Brunch and a movie

Written by Gretchen McKay on


Saturday morning can present a delicious dilemma. Should you sleep in, or drag your weary bones out of bed and into the nearest bakery?
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The Oaks Theater in Oakmont says, why not do both?
On the second Saturday of the month, they're inviting film buffs to their refurbished single-screen theater at 310 Allegheny River Blvd. for a mid-morning Cine Brunch.

For $12, you get an assortment of breakfast wraps, pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coffee from Oakmont Bakery beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a classic movie. 

This Saturday's offering is 1939 Academy Award Best Picture nominee "The Wizard of Oz" starring Judy Garland. To help get you into a holiday mood on Dec. 12, they'll screen "White Christmas" with crooner Bing Crobsy. 

Tickets for the first-come, first-served brunch must be purchased online by 4:30 p.m. the day before. If you just want to see the movie, which begins at 11 a.m. following a short introduction by the Oakmont Carnegie Library,  tickets can be purchased the door starting at 10:30 a.m. 

tinsel-cover-largeBoth of those lead actors, incidentally, make an appearance in "Christmas in Tinseltown: Celebrity Recipes and Hollywood Memories from Six Feet Under the Mistletoe"  by Frank DeCaro ($14.95 on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble). The second in the Sirius Satellite Radio host/writer's  "Dead Celebrity" cookbook series, it features Crosby's Sugar Cookies and Garland's Ham Casserole with Sherry -- perfect for putting some kitsch in your holiday kitchen.

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