Cable Car Rehab

Buck Hastings — artist

Much of the work done at the Cable Car Cinema last summer is hidden behind the walls, and we don’t have a picture of that. But check out the new murals by artist and photographer Buck Hastings. Very surreal ‘Attack of the 50-foot Woman’ meets the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Buildings sort of thing. And the new couches and carpeting are beautiful and comfy. Don’t mess it up. . .  no shoes on the furniture. . .  and don’t put your drink on the floor and then kick it over. FYI — if you get your coffee in a mug it will not fit in the cup-holder, so be green later sometime. And you can’t see them clearly here, but those light fixtures are real swell — sort of like illuminated portholes.

And I am here to tell you, ‘Metropolis‘ does not disappoint. It’s a great print, and the story careens along at breakneck speed with wildly eccentric performances and astonishing special effects. It is not at all boring and sometimes you just have to laugh, it’s okay. Everyone in my party enjoyed it and we are not overly sophisticated people. There are four more shows tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday. Also, don’t forget the upcoming ‘It’s a Complex World‘ this Friday and Saturday.

1 thought on “Cable Car Rehab”

  1. The Cable Car deserves a plaque for staying open in a town that is tough on small business, especially if it’s not a restaurant or liquor store. Congratulations on the renovations.

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