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!

 

December 9th, 2022

Hello Everyone, 

Great news!  We were able to join the FATHOM EVENTS team, and were able to add two screenings of the most popular Christmas classic of all time!  We are very proud to be offering a 75th anniversary screening of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on December 18th and 21st – both days at 7pm!  TCM (Turner Classic Movies) has added 10 minutes of BONUS content to the screenings as well!  Thank you to ALL of you that reached out to me about showing It’s a Wonderful Life – it really helped to get the ball rolling!!!  Tickets are on sale now for these special showings.

We have had a great week one of Christmas Classics, highlighted by a busy Friday night ELF screening, and a wonderful, unexpected Wednesday night screening of LOVE ACTUALLY!

We have added an UGLY SWEATER CONTEST on this Saturday night, December 10th, when we will be showing A CHRISTMAS VACATION – one of the films credited for starting the Ugly Sweater revolution!  The winner of the contest will get a $50 Vine Cinema gift card!

Also, we have added a few matinee showings for those of you that cannot make it at night.  On this Sunday, December 11th The Polar Express plays at 12:00 noon, and ELF plays at 2:15.

Thank you so much to all of you that consistently visit the Vine for Christmas Classics year in and year out – WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!

We are so happy to announce that AVATAR – WAY OF THE WATER is coming to the Vine on Friday, December 16th!  This mega-blockbuster will look amazing on our GIANT screen, presented in Dolby 7.1 surround sound!  

Synopsis:  Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, "Avatar: The Way of Water" begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

Did you know that the original AVATAR is still the highest grossing film of all time?  It has grossed nearly three billion dollars worldwide!  Did you ALSO know that director James Cameron owns two of the top three spots on this exclusive list?  TITANIC is the number three grossing movie of all time, at a whopping 2.2 billion dollars. 

Speaking of Titanic, it holds the Vine Cinema record for longest continuous running film at 16 weeks in a row!  This was back when we had 35mm film, which was not made to run for 16 weeks!  I can talk your ear off about all the issues we had with our Titanic 35mm print!!!

This week to play during the day on our holiday classics screen, we have brought in TRIANGLE OF SADNESS.  This film is expected to be nominated for a few Oscars including screenplay and possibly picture!  We had to pass on this film a few weeks back when we opened TAR, but we are glad to be able to bring it in for one week!

We are holding THE FABELMANS for a third week.  It is at a stunning 93% Rottentomatoes and is currently the #1 favored film to WIN the Oscar Best Picture award on Gold Derby.  I consider Gold Derby the “Gold Standard” of Oscar predictions sites.  It currently has The Fablemans as #1 and The Banshees of Inisherin as #3 ranked films to win best picture!  See the website here:  www.goldderby.com/odds/combined-odds/oscars-nominations-2023-predictions/

THE FABELMANS Synopsis:  Young Sammy Fabelman falls in love with movies after his parents take him to see "The Greatest Show on Earth."  Armed with a camera, Sammy starts to make his own films at home, much to the delight of his supportive mother.  Part memoir, part ode to the power of the movies, The Fabelmans finds Steven Spielberg digging at the family roots that helped make him a beloved filmmaker, and proves he hasn't lost his magic touch.

We are so proud to announce that our second NEW holiday film will be I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY!  This biopic of the amazing Whitney Houston is written by Anthony McCarten, the same writer as BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!   Early reviews are off the charts for this upbeat film, and I will have more information about it in next week’s newsletter.

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.

Kenny