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We have our Valentine’s classic tonight at 7pm – 2018’s A STAR IS BORN. This Oscar winner stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and is loved by so many. See this instant classic again on the big screen TONIGHT!
One week later, on February 23rd, join us for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN starring the amazing Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. This classic musical is now 70 years old!
Synopsis: Singin’ in the Rain is a spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into a musical a chorus girl is brought in to dub Lina's speaking and singing. Don is on top of the world until Lina finds out.
And join us on March 2nd for THE BIG LEBOWSKI. “THE DUDE” returns to the Vine after a five year absence! Celebrating its 25th year anniversary The Big Lebowski is a cult classic hit!
Synopsis: Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called "the Dude," a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money - resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.
Starting on Friday is LIVING, starring Bill Nighy. The film just earned Mr. Nighy is Best Actor nomination, and it also received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination. I strongly feel like it deserved a Best Picture nomination over a few of the titles that made the top ten. At 96% on RottenTomatoes, this film is loved by both critics and audiences alike. LIVING is currently the #1 movie at most art houses, and is a must-see before the Oscars!
Synopsis: LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful.
80 for Brady was a big hit at the Vine! Starring the amazing Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field this film is actually based on a true story! Reviews are positive for this fun film, and most of my patrons had very positive comments on the way out of the theatre.
Synopsis: 80 FOR BRADY is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play.
Coming soon to the Vine is a new and limited film called, EMILY. This film is at 91% on RottenTomatoes, and is directed by first time director, Frances O’ Connor. Please watch the trailer for this film, as it looks very strong.
Synopsis: EMILY imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, "Wuthering Heights." Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.
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