We say goodbye to LADY BIRD this week, not easy to do after all its popularity, but not to worry: all of our current films are still Oscar contenders. We begin our annual screening of the popular OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS with the films in the LIVE ACTION and ANIMATION categories. We’ll add DOCUMENTARY entries to the mix next week. Sticking around – THE SHAPE OF WATER, the film that has received the most Academy Award nominations this year, and I, TONYA, the recipient of 3 nominations and one of the most unexpected entries. Impress your friends at the Oscar party with your knowledge of the nominated films, picked up here at THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.
We are one of the few area theatres to showcase the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS and they have become a hit, with many of our screenings selling out. We’ve staggered our schedule of the films so guests can take in two of the programs in one day if they choose. The LIVE ACTION SHORTS category: DeKalb Elementary, The Silent Child, My Nephew Emmett, The Eleven O’Clock, Watu Wote/All of Us. The ANIMATED SHORTS category consist of these 5 titles: Dear Basketball, Negative Space, Lou, Revolting Rhymes, Garden Party. Three additional films are included in this group as well, Lost Property Office, Coin Operated, and Achoo. Purchase your tickets in advance with this link, particularly if you plan on attending on the weekend. All of the films nominated in the DOCUMENTARY SHORTS category will open Friday, February 16. LEARN MORE.
On the LIVE ACTION SHORTS:
“One of the best line-ups in this category in years.” – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
On the ANIMATION SHORTS:
“The Oscar-nominated shorts may have smaller running times, but the themes tackled are often big.” – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
Set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1963, THE SHAPE OF WATER is an other-worldly fairy tale set in a hidden, high-security government laboratory where lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of silence (she is mute) and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. From Guillermo del Toro, director of PAN’S LABYRINTH and HELLBOY, the film has received 13 Oscar nominations, including one for Best Director for del Toro, and Best Picture, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins, Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer, and Best Supporting Actor for Richard Jenkins. LEARN MORE.
“A picturesque fairytale told by a masterful storyteller, this monster movie from director Guillermo del Toro is the most emotionally resonant of his career.” – Kiko Martinez, San Antonio Current
While watching the women’s figure skating competitions at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, you might recall the sensational story about two young skaters named Nancy and Tonya. I, TONYA is the darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy has forever been defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived and disastrously executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. The film has been nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Actress for Margot Robbie, Best Supporting Actress for Allison Janney, and Best Editing. Directed by Craig Gillespie. LEARN MORE.
“A broader biopic than you may be expecting … very, very funny, but also moving and tough … That’s the kind of movie this is: not the kind you think, to its absolute credit.” – CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
LOVE THE MOVIES for VALENTINE’S DAY: What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the indie movie lover in your life? A SHOWROOM CINEMA Gift Card, of course. Our special offer includes one bonus movie pass with each $30 gift card purchase packaged in a popcorn bag with a small box of conversation hearts and an exclusive SHOWROOM greeting card. And… don’t forget, Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday, which is night of our our co-promotion dinner and a movie night with MOGO Fusion Tacos offering a special deal for 2 tacos and one movie for only $16.00. Can’t find a better buy, a better gift, and YOU will be the star for thinking of it.
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 please help support our theater by seeing them with us: IN THE FADE, IN BETWEEN, NOSTALGIA, FINDING YOUR FEET, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, THE INSULT, THE PARTY, LEISURE SEEKER, FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, BOMBSHELL, CONCERT FOR GEORGE.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.