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5 films, 5 weeks

Autumn Phillips

What are the five movies that “rocked the world”? Dori Weiss knows, and she isn’t telling anyone until her film class begins Thursday.

Until then, film lovers will have to speculate on their own.

For the next five weeks, Weiss will share films that had resonating effects on society or on the world of filmmaking as part of her “Dinner and a Movie” series in The Steamboat Smokehouse’s private screening room.

The Smokehouse recently installed a 60 square foot screen and a digital projector in the room they usually reserve for private parties. Until now, the screen has been used for Monday Night Football, but Weiss saw it as the perfect spot for her film class.

This is the fifth session of the “Dinner and a Movie” series, which has struggled to find a home that can comfortably seat people for dinner, a film and a discussion that also can be blocked off to outside noise. The Smokehouse’s new room provides all those things.

Like “Dinner and a Movie” programs in the past, attendees will meet at 6:15 p.m. for an informal cocktail hour followed by dinner at 6:40 p.m. While everyone is eating, Weiss will introduce the film with a brief lecture and an offering of things to watch for during the show for later discussion.

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The movie begins no later than 7:30 p.m. and a discussion is held after the movie.

Many of the people who already have signed up for the series are returning from one of Weiss’ earlier film classes.

“They’re a lively group,” Weiss said. “They’re not shy, and for film lovers, that’s really great.”

¤ Dinner and a Movie: Five Films that Rocked the World

¤ 6:15 p.m. Thursdays (Oct. 20 to Nov. 17)

¤ The Smokehouse, 912 Lincoln Ave.

¤ $35 a night / $175 for all five weeks (cash bar)

¤ RSVP to 870-8847; drop-ins are welcome, but space is limited