Sometimes it can be difficult to describe our favorite parts of Columbia. One of those things is opens in a new windowRagtag Cinema. Why? Because it’s so much more than just a theater! Here’s a little recap of my latest trip to Hittsville (the complex that houses Ragtag, Uprise Bakery and 9th Street Video).
After seeing Twenty Feet from Stardom at this year’s True/False Film Festival, I decided that my mom needed to see it. She had never even been inside Ragtag, so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to give her the full Hittsville experience. I bought our tickets online (so easy!) and planned for us to have dinner at Uprise before the show.
Mom was pleasantly surprised at how big the interior was, with lots of open seating and people studying mixed with people enjoying happy hour. We both opted for the bacon, apple and cheddar sandwich for dinner and it did not disappoint. Freshly baked bread surrounded smoky bacon, crisp apples and melted cheese. There’s also always a great variety of beer on tap; I opted for a pear cider. We also both chose a cookie for during the film. That’s right, you can take your food and drinks right into the theater!
Ragtag is home to two theaters, Big Ragtag and Little Ragtag. Little Ragtag is a collection of couches and chairs and has a more casual atmosphere. We settled into Big Ragtag’s theater seats and enjoyed Twenty Feet from Stardom, which chronicles the history of the back up singer in musical culture.
After the movie, Mom couldn’t stop talking about it. I think I’ve created a new Ragtag fan.