Kenny's Korner

Welcome to Kenny's Korner!

Each Thursday for the past decade, I have put out a commentary on the week's films, Vine happenings and fun information in the form of Kenny's Korner.  This has been in our weekly email newsletter.  Please sign up for this newsletter to get my commentary, and the best information about the Vine.  Below is this week's Kenny Korner - enjoy!


Hello Everyone, 

Join us for HITCHCOCK WEEK this September 23-29!  We will be playing FIVE of Alfred Hitchcock’s most popular and well reviewed films of all time: PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, SHADOW OF A DOUBT, REAR WINDOW and VERTIGO.  We will be playing 2-3 films each day so be sure to check out the schedule below for the exact show times.

VIP and Vine email patrons get a special bonus for Hitchcock Week!  Buy tickets to any two films and get a third film for free!  This offer is available only is person at the Vine Cinema box office, and is only valid for the five Hitchcock films playing Sept. 23-29.  Just mention this email, or show us your VIP card at the box office!

Did you know that on many occasions Alfred Hitchcock stated that “Shadow of a Doubt” was his personal favorite film that he ever directed?  This lessor known of the five films plays Saturday at 4pm and Monday evening at 7pm!

Join us tonight, September 22nd at 7:00 for AMERICAN GRAFFITI!  This George Lucas classic shot in Petaluma and set in Modesto is one of the all-time great classics we have ever shown, and one of my personal favorites.  The film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Paul Le Mat, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams and Candy Clark.  I am hearing whispers that some classic cars may be parked across the street tonight before the showing, so come early to check them out!  Also, the “Altamont Cruisers” car show and fundraiser for youth charities is this Sunday, Sept. 25th in downtown Livermore.

We had the third highest gross of the entire northern California area this past weekend for SEE HOW THEY RUN!  Thank you to so many of you that came out to support the Vine.  From talking to patrons it was very well received with most thinking it was funnier than they thought it would be!

SEE HOW THEY RUN features an amazing cast including Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody and Ruth Wilson.  In a “Wes Anderson style” this mystery/thriller/comedy looks to be an absolute must-see.

SEE HOW THEY RUN synopsis:  In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.  When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

We are so VERY excited to be opening THE GOOD HOUSE on September 29th and AMSTERDAM on October 7th!

The GOOD HOUSE stars Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver and is a romantic comedy/drama.  Hildy Good (Sigourney Weaver), is a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches, who loves her wine and her secrets.  Her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high-school flame, Frank Getchell (Kevin Kline), and becomes dangerously entwined in one person's reckless behavior.  Igniting long-buried emotions and family secrets, Hildy is propelled toward a reckoning with the one person she's been avoiding for decades: herself.

From the director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle comes AMSTERDAM, opening at the Vine on October 7th.  This film could kick off Oscar season early this year as it features a stunning cast: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, and Robert De Niro.

We will have much, much more on AMSTERDAM in next week’s email!

We hope that you will continue to spread the word that the Vine Cinema & Alehouse is the valley’s only movie theatre showing independent films and classics, while serving beer, wine and food.