We’ve held over our two popular romantic comedies, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, still #1 at the box office, and JULIET, NAKED. Both films are adapted from popular novels, as is our new movie this week: THE BOOKSHOP. Copies of that book, by Penelope Fitzgerald, are available at words! bookstore, just a short walk down the street from us on Cookman Avenue. Read the book then watch the movie or watch the movie then read the book. Either way, celebrate Local’s Summer here at The ShowRoom Cinema with your friends, a great movie and some of our ever growing line-up of delicious snacks.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
THE BOOKSHOP is set in England in 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book-loving widower (Bill Nighy). Written and directed by Isabel Coixet. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER.
“Nighy has never given a more moving performance, and few others have. There is a melting tenderness in his longing to be at ease with others, and his inability to recover that lost art.” – Andrea Chase, Killer Movie eEviews
How nice to be seeing a lot of families coming in for CRAZY RICH ASIANS, the surprise hit of the summer. Rachel (Constance Wu) accompanies her long-time boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, where she learns a few things that he has neglected to mention – like the fact that he is the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families. From the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, directed by Jon M. Chu. WATCH THE TRAILER & PURCHASE TICKETS.
“This movie is totally delightful…It’s a wonderful mix of old-fashioned screwball comedy, romantic comedy, it’s almost a musical at some points.” – Christy Lemire, What the Flick?!
JULIET, NAKED is the story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter Tucker Crowe. Crowe also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession – which makes their triangle very awkward but also enlightening. Starring Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowdand Ethan Hawke, Hawke was the subject of an extensive profile in the New York Times this past Sunday, in which he says he’s wanted to act in a movie based on a novel by Nick Hornby since he missed out on ABOUT A BOY and HIGH FIDELITY. Here’s a link to the article. Directed byJesse Peretz. WATCH THE TRAILER & PURCHASE TICKETS.
“Unlike mainstream romantic comedies, this one comes with weightier issues and doesn’t fill up its screen time with inane tangents and dumb jokes.”– James Berardinelli, ReelViews
UPCOMING SINGULAR EVENTS – 6 – COUNT ‘EM – 6 Special, One Night Only Events:
HORROR CHURCH presents… THE MUMMY. Turn 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. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
“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.
93QUEEN. Set in the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn, 93Queen follows a group of tenacious Hasidic women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. With unprecedented — and insider — access, 93Queen offers up a unique portrayal of empowered women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within. Sunday, September 30that 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
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.
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 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; 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.