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Every once in a while, opening a specific film means just a little more than some others. For instance whenever we play Gone with The Wind as a classic, I always think of my wonderful, late, Aunt Lucille. She loved that film so much, and had the collections to show for it! The open theme song is so iconic you cannot help but get goosebumps!
Today we open ELVIS, a film that I am excited to see, and one that I wish my mother was still around for. I grew up in an Elvis & Everly Brothers household, and one of my mom’s great regrets was that she was never able to see Elvis live, in concert.
I was desperately hoping that ELVIS was actually going to be a strong film, one that was worthy of the ELVIS name. Well, it looks like Baz Luhrmann indeed made that film, as reviews are outstanding, as it is now “Certified Fresh” on rottentomatoes. Starring the great Tom Hanks and newcomer Austin Butler as Elvis, I am so very excited to be able to show this film at the Vine! I hope that you, our wonderful patrons will choose to come see it at the Vine on our giant 30’ screen in Dolby 7.1 sound.
We have two advanced screenings today, Thursday June 23rd at 5:00 and 7:00. ELVIS then opens on Friday and beyond at 12:30, 3:45 and 7:05. Advanced tickets are highly recommended, and are available on our website www.VineCinema.com, Fandango, or at the box office between 12:30 – 8:00 daily.
Synopsis: ELVIS explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis's life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Now entering its FIFTH week at the Vine, TOP GUN MAVERICK is a juggernaut of a film, and the excellent reviews and experience has brought many of our guests back to see it a SECOND and THIRD time! With OUTSTANDING critics and patrons reviews to the tune of 99% on Rottentomatoes, I can easily say that you will LOVE this movie!
TOP GUN MAVERICK synopsis: After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
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