Lawnchair Drive-In 2018 Fall Lineup Revealed

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Light up the night this fall with seven great movies, which we will be playing UNDER THE STARS as part of our Lawnchair Drive-In! Tickets are $2 each. Geeksboro is located on 2618 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, across the street from the Target Shopping Center and behind Miller Vision.

Bring your own Lawnchair, or rent one from us. NOTE: Pets, coolers, and outside beverages are not allowed at these events.

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8 p.m. Saturday, August 25 - "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015, dir. George Miller) - A high octane instant classic of post apocalyptic beauty and insanity, George Miller’s fourth film in his Mad Max series follows the titular silent hero (played by Tom Hardy) as he encounters a group of fearless women who challenge the patriarchy of an evil warlord via a non-stop car chase in a barren wasteland.
 

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8 p.m. Saturday, September 8 - "The Big Lebowski" (1988, dir. Joel & Ethan Coen) - The Coen Brothers might have won the Oscar for "No Country for Old Men," but their most unique crime film by far is this comedy classic from 1998. Jeff Bridges plays Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski, a hapless stoner and bowling aficionado whose life of perpetual ease is disrupted when two goons mistake him for a wealthy man of the same name and urinate on his beloved rug. This 20th Anniversary Screening will include a cosplay contest and, of course, White Russians.

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8 p.m. Saturday, September 15 - "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009, dir. Wes Anderson) - This beautiful stop-motion animated feature film from Wes Anderson is the perfect movie to kick off the Autumn season. Based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's novel, when the sly Mr. Fox steals the chickens, crops, and hard cider of dastardly brothers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, he finds himself trapped in a duel of wits that puts him, his family, and the rest of the animals in his neighborhood in grave danger. Featuring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep as well as frequent Anderson collaborators Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman.

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8 p.m. Saturday, September 22 - "Beetlejuice" (1988, dir. Tim Burton) - Alec Baldwin and Gena Davis play a recently deceased couple who enlist the help of the titular evil spirit - played brilliantly by Michael Keaton - to scare some pesky humans from their home. Part one of our double header tribute to Tim Burton.

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8 p.m. Saturday, September 29 - "The Nighmare Before Christmas" (1993, dir. Henry Selick) - Based on a story written and illustrated by Tim Burton, this stop-motion musical follows "The Pumpkin King" Jack Skellington as he grows tired of ruling Halloween and opts to hijack Christmas within the same year. Of course, chaos ensues. Featuring a brilliant soundtrack by Danny Elfman.

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8 p.m. Saturday, October 6 - "Halloween" (1978, dir. John Carpenter) - To prep for UNCSA School of Filmmaking alumni David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's much anticipated reboot, we are proud to host a special screening of John Carpenter's original 1978 masterpiece. This brooding, atmospheric slasher follows a young Jamie Lee Curtis as she must survive the gruesome Halloween night that a masked killer escapes from a mental hospital.

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8 p.m. Saturday, October 13 - "Hocus Pocus" (1993, dir. Kenny Ortega) - We will end our 2018 Lawnchair Drive-In series by presenting a Geeksboro tradition at our new location! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy play a trio of sister witches who are resurrected in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts and must be stopped by a group of teens and a magical cat.

A New Co-Owner Takes Control of Geeksboro

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A new co-owner will be taking control of Geeksboro's bar as the company rebrands and expands its operations at its new location on 2618 Lawndale Drive at Kirkwood Commons.

Greensboro native Stephen Maloy will utilize his 12 years of work in the food and beverage industry as he helps co-owner and founder Joe Scott lead the company in a new direction.

 

A graduate of Northwest Guilford High School, Maloy attended UNCG, where he first met Scott, who was his RA.

 

“A lot of the events and programming that we do at Geeksboro derrived from the events and programming I hosted while working as an RA,” Scott says. “When I first met Stephen, I thought he was a bit of a troublemaker -- albeit in a good way -- with a strong curiosity for culture, art and ideas.”

 

During college, Maloy got the opportunity to study abroad, living in Manchester, England for nearly two years, where he worked in a bar and hosted a weekly pub quiz that focused on TV, movies and music.

Upon returning to the United States, Maloy worked at the former Greensboro location of Wolfgang Puck, where he started as server and moved quickly to bartender and keyholder until Wolfgang’s brother, Klaus Puck, promoted him to an Assistant General Manager position at their Charlotte restaurant.

Maloy views his chance to return to his hometown and take Geeksboro -- renamed Geeksboro Battle Pub -- in a new direction as a chance to work on things he is passionate about.

“The retooling and Geeksboro gives me the opportunity to take all that I have learned and combine it with what I love in life -- movies, TV and gaming,” Maloy says. “I’m excited about getting started and working to make the new Geeksboro a fun and inviting restaurant and workplace.”

A fan of David Lynch, “Game of Thrones,” “Rick and Morty,” “The Twilight Zone” and ‘90s-era episodes of “The Simpsons,” Maloy is also a fan of Iced Coffee, craft beer and signature cocktail drinks, which he hopes will delight both the stalwarts and the newcomers of Geeksboro’s ever-growing community of fans.

"I love a peaty Scotch and a smooth Bourbon, but I really want Greensboro to start drinking Mezcal,” Maloy says. “Looking to grind my hunter class on ‘Destiny’ and meet fellow diehards of the ‘Fallout’ and ‘Bioshock’ series as well.

Maloy and Scott are planning a soft opening for Geeksboro Battle Pub on early July, with a Grand Opening date tentatively scheduled for July 20th. Geeksboro is also hiring employees to work both Front of House and Back of House. For more information, email Maloy at samaloy25@gmail.com.


For more information, visit Geeksboro’s website at www.geeksboro.com or www.facebook.com/geeksboro.

Geeksboro set to Expand its Vision and Services at New Location

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This summer, Geeksboro will move to a new location at 2618 Lawndale Drive in the Kirkwood Commons shopping center across from both Target and Harris Teeter.

After operating within its current location for nearly six years, the beloved company and community staple will make a transition both in location and in spirit to become Geeksboro Battle Pub -- a video game sports bar that will continue to offer coffee, beer, wine, milkshakes, smoothies, and custom made sodas along with cocktails and a full service kitchen that will serve breakfast and pub food daily for both omnivores and vegans alike.

The new move gives Geeksboro founder Joe Scott the opportunity to collaborate with many of his colleagues who operate locally owned businesses in Greensboro.

Nick Benshoff of Bandito Bodega (1609 W. Friendly Ave)  will collaborate with Scott to create an exciting, flavorful menu of innovative pub food.

Daniel McMillan of Lost Ark Video Games (1701 Spring Garden St. A) will curate a mini museum of fan favorite vintage pinball machines and arcade cabinets that will be available to the public.

And Stephen Mayer of Ssalefish Comics Greensboro (1622 Stanley Rd. Suite 118) will stock a spinner rack of brand new comic books so that patrons can sample new and widely different stories for free while enjoying delicious food and beverages.

“It was always my intention to expand into food service, but the cost of adding a commercial kitchen to my current space combined with an increasingly dire parking situation made moving to this new location the clear choice for me in terms of moving Geeksboro and its vision forward,” Scott says.

He adds: “And while moving can certainly be a challenge, the opportunity to take aspects of so many of my favorite local businesses makes this move all the more exciting.”

Less than a mile from its original spot, the new, larger facility will enable the slightly rebranded Geeksboro Battle Pub to both enhance and expand its creative vision of inclusive, community engagement by continuing to offer patrons a place to play video games and trivia and watch cult classic films and TV series as a community of fans.

Additionally, the new digs will house The Kaiju Complex, a large 200 person event center and auditorium space that will serve as the venue for weekly live comedy shows by The Idiot Box as well as regional eSports video game tournaments, live music shows, themed cosplay parties, massive board game nights as well as big-screen presentation of major sporting events like the Fifa World Cup. The space will also be available to rent for private, corporate, and ticketed events including weddings, concerts, recitals, fashion shows and more.

“As a longtime event promoter, I can tell you that finding affordable venues in this town has always been a challenge,” Scott says. “That’s something I aim to alleviate immediately.”

But most importantly, with a large, widely available parking lot surrounding its campus, Geeksboro will be able to resurrect its once beloved Lawnchair Drive-In series of outdoor film screenings on Saturday nights. Scott believes the return of the outdoor film series will be a great way to engage the many families who live nearby in the closely knit Kirkwood Neighborhood.

Geeksboro will continue to operate out of its current location on 2134 Lawndale Drive until it completes its move, which is scheduled for late May or early June.