You’ve probably heard the phrase “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, that’s our motto here at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA this week as we continue to screen LADY BIRD (entering its 7th big week), THE DISASTER ARTIST and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (both in their 3rd week). All three films have appeared on critics’ top-ten lists, and all three have been nominated for, or won, various awards, including nine Golden Globe nominations. Be a Hollywood insider and see them all before the Golden Globes ceremony this Sunday at 8:00 PM on NBC. By the way, we’re the only cinema in the area screening both LADY BIRD and THE DISASTER ARTIST. As an independent theater we have the flexibility to bring you the films you let us know, by your enthusiastic attendance, you really want to see. This is part of our commitment to you, our dedicated audience.
LADY BIRD has been nominated for a total of four Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Saoirse Ronan, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Laurie Metcalf, and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for Greta Gerwig. Gerwig also directed this story of a spirited teenager and her loving but prickly mother as they prepare for “Lady Bird’s” future in 2002 Sacramento, California. LEARN MORE.
“‘Lady Bird’ is the rare movie that manages to be affectionate, entertaining, hilarious, witty, and confident; it’s one of the best films of 2017, and certainly my favorite.” – Alissa Wilkinson, Vox
One of the joys of seeing films at a theater with others is the fact that laughter compounds laughter, as evidenced by the howls we hear during every screening of THE DISASTER ARTIST. It has been nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for star James Franco. Franco also directed the film, the hilarious but surprisingly humanistic true-story of the creation of cult classic, THE ROOM, “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” Don’t miss the end of the credits to see a rare pairing. LEARN MORE.
“Funny – sometimes brutally – and surprisingly touching, it works whether you’ve seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME has been nominated for three Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Timothée Chalamet and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for Armie Hammer. The Chicago Film Critics Association has also nominated Hammer for Best Supporting Actor in 2017. Newcomer Chalamet has been nominated for the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award for his touching performance in this lovely, delicately told romantic drama set in 1983 Italy. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. LEARN MORE.
“‘This coming-of-age love story is all texture, tone and nuance…Luca Guadagnino has made a lovely cinematic feather. And it floats down beautifully, riding a soft breeze of melancholy and grace.” – Tom Long, Detroit News
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW: I, TONYA and THE POST will open on January 12th and tickets are on sale now for the opening week of these films. Plan your movie-going with us by purchasing your tickets online now. Follow this link to skip the lines and grab a seat to either – or both – of these two highly anticipated and award-nominated films.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Join us as The New York Film Critics Series returns in February with PERMISSION, a subversive, feminist, romantic comedy that tells the story of a couple who take a big risk to trust each other. Anna (Rebecca Hall) and Will (Dan Stevens), were each other’s first every-things: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. At Anna’s 30th birthday party the couple’s best friend makes a drunken toast, suggesting that they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage. Together, the couple ventures out of the purely monogamous boundaries of their relationship and, along the way, evolve. Also starring Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, David Joseph Craig, Morgan Spector, and Jason Sudeikis.
The exclusive sneak-preview screening of PERMISSION will be followed by a live-to-tape Q&A with star/producer Rebecca Hall, director Brian Crano, and stars Dan Stevens, and François Arnaud. Hosted by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. You can say you saw it first, ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.
OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: Our ever-popular, OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILMS series returns February. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary categories, and, for a limited time, we make them available to catch on our big screens. The 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on February 9th, giving you the opportunity to see all the nominated films before the Oscar Awards ceremony on March 4th.
THANKS TO YOU: To you, our loyal fans and audiences, we say a big, happy 2018. THE SHOWROOM CINEMA has come along way since 2009 when we opened as a one-screen, with the question, “Is there an audience to sustain a movie theater in Asbury Park?” Some of you have been with us since the beginning; some are newly won over by our fantastic film selection and likeable staff. Some of you simply like going out to the movies where you can find fine, first run films, a comfortable environment and unique concessions. You have been the reason why our reputation has traveled far and wide and why new people keep showing up, discovering us and the ‘new’ Asbury Park. Thanks for bringing your friends to the movies, for telling us what you like and most of all, for continually returning.
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: WASTED, MOLLY’S GAME, THELMA, BPM, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF WATER, PHANTOM THREAD.
HAPPY A GREAT WEEK.