[image-4]UPDATE (8/30): In the aftermath of last week’s fatal shooting at Virginia’s, this event has been moved to Vincent Chicco’s on Hutson Alley with the same menu offerings. The Music Hall says proceeds will benefit the family of late chef Shane Whiddon, who was killed while working last week.

Nothing screams “Southern charm” like two uber attractive young Canadian actors crying and screaming and swimming whilst fully clothed in a period romance set amidst Spanish moss and shots of Boone Hall plantation. I mean, if I were an alien and I needed an introduction to the American South, this would be it.

Seriously, though, as much as we may hate to admit it, we kind of love The Notebook. No, not for its cinematic excellence or saccharine, sweeping generalizations. We love it because if you’ve seen it once, hell, even if you’re one of the 10 people on earth who hasn’t seen it, you know the storyline: poor boy falls in love with rich girl and their journey to love isn’t easy, but it’s worth it, or something. It’s wonderfully predictable, safe, and Gosling and McAdams ain’t too bad to look at either.

The Charleston Music Hall understands this deep, confusing, shameful love affair we have with the 2004 movie based on, dare we utter the words, a Nicholas Sparks novel, so on Thurs., Sept. 7, head to Virginia’s on King for a super Southern prix fixe meal at either 5:30 or 6:30 p.m., then walk on over to the Music Hall for The Notebook screening at 7 p.m.

Movie tickets are eight bucks, and dinner and a movie tickets are $43. Add wine pairings to the mix and you’re looking at $68. Sure, you could skip out on the three-course meal, but there’s no better way to ease your way into watching a Sparks-inspired flick than digging into some good ole fashioned nanner pudding.

Tickets are on sale now. [image-3]

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