Starting one week from today, the Freight House's menu will feature German-inspired items for an Oktoberfest-themed event with special cocktails and, of course, beer. The Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah will be the beneficiary of some of the proceeds from the week's event.
Due to COVID-19 and the need to wear masks and social distance, the Maiden Alley Cinema's annual event 'Oktoberfest' will take on a slightly different look. As one of the biggest fundraisers of the year, bringing in over $30,000 in 2019, a make-over for 2020 is just another pandemic adjustment.
The week of October 13 through October 17 will recreate the excitement at Sara Bradley's Freight House in downtown Paducah. This will be the 10th year for the festival and 'the show must go on'.
The menu items will be sold during Freight House business hours which are between 5 and 9 pm. Patrons may dine-in or carry-out. The theater will have a booth outside the restaurant on Friday and Saturday where people can buy vintage Oktoberfest merchandise and learn more about Maiden Alley Cinema.
Remember, restaurants are experiencing difficult times too. Having the Freight House donate part of the proceeds is a wonderful gesture. It shows commitment to the arts and the city.
This isn't the first time the Freight House has helped to raise money for the cinema and I'm sure it won't be the last. The hope is that people will come dressed in their Oktoberfest costumes to celebrate the German holiday. The expectation isn't for grandeur, just a fun time with great food.
For more information, you may go to Maiden Alley Cinema or the Freight House Facebook pages.