Friday August 10th, THE SHOWROOM CINEMA will open Spike Lee’s BLACKkKLANSMAN, as it opens nationwide. Now you can watch it here first and not have to wait. Come on down. EIGHTH GRADE starts its second week and this is one to see with your kids as it nails the relationships in high school, hands down. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is held over for a fifth week because the story is just so compelling. The movies you want are here in Asbury Park.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
BLACKkKLANSMAN is Spike Lee’s most accessible film to date and given the political climate, it is at once a ‘based on a true story’ film that took place in the 70’s and very clearly a story with overtones to today. An African American police officer, (John David Washington) trying to make a name for himself, decides to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a more seasoned white officer (Adam Driver) into the investigation and they team up to take down the extremist hate group. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“This is not only one of the year’s best films but one of Lee’s best as well. Juggling the somber and the hilarious, the sacred and the profane, the tragedy and the triumph, the director is firing on all cylinders here. “BlacKkKlansman” is a true conversation starter, and probably a conversation ender as well.” – Odie Henderson, Roger Ebert.com
EIGHTH GRADE, scripted and directed by a 27-year old first timer, Bo Burnham, is a look at what today’s teens feel, do and talk like. Kayla, as portrayed by a really young Elsie Fisher, has dialogue so natural, you almost believe she is ad-libbing. Her suffering dad (Josh Hamilton) is patient and tries hard to be both parent and cheerleader, you have to feel for his struggle. A real winner in a feature that comes across as a reality show for young people, one we’ve all traversed in some form long ago. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
‘EIGHTH GRADE is an absolute delight that stings with truth. It’s heartbreaking, heartwarming and a total charmer.” – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is proof that truth is always stranger than anything anyone could make up. Three young men who are identical triplets, find each other late in life after having been separated at birth. Their journey from discovery to realization is frightening and real life disturbing filmmaking. This has turned out to be a sleeper summer hit, see if before it goes away. Directed by Tim Wardle. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“This is a strange, ultimately quite distressing story touched by tragedy, told by Wardle with great skill and compassion in a brisk, consistently absorbing package.” – David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
OP DOCS A “CROWD PLEASER”: Our OP DOCS evening with the New York Times was a big hit with 2 sold out shows. Thank you for helping us impress the Times staff and the filmmakers who rarely see so many people out on a Monday night. We hope to have more of these partnerships and are pleased that so many new people came out to catch these new and exceptional shorts at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA. For those of you who didn’t know of us before, come back and take in another awesome film, chat with the audience who are quite friendly and quick to share their opinions on the films, the town, stores to visit and which ever restaurant you’d like to frequent. Great films bring great audiences.
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS:
HORROR CHURCH presents FRANKENSTEIN. “Frankenstein” is a film about a mad, obsessed scientist, Dr. Henry Frankenstein”, who creates a monster, by taking body parts from dead people. Upon placing a brain inside the head of the monster, Henry and his assistant Fritz are amazed that the experiment is alive. When the monster mistakenly kills Maria, a young girl he meets down by the river, the town is up in arms and aims to bring the monster to justice. They find the monster and his creator in an old windmill, where the monster is attempting to kill his maker. Sunday, August 19th at 11:00 AM. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty.”– Elliott Stein, Village Voice
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – THE MUSICAL. This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war… Experience this “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal). Thursday, September 20th at 7:30 PM only. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: JOAN JETT, BAD REPUTATION. From the press release: Joan Jett is so much more than “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, and influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. Wednesday, September 26th. LEARN MORE & WATCH THE TRAILER.
PARKING IN THE PARK: Asbury Park has evolved a great deal over the past few years, and one of the costs of that evolution is competition for street parking. Allow yourself plenty of time to find parking when driving to the theatre, especially on the weekends. We recommend 2 of the best kept secrets – the City Hall parking lot on Main Street with its entrance on Bangs Ave. and the train station lot on Springwood Avenue. Both are striped to accommodate hourly parking at the pay stations all over town. And while we’re on the subject of parking, have you tried the parking app “Asbury Park”? No more searching for a pay station, and you can even set it up to remind you when your time is about to expire. Available at Google Play and iTunes. We don’t want you to miss even a minute of our fantastic films!
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 want you to know how much you support our theater by seeing them with us: THE BOOKSHOP; CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME; FAR FROM THE TREE; THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST; MCQUEEN; LOVE GILDA; 93QUEEN; GENERATION WEALTH; THE LITTLE STRANGER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO WE ARE NOW; LEAVE NO TRACE; BOY ERASED; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; WELCOME TO MARWEN; METANGI, MAYA, M.I.; ON THE BASIS OF SEX; AN ACTOR PREPARES; JULIET NAKED; LIFE ITSELF; WE THE ANIMALS; BEAUTIFUL BOY; JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION; BROADWAY ON SCREEN – AN AMERICAN IN PARIS.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.