Hello to All.
We’d like to welcome the first Sea.Hear.Now music festival to Asbury Park this Saturday and Sunday. The city is expecting an influx of thousands of people but remember: we are open for business with a full slate of quality films. And if you are headed to the festival and need a little break – stop on by!
For those of you who weren’t able to make it to our 3 current films, rest easy: FAHRENHEIT 11/9, LOVE, GILDA, and THE CHILDREN ACT are all back for a second week. We’re also having a special one night only screening of the acclaimed documentary 93QUEEN. If that isn’t enough to whet your movie-lover’s appetite, take a look at what we have planned for “Rocktober” and Halloween night.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is the latest film from the controversial documentarian Michael Moore. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential election victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his hometown of Flint, Mich. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“The director’s latest is the movie he was born to make.” – Rick Kisonak, Seven Days
Never-before-seen-or-heard diaries and personal audio and videotapes document the life and career of Gilda Radner – the beloved comic and actress who became an icon on “Saturday Night Live.” LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of the beloved performer, including her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. Directed by Lisa D’Apolito. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“A moving documentary for the ages and a reminder of Gilda Radner’s greatness both as a comic and as a human being.”– Kim Hughes, Original Cin
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Oscar winner Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer, despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. THE CHILDREN ACT, adapted by Ian McEwan from his novel, also stars Stanley Tucci and Fionn Whitehead. Directed by Richard Eyre. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“’The Children Act’ feels utterly of a piece with the original book: urbane, understated, handsomely realized and impeccably interpreted by a cast of superb actors.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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.
ENCORE PRESENTATION: JOAN JETT, BAD REPUTATION Our first screening was completely sold out so we’ve added a second screening of this amazing Joan Jett documentary. 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. Includes exclusive footage that can be seen only in theaters. Wednesday, October 10that 7:30 PM. PURCHASE TICKETS.
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 colour, sound, dream and reality, featuring numerous guest stars including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance and 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. Sunday, October 21stat 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE HERE.
THE DOORS LIVE AT THE BOWL ’69. Rock band The Doors live at the Hollywood Bowl on 5 July 1968, widely held as the band’s best performance ever captured on film. Track listing: “When the Music’s Over”, “Alabama Song (whisky bar)”, “Back Door Man”, “Five to One”, “Texas Radio and the Big Beat”, “Hello, I Love You”, “Moonlight Drive”, “Horse Latitudes”, “A Little Game”, “The Hill Dwellers”, “Spanish Caravan”, “Wake Up”, “Light My Fire”, “The Unknown Soldier”, “The End.” Sunday, October 28th at 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE HERE.
ONE NIGHT ONLY – COMING SOON
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!
If you haven’t joined the Horror Church Facebook group, head over there now and sign up. That’s where we will announce the first films scheduled for our upcoming Horror Church Graveyard Shift series, premiering Friday November 16th at 10:00 PM.
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; FAR FROM THE TREE; 93QUEEN; THE LITTLE STRANGER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO WE ARE NOW; BOY ERASED; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; WELCOME TO MARWEN; ON THE BASIS OF SEX; LIFE ITSELF; WE THE ANIMALS; BEAUTIFUL BOY; THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.