A documentary at The Bijou Theater will blow the lid off your favorite board game.
“Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story” is a film-festival favorite that captures how the classic board game became a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who come together to compete for the title of Monopoly world champion.
The New York Times called it “(a) perky, quirky documentary … the film bounces around enjoyably, giving a history of the game, talking to people who love it and chronicling the 2009 Monopoly World Championship.”
The new theater is showing this film Sunday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 22. It sounds like one of those low-key documentaries that can either linger with your or be forgotten quickly. These showtimes are past my bedtime, but you party people who live downtown should go there and enjoy!