Crazy Rich Asians & Juliet, Naked Open a Rom-Com Week

 

Now Playing at The ShowRoom Cinema in Asbury ParkHello to All. It’s Labor Day weekend – already – and for this unofficial end of summer  we’re opening two romantic comedies, both adaptations of popular novels. CRAZY RICH ASIANS is a critical and audience favorite, the top box office draw of the past two weeks, showcasing stars you will recognize, Singapore and fabulous fashions. JULIET, NAKED features celebrated stars Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke in a charming triangle love story. Both join THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, the must-see documentary of the summer, now in its eighth week. With three days on your hands, you should have plenty of time for a stop in to one, two or three of these well-crafted movies. You know what they say: a movie a day keeps the doctor away! Remember – whenever possible to purchase your tickets ahead of time online on our website here BEFORE you feed the parking meter!

 

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

CRAZY RICH ASIANS follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. From the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, directed by Jon M. Chu. WATCH THE TRAILER & PURCHASE TICKETS.

“It’s simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

 

JULIET, NAKED is a comic account of life’s second chances. Annie (Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Directed byJesse Peretz.  WATCH THE TRAILER & PURCHASE TICKETS.

“Unusual for a rom-com these days, it actually manages to be both romantic and comedic.– Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

 

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award and one of the summer’s hottest documentaries, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the story of Eddy Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran, triplets separated at birth, adopted by three different families and reunited by astonishing coincidence. Their truth is stranger than fiction reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unthinkable secret. From director Tim Wardle. WATCH THE TRAILER & PURCHASE TICKETS.

“This is a must-see and one of the best documentaries – and films – of 2018.” – Tom Santilli, AXS.com

 

UPCOMING SINGULAR EVENTS:

HORROR CHURCH presents… THE MUMMYTurn your Sunday mornings into a hair-raising, spine-chilling experience at HORROR CHURCH, screenings of blood-curdling, classic films. Our series continues with the original Universal Studios monster series. See Boris Karloff in THE MUMMY (1932) on the big screen, the way it was made to be seen, with a group of like-minded horror film aficionados. And, of course, come hungry so you can indulge in our extraordinary assortment of local and specialty treats, including the specialty-dressed Purple Glaze Bloody Good Donuts. Sunday, September 16that 11:00 AM.

“Karloff delivers perhaps his finest acting performance in The Mummy, creating a sympathetic and distinctively human character.”– Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl

 

AMERICAN DRESSER is latest title in our popular New York Film Critics’ Series. The film follows John Moore (Tom Berenger), a hard-edged Vietnam veteran who is recently widowed and estranged from his adult daughters. After discovering a decades-old secret his wife kept for years, John finds himself at a crossroads and decides to confront the mistakes of his past by fulfilling a lifelong dream. He fixes up his American Dresser motorcycle and sets out on a cross-country road trip with his best friend, Charlie (Keith David). The film is followed by a live-to-tape discussion with some of those Tom Berenger and Keith David. One night only. Monday, September 17that 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE & PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

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 20that 7:30 PM only.  LEARN MORE & PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

ONE  NIGHT ONLY: JOAN JETT, BAD REPUTATION – 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, influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. 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. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it. Wednesday, September 26th.  LEARN MORE & PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

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; THE CHILDREN ACT;  FAHRENHEIT 11/9; CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME; FAR FROM THE TREE;  LOVE GILDA; 93QUEEN;  THE LITTLE STRANGER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO WE ARE NOW;  BOY ERASED; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY;  WELCOME TO MARWEN;  ON THE BASIS OF SEX;  AN ACTOR PREPARES;   LIFE ITSELF;  WE THE ANIMALS;  BEAUTIFUL BOY;  JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION;  BROADWAY ON SCREEN –  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN.

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.

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