When you think about Jenni's Noodle House you probably think about their sumptuous Sexy Salad or their delicious Disco Dumplings, and right now maybe you are thinking that this blog post escaped from Eating Our Words. However, for the past few months, Jenni's has taken a seat at the culture table.
On Tuesday nights at the Post Oak location, Jenni's transforms into a screening room where kung fu movie lovers gather for '70s Classic Kung-Fu Movie Night. Each week, Jenni's screens the worst 1970s kung fu-plotation movies they can find. When we say worst, we mean it in the best of ways. Projected against the far brick wall adjacent to the counter, they have shown the likes of G.I. Samurai, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and One Armed Swordsman vs. 9 Killers!
Last night, Art Attack swung by to see what it was all about and we were lucky enough to catch the action of Shaolin vs. Evil Dead, which was more ridiculous than butt-kicking. Minh, Jenni's brother, told us that the whole "movie night thing" came about to drum up business on a quiet night of the week and have a little fun. Jenni's husband, Scott, has a fondness for the kung fu movies from his childhood. "We all grew up on them, whether you were a fan or not, they are pretty funny," Minh says.
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'70s Classic Kung-Fu Movie Night has been going on for a few months now and Minh says that the crowd is starting to grow with regulars and newbies alike. Jenni's is BYOB so attendees can enjoy a six-pack of Tsingtao with their Angry Udon. Of course, a drink or two won't hurt the comedic aspects of what's on screen. Although Shaolin vs. Evil Dead needed nothing, except maybe a lipstick-sporting vampire child dressed in Ming Dynasty era garb, to be funny to us.
Minh picks out the movies, but is always happy to take suggestions. When you friend Jenni's on Facebook, you can send him your picks.
'70s Classic Kung-Fu Movie Night is each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Jenni's Noodle House at 2027 Post Oak.