Enzian Theater, Maitland
Maitland , Florida
Tel: 407 629 0054
Concierge.com's insider take:
No one goes to the Enzian just for a movie, although it's possible. This unique institution's patio bar, made of Brazilian walnut and shaded by Spanish moss, embodies the laid-back Florida lifestyle in a way no other movie theater attempts. In addition to the usual cocktails, you can order Cuban rum made before the embargo, 1901 Scotch, and 1916 bourbon, all from the private cellars of the founder, the granddaughter of an Austrian princess. Inside the theater, seating is exclusively at tables, and a discreet staff serves a full menu during the show (BLTs with house-made bacon, mushroom burgers, a house coffee blend). The lineups alternate between mainstream and independent screenings, indulging in little of the haughtiness of other art-house cinemas. Considering it also hosts six major film festivals a year, the Enzian could be the envy of cineasts in any city.
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