Enjoy an intimate, seated dinner paired with fine wine and followed by a film screened in Hearst Castle's private theater lit by golden goddesses along the red damask walls.
Amid all the grandeur of Hearst Castle, it's said the W.R. himself seemed most relaxed in his ornate 50-seat movie theater, where he would enjoy a movie or performance surrounded by actress Marion Davies, his dachshund, and his famous guests gathered around him. The theater, which leads off the billiard room, was used both for amateur theatricals and the showing of movies from Hearst's Cosmopolitan Studios and others. In the vestibule is an electric console that controls the bells in the carillon towers.
Begin your special evening with a scenic ride up the iconic road leading to Hearst Castle. Next, dine on gourmet food paired with outstanding local wine in one of the ornately-decorated guest "cottages" before strolling through the gardens over to the opulent theater to watch a classic film or perhaps newsreels from Hearst's day.
Cocktail attire. Period dress welcome!