Good Morning From Asbury Park!
SCREENING THIS WEEK:
GREEN BOOK: Another Golden Globe nominee starts this week! Based on a true story, GREEN BOOK is the story of a New York City bouncer named Tony ‘Lip’ Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen). He receives a job offer to become a driver for world-class pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). Shirley is an African-American man about to embark on a concert tour in the deep south in the 60’s; a journey that is sure to be full of trouble. Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Picture, and earning a Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for Mortenson and Ali respectively. This is a ‘can’t miss’ film for anyone looking to stay up to date as we move deeper into the awards season. “(Director)Farelly elevates this real story from a funny anecdote to a moving and thought-provoking fable about the difficulties of being a full person in a multi-faceted world.” Manuela Lazic, Vague Visages.LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER
MARIA BY CALLAS: Another week for the documentary about the famous Greek-American diva, Maria Callas. Opera fans and the uninitiated alike are coming out of this film raving. Get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the life of opera’s most infamous personality, in her own words. “The film resolves as a passionate tribute to a woman who commanded the world’s attention, but was never afforded its decency. It’s a curtain call for Callas, and a chance for the great singer to be heard again.” David Ehrlich, IndieWire. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
SHOPLIFTERS: Don’t miss your chance to see this Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film! SHOPLIFTERS is a slice-of-life tale about a impoverished Japanese family that is doing everything they can just to scrape by, but what family doesn’t have its secrets? Earlier this year, Shoplifters won the coveted Palm d’Orat the Cannes Film Festival in France, one of the most prestigious awards in the entire industry. It is Japan’s submission for Best Foreign-Language Film for the upcoming Academy Awards, and it is currently the odds-on favorite to win. “Kore-eda has sculpted a breathtakingly delicate exploration of what it means to find your tribe.” Kristy Puchko, Riot Material. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
ONE NIGHT ONLY SCREENINGS
This week is also the second-ever iteration of our new series GRAVEYARD SHIFT, screening John Carpenter’s underrated classic PRINCE OF DARKNESS. Are you an insomniac? Instead of tossing and turning, spend your night watching a classic horror film with other classic horror fans, 10:00pm, Friday, December 14th. This is the perfect time to pick up new GRAVEYARD SHIFT t-shirts and magnets for holiday gifts! Sponsored by: Groovy Graveyard, Kill Screen Games, Rebel Supply, Red Rose Bakery, Shorline Media. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
Maybe you’re a horror fan that has no trouble getting to sleep. Like your classics in the early morning? We have something for you, too! Sunday, December 16th at 11:00am welcomes the return of HORROR CHURCH. This month, the storied catalog of the Universal Monster films continues with THE INVISIBLE MAN. Check out the new HORROR CHURCH t-shirts, hoodies, and magnets available at our Box Office, real conversation starters! Sponsored by: Ed Johnson AP International. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
FREE PARKING: Don’t forget! There is free parking every Saturday through Christmas between 12pm and 6pm. On Christmas Day and New Years Day, it is free all day (and we’re open for your enjoyment!). Spend your weekends leading up to the holiday in our lovely little city, eating at one of the stellar establishments in every price range, get your shopping for the others on your list checked-off, and then treat yourself to one of our handpicked movies.
THE SHOWROOM CINEMA GIFT CARD: Our gift cards are available for that perfect gift for any film lover. Pick any denomination, any holiday, or for no reason whatsoever, and see the eyes of your favorite movie fan light up when you give the gift that keeps on giving, a SHOWROOM CINEMA gift card. Available at the Box Office or call for our personal Concierge service.
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 FAVOURITE; BEN IS BACK; WELCOME TO MARWEN; ON THE BASIS OF SEX; AT ETERNITY’S GATE; IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK; THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.