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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flicks
The ‘BurbsPG
11:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronG
10:00 am

State Theatre: Met Opera
Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte”NR
12:55 pm

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00*, 3:30*, 5:30, 8:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
6:00, 8:30 pm

*Screening at the Bijou by the Bay

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State Theatre:
Sensory Friendly ScreeningNR
10:00 am- FREE!

State Theatre:
Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse EventNR
1:00 pm- FREE!

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00*, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
3:30, 5:30, 8:00 pm

*Screening at the Bijou by the Bay

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
3:30, 5:30, 8:00 pm

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:00 pm

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State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
It’s Raining Men!
(Hollywood Hunks)

The NaturalPG
10:30 am

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:30, 3:45, *6:15, 8:45 pm

State Theatre:
Special Event

No Place on EarthPG-13
6:15 pm
Holocaust Remembrance Day
In Person: Subject and Special Guests
FREE!


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:00, 4:00 pm

*Screening at the Bijou by the Bay

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre:
TBA

State Theatre: Friday Night Flicks
Little Shop of Horrors – Director’s CutPG
Time TBD


Bijou by the Bay:
TBA

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State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
Big Bird Goes to ChinaG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
TBA

  • Admission at the Saturday morning kids matinees and the Wednesday morning classic matinees is 25 cents – the same price the State (then called the Lyric Theater) charged when it opened in 1916.
  • Tuesday is free popcorn day! Patrons may get a free small popcorn when attending any regularly priced movie at the State on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that roll between 10 and midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two admissions for $5!
  • The box office is open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Now Playing at the State Theatre

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2014/USA/R/100 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody

Auteur director Wes Anderson (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Life Aquatic,” “The Royal Tennenbaums”) latest offering follows Gustav H. (Ralph Fiennes), the concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930′s, as he becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution’s oldest and richest patrons turns up dead. And after she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art — a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple – in her will. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman’s greedy and nefarious heir Dmitri (Adrien Brody) uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav’s trusted lobby boy Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori) to clear Gustav’s name and prove that the grand lady’s killer is none other than her own son.

“After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.”
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen. And how tasty it is!”
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“I’m not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ strikes me as something very close.”
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Every frame is carefully composed like the illustrations from a beloved book (characters are precisely centered; costumes are elaborately literal); the dialogue feels both unexpected and happily familiar.”
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“Mr. Anderson’s lovely confection … keeps us smiling, and sometimes laughing out loud. Yet acid lurks in the cake’s lowest layers.”
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“’The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson’s canon. It’s practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes – who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?”
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“With ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Wes Anderson is up to his old tricks but with a magnanimous new confidence that feels like a gift.”
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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BAD WORDS
Opening Friday at the Bijou by the Bay

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2013/USA/R/89 min
Director: Jason Bateman
Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney

Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut and also stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of “We’re the Millers”) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of “Homeland”), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

“This is twisted, funny stuff.”
- Tom Long, Detroit News

“In this profanely funny comedy of bad manners and hurts that won’t heal, Bateman shows the same skill as a filmmaker that he does as an actor. And that’s something to see.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“At heart, ‘Bad Words’ is a nice little concoction about a fellow walking around with a deep emotional wound, who heals it, not by confronting the source of his troubles, but by healing a similar wound in someone else.”
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“Bateman, who’s so often the put-upon straight man, really stretches himself here. His deadpan delivery works just as well in the role of a wicked antihero as it does when he plays Michael Bluth in ‘Arrested Development.’”
- Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“‘Bad Words’ serves, at least, as proof that Bateman can do a variety of parts, and direct a smart economical comedy – and if Hollywood is as smart and economical, it will give him the chance again.”
- Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

“The performances are funny, appealing and, in the case of Allison Janney, as a spelling bee official, wonderful.”
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of ‘Bad Words,’ starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense.”
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

“For his directorial debut, Bateman returns to his bad-boy beginnings. And the results are predictably amusing.”
- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

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THE BURBS
Playing Friday, April 25 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1989/USA/PG/101 min
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Ward and June Cleaver have nothing on suburban couple Ray and Carol Peterson (Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher). Together with their perfect son, Ray and Carol are so clean that they squeak. Thus, when new neighbors Dr. Werner Klopek (Henry Gibson), Uncle Reuben (Brother Theodore), and Hans (Courtney Gains) begin evincing bizarre behavior, Ray is slightly put out. Carol thinks that Ray is getting all worked up over nothing. Ray and his fellow suburbanites endure all sorts of slapstick misadventures in the vain hope of getting “the goods” on the newcomers.

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SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON
Playing Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2002/USA/G/83 min
Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Cast: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi

Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he’s captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel (voice of James Cromwell) nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek (voice of Daniel Studi), a Native American youth that tries to possess the magnificent animal by more humane means, but Spirit refuses to bend to human will even when he makes the acquaintance of Little Creek’s beautiful and fiercely loyal mare, Rain. After he saves Little Creek’s life in an Army raid, Spirit believes that the gravely injured Rain has perished after a tumble over a waterfall. Despondent, the horse is captured again by humans, enslaved this time for work in a pack team on the transcontinental railroad. Undaunted by the tragedies that befall him, Spirit manages to escape for a reunion with Little Creek, Rain, and his long-lost brethren.

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NO PLACE ON EARTH
Playing Wednesday, April 30 at 6:15 pm – Holocaust Remembrance – Free Admission! – Subject & Special Guest In Person!

2013UK/Germany/USA/PG-13/81 min
Directors: Janet Tobias
Cast: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer

American cave explorer Chris Nicola was 70 feet underground in the Ukraine when he was stopped in his tracks. What were a shoe, an old key, cookware, a comb, a cup – signs of human habitation – doing in this cave? These clues led him to a powerful story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust in hiding for a year and a half.

FREE Admission!

There will be a Q&A following the film with subject Chris Nicola, and Samantha Ravitch, Great-Niece of Cave Survivor Esther Stermer will share her experience visiting the cave in 2013.

Presented by Congregations Ahavat Shalom & Beth El with funding from The Ravitz Foundation.

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THE NATURAL
Playing Wednesday, April 30 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1984/USA/PG/138 min
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close

Robert Redford plays Roy Hobbs, a farm boy with a hankering to be a great baseball player. With his faithful homemade bat “Wonderboy” in hand, Roy heads to the big city. En route, he arouses the fascination of the mysterious Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey). Luring the boy to a hotel room, Harriet asks Roy what he wants out of life. Roy brashly responds he wants to be “the best there is,” whereupon Harriet whips out a gun and shoots Roy down. Sixteen years later, a humbler Roy Hobbs emerges from the bush leagues to become a 35-year-old “rookie” on the 1939 lineup of the New York Knights. He soon becomes the team’s star player, and in so doing once more attracts enigmatic woman Memo Paris (Kim Basinger), the glamorous niece of the Knights’ manager Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley) and the mistress of Rothstein-like gambler Gus Sands (a curiously unbilled Darren McGavin). Roy’s fascination with Memo compromises his ability to play, but this time he finds salvation in the form the angelic Iris Gaines (Glenn Close), his childhood sweetheart.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – DIRECTOR’S CUT
Playing Friday, May 2 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1986/USA/PG-13/94 min
Director: Frank Oz
Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia

It started as a 1960 Roger Corman horror comedy, filmed in two days; it then inspired a lavish 1982 Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Finally in 1986, “Little Shop of Horrors” graduated into a multimillion-dollar, all-star film musical. Rick Moranis plays nebbishy Seymour Krelborn, who works in a rundown flower shop on Skid Row. While his boss (Vincent Gardenia) bemoans the lack of business, Seymour seeks a way of bringing the shop — and himself — fame and fortune. He purchases a strange plant from an even stranger oriental street vendor (Vincent Wong), naming the plant after his girlfriend Audrey (Ellen Greene, one of the few carry-overs from the Broadway version). Gradually, Seymour learns to his horror that “Audrey II” (given the voice of R&B performer Levi Stubbs) craves blood and flesh. With each of Audrey II’s “FEEED MEEE”s, Seymour must scare up human food to satisfy the plant’s appetite. One such victim is dentist Steve Martin, a leather-jacketed Elvis type (the dentist’s ultra-masochistic patient played by Jack Nicholson in the 1960 original is here impersonated by Bill Murray). The lighthearted tone of the film darkens as Audrey II grows in monstrosity, but the unhappy ending of the Broadway version is avoided herein.

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BIG BIRD IN CHINA
Playing Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

1983/USA/G/75 min
Director: Jon Stone
Cast: Caroll Spinney, Brian Muehl, Frank Oz

The story starts in New York’s Chinatown, where Big Bird spies an old scroll with a picture of a beautiful phoenix on it. The shopkeeper explains that the phoenix is magical and lives in China. To find the phoenix, Big Bird will first have to find the four places pictured on the scroll. Big Bird thinks, “Well, what a good thing it would be if a great big American bird went to meet that beautiful Chinese bird! I mean, she could tell me everything about China, and then I could come home and tell everybody here!” He sets out with Barkley on a boat and makes it to China. Highlights include Chinese landmarks like the Great Wall of China and Beijing, Big Bird learning the “little duckling dance”, and a song to teach Chinese words. A character called the Monkey King helps Big Bird and Xiao Fu on their quest. Meanwhile, Oscar the Grouch decides to try to dig his way to China from his trash can, but when he gets to China, he finds it boring and goes straight home.

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THE AFRICAN QUEEN
Playing Wednesday, May 7 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1951/UK/PG/105 min
Director: John Huston
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley

Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, “The African Queen” stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley). When Germans invade and Samuel dies, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can’t tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn’t crazy about her imperious, judgmental attitude. However it does not take long before their passionate dislike turns to love. Together the disparate duo work to ensure their survival on the treacherous waters and devise an ingenious way to destroy a German gunboat. “The African Queen” may well be the perfect adventure film, its roller-coaster storyline complemented by the chemistry between its stars.

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SPEED
Playing Friday, May 9 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1994/USA/R/116 min
Director: Jan de Bont
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock

Pop quiz, hot-shot! Keanu Reeves stars as an LA Bomb Squad specialist whose principal antagonist is elusive bomber-extortionist Dennis Hopper. Seeking vengeance after his latest ransom scheme is thwarted, Hopper presents a personal challenge to Reeves: A wired-for-destruction city bus, which will detonate if the speedometer drops below 50 MPH. Playing the reluctant civilian who is pressed into service as the bus’ “substitute driver,” leading lady Sandra Bullock became a major star in her own right. Once “Speed” gets to the meat of its story, the excitement never lets up–not even after the booby trapped bus is out of the picture. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Playing Saturday, May 10 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2011/USA/PG/107
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis and Daniel Craig

Director Steven Spielberg kicks off the big-screen Tintin trilogy with this computer-animated, motion-capture adaptation of Herge’s beloved comic strip of the same name. This first installment in the series finds adventure-seeking Belgian reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and surly Captain Haddock (voiced by Andy Serkis) racing to recover a treasure that was lost at sea four centuries ago. Meanwhile, the malevolent Red Rackham (voiced by Daniel Craig) is determined to beat them to it.

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THE TERMINATOR
Playing Friday, May 16 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1984/USA/R /107 min
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

Endlessly imitated, “The Terminator” made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron — who would go on to make 1997′s titanic “Titanic” — and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984. His purpose: to rescue Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the mother of the man who will lead the 21st-century rebels against the tyrannical machines, from being assassinated before she can give birth. Likewise thrust back to 1984 is The Terminator (Schwarzenegger), a grim, well-armed, virtually indestructible cyborg who has been programmed to eliminate Sarah Connor. This is the film in which Schwarzenegger declared “I’ll be back” — and back he was, in “kinder and gentler” form, in the even more successful Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) which will be our Friday Night Flick on Friday, June 13!

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THE SANDLOT
Playing Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

1993/USA/PG/101 min
Director: David M. Evans
Cast: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn’t know how to catch a baseball, and his stepfather (Dennis Leary) is too busy to teach him. He tries out for the sandlot gang anyway, and though he isn’t very good, it turns out he’s lucky: there happen to be only eight of them, and nine makes a team. The summer passes blissfully as Scotty learns to play ball under the wing of Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), the oldest and best player, as well as Ham, Squints, Repeat, and the rest of the kid-eccentrics. The skies darken, however, when Benny literally knocks the stuffing out of the team’s only baseball, a sign of impending doom, or worse, bad luck. Wanting to set things right, Scotty returns home and “borrows” his stepfather’s ball, which he promptly uses to hit his first home run, knocking the ball clear out of the sandlot into mean old Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones)’s junkyard, home to Mertle’s legendary guard dog, The Beast. Scotty admits that he took the ball without asking, and he naively explains that his stepfather will want it back since it had a woman’s name written on it: some lady named Babe Ruth. Horror-stricken, the sandlot gang mobilizes to fetch the autographed ball from the clutches of The Beast, building a series of mechanical ball-retrieval machines which get progressively more complicated and preposterous as The Beast’s size grows in their imaginations.

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THE LADY EVE
Playing Wednesday, May 21 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1941/USA/NR/94 min
Director: Preston Sturges
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn

Henry Fonda plays Charles Pike, the heir to the Pike Ale fortune (“The Ale That Won for Yale”). An ophiologist (a snake expert), he just spent a year “up the Amazon” looking for rare snakes with his cynical and protective guardian/valet Muggsy (William Demarest). He arrives to board the S.S. Southern Queen bound for New York, and immediately becomes the main order of business for a collection of single women looking to nab the eligible bachelor. Amongst those watching Charles board are a trio of con men and cardsharps — Colonel Handsome Harry Harrington (Charles Coburn), his partner Gerald (Melville Cooper), and the Colonel’s daughter Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). All three see Charles as a pushover and at dinner, while all the women are ogling Charles, Jean wins the day by sticking out her foot and tripping him. Complaining to Charles that he should watch where he is going, she gets him to escort her to her cabin so that she can replace her broken heel. Charles is sexually attracted to Jean, but when Charles is about to make a pass at her, she pulls back, telling him, “You ought to be put in a cage.”

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SERENITY
Playing Friday, May 23 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

2005/USA/PG-13/119 min
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Chiwetel Ejiofor

In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Capt. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue freighter ship. The crew of Serenity wanders the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. The real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time, the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. “Serenity” was written and directed by Joss Whedon (in his directorial debut), creator of “Firefly,” which only lasted 11 weeks on the air but gained a powerful cult following who rallied to get the show released on DVD after its cancellation, leading to impressive home-video sales and an eventual motion picture deal.

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101 DALMATIANS
Playing Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

1996/USA/G/103 min
Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Roger (Jeff Daniels) is a designer of computer games who shares his home with his pet dalmatian, Pongo. One day, Roger takes Pongo for a walk in the park and the dog sets his eyes on a beautiful female dalmatian named Perdy. Perdy likes Pongo as much as he likes her, and thankfully Perdy’s mistress, a fashion designer named Anita (Joely Richardson), is quite taken with Roger. Romance blooms between the human and canine couples, and Roger and Anita tie the knot (Pongo and Perdy are apparently still living in sin). Anita works for Cruella De Vil (Glenn Close), an intense fashion maven whose lust for fur doubtless places her high on PETA’s hit list. Inspired by her dogs, Anita finds herself working up a design for a fur coat made with spotted fur, and Cruella leaps on the idea of making garments out of real dalmatians. But where to get the animals? Cruella has two nasty but not especially intelligent henchmen, Jasper (Hugh Laurie) and Horace (Mark Williams), who’ve been known to kill the odd endangered species at madame’s request. Now they’re sent on a mission to round up dalmatians, and when they fall a bit short of their goal, it comes to Cruella’s attention that Perdy has just given birth to a litter of 15 pups.

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ANNIE HALL
Playing Wednesday, May 28 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1977/USA/PG/93 min
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Jewish comedy writer Alvy Singer (Allen) ponders the modern quest for love and his past romance with tightly-wound WASP singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton, née Diane Hall). The twice-divorced Alvy knows that it’s not easy to find a mate when the options include pretentious New York intellectuals and lifestyle-obsessed Rolling Stone writers, but la-di-dah-ing Annie seems different. Along the rocky road of their coupling, Allen/Alvy weigh in on such topics as endless therapy, movies vs. TV, the absurdity of dating rituals, anti-Semitism, drugs, and, in one of the best set pieces, repressed Midwestern WASP insanity vs. crazy Brooklyn Jewish boisterousness. Annie wants to move to Los Angeles to find that fame that finally does in the relationship — but not before Alvy gets in a few digs at vacuous, mantra-fixated California. Originally entitled Anhedonia (the inability to enjoy oneself), Annie Hall blended the slapstick and fantasy from such earlier Allen films as Sleeper (1973) and Bananas (1971) with the more autobiographical musings of his stand-up and written comedy, using an array of such movie techniques as talking heads, splitscreens, and subtitles.

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THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Playing Friday, May 30 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

2013/USA/PG-13/161 min
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage

Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), and wise wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey left off. Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.

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TURBO
Playing Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2013/USA/PG/96 min
Director: David Soren
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph

Turbo (voice of Ryan Reynolds) may live life at a snail’s pace, but his dreams charge along at light speed. Whenever Turbo closes his eyes, he sees himself zooming past the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500, and leaving all of his competitors in the dust. Unfortunately for Turbo, all of his fellow snails — including his brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) — seem to savor the slow life. Then, one day, it happens: Turbo is methodically making his way across a freeway overpass when he is suddenly sucked into the intake valve of a speeding muscle car. His molecular structure altered by the volatile nitrous oxide that fuels the car, Turbo gains the ability to travel at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. Turbo is in the midst of mastering his newfound ability when he and Chet are unexpectedly captured by Tito (Michael Peña) — a California taco-stand proprietor who organizes snail races on the side. Tito quickly takes his two newest racers to Starlight Plaza, where all of the speed-freak snails await their next run on the track. It’s there that Turbo makes some colorful new friends, and learns to have some fun while trash-talking the competition. But his adventure is still far from over, and by the time Turbo realizes that his dreams are finally within reach, his newfound family will be right there to cheer him past the finish line.

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