Fleur Cinema & Cafe offers distinctive filmgoing experience

posted by CSWalczak on August 27, 2010 at 4:45 am

DES MOINES, IA – Since 2001, the four-screen Fleur Cinema & Cafe has offered an unusual blend of the usual movie favorite snacks as well as wine, sandwiches, and other non-traditional fare; it also offers an eclectic mix of independent, mainstream, and classic films. The theater opened in 1970 as the Fleur 4.

The building inside features paintings from classic films, photos of iconic movie stars and cinema themes from the lobby to the bathrooms. Petersen said he often spots people walking around their lobby looking at the decor and talking about memories of the old movies.

Besides their regular run of movies, they play host for special events like the screenings of the 48-Hour Film Project. Corey Moss, Iowa State University graduate and director of the film “Dear Jack,” held a special screening and spoke at Fleur. Some of Fleur Cinema’s special promotions have included summer series of classic films played at midnight and Mimosas served with the “Sex & the City” movies.

The full story about theater, with video, appeared at KCCI.com.

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