4 Oscar Nominees & Special Events

We’re opening one new movie this week, holding over 2 proven hits, and bringing back a critically acclaimed film that you might have missed, all nominated for multiple Oscars. THE SHAPE OF WATER has a total of 13 nominations, more than any other film this year. I, TONYA has 3 nominations, LADY BIRD – 5, and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – 3. That’s right ­­­– we’re offering 4 films this week, with a total of 24 Oscar nominations between them, and 3 of those nominations are for Best Picture. If you’re not a big Super Bowl fan, spend YOUR Sunday night with us, watching any of these great films. Add to that, the Oscar-nominated Shorts series is just around the corner, opening February 9th, making THE SHOWROOM CINEMA your ‘go-to’ theatre for preparing for March 4th ­The Academy Awards.


THE SHAPE OF WATER is set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence (she is mute) and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. The film’s Oscar nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer, Best Supporting Actor for Richard Jenkins, and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro. Will lightning strike twice for del Toro? He has already won the Best Director Golden Globe for what some are calling his masterpiece. LEARN MORE.

‘’The Shape of Water’ is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News


I, TONYA takes a darky comedic look at one of the most bizarre events in sports history, telling it from the differing viewpoints of the motley crew involved. The tragically absurd story of the life and downfall of Tonya Harding is presented in a brisk, almost camp, self-referential style that treats the doomed skater, ultimately, with care and compassion. Margot Robbie has received a Best Actress nomination for her spot-on depiction of Harding and Allison Janney is up for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Harding’s abrasive and abusive mother. The film has also been nominated for Best Editing. Directed by Craig Gillespie. LEARN MORE.

“Thanks to sharp writing, the talents of Robbie and Janney, and, at heart, compassion for its subject, ‘I, Tonya’ is frequently hilarious, crucially revealing and resoundingly enjoyable.” – Sarah Watt, Stuff.co.nz


LADY BIRD, now in its 11th week here at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA, is one of the biggest hits we’ve ever had. It’s Sacramento, California in 2002 and 17-year-old, artistically inclined Lady Bird, chafing against her Catholic school upbringing and her caring but opinionated mother, is unsure of her place in in that constricting world. A rare hit with both audiences and critics alike, the film has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Greta Gerwig. LEARN MORE.

“’Lady Bird’ is a brilliant little movie that deals with ideas both big and small. But, most powerful is the relationship between Lady Bird and [her mother] Marion. It is harsh and funny and sometimes hard to watch. But it is undeniably and eternally there.” – Alexandra MacAaron, Women’s Voices for Change


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is set in the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy. Seventeen-year-old Elio spends his days in his family’s stunning 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia. When Oliver, a charming American scholar, arrives, the two discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. The film has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay for veteran filmmaker James Ivory, and Best Actor for young Timothée Chalamet. Luca Guadagnino directed. LEARN MORE.

“It’s an extraordinary thing for a narrative film to successfully observe its characters like they aren’t of its own creation – to make them utterly alive in front of us.” – J. Olson, Cinemixtape


But wait, there’s more… The New York Film Critics Series returns this Monday, February 5th with a pre-release screening of PERMISSION, a subversive, feminist, romantic comedy. Anna (Rebecca Hall) and Will (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley) were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. When an ill-timed joke prompts Anna to propose that they try opening their relationship as a sexual experiment, they venture out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their life together and, along the way, evolve. Also starring Gina GershonFrancois ArnaudDavid Joseph CraigMorgan Spector, and Jason Sudeikis.

The screening will be followed by a live-to-tape Q&A hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine with star/producer Rebecca Hall; director Brian Crano; and stars Dan Stevens, and François Arnaud. FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY screening, Monday, February 5th at 7:30PM. LEARN MORE.


The OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS  will return to our screens on February 9th. The program will feature the year’s most spectacular short films nominated for an Oscar across Live Action, Animation and Documentary categories. You will have the opportunity to see all the nominated films before the Oscar Awards ceremony on March 4th.  FOLLOW THIS LINK TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS NOW.   Here is a list of the films – follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@TheShowRoomAP) where we’ll be highlighting some of them.

ANIMATED: Dear Basketball, Negative Space, Lou, Revolting Rhymes, Garden Party, Lost Property Office (additional film), Coin Operated (additional film), Achoo (additional film).

LIVE ACTION SHORTS: DeKalb Elementary, The Silent Child, My Nephew Emmett, The Eleven O’Clock, Watu Wote/All of Us

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS :Traffic Stop, Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Edith + Eddie, Heroin(e), Knife Skills


TWO WAYS TO LOVE THE MOVIES on VALENTINE’S DAY: What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the indie movie lover in your life? A SHOWROOM CINEMA Gift Card, of course! Our special offer includes one bonus movie pass with each $30 gift card purchase packaged in a popcorn bag with a small box of conversation hearts and an exclusive ShowRoom greeting card.

And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday this year, which is our DINNER AND A MOVIE co-promotion with MOGO Fusion Tacos. For only $16.00 per person, you get a dinner of 2 tacos before or after one movie at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA. Can’t find a better buy, better food, or a better day to try this special deal.


FUTURE FILMS WE ARE ANTICIPATING: Movies listed as “Coming Soon” are films The ShowRoom Cinema would like to present and is actively trying to book. However, we don’t always know if or when we will be able to actually get them from distributors. We set showtimes on a week-by-week basis and will announce them as soon as we can confirm them. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

We look forward to bringing these films to THE SHOWROOM CINEMA and please help support our theater by seeing them with us:   IN THE FADE,  IN BETWEEN, OSCAR SHORTS LIVE ACTION – ANIMATION – DOCUMENTARY, A FANTASTIC WOMAN,  BPM, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY,  PHANTOM THREAD.



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