Nothing quite compares to getting dressed up for a night at the movies.
And when it comes to theaters, few compare to Park Plaza Cinema on Hilton Head Island. Dubbed the “Coolest Movie Theater in South Carolina” by Cosmopolitan magazine, the independently owned theater plays mainstream new releases, has luxury-reclining seats and serves beer, wine, coffee, ice cream and more from its fully stocked café. Owners Lucie and Larry Mann were instrumental in having COVID-19 cinema restrictions lifted in South Carolina and have taken several steps to ensure the safety of their guests. LOCAL Life stylist Roxanne Gilleland conceived these stylish outfits, guaranteed to keep you comfortable from the previews through the final credits.
Behind the masks of the cast & crew
Local since: Born here, 1998
Hobbies: Travel, fitness, shopping, school
Fun fact: Played college tennis at Ole Miss
Favorite movie: The Proposal
Best local place to take pictures: Sea Pines Beach Club, because it has such beautiful views.
Local since: Born here, 2006
Hobbies: Golf, car racing
Fun fact: Voiced an audiobook for children coping with cancer
Favorite movie: James Bond
Best local place to take pictures: On the water or golf course
Local since: 2020, been visiting the island since 1998
Hails from: Kettering, Ohio
Hobbies: Painting, photography, horseback riding, traveling
Fun fact: Made a small business at school by designing, painting, and selling sheet signs (decorative photo backdrops) for sororities, fraternities and other clubs. Favorite movie: Dead Poets Society Best local place to take pictures: Mitchelville Beach is a great spot to shoot landscape photos. The trees inch up close to the water, and the marsh grass looks beautiful at dawn and dusk.
Angie Brewster Benson
Local since: 2017 Hails from: Dallas, Texas (then Boston, New York City, North Dakota, Chicago and Washington DC)
Hobbies: Travel, basketball and searching for the best iced latte (when I’m not chasing kids) Fun fact: One of my first freelance film production gigs was doing set design for Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory. Favorite movie: The Natural Best local place to take pictures: Our front steps. As a military family, our kids had known so many houses that being able to stay here and make this home is really special for us.
The Kids (Walker, Emerson, Lucy Nelle, Shepard)
Locals since: 2017 Hail from: We’re military kids, so we were born all over. Walker (8) just outside New York City, Emerson (5) Chicago, Lucy Nelle (5) Chicago, Shepard (4) Washington D.C. Hobbies: Walker (basketball, writing stories, traveling to new places), Emerson (dancing, making art projects, acting out princess stories), Lucy Nelle (basketball, dancing, telling jokes) Shepard (climbing too high, running too fast, learning about sea creatures, laughing) Fun Fact: Walker (his name appears in the credits of Fox’s movie “Epic,” and he regularly hung out at the movie studio as a baby), Emerson (she was named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose first-edition book is one of her parents’ prized possessions), Lucy Nelle (she has been able to shoot a basketball since she was a year old), Shepard (he can tell you a dozen different shark species from their pictures).
Special thanks to Lucie and Larry Mann of Park Plaza Cinema for hosting this blockbuster of a photo shoot. The popular theater has adjusted to social-distancing requirements by staggering showtimes, cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectant between screenings and limiting the number of seats available. They have also installed ultraviolet lights in their ventilation system to help prevent viruses from circulating and are requiring patrons to wear facemasks. Find showtimes at mannsparkplazacinema.com.
Photography Lisa Staff + Stylist Roxanne Gilleland
Models Cameron Kriscunas, Cade Kriscunas, Megan Goheen
Angie Brewster Benson, the kids (Walker, Emerson, Lucy Nelle, Shepard)
Makeup Samantha Curran, Makeup Madame
Location Park Plaza Cinema, Hilton Head Island