Round Rock's Flix Brewhouse is a rare bird among movie houses, the only first run theater in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery. Sort of like the Alamo Drafthouse cross-bred with North by Northwest, Flix offers its own in-house grog as part of a full menu of food and drink, while offering the current hits on its six screens. Flix is starting to do more specialty programming, and this Wednesday January 9th at 7:30 p.m., Flix Brewhouse presents Blake Edwards and George Axelrod's 1961 adaptation of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" was adapted from a novella by Truman Capote, who hated the film for watering down the source material. In the book, Holly is a call girl; in the film, she's a "party girl." Audiences didn't care, and the luminous Hepburn's iconic portrayal has become the stuff of legend.
The supporting cast includes George Peppard as Paul, the lovestruck writer who wants to make an honest woman of Holly, Buddy Ebsen as Doc Golightly, with Patricia Neal, Martin Balsam, and Dorothy Whitney all contributing fine performances. The less said about Mickey Rooney's highly offensive Japanese caricature, Mr. Yunioshi, the better.
The film is certainly a bit romanticized when compared to the book, and Rooney is really, really bad, but the opportunity to see Audrey Hepburn's incarnation of the original manic pixie dream girl on the big screen, with craft beer, should not be missed.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" screens Wednesday, January 9th at 7:30 p.m. at Flix Brewhouse, Hesters Crossing, 2200 South IH-35, Suite B1 in Round Rock, Texas. Tickets available HERE.
J.M. Dobies, Austin Classic Movies Examiner Facebook Page