The documentary RBG is back for its 5th big week, HEREDITARY and FIRST REFORMED are sticking around (for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see them yet), and ON CHESIL BEACH, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, makes its debut. Horror Church returns Sunday with THE MUMMY, and we have a one night only, pre-release screening of THE CATCHER WAS A SPY, the latest in the New York Film Critics Series. If we have an overdue sunny weekend, spend the day at the beach and join us for a film in the evening. Rain? Well, you know where to find us.
Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, ON CHESIL BEACH set in the summer of 1962, centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film also stars Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West. Directed by Dominic Cooke. LEARN MORE. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“There’s splendid acting across the board and assured direction by Cooke, a stage veteran making his feature debut.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Audiences have been ecstatic about RBG – we’ve even heard applause coming from the theatre at the end of screenings. This is one for the history books, a documentary about a small, 84 year old woman, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who has made big waves in the US legal system and now on the Supreme Court. Bring your daughters, bring your sons, sisters and whole families, there is something for everyone. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. (and just to illustrate that women can do most anything, even the production crew was all female!) LEARN MORE. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“Here’s a movie that’s really worth cheering about, entering the marketplace with the same quiet, unassuming, yet determined demeanor as its subject.” – Lisa Jensen, Good Times Santa Cruz
A new breed of horror movies is on the rise and HEREDITARY is part of the wave. All the usual suspects are in view, dead people, ghosts, haunted houses, secrets but here, there is the ‘normal’ too, which makes this all the more disquieting. Making his feature debut with HEREDITARY, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown. Starring Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne. LEARN MORE. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“It’s the picture’s unrelenting mood of apprehension and anxiety that marks Ari Aster’s debut feature as a disturbing, discomforting masterpiece.” – Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground
FIRST REFORMED examines the life of Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks him to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the minister begins a slow, spiral down into his past and what appears to be an uncertain future. He chooses a way out but at what cost? Written and directed by Paul Schrader who wrote TAXI DRIVER, this movie clearly covers similar psychological territories the director has plowed before. LEARN MORE. WATCH THE TRAILER.
“’First Reformed’ is a miracle in its own regard, the rare type of film that leaves us with questions left to answer and for many, a desire to dig into it deeper through a second viewing.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
EXCLUSIVE AREA PRE-RELEASE SCREENING – ONE NIGHT ONLY, Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30 PM, THE CATCHER WAS A SPY. This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, and Sienna Miller costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history. A post film, live-to-tape interview with Paul Rudd completes this sneak preview event. LEARN MORE. WATCH THE TRAILER. PURCHASE your tickets with this link online or at the box office.
“Paul Rudd is fantastic as the enigmatic Moe Berg, a real life footnote from history.” – Jordan Hoffman, Guardian
If it’s the third Sunday of the month it is time again for… Horror Church! And this month it falls on Father’s Day. Treat dad (mommy optional) to popcorn, a delectable creation from Purple Glaze donuts, and a screening of THE MUMMY (1959), the rare horror film with a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating. It stars horror giants Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and the poster promises nerve-shattering shock. Our partner in terror Kathy Kelly of Paranormal Books and Curiosities promises a surprise – and she is not someone to doubt. That’s Sunday, June 17th at 11:00 AM. PURCHASE your tickets with this link online or at the box office.
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: HEARTS BEAT LOUD; AMERICAN ANIMALS; DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; A KID LIKE JAKE; WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR; GENERATION WEALTH; EIGHTH GRADE; CRAZY RICH ASIANS; THE LITTLE STRANGER; WHITNEY; YELLOW SUBMARINE; THE CAKEMAKER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO ARE WE NOW; LOVE CECIL
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.