Silver Anniversary-Silver Screen
25 years ago Tina Tiedtke celebrated the opening of Enzian with a screening of the 1919 silent classic Broken Blossoms with star Lillian Gish attending. From that day on Enzian has been an important fixture in the community – a temple to the cinematic spirits and, to quote a regular guest, “the only civilized way to watch a movie.”
Initially showcasing weekly repertory classics, Enzian has grown to become one of the top grossing first–run independent film theaters in the nation, producing five cultural film festivals including the world renowned Florida Film Festival. Enzian has served nearly 2 million guests in the past quarter of a century.
But most importantly, it was Tina’s dream to create a gathering place for the community – a place that serves as a home base to connect and celebrate the magic of the movies. Through the support of Enzian’s members, sponsors, civic leaders, filmmakers, film lovers, volunteers, staff and millions of movie-goers, this dream is a reality that continues to evolve and grow.
Enzian illuminates the silver screen nightly as well as the hearts and minds of its supporters. Its 25th Anniversary is a celebration of the vision that has gone into maintaining its mission: to entertain, inspire, educate, and connect the community through film.
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Enzian celebrates its 25th anniversary with a year-long Sunday lunch series, 10 MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN BEFORE YOU DIE. And Enzian wants YOU – the community – to pick ‘em! Each month Enzian will announce the next Bucket List movie you voted for and will show it Sunday afternoon with a special lunch menu. Films are only $5!