After eight fantastic weeks we bid farewell to LOVING VINCENT. We are proud to have been one of only 250 theatres worldwide that screened this first-of-its-kind film and we wish it well with its Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Movie.
This week’s holdovers are two films that have award nominations piling up: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI and LADY BIRD, and we welcome Woody Allen’s latest, WONDER WHEEL, which many patrons have been asking about. Awards season is a great time of year for going to the movies!
With its depictions of vintage Coney Island, WONDER WHEEL might remind you of the glory days of Asbury Park. It tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.
“Winslet delivers her most powerful, emotionally resonant performance in more than a decade.” – Eric Kohn, Indiewire
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards and six Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. Singled out for a Best Actress nomination by both organizations is Frances McDormand for her portrayal of a grieving mother who has three signs painted with a controversial message, this directed at the town’s revered chief of police, played by Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson. This darkly comic drama was directed by Martin McDonagh, who made the critical favorite IN BRUGES.
“It’s worth noting that McDormand’s performance in the role is one of the best this year; she’s raw, grounded, and wickedly funny.” – Abby Olcese, Sojourners
LADY BIRD has been nominated for four SAG Awards and four Golden Globes, including nods for star Saoirse Ronan as Best Actress and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Writer/director Greta Gerwig has also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay. Set in Sacramento, California, in 2002, the film takes a look at an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old Catholic schoolgirl and her volatile relationship with her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf, SAG and Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress nominee. Also in the cast, Timothé Chalamet, who is receiving nominations for his role in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, which opens here December 22.
“One of the best movies about adolescence to come along in years.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday
A VALUE PACKAGE – We’ve teamed with the Asbury Park Inn for a special holiday promotion. Purchase $100 worth of Asbury Park Inn gift certificates and receive two ShowRoom movie passes. It’s like 2 gifts in one! Call 732-740-4650 or visit asburyparkinn.com for more information.
GIFTS FOR EVERYONE – ShowRoom Gift Cards and exclusive ShowRoom t-shirts are available at the box office during business hours. They both make perfect gifts for the Indie movie lover on your list.
PARKING GETS EVEN BETTER – The holiday season has also brought some parking relief! In addition to free parking downtown Saturday, December 16th and December 23rd, from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, downtown parking is only $.25 per hour 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Monday through Thursday it’s $.50 an hour, 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM. That’s until March 14th. Come to an afternoon show! Free parking Christmas and New Year’s Day as well. A little gift from the city of Asbury Park.
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: THE POST, DISASTER ARTIST, WASTED, I TONYA, MOLLY’S GAME, THELMA, BPM, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK.