Dante’s Down the Hatch was an Atlanta institution for 43 years. The restaurant had a full-rigged sailing vessel that you could dine on surrounded by a moat containing live alligators. It was the place to be seen in Atlanta; eating fondue, listening to live jazz and sipping wine from their award winning collection.
Sadly, Dante’s closed July of 2013, but a documentary about the restaurant and its owner, Dante Stephensen, is coming to the Plaza Theatre for a one-week run. “Dante’s Down the Hatch” won the Spirit Award at the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival and played to two sold out crowds.
This Friday (5/1) and Saturday (5/2) at 7:20 pm, the director of the film, Jef Bredemeier and Dante himself, will be participating in a Q & A following each screening. I will be conducting the Q & A on Saturday.
Limited edition prints from the film, signed by Dante and director Jef Bredemeier, are available for sale at each screening.
Tickets are available at the Plaza Theatre box office.
For more information, go to the Plaza Theatre website.
The Plaza Theatre is located at 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States