Won’t You Be My Neighbor? on July 4th

 

Happy Indie-pendence Day!

It’s sure to be a busy week here in Asbury Park at your favorite indie theater with the holiday coming up on Wednesday, and scheduling will be creative. Check our website from day to day just to be sure. While we will screen films during the day of July 4th, our schedule is truncated for the evening as the fireworks bring traffic in and out of town and parking is more difficult. Remember, the Transportation lot (between Main and Memorial off Springwood Ave.) and the Municipal lot (off Bangs) are striped and numbered for metered parking and only 1/2 a block from our door.

We’ll be saying goodbye to the “notorious” RBG early this week to make room for another cultural icon, Fred Rogers in WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?  Returning this week is the feel-good movie of the summer – HEARTS BEAT LOUD and the totally original take on the heist film – AMERICAN ANIMALS.

 

Starting Wednesday, July 4th, WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite television neighbor: Mister Rogers. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), this is a portrait of a man whom we all think we know and with whom many of us grew up. This emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius, Fred Rogers, who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. LEARN MORE, WATCH THE TRAILER.

“It’s another engrossing peek behind the scenes of a popular culture phenomenon by filmmaker Morgan Neville… in Neville’s skillful hands we see just how radical Mr. Rogers could be.” – Lisa Jensen, Good Times Santa Cruz

 

RBG enters it 7th week, and we’re proud to have had so many guests see it.  With the sudden retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the time has never been better to understand one of the remaining, and oldest of the Supremes. Our packed houses have loved it. In fact, the whole country loves it – the New York Times calls it “the surprise hit of the season.”   Don’t forget… the last screening of RBG is Tuesday at 5:10pm. Plan you schedule accordingly. Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. LEARN MORE, WATCH THE TRAILER.

“Ginsburg’s life — and its many lessons, both learned and taught — come to entertaining and energetic life. It’s a fist-pumping, crowd-pleasing documentary that makes one heck of a play to remind people of Ginsburg’s vitality and importance, now more than ever.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire

 

Widower and aging Brooklyn hipster Frank starts a band with his teenage daughter Sam just before she leaves home to attend college in California. When their song HEARTS BEAT LOUD finds success online, it complicates Frank’s attempts to let go of his dreams of stardom and allow his daughter to find her own path in life. Directed by Brett Haley. The film costars actress Toni Collette, who you might have seen here recently in Hereditary. LEARN MORE, WATCH THE TRAILER.

“This is a movie you not only want to see, but also to put on the turntable.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

AMERICAN ANIMALS is the unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history.  This edge of your seat documentary/drama hybrid was directed by Bart Layton and features Ann Dowd who, coincidentally, also had a role in Hereditary. 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

 

COMING SOON: The Beatles film YELLOW SUBMARINE, celebrating its 50th ANNIVERSARY, fully restored and with a remixed soundtrack, will be screening on Sunday, July 15th at noon and 7:30 PM. LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE TRAILER. Beatles fans, tell your friends, and purchase your tickets on line with this link as this will sell out.

Broadway more your style? See our Broadway on Screen filmed productions of OKLAHOMA! starring (a very young and cute) Hugh Jackman Sunday, July 8th and KISS ME KATE, Sunday July 29th. Those films will start at 11:00 AM. LEARN MORE about OKLAHOMA. LEARN MORE about KISS ME KATE. Purchase your tickets today.

 

FREE PARKING – BANGS AVE. GARAGEFirst Saturdays, July 7, August 4, and Sept. 8, between 1-5pm, there will be FREE PARKING in the above ground, BANGS AVE. GARAGE. Located between Bond and Emory Streets, this multi-level garage offers you an easy, five-minute walk to our theater.   Take advantage of the city’s generosity and see a movie in the afternoon without having to pay to 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 want you to know how much you support our theater by seeing them with us:  DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS;  GENERATION WEALTH; EIGHTH GRADE; CRAZY RICH ASIANS; THE LITTLE STRANGER; WHITNEY; THE CAKEMAKER; SHOCK AND AWE; WHO ARE WE NOW; LOVE CECIL; BROADWAY ON SCREEN – OKLAHOMA, KISS ME KATE.

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHOWROOM CINEMA.

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