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  • To do tonight: Grab a beer, catch a flick

  • Looking to blow off some steam mid-week? Head to Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company for a few beers, some innovative music and a classic movie.
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  • Tonight was supposed to be the first outdoor movie of the season at Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company but Jack Frost is not quite ready to relent to spring yet.
    But, the Brewing Company isn't fazed. They've just moved the party indoors.
    Here's what to know before you go:
    1 The pre-movie soundtrack
    Nobody expects you to be loose and relaxed right after work on a Wednesday night. So, for those who show up when the doors open at 6:30 p.m., they'll be treated to the musical styling of Community Center, an indie Delmarva band.
    What qualifies as indie? How about instruments like the penny whistle, the glockenspiel, a violin, cello, or an accordion?
    The band actually features six friends who have been playing together since high school and college. The various instruments isn't a gimmick, either. These guys have a pure curiosity for sound and don't mind stringing together unusual devices if it enhances the music.
    2. The movie
    "Animal House" was released in 1978 and follows the antics of a misfit group of fraternity brothers who challenge the dean of the fictitious Faber College. It featured Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Donald Sutherland and John Belushi, who at the time was famous only for his recurring roles on Saturday Night Live.
    Upon its initial release, the movie received mixed reviews but by the end of the year, it would already be considered a classic. In 2001, the United States Library of Congress even deemed it to be culturally, historically or aesthetically significant enough for preservation and named it to the National Film Registry.
    3 Perfectly curated snacks
    Admission will set you back $10 but unlike a trip to a corporate movie theater, a couple of drinks and bottomless popcorn is included. Each ticket holder will receive three 10-ounce beers and all the popcorn he or she can stomach.
    "Movie Night at the Brewery' is one of my favorite events," said Jim Lutz, president and CEO of Fordham and Old Dominion. "I am particularly excited for this movie because nothing pairs better than 'Animal House' and beer."
    4 Optional seating
    The movie was going to be shown on an outdoor screen on the brewery's front lawn. However, the temperatures have forced the party indoors. Even still, standing for the duration of any movie wouldn't be comfortable. Therefore, guests are encouraged to bring something to sit on, be it a chair or a cozy blanket for two.
    MORE INFORMATION
    WHAT Movie Night at the Brewery
    WHERE Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, 1284 Mc D Drive, Dover
    Page 2 of 2 - WHEN 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28
    COST $10
    INFO www.fordhambrewing.com
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