June 29: Remember 1999 at The Bell House
I remember bits and pieces of 1999. We had a big Y2K bash out in California and celebrated with a Balthazar of champagne and sparklers. People thought the technology grid was going to collapse or there would be some other catastrophe.
It was, however, a great year for movies. We celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary by going to see Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut which opened on Friday, July 16, 1999 at the Ziegfield in Manhattan. Other films that opened that year: Magnolia, Being John Malkovich, Toy Story 2, The Matrix, and All About My Mother by Pedro Almodovar.
On Friday, June 29th from 10PM until 3Am, The Bell House is resuming its Party Like It’s 1999 series with a Sleepless in June Edition. Sleepless in Seattle was a 1993 film but hey:
The last weekend of June in 1993 saw people around the country flocking to theaters to see Tom Hanks find love with Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle. We’ll mark the occasion by spinning the best rock, pop, R&B and hip-hop that could inspire your own romantic comedy with a significant other — or perhaps someone you just met that night — in the Frontier Room for free!
(Just don’t expect us to meet you on top of the Empire State Building. We don’t like heights. Or The Heights, honestly.)