“Big Night” The Movie and the Feast ~ Saturday, April 14, 2012 ~ 4:00 p.m. Doors / 5:00 p.m. Film / 7:00 p.m. Dinner ~ $45.00 Magic Lantern Film Society & Miners Foundry Members / $50.00 General Admission / $400.00 Tables of 8 (includes two bottles of wine)

*Reservations must be made by April 11th to reserve your seat and dinner!*

The Nevada City Film Festival, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and The Old 5 Mile House present “Big Night”,  an exciting and unique cinematic, dining, and cultural experience. “The movie and the feast” pairs the critically acclaimed, modern day classic film “Big Night” with a traditional Italian feast just like the one in the film.

Tickets are $45.00 for Magic Lantern Film Society and Miners Foundry Members, and $50.00 General Admission.

Tables of 8 may be purchased for $400.00 and include two bottles of wine.

Water, Soft drinks, tea, and coffee are included.  Beer and Wine will be available for purchase.  Tickets are available online or at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462.

The evening’s featured film will be screened in the historic Osborn/Woods Hall at the Miners Foundry where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for your viewing pleasure.  Following the film, dinner will be hosted in the beautiful Stone Hall.

In love and life, one big night can change everything! “Big Night” is the tale of two immigrant brothers from Abruzzo who own and operate a restaurant called “Paradise.” One brother, Primo (Tony Shalhoub), is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers’ expectations of “Americanized” Italian food. Their uncle’s offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is becoming more and more appealing to Primo. The other brother, Secondo (Stanley Tucci), is the restaurant’s manager, who is enamored of the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo’s efforts and Primo’s magnificent food, their restaurant is failing. They host a final “Big Night” to save the restaurant. The film also stars Minnie Driver, Isabella Rosellini, and Marc Anthony.  Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Special Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, “Big Night” literally makes your mouth salivate and your stomach growl, it’s that good! And not just because of the amazing Italian food, but the superb acting and plot.

The Old 5 Mile House has created a mouth-watering menu of the traditional Italian dishes featured in the movie including Maiale di Lattante Arrostito tutto (Whole Roasted Suckling Pig), Timbale Reale (baked pasta), Risotto Bandiera Italiana (Risotto in the Colors of the Italian Flag), Brodo Vegetale con Pasta (vegetable soup), Pollo Arrostito con Rosmarino (Whole Roasted Chickens with Rosemary), Pesci Arrostiti Tutto Con le Erbe (Whole Roasted Fish with Herbs) plus fresh vegetables including beets, carrots, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, and radicchio, either grilled or roasted to perfection. And of course, Tira Misu for dessert. Enjoy this tantalizing dinner, perfect for both vegetarians and carnivores, by romantic candle light and a warm fire.

People will be talking about “Big Night” The Movie and The Feast all year long.

4 replies
  1. Matt Stoffregen
    Matt Stoffregen says:


    I was wondering if tickets were still available for the Big Night dinner. I would be a party of four.

    Please reply.


    Matt Stoffregen

    • minersfoundry
      minersfoundry says:

      Hi Matt,
      Yes! Tickets are still available, however the deadline for reservations is Wednesday. You can purchase your tickets online, by phone (530) 265-5462, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office. The Box Office is located in the Miners Foundry, and is open 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Enjoy the show!

  2. Wendy Steudeman
    Wendy Steudeman says:

    We are so interested in purchasing 4 tickets for Big Night; however, we didn’t reach you before closing at 5p.m. Is it
    still possible to get these 4 tickets? Please let us know
    as soon as you can.

    Thank you,

    • minersfoundry
      minersfoundry says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Unfortunately this event has sold out. Watch for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” on Saturday, May 12th.


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