Cinema á la Carte

A savory selection of international culinary and cinematic celebrations,designed to satisfy the senses and sustain The Beloit International Film Festival Fund for Emerging Artists.  Select the ideal date, tantalizing meal, or provocative theme presented by one of the talented hosts and hostesses listed here. Call some friends to join you.  Celebrate and savor some of the great evenings of the 2011 Beloit International Film Festival season.

To make a reservation:

The Cinema à la Carte Concierge staff at the Beloit Inn will be pleased to take your reservation at


or stop by the front desk.


Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Calc 2011


Saturday, January 22nd, at 6:30 p.m.

Sensual Cuba…..for all your senses. Enjoy authentic Cuban Cuisine, Music and Dance (if you’re willing). Rick McGrath & Ana Kelly will be hosting in their vintage 1926 Spanish Revival home with hardwood floor and room enough to dance. 1747 Sherwood Dr. S.W. (at Emerson) Dress the part. Women in red, the men in black.

Watch before you arrive.


$60 per person -limit 10




Ratatouille Calc 2011


On Saturday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Who else but our own Becky Rogers would offer such a wonderful evening of entertainment from Disney and her own kitchen?  Join Becky at 1408 Emerson Street in Beloit, WI for the great Chili Dump!  Be your own Chef with an endless buffet of ingerdients to mix up your very own special recipe of gourmet chile a la boo.

$40 per person – limited to 14 people



Already Screened:

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock CALC 2011

Saturday, November 13th  at 4 p.m.

….Ok so it is not Napa Valley, but you’ll have too much fun as you join your Cinema à la Carte tour guides, Jim & Nancy Heidt and Tom & Teri Barns as a private bus will take you to various locations in Southern Wisconsin where you will be treated to wine tasting along the way.   Dinner will be included at one of our stops, and you will return to Benedetti’s for a fabulous Dessert (The bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m.  Please park in the lower parking lot at Benedetti’s 3232 S. Riverside Dr. Beloit, WI )

$50 per person – limited to 20 people


Road House

Road House the Movie

Saturday, December 4th   at 7:00 PM
Who else but Duane Drevdahl and Chet King could recreate the insanity of Road House?  Join us at 1315 Madison Road in Beloit for a night you will not soon forget.  Enjoy the live band behind the wire cage, hot and cold fun food all night along with soft drinks, beer and cocktails as you relive the wild romp that was … Road House!

$30 per person – limited to 50 people


A Charlie Brown Christmas

2011 Charlie Brown CALC

Wednesday, December 8th, 6:00 pm

Laurie Huml Eckert will take you AND your family to Christmas past while showing great family classics like Charlie Brown, Rudolph and Frosty. This will be a family event – perfect for your children or grandchildren.  Laurie requests that you please bring an unwrapped toy to donate to ECHO. Wonderful family fare will be served at 20 South Main Street, Suite 20 Janesville.

$50 per family – limited to 10 families