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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 all, 

Today, June 13th we open INSIDE OUT 2!  At a whopping 92% on RottenTomatoes, this movie is VERY well reviewed!  The memorable emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust face even bigger changes as Riley becomes a teenager and experiences even more emotions than she’s had before.  For kids, the sequel will serve as a preview of their teenage years, while it will take adults back to that time period of their lives, warts and all. 

I was fortunate to watch the first 38 minutes of this film at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and I must say it surpassed my expectations! I know many of you do not traditionally come to the Vine for kids and family films, but I hope this one is different, being a Pixar sequel that is appropriate for ALL ages.  It is funny, serious and yet light-hearted, and a very solid film with or without the kids or grandkids! 

For the week of June 13-20, we have more showings of Inside Out 2  than normal, as it plays partially on our second screen, so take advantage of our additional show time offerings.  Starting June 20th when we open The Bikeriders, Inside Out 2 will just play 3-4 showings a day on one screen.  

I want to thank you in advance for supporting the Vine with this movie, as we need you to come out for this one!

Join us tonight, Thursday, June 13th for another Steven Spielberg classic - JURASSIC PARK!  This legendary film spawned so many sound upgrades in the theatre business, most importantly, DTS Digital Sound!  

1993’s Jurassic Park synopsis:  Millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) asks two dinosaur experts (Laura Dern and Sam Neill) to act as consultants on his entrepreneurial endeavor - an amusement park with DNA-cloned live dinosaurs as the main attraction.  The paleontologists, along with a mathematician (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammond's two grandchildren, takes a run-through tour of the park. But soon the joyride turns to terror when an impending hurricane, an unscrupulous engineer (Wayne Knight), and the rebelling dinosaurs begin to destroy the park.

We had a great turnout this past Tuesday for our first free 10AM family movie!  Join us every Tuesday throughout summer for movies like Despicable Me, Migration, Trolls Band Together, The Land Before Time, Minions: Rise of Gru and others!  The schedule below is for the next six movies.  Seats are first come first served and no tickets or reservations are required!

This week we have brought in an indie film to play for two showings: EZRA.  Starring Robert DeNiro, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, this film will tug on your heartstrings.

Synopsis:  EZRA follows Max Bernal (Bobby Cannavale), a stand-up comedian living with his father (Robert De Niro), while struggling to co-parent his autistic son Ezra (introducing William Fitzgerald) with his ex-wife (Rose Byrne).  When forced to confront difficult decisions about their son's future, Max and Ezra embark on a cross-country road trip that has a transcendent impact on both their lives.  Directed by Tony Goldwyn, who also appears in the film alongside additional cast members Vera Farmiga, Rainn Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, EZRA is an endearing and often funny exploration of a family determined to find their way through life’s complexities with humor, compassion, and heart.

EZRA will only play for one week, June 14 – 20.

I am personally very excited to FINALLY be close to opening THE BIKERIDERS, on June 20th!  If you come to movies often at the Vine, you have probably seen the trailer for this film many, many times!  The film was originally supposed to open in early December.  It then got dropped, and was not going to show in theatres at all.  Thankfully Focus Films stepped in and bought The Bikeriders, and gave it a nice summer release!

Starring Elvis’ Austin Butler, Tom Hardy and Jodie Comer, THE BIKERIDERS captures a rebellious time in America when the culture and people were changing.  After a chance encounter at a local bar, strong-willed Kathy (Jodie Comer) is inextricably drawn to Benny (Austin Butler), the newest member of Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals led by the enigmatic Johnny (Tom Hardy).  Much like the country around it, the club begins to evolve, transforming from a gathering place for local outsiders into a dangerous underworld of violence, forcing Benny to choose between Kathy and his loyalty to the club.

At a very strong 84% on RottenTomatoes, THE BIKERIDERS is a must watch on our giant screen! 

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.


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