Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Showing of The Princess Bride

This Saturday is shaping up to be a big day for CinemaSalem. We're holding a free screening of The Princess Bride at 10 am, presented in classic 35mm film. When we made the announcement last week, a bunch of people begged us to also show that fun cult classic at midnight on Saturday, and we said "Yes!".
Some other people asked if one or both of the shows could be pajama-friendly, and we said, "If you want to!", since it's so appropriate for the film.

It's all in celebration of our recent successful Kickstarter campaign, and both Saturday shows are totally and absolutely free, so bring your family and all your friends.

Here's the rest of this week's schedule!

Now Playing: Silver Linings Playbook (R); Any Day Now (R); Zero Dark Thirty (R); Les Miserables (PG13); The Spirit of Salem 3D (NR); This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore (NR); and The True 1692 3D!

New to CinemaSalem this week is the multi-nominated Silver Linings Playbook. Rolling Stone: "Tinged with shadows and ignited by Lawrence and Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook raises the bar on romantic comedy. It's crazy good." USA Today: "Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook." LA Times: "Dramatic, emotional, even heartbreaking, as well as wickedly funny, it has the gift of going its own way, a complete success from a singular talent."

Silver Linings Playbook will screen on Friday at (4:45), 7:10 and 10:00; Saturday at (11:45 AM), (2:15), (4:45), 7:10 and 9:35; Sunday at (11:30 AM), (2:15), (4:45) and 7:10; and Monday-Thursday at (4:30) and 7:10.

Also new in the Screening Room is Any Day Now, another brilliantly-reviewed film based on a true story. New York Times: "An outraged, unblinking depiction of institutionalized homophobia three decades ago, when the prevailing court opinion in adoption cases was that exposing a child to a homosexual environment was harmful." LA TImes: "(Alan) Cumming is the linchpin, and the actor does an exceptional job of moving across the vast galaxy of universal emotions about partners and parenthood. He takes us to the heart of the matter in ways that matter most." NPR: "It would take a heart of stone - or zero tolerance for soap - to resist Any Day Now, a full-throttle weepie about a West Hollywood gay couple trying to adopt a neglected boy with Down syndrome."

Any Day Now will screen on Friday at (4:00), 7:15 and 9:20; Saturday at (12:00), 7:15 and 9:20; Sunday at (12:00), (2:45), (4:45) and 7:15; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:15.

Zero Dark Thirty is packing them in at CinemaSalem. This week the Best Picture favorite screens on Friday at (3:30), 6:45 and 9:50; Saturday at (12:15), (3:30), 6:45 and 9:50; Sunday at (12:15), (3:30) and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (3:30) and 6:40.

The magnificent and moving Les Miserables will screen on Friday at (3:15), 6:30 and 9:40; Saturday at (11:15), (2:30), 5:50 and 9:00; Sunday at (11:15), (3:00) and 6:15; and Monday-Thursday at (3:45) and 6:50.

To fully understand the heart of Salem's identity, formed over centuries, you'll want to catch The Spirit of Salem, screening Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 am.

The True 1692, our popular 3D film which presents the actual events of the Salem Witch Ordeal, will screen on Friday at 6:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Monday-Thursday at 6:30.

Also screening is This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore, which got a great writeup recently. You can see it on Saturday and Sunday at noon; and Monday-Thursday at 4:00 pm.
Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem, and see you at The Princess Bride on Saturday at 10 am or midnight!

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are awesome in Silver Linings Playbook, and so are Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. In fact, it's the first film in 31 years to earn Oscar nominations in all four acting categories!



Don't forget that the Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel serves food from 11 am to 11 pm daily, so this is the ideal place to come for lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack before or after one of these great films.

I hope to see you here, or there.


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