The Michigan Beer Film is making it’s way around the state and will be shown at the Acron Theater in Three Oaks, MI on Saturday, December 14. This feature length movie, which tells the story of craft beer in The Great Beer State, will begin at 7:00 PM, doors open at 4:30. Producer Kevin Romeo will be on hand for Q & A along with some brewers from local breweries including Scott Sullivan of Greenbush Brewing Co. Scott and his brewery, located just down the road from Three Oaks, in Sawyer, were featured in the movie.
Although the Acorn no longer houses a beer and wine shop, they now have a front lounge area with a mini bar where people can purchase beer and wine. During this event, they will be offering a large selection of Michigan craft beers on tap as well as mix and match 6 packs for purchase to go.
According to event organizer Mike James, “Here at the Acorn, we are all about local, and this film is very much about the local aspect of Michigan beer and the entrepreneurial spirit of the beer makers.” He goes on to say, “At our showing we have the chance to showcase our local Michigan breweries including Greenbush (Brewing) in Sawyer, Round Barn (Brewing) in Baroda, Tapestry (Brewing) in Bridgman, and The Livery in Benton Harbor.
In addition to the beer, “all you can eat pizza” will be available from Georgie’s for $9. For more about the Michigan Beer Film, go to mibeerfilm.com
About the Acorn Theater located at 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, MI:
The Acorn Theater, approximately 70 miles from downtown Chicago and 60 miles from Kalamazoo, is housed in a turn of the century former corset stay factory (the conversion of this corset factory to performance space was recently the subject of multiple shows on HGTV). This beautiful building is now home to many performers of incomparable talent whose common bond is the creative experience shared between theater owners Kim Clark and David Fink; and a large, appreciative audience. The Acorn also houses a 1931 Barton theater pipe organ, and boasts a huge acorn sculpture in front of the building.
In 2001 Clark and Fink, residents of Chicago who also live in an apartment above the Acorn, bought the 101-year old abandoned corset factory. After nearly two years of construction, the facility re-opened in 2003 as the Acorn Theater, a 250-seat multi-disciplinary space used for high-quality professional performances and live theater.
The Acorn Theater produces approximately 45 separate shows each year that run the gamut from Absurd Post Modern Clowning to new works by TONY award winning Broadway creators. Music also holds a special place in the Acorn lineup: former seasons have featured internationally known rock bands including Jefferson Starship, Poi Dog Pondering, and The Cowby Junkies; folk legends such as Peter Yarrow, Richie Havens, Shawn Mullins, and Corky Siegel; rock icon Lesley Gore, pianist Jim Brickman, and opera star Nathan Gunn.
The Acorn Theater has shows most Friday and Saturday evenings, and is located at 107 Generations Drive, a road that runs behind the Post Office, which is located on Elm Street, the main street of Three Oaks.