Docs-A-‘Poppin

 

This summer has turned out to be a hot season for documentaries. While we say goodbye to RBG after 8 big weeks, we’d like to congratulate Regina, winner of the RBG tote bag, supplied by Magnolia Pictures. Emblazoned with the words HERO, ICON, DISSENTER, we suspect she’ll enjoy spreading the word about this American icon. We welcome WHITNEY and THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, joining WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR for a ShowRoom Cinema first: 1 week, 3 screens, 3 docs. These are up close and personal accounts of 3 wildly different stories. And while you’re here, don’t forget to put your name in the basket for a chance to win a charming Mr. Rogers vinyl figure, given to us by our friends at Focus Features.

But wait… that’s not all. Sunday brings 2 screenings of the 50th anniversary restoration of the Beatles’ YELLOW SUBMARINE. While the 7:30 PM screening has sold out,  tickets are still available for the 12:00 noon screening, and a  3rd screening has been added on Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30 PM.

 

DETAILS OF THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULED FILMS

The documentary feature WHITNEY is an unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past. LEARN MORE.

[Macdonald’s] “Whitney” is daring both emotionally and aesthetically, and gets to a kind of truth about Houston the public has never known before. – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service

 

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret – a secret with radical repercussions for us all. LEARN MORE.

“A riveting, stranger-than-fiction documentary that plays out like a mystery novel.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday

 

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR takes a behind the scenes tour with America’s favorite neighbor: Mister (Fred) Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this film is worth seeing even if you don’t think you would like it. This soft spoken storyteller who had a sickly childhood, who wanted to be a pastor and who felt strongly that children were talked down to by the television shows marketed in the early days of the medium, Fred Rogers made his mark in an unassuming yet powerful way with a small show that captured the hearts of young people in this country. LEARN MORE.

“This timely doc will resonate deeply with anyone who remembers Rogers befriending them from the small screen.” – Michael Gingold, Time Out

 

YELLOW SUBMARINE 50th Anniversary. This animated favorite was restored in 4K digital resolution, though no automated software was used in order to preserve the original, hand-drawn artwork. Instead, the film’s photochemical elements were restored by hand, frame-by-frame. The famous Yellow Submarine soundtrack and score were also remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at Abbey Road Studios by mix engineer Peter Cobbin.

The July 15th 7:30 show, featuring an introduction by Dr. Ken Womack, noted Beatles author and Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, has SOLD OUT.  PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE for the additional screenings, Sunday, July 15th at noon and Sunday, July 22nd at 7:30.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JUST ANNOUNCED! AN EVENING WITH THE NYT OP-DOCS. Monday, August 6th at 6:30 and 8:30 PM.

We are pleased and proud to be collaborating with the New York Times for an exclusive, special evening of five short films from Op-Docs, the NYT’s Emmy-winning short documentary series. A post-film discussion from some of the filmmakers, along with Op-Docs supervising editor Andrew Blackwell live on our stage. Celebrate great filmmaking, see their work on a large screen and discover what went into making it.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can only be purchased at this NYT link.

 

HORROR CHURCH presents DRACULA, Sunday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM. Turn your Sunday mornings into a hair-raising, spine-chilling experience at HORROR CHURCH, screenings of blood-curdling, classic films. The series continues with a lineup of the original monster series from Universal Studios, starting with Tod Browning’s DRACULA. Two other films from the Universal inventory will be shown, FRANKENSTEIN on August 19th and THE MUMMY on September 16th. Come hungry so you can indulge in our Incredible Edibles including Purple Glaze Bloody Good Donuts. Start your Sundays classically horrified, at The ShowRoom Cinema’s HORROR CHURCH. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW.

 

GREAT STAGE ON SCREEN presents KISS ME KATE. Cole Porter’s Broadway gem is one of the most sparkling musicals of the golden age of Broadway. With Cole Porter’s music and Sam and Bella Spewack’s hilarious book – a take on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew in a 1940s theatrical context – it was a hit from the outset. When Michael Blakemore recently staged the first Broadway revival in fifty years, with choreography by Kathleen Marshall, his glorious production enchanted both critics and audience. It swept the board at the Tony Awards! This High Definition recording was made when the show transferred to London and again attracted rave reviews and packed houses. Rachel York and Brent Barrett are the stars of the show. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW for Sunday, July 29th at 11:00 AM.

 

WHAT’S SCREENING WHEN?: CHECK out WWW.THESHOWROOMAP.COM. Special events have made our Tuesday night schedule different from the rest of the week so please check the website or the phone recording when in doubt.

 

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:  DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT;  GENERATION WEALTH; EIGHTH GRADE; CRAZY RICH ASIANS; THE LITTLE STRANGER; THE CAKEMAKER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO ARE WE NOW; LOVE CECIL; BROADWAY ON SCREEN – KISS ME KATE.

 

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

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