The Wife, the Dames, the Comedian and the Rock & Roll Star

Hello to All.

Women take the spotlight in our films this week. Glenn Close is receiving “will she finally win an Oscar” buzz for her role in THE WIFE, while TEA WITH THE DAMES, a sit-down with 4 renowned British actresses, has a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And our audiences have weighed in on LOVE, GILDA – their enthusiasm for this heartfelt documentary has convinced us to hold it over for a third week. Back, too, by popular demand, is JOAN JETT BAD REPUTATION in an exclusive “second night only” screening (the first screening sold out nearly a week in advance). Here at The ShowRoom, the sisters are doin’ it for your movie going enjoyment.

The Asbury Park Zombie Walk is this Saturday. The walk finishes at Mattison and Main, but you may run into some wayward ghouls on your way to the movies. These creatures are harmless – just avoid eye contact and  proceed to Cookman Avenue where we, and all our neighbors, are open for business as usual. Just allow yourself extra time for parking on this demonic Saturday. And Monday is Columbus Day – we will be open with a full schedule of movies. Why not drop in for one after watching the annual Columbus Day reenactment on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

 

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. His literary star has blazed since he and wife Joan (Glenn Close) first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later–a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Written by Jane Anderson, directed by Björn Runge. WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.

“‘The Wife’ is that increasingly rare offering, a commercially viable film that also makes you rethink your assumptions about talent and who gets to wield it.”  – Daphne Merkin, The New Republic

 

Enjoy TEA WITH THE DAMES Maggie Smith, Judi DenchEileen Atkins, and Joan Plowright. Among the most celebrated actresses of our time, they have scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Directed by Roger Michell.   WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.

The assembled dames are so smart, witty and strong-willed, it’s a wrench to have to part company from them at the end of the film.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

 

LOVE, GILDA opens a window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. 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. This abundance of never-before-seen-or-heard material forms the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story.  WATCH THE TRAILER AND PURCHASE TICKETS.

“Her insatiable appetite for life, for love and to entertain permeates the documentary. – Paula Farmer, culturevulture.net

 

ENCORE PRESENTATION: JOAN JETT BAD REPUTATIONOur first screening was completely sold out, so we’ve added a second screening of this insightful 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. This special event includes exclusive footage that can be seen only in theaters. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE! Wednesday, October 10TH at 7:30 PM.

 

ROCKTOBER

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 AND PURCHASE TICKETS 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 AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

 

SHOCKTOBER

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!

 

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.

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