FIRST MAN opens Friday, Oct. 12th, and it is Damien Chazelle’s new change-of- pace feature, from his last 2 pictures, LALA LAND and WHIPLASH. Opening weekend is a coup for us and we hope you make plans in advance to see this compelling new perspective on Neil Armstrong’s foray into space. Your attendance on the opening weekend pushes us up the ladder in acquiring more notable movies earlier. Purchase tickets in advance and support our credibility as a powerful arthouse.
Continuing this week is a very dramatic THE WIFE and lighthearted documentary TEA WITH THE DAMES, two films that are driven by some spectacular females. And we still have a few tickets for THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN, our Sunday night special rockumentary this week.
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FIRST MAN studies the American hero Neil Armstrong as the man who personified the space program and suffers mightily for his profession, with the trials he must endure, his personal life, and his inability to express his emotions. Damian Chazelle, in his usual fashion, shows us the struggles of a cool-headed Neil (portrayed by Ryan Gosling) and contrasts it vividly with the complex culture around the time of this moon landing. What makes for a capable and masterful astronaut doesn’t necessarily translate into a fully present or articulate husband as his wife, Janet (Claire Foy), comes to understand. But Chazelle finds his main character again, to be a wounded man who overcomes for the delight of others and at the same time, gives us another perspective of how heroes are made. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“It ejects typical mythologizing to remind us that this extraordinary millennial-defining moment happened to an individual, a person just like you and me.” – Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. His literary star has blazed since he and wife Joan (Glenn Close) first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Glenn Close proves again and again that she has the fire in the belly for juicy roles and this one is no exception. Written by Jane Anderson, directed by Björn Runge. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“Six Oscar nominations later, the luminous Glenn Close leaves the audience awestruck with a performance that slowly simmers to a devastating climax.” – Joe Friar, The Victoria Advocate
Yes, you can enjoy TEA WITH THE DAMES another week, sit down with the incomparable Maggie Smith,Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright. Among the most celebrated actresses of our time, they have scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Wonderful stills from their former productions illustrate their memories with more than a hint of their vibrancy and beauty at every age. Directed by Roger Michell. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“A consistently hilarious 90-minute chat that could have gone on for twice as long (or, ideally, a weekly television series) without ever felling like too much of a good thing.” – Dave White, TheWrap
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN British rock icon John Lydon and fellow band mates recall the years they spent performing as Public Image Ltd. Their star has never wavered as evidenced by the SOLD OUT October 13th PIL show at Asbury Lanes. Tickets are still available but we suggest you buy in advance for this special, ONE NIGHT ONLY screening, Sunday, October 14that 7:30 PM. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
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THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN. British rock icon Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon and fellow band mates recall the years they spent performing as Public Image Ltd. And they are still performing, as evidenced by their SOLD OUT October 13th PIL show at Asbury Lanes. Buy your tickets in advance for this special screening. Sunday, October 14that 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
IMAGINE by John and Yoko is a cinema collage of color, sound, dream and reality, featuring numerous guest stars including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palanceand Jonas Mekas. The groundbreaking film is widely regarded as one of the first ‘video albums’, featuring as it does a distinct visual treatment for every song on the album. With bonus material, including John performing two tracks in the studio with an esteemed group of musicians including former-Beatle George Harrison. ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sunday, October 21stat 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL ’68 On July 5th, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form. Now the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it’s ever been seen before.ONE NIGHT ONLY, Sunday, October 28that 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
HORROR CHURCH presents THE WOLF MAN. “Even a man who is pure at heart/And says his prayers by night/May become a wolf when the wolf-bane blooms/And the moon is full and bright.” Upon first hearing these words, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) dismisses them as childish folderol. After all, this is the 20th Century; how can a human being turn into a werewolf? Talbot soon learns how when he attempts to rescue Jenny Williams (Fay Helm) from a nocturnal attack by a wolf.
Turn your Sunday mornings into a hair-raising, spine-chilling experience at HORROR CHURCH, screenings of blood-curdling, classic films. Enjoy these movies on the big screen, the way they were made to be seen, with a group of like-minded horror film aficionados. And, of course, come hungry so you can indulge in our Incredible Edibles, including Purple Glaze Bloody Good Donuts. Sunday, October 21st at 11:00 AM. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!
HALLOWEEN We’ve lined up a double feature of frightening, fearsome films to celebrate Halloween night. At 7:30pm, we will be screening DEAD SNOW (2009), a comic/horrific riff on the perennial zombie movie, the first to feature… Nazi zombies in the snow. This one played across the street when we first opened and it is creatively original and a hoot! Then stick around for the 10:00 PM screening of the original HALLOWEEN(1978), featuring Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakout film role. (And she’s re-appearing in the soon-to-be-released HALLOWEEN update.) Buy tickets for both films and receive a coupon for $2 off your concession purchase that night. Wednesday, October 31st at 7:30 and 10PM. PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!
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: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME; BOY ERASED; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; WELCOME TO MARWEN; ON THE BASIS OF SEX; BEAUTIFUL BOY; AT ETERNITY’S GATE; GREENBOOK; IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK; FREE SOLO; WILDLIFE; BORDER; MARIA BY CALLAS; ALL ABOUT NINA.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.