Dante's Down the Hatch

Photo courtesy of Atlanta Film Festival

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.

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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.

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Tickets are available at the Plaza Theatre box office.

For more information, go to the Plaza Theatre website.

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The Plaza Theatre is located at 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA, 30306 United States