 minutes before show time. Arriving at least 20 to 30 minutes prior to show time if you plan to eat or if you have a group of three or more and want to sit together is recommended. Reservations are encouraged but not always required. Seating is first-come, first-served, general admission -even if you have a reservation. The phone number is (828) 697-2463, answered during open hours except when seating for a show. Tickets are $8.75 for all shows, all ages. The "Bistro" Cinema serves burgers, sandwiches, fresh Orville Reddenbacher's® popcorn, nachos, Green River BBQ, plus wine and local brews.

Don't miss the upcoming 
13th Annual Golden Globe and Oscar Series 

and more...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President Obama Signs National Park Service Centennial Act into Law

The National Parks Foundation is thrilled to report that President Obama signed the National Park Service Centennial Act (PL 114-289) into law on December 16, 2016.  For the past 18 months, NPF has worked closely with The National Park Service and other partners to pass this significant legislation. 

NC Mountains National Parks:  The Blue Ridge Parkway

Among its many important components, the act establishes a Second Century Endowment for our national parks that will be housed at and managed by The Foundation. It also provides dedicated funding for the Centennial Challenge program, which leverages federal funds with philanthropic support secured by NPF and local Friends Groups to support projects and programs across the National Park System. 

NC Mountains National Park: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Act also makes important structural changes to The National Parks Founration’s board of directors and authorizes $5 million in annual appropriations for the first time in NPF’s history. Learn more about how these improvements will enhance NPF’s work by reading the Foundation's press release.

All information and photos provided by The National Parks Foundation. 

Mountain Spirits: Coming Soon to Old North State Winery

Old North State Winery, located at 308 N Main Street in Mount Airy NC, welcomes in 2017 with new menus, great wines, a Bloody Mary Bar and lots of live music. Check the website for details and dates.

 New Lunch and Dinner beginning Friday

Live Local music on 
Friday and Saturday nights

Shop online for ONS and Fish Hippie Wines

Enjoy the Bloody Mary Bar 
all day Saturday and Sunday

The Tasting Room is open 7 days a week, 
Tours are available

Join the Wine Club and get 15% off wine, draft beer, 
food and ONS merchandise