Kenny's Korner

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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, 

We had wonderful turnouts for MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS this past weekend!  Thank you all for waiting a week to see this film at the Vine Cinema!  It received terrific reviews from patrons on the way out of the theatre, so if you have not yet seen it, you may want to this week!

This week we open VENGEANCE, and NEW, Only-In-Theatres Indie film starring Ashton Kutcher and Issa Rae.  VENGEANCE is actually a comedy, centered around a mystery, and is an original story!  At 85% on Rottentomatoes, this is a small film, but if you watch the trailer, I would bet that this will be one you want to watch!

Synopsis:  Vengeance, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak ("The Office"), is a darkly comic mystery about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was dating.

Join us in just one week for THE GOONIES, a wonderful classic for the entire family!  THE GOONIES plays Thursday, August 4th at 7pm, and tickets are on sale now, so get yours today!

GOONIES Synopsis:  When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home.  They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it.  They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

The Goonies as an absolute 80’s cult-classic treasure, and is a must see on the big screen!

As mentioned above, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is a hit at the Vine!  At an astounding 94% for both critics and audience review on Rottentomatoes, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is an uplifting and charming film that we all need right now.  Lesley Manville is simply wonderful in her role as Ada Harris.

Synopsis:  In partnership with the House of Dior, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own.  After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.

We have another wonderful, fun film opening August 12th – MACK and RITA!  Starring Diane Keaton Elizabeth Lail, Mack and Rita, is an only-in-theatres comedy/fantasy film that looks very fun!

Synopsis:  When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla, her inner 70-year-old is released - literally.  The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: "Aunt Rita" (Oscar-winner Diane Keaton).  Freed from the constraints of other people's expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparks a tentative romance with Mack's adorable dog-sitter, Jack.  A sparkling comedy with a magical twist, Mack & Rita celebrates being true to yourself at any age.

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.