We’re starting the week off with a clean slate, all three movies are new to us. We have two documentaries, FAHRENHEIT 11/9, Michael Moore’s look at the current state of the union and LOVE, GILDA, a personal look at the beloved performer Gilda Radner, and a drama, THE CHILDREN ACT starring 2-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. Rounding it out is a one night only screening of the rock-doc JOAN JETT BAD REPUTATION. One night only events give you more time to buy your tickets in advance, see below for others and our recently announced plans for Halloween night!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS:
The latest film from famed documentarian Michael Moore, FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out? It’s the film to see before it’s too late. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“What sticks… is the larger message the movie delivers in its call to private citizens on public service: Run, vote, care.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner. Working with the Radner estate, director Lisa D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“Love, Gilda is a touching reminder of an iridescent star who shined brightly but for far too short a time. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll leave the theater wanting to dive down the YouTube rabbit hole of Gilda Radner.”– Brandon Katz, New York Observer
THE CHILDREN ACT features Emma Thompson as Fiona Maye, an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. In a moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. With Stanley Tucci and Fionna Whitehead. Screenplay adapted by Ian McEwan from his novel. Directed by Richard Eyre. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.
“Emma Thompson’s portrait of a family court judge who lets the world in at the cost of losing her own judgment is acting of the highest order.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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. Wednesday, September 26that 7:30 PM. PURCHASE TICKETS.
ONE NIGHT ONLY – COMING SOON
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.
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!
OCTOBER is a month for (trick or) treats at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA
Boo! You Loyalty card holders will get double points for any treats you purchase at the concession stand during the month of October, when you SHOW YOUR CARD. Double your pleasure and enjoy our fantastic assortment of goodies. If you don’t have a loyalty card, ask one of the staff and they will assist you.
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.