Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Salem is THE Place for First-run Movies for the Long Weekend

If you have the opportunity to catch a movie this weekend, you will definitely want to do that here in Salem.  CinemaSalem, located just one block from the Hawthorne Hotel, has all the best movies that are out right now, and there are a number of reasons you should come see them here.  1) Less expensive than the megaplexes.  2)  Real butter on their popcorn.  3)  A friendly, neighborhood theater experience.  4)  Other food options that actually appeal to adults, like a great selection of teas, Fresca, and air-popped popcorn too.  5)  Close enough to the Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel to have a before- or after-theater meal here.

I hope to see you here, or there.


Here is their newsletter with all the details including showtimes.


We've got some great movies for your Memorial Day weekend. Let's get right to the lineup!
Now Playing: Men in Black 3 (PG13); The Kid with a Bike (PG13); Dark Shadows (PG13); Marvel's The Avengers (PG13); and The True 1692 3D!

Men in Black 3 has been getting some great reviews, including several that mention its surprising emotional depth. Digital Spy: "A funny, exciting, spectacular and surprisingly poignant thrill-ride -- definitely worth two of your Earth hours." Screen Space: "There is genuine heart in the reteaming of J and K, certainly sufficient to warrant MIB3's existence; enough, perhaps, to even trumpet it." Time Out New York: "Apparently, it's okay to be nostalgic again, especially when the emotional payoff is this big-a wonderful surprise." MIB3 will screen on Friday at (4:20), 6:45 and 9:20; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:20), 6:45 and 9:20; Sunday and Monday at (11:45 AM), (2:00), (4:20) and 6:45; and Tuesday-Thursday at (4:20) and 6:45.

Once in awhile I get a chance to preview one of our films before it opens at CinemaSalem (Okay, my wife and I saw it at Hollywood Hits). I'm prepared to say that The Kid With a Bike is one of the best films of the year. It's simple, quiet, deeply-affecting, and not to be missed. But don't take my word for it; listen to the 96% positive raves on NPR: "Within its tight 87 minutes, not a lot happens, unless you count the saving of a life." New York Times: "A quietly rapturous film about love and redemption from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne." Washington Post: "Cyril is one of the most inspiringly resilient, self-aware young characters to arrive on-screen in recent memory." Boston Globe: " The Kid With A Bike is, remarkably, about hope - about the connections people forge when the ones they've been given desert them."

The Kid with a Bike will screen Friday at (4:30), 7:15 and 9:30; Saturday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:30), 7:15 and 9:30; Sunday and Monday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:30) and 7:15; and Tuesday-Thursday at (4:30) and 7:15.

Let's hear what the New York Times has to say about Dark Shadows: "It's very enjoyable, visually sumptuous and, despite its lugubrious source material and a sporadic tremor of violence, surprisingly effervescent." Entertainment Weekly has a similarly positive perspective: "Dark Shadows, a kinky love triangle, is true, in its fashion, to the spirit of the old soap opera. Yet its real love affair is between Johnny Depp and the audience who's still hooked on seeing him get his freak on."

Dark Shadows will screen on Friday at (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Sunday and Monday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:30; and Tuesday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30.

Who loves Marvel's The Avengers? Well, the New Yorker, for starters: "If you are a Marvel fan, then The Avengers will feel like Christmas. Thanks to the merry doings of the director, Joss Whedon, all your favorite characters are here, as shiny and as tempting as presents under the tree." Denver Post: "It's two-plus hours of visual brawn, unexpected heartbeats and welcome humor." Rolling Stone: "All hail Joss Whedon, the warrior king of this dizzying, dazzling epic. The Avengers is Transformers with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor."

Marvel's The Avengers will screen on Friday at (4:00), 7:00 and 9:50; Saturday at (12:45), (4:00), 7:00 and 9:50; Sunday and Monday at (12:45), (4:00) and 7:00; and Tuesday-Thursday at (4:00) and 7:00.
The True 1692, our historically-accurate 3D film about the Salem Witch Trials, will screen Friday-Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30, and Monday-Thursday at 6:30.

There's quite a bit of excitement building around the opening of This Perfect Place! A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, a beautiful 35-minute introduction to the history and animals who live in this place we call home, which will open on June 1.

Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem! 

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