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Hello Everyone,

If you saw our special newsletter on Monday, you could tell that we are very excited to be showing THE FRENCH DISPATCH, starting TODAY!!!

The French Dispatch opened this past weekend in 52 theatres in NY/LA and major markets and opened to HUGE grosses!  In fact it set a post pandemic RECORD for highest per theatre average, beating out Black Widow and Venom.  

Here are just a few of the very strong reviews for The French Dispatch:

   "It's a gorgeous movie, consistently amusing, and with enough strange, small ideas to populate ten other films." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

   "The French Dispatch is an absolute feast for the eyes. Wes Anderson continues to delight with brilliantly artistic and eccentric filmmaking."  Julian Roman,MovieWeb

   "The surprise of the year for me. While usually not a huge Anderson fan, maybe overloading the film with his quirks is how we get a great piece."  EJ Moreno, Flickering Myth

As you already know, director Wes Anderson always jams his films with unbelievable talent, and THE FRENCH DISPATCH is no different.  Check out this cast:

Bill Murray

Tilda Swinton

Frances McDormand

Benicio Del Toro

Jeffrey Wright

Timothee Chalamet

Lois Smith

Henry Winkler

Adrien Brody

Lea Seydoux

Mathieu Amalric

Lyna Khoudri

Stephen Park

Owen Wilson

Anjelica Huston

Kate Winslet

Jason Schwartzman

Edward Norton

And many more!

If you enjoyed The Grand Budapest Hotel, I do believe you will be higly entertained by this film.  We would be honored if you chose to view THE FRENCH DISPATCH at the Vine Cinema this weekend.

One our other screen we hold DUNE for a second week.  This film has received such amazing reviews that it is almost a lock to receive one of the 8 or 9 Best Picture nominations.  DUNE stars Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard and Dave Bautista.  

DUNE Synopsis:  Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

I am excited to introduce you to BELFAST, a new film opening up at the Vine on November 12th.  It recently won the Toronto Independent Film Festival’s “People’s Choice Award” which has in recent years become an indicator of major award-season success.  Previous winners of TIFF’s people’s choice awards speak for themselves; GREEN BOOK, NOMADLAND, LA LA LAND, THE IMITATION GAME, THREE BILLBOARDS, THE KING’S SPEECH and SLUMDOG MILLIONARE.  Almost all of these films are on our top indie films of all-time list!  Because of this, and the film’s amazing charm and feel-good nature, BELFAST is currently the early FAVORITE to win Best Picture, Director, screenplay and more!  PLUS, JUDI DENCH is in Belfast, and you can NEVER miss seeing Dame Judi Dench on the big screen ;)
Belfast synopsis:  Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Branagh, BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy's childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s.

We are proud to be offering THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on Thursday, November 4th at 7pm.  It has been over five years since we stopped showing our monthly Rocky Horror midnight events.  This screening of Rocky Horror will be the film only (no cast), and is expected to be a ton of fun.  Tickets are now on sale at the box office and online.

Thank you all again for your passionate support of the Vine, and I hope you and your family are staying safe out there. 

Kenny