There was good-sized crowd at The Esquire Theatre Saturday for the 10pm showing of Edgar Wright’s new film The World’s End, and people laughed out loud from the beginning to end. The premise is simple enough: five guys who failed to finish a pub crawl twenty years earlier give it another try. This time, however, things are more complicated, partly because their lives are more complicated, and also because an ominous extra-terrestrial conspiracy weaves its way into the plot. The ability of the movie to keep adding a layer of absurdity when you thought it had reached its limit reminded me of Being John Malkovich. I won’t give away the ending of The World’s End, but I will say that during the film many a pint gets consumed, and by the time the film was over I was more than ready to quaff a cold pint at Arlin’s. The movie is number three of director Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
I also wanted to sneak in that starting September 1 Sitwell’s will begin serving Belgian Waffles every Sunday (it’s a fall and winter thing). Also, the coffe house has different live musicians performing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. All the shows are free; you can find out more on Sitwell’s Facebook page.
Finally, the MadTree Brewing record show was a huge success, with lots of music lovers showing up to buy or sell vinyl. To bring this blog entry full circle, however, I would like to add that MadTree brews and sells its own beer on-site, plus it sells 6-packs and growlers to grow. I couldn’t quite get all the taps in the photograph I took, but it begins, at least, to give some kind of idea of the pleasures that await you at this new brewpub.