Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Cinema Salem's Newsletter is the Best

If you are coming for a visit to stay in Salem, you will of course want to stay here at the Hawthorne Hotel. Or, if you live in the area, you will want to come to eat and drink here at the Hawthorne Hotel, in the Tavern or Nathaniel's (casual and fine-dining, respectively). So, what do you want to do for entertainment? Well, one of my favorite places is Cinema Salem, where we get first-run movies, coupled with a unique and special atmosphere that you will never find at a multiplex theater. And, it is only one block away!

Here is their current newsletter, reprinted with permission, of course:

Good news for the legions and legions and legions of fans who've been calling and emailing the theater: We DID land a print of SEX AND THE CITY (R - 145 minutes) and it premieres this Friday! Since we opened, no movie has been awaited with as much passion and anticipation by its fans, so we're happy to accommodate.

Early reviews are glowing: "Sarah Jessica Parker is the pivot for this fabulous, fun frolic in which laughter and tears are shared through thick and thin, but always with glamour and style," writes Urban Cinefile. SEX AND THE CITY plays Friday and Saturday at (12:00), (3:00), 7:00 and 10:00: Sunday at (12:00), (3:00) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at (4:10) and 7:10.

I hope you have not forgotten our "$6 before 6 pm" special all this summer, which allows you see any of our great films like SEX AND THE CITY, INDIANA JONES, KUNG FU PANDA, GET SMART, THE DARK KNIGHT (and many more) for the astonishingly affordable price of $6, as long as you come to a show that starts before 6 pm. If you come after 6 pm, you'll still pay astonishingly low admission prices. Many people, upon hearing the evening ticket price, respond, "But I'm not a senior!"

(Now we could have raised our ticket prices in the past month, like every other theater. But we've discovered that there are still boatloads of people out there who don't even know we exist, and we hope this stunning promotion will catch their attention and get them out of the boat and into CinemaSalem, where they will become fans for life!)

What's the biggest picture in the world? Yes, you're right, it's INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (PG13 - 123 minutes) which drew vast crowds of all ages throughout this bright, balmy, summerlike, and sunny Memorial Day weekend. Visitors to CinemaSalem were lucky enough to meet Indiana Jones in person, and rumor has it, he will be back this coming weekend, if he's not busy with an academic conference or a whip-braiding seminar.

INDIANA JONES plays Friday and Saturday at (11:10 AM), (1:45), 4:25, 7:15 and 9:50; Sunday at (11:10 AM), (1:45), 4:25 and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at 4:20 and 7:20.

My personal favorite film of the year so far is PRINCE CASPIAN (PG-125 minutes), the second in the NARNIA series, which, according to Cinemaphile, "...continues in the tradition to create vivid, imaginary and enthusiastic interpretations of the most memorable children's books of the past century." PRINCE CASPIAN plays Friday through Sunday at (11:00 AM), (2:00), (5:00)and 8:00; and Monday through Thursday at (4:00) and 7:00.

Thanks again for supporting CinemaSalem!

Paul Van Ness

1 comment:

  1. the makers of Prince Caspian kept to the original story surprisingly well... i heard they were going to make it into a silly pure-action flick, but thankfully this was not the case