Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

May 17, 2021

Ernest Borgnine on the Bus

Program via Zoom

Registration is required.

The Utopia Film Festival staff presents a double feature by one of our favorite filmmakers.

When Ernest Borgnine, legendary Hollywood actor, decided, at almost to 90 years old, to take a road trip around America, our local filmmaker Jeff Krulik was there with him.

Come along on this fun journey that explores a long career of a great actor, his continuing adventures, and his love for life in the broadcast premier of Ernest Borgnine on the Bus.

Also screening this evening will be Jeff’s first documentary, a short entitled 25 Cents Before Noon. Long before computers, cell phones and television broadcasting more than a half a dozen stations, crowds would fill the many local movie theaters, often called and built as palaces. Although not as ornate as many of these were, our Old Greenbelt Theater is one of the few remaining theaters from these days and places gone by.

Jeff Krulik will be with us that evening for discussion at our Zoom presentation. He has produced many other delightful documentaries including Led Zeppelin Played Here and Heavy Metal Parking Lot and we are thrilled to have him with us.

For more information, contact Frank Gervassi at 301–476–2418.

Meatless Monday Carryout

The Co-op Supermarket in Roosevelt Center offers a vegan meal for sale. To place an order, call 301–474–0522 and ask for the Deli by 1pm on Monday, 5/17. Pick up Monday between 4pm and 7pm at the Deli. Some meals may still be available on a walk-in basis if not ordered by 1pm.