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The big winner at the Oscars on Sunday was NOMADLAND! It took home best actress, picture and director. Because of this we are proudly holding this film for one last week, and expanding its show times.
Speaking of the best actress winner Frances McDormant, she was the only actor that made a speech that mentioned the plight of movie theatres! When I heard her ask you to go see Nomadland, and the other nominees, in a movie theatre sometime soon, and then howl like a wolf, I was very excited! See her speak during the Nomadland best picture speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuNcJzvpnr8 (Frances starts to speak at the 1:49 minute mark.)
THE FATHER took home two big Oscars on Sunday, with a surprise win for the amazing Anthony Hopkins for best actor, and for adapted screenplay. This has been called the best picture of the year by some many of our patrons. Because of the Oscar wins we are bringing back The Father for one more week, to play on the same screen as Nomadland.
Our new films last week, TOGETHER TOGETHER did pretty well for us last weekend. This is a new comedy starring Patti Harrison and Ed Helms. At a stellar 92% on Rottentomatoes, this film may surprise you with how good it is! PLUS, the director and the cast is going to record a special in-theatre only introduction for the film, and a mini Q&A.
Synopsis: When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love.
We have added THREE new classic night events for the month of May.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2021, and we are proud to be playing it Thursday, May 6th at 7pm! Believe it or not, we have never played this film as a part of our classics lineup over the past 12 years. This Gene Kelley musical won an astounding SIX Oscars including best picture, director and musical. Advanced tickets are highly recommended for this screening, as we do not expect the capacity levels to change by May 6th.
On May 13th at 7:30, we have a unique event for you – DAZED and CONFUSED, with a special 30 minute cast reunion add-on! The special footage of the cast reunion is hosted by Jack Black, and is presented by Alamo Drafthouse! They were kind enough to allow us, and other theatres to use this footage after a screening of Dazed and Confused. We expect this to quickly sell out, so get your tickets today!
Finally on May 20th at 7pm we have a 25th anniversary screening of MARS ATTACKS! Featuring an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close and Michael J. Fox, this is a fun and quirky film that has become a bit of a cult classic.
Tickets for all three of these one night only classic events are on sale now online or at the box office. For more information click here: https://www.vinecinema.com/classic-nights
We are very proud to have just been confirmed to play: A QUIET PLACE 2!!! This film opens May 28th, ONLY IN THEATRES! Tickets go on sale in about a week. This film was actually supposed to open the week after everything shuttered closed, in March of 2020 – tickets had been sold and everything! Its return to the big screen, and not television sets is a wonderful sign that things are starting to return to normal.
The menu below is a reminder that we are still open for treats and popcorn. Now that we have re-opened for movies, you can come any day you wish, during our normal operating hours of 12:30 – 7:30. For the best service, please do not arrive close to when our films are starting. You can now come inside, or if you feel more comfortable, you can remain outside and we will bring it out to you! Specialty items like cotton candy are only available on Friday to Sunday.
This week’s cotton candy flavor is watermelon. Our everyday hot dog is a giant Miller’s all beef 8” hot dog on a hoagie bun. We now over diced onions, sauerkraut, and jalapeños, in addition to ketchup, mustard and relish.
Thank you all again for your passionate support of the Vine, and I hope you and your family are staying safe out there.