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Jul
28
Fri
This Is Spinal Tap
Jul 28 – Aug 11 all-day
This Is Spinal Tap

Opening July 21

 

Friday (7/28) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (7/29) 5:30
Sunday (7/30) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/2) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/3) 5:30 p.m.


Rob Reiner’s cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named “Spinal Tap” spoofs nearly every facet of rock-‘n’-roll excess. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

“”This Is Spinal Tap,” one of the funniest movies ever made, is about a lot of things, but one of them is the way the real story is not in the questions or in the answers, but at the edge of the frame. There are two stories told in the film: the story of what the rock band Spinal Tap thinks, hopes, believes or fears is happening, and the story of what is actually happening. The reason we feel such affection for its members is because they are so touching in their innocence and optimism. Intoxicated by the sheer fun of being rock stars, they perform long after their sell-by date, to smaller and smaller audiences, for less and less money, still seeking the roar of the crowd.”
– Roger Ebert

96min | R | Comedy

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

 

 

 

Jul
29
Sat
This Is Spinal Tap
Jul 29 – Aug 12 all-day
This Is Spinal Tap

Opening July 21

 

Friday (7/28) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (7/29) 5:30
Sunday (7/30) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/2) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/3) 5:30 p.m.


Rob Reiner’s cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named “Spinal Tap” spoofs nearly every facet of rock-‘n’-roll excess. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

“”This Is Spinal Tap,” one of the funniest movies ever made, is about a lot of things, but one of them is the way the real story is not in the questions or in the answers, but at the edge of the frame. There are two stories told in the film: the story of what the rock band Spinal Tap thinks, hopes, believes or fears is happening, and the story of what is actually happening. The reason we feel such affection for its members is because they are so touching in their innocence and optimism. Intoxicated by the sheer fun of being rock stars, they perform long after their sell-by date, to smaller and smaller audiences, for less and less money, still seeking the roar of the crowd.”
– Roger Ebert

96min | R | Comedy

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

 

 

 

Jul
30
Sun
This Is Spinal Tap
Jul 30 – Aug 13 all-day
This Is Spinal Tap

Opening July 21

 

Friday (7/28) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (7/29) 5:30
Sunday (7/30) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/2) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/3) 5:30 p.m.


Rob Reiner’s cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named “Spinal Tap” spoofs nearly every facet of rock-‘n’-roll excess. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

“”This Is Spinal Tap,” one of the funniest movies ever made, is about a lot of things, but one of them is the way the real story is not in the questions or in the answers, but at the edge of the frame. There are two stories told in the film: the story of what the rock band Spinal Tap thinks, hopes, believes or fears is happening, and the story of what is actually happening. The reason we feel such affection for its members is because they are so touching in their innocence and optimism. Intoxicated by the sheer fun of being rock stars, they perform long after their sell-by date, to smaller and smaller audiences, for less and less money, still seeking the roar of the crowd.”
– Roger Ebert

96min | R | Comedy

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

 

 

 

Aug
2
Wed
This Is Spinal Tap
Aug 2 – Aug 16 all-day
This Is Spinal Tap

Opening July 21

 

Friday (7/28) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (7/29) 5:30
Sunday (7/30) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/2) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/3) 5:30 p.m.


Rob Reiner’s cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named “Spinal Tap” spoofs nearly every facet of rock-‘n’-roll excess. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

“”This Is Spinal Tap,” one of the funniest movies ever made, is about a lot of things, but one of them is the way the real story is not in the questions or in the answers, but at the edge of the frame. There are two stories told in the film: the story of what the rock band Spinal Tap thinks, hopes, believes or fears is happening, and the story of what is actually happening. The reason we feel such affection for its members is because they are so touching in their innocence and optimism. Intoxicated by the sheer fun of being rock stars, they perform long after their sell-by date, to smaller and smaller audiences, for less and less money, still seeking the roar of the crowd.”
– Roger Ebert

96min | R | Comedy

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

 

 

 

Aug
3
Thu
This Is Spinal Tap
Aug 3 – Aug 17 all-day
This Is Spinal Tap

Opening July 21

 

Friday (7/28) 7:30 p.m.
Saturday (7/29) 5:30
Sunday (7/30) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/2) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/3) 5:30 p.m.


Rob Reiner’s cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named “Spinal Tap” spoofs nearly every facet of rock-‘n’-roll excess. “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

“”This Is Spinal Tap,” one of the funniest movies ever made, is about a lot of things, but one of them is the way the real story is not in the questions or in the answers, but at the edge of the frame. There are two stories told in the film: the story of what the rock band Spinal Tap thinks, hopes, believes or fears is happening, and the story of what is actually happening. The reason we feel such affection for its members is because they are so touching in their innocence and optimism. Intoxicated by the sheer fun of being rock stars, they perform long after their sell-by date, to smaller and smaller audiences, for less and less money, still seeking the roar of the crowd.”
– Roger Ebert

96min | R | Comedy

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

 

 

 

Aug
11
Fri
A Hard Day’s Night
Aug 11 all-day
A Hard Day's Night

Opening August 11

 

Showtimes:

Sunday (8/27) 1 p.m.
Wednesday (8/30) 8:15 p.m.
Thursday (8/31) 5:30 p.m.

 

When it opened in September 1964, “A Hard Day’s Night” was a problematic entry in a disreputable form: the rock ‘n’ roll musical. The Beatles were already a publicity phenomenon (70 million viewers watched them on “The Ed Sullivan Show”), but they were not yet cultural icons.

Many critics attended the movie and prepared to condescend, but the movie couldn’t be dismissed: It was so joyous and original that even the early reviews acknowledged it as something special. After more than five decades, it has not aged and is not dated; it stands outside its time, its genre and even rock music. It is one of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies.

92 min | G | Comedy, Musical

Directed by: Richard Lester
Starring: The Beatles!

 

 

 

Blood Simple
Aug 11 all-day
Blood Simple

Opening August 4
The Debut Film By Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski)

Showtimes:

 

Wednesday (8/9) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/10) 7:30 p.m.

Friday (8/11) 8:00 p.m
Saturday (8/12) 5:45 p.m.
Sunday (8/13) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/16) 7:45 p.m.
Thursday (8/17) 5:30 p.m.

 

“Blood Simple” was the first feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen. The Hippodrome Cinema is proud to present this newly restored and re-edited director’s cut of the film.

“Blood Simple” is a stylish crime thriller that premiered at film festivals in 1984. Its story begins deep in the heart of Texas, where a jealous saloon owner hires a cheap divorce detective to kill the saloon owner’s younger wife and her bartender lover.

“The genius of ‘Blood Simple’ is that everything that happens seems necessary. The movie’s a blood-soaked nightmare in which greed and lust trap the characters in escalating horror. The plot twists in upon itself. Characters are found in situations of diabolical complexity. And yet it doesn’t feel like the film is just piling it on. Step by inexorable step, logically, one damned thing leads to another.”
– Roger Ebert

96 min | R | Crime, Thriller

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Frances Mcdormand, M. Emmet Walsh, John Getz

 

 

 

Aug
12
Sat
A Hard Day’s Night
Aug 12 all-day
A Hard Day's Night

Opening August 11

 

Showtimes:

Sunday (8/27) 1 p.m.
Wednesday (8/30) 8:15 p.m.
Thursday (8/31) 5:30 p.m.

 

When it opened in September 1964, “A Hard Day’s Night” was a problematic entry in a disreputable form: the rock ‘n’ roll musical. The Beatles were already a publicity phenomenon (70 million viewers watched them on “The Ed Sullivan Show”), but they were not yet cultural icons.

Many critics attended the movie and prepared to condescend, but the movie couldn’t be dismissed: It was so joyous and original that even the early reviews acknowledged it as something special. After more than five decades, it has not aged and is not dated; it stands outside its time, its genre and even rock music. It is one of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies.

92 min | G | Comedy, Musical

Directed by: Richard Lester
Starring: The Beatles!

 

 

 

Blood Simple
Aug 12 all-day
Blood Simple

Opening August 4
The Debut Film By Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski)

Showtimes:

 

Wednesday (8/9) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday (8/10) 7:30 p.m.

Friday (8/11) 8:00 p.m
Saturday (8/12) 5:45 p.m.
Sunday (8/13) 1:00 p.m

Wednesday (8/16) 7:45 p.m.
Thursday (8/17) 5:30 p.m.

 

“Blood Simple” was the first feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen. The Hippodrome Cinema is proud to present this newly restored and re-edited director’s cut of the film.

“Blood Simple” is a stylish crime thriller that premiered at film festivals in 1984. Its story begins deep in the heart of Texas, where a jealous saloon owner hires a cheap divorce detective to kill the saloon owner’s younger wife and her bartender lover.

“The genius of ‘Blood Simple’ is that everything that happens seems necessary. The movie’s a blood-soaked nightmare in which greed and lust trap the characters in escalating horror. The plot twists in upon itself. Characters are found in situations of diabolical complexity. And yet it doesn’t feel like the film is just piling it on. Step by inexorable step, logically, one damned thing leads to another.”
– Roger Ebert

96 min | R | Crime, Thriller

Directed by: Joel and Ethan Coen
Starring: Frances Mcdormand, M. Emmet Walsh, John Getz

 

 

 

Aug
13
Sun
A Hard Day’s Night
Aug 13 all-day
A Hard Day's Night

Opening August 11

 

Showtimes:

Sunday (8/27) 1 p.m.
Wednesday (8/30) 8:15 p.m.
Thursday (8/31) 5:30 p.m.

 

When it opened in September 1964, “A Hard Day’s Night” was a problematic entry in a disreputable form: the rock ‘n’ roll musical. The Beatles were already a publicity phenomenon (70 million viewers watched them on “The Ed Sullivan Show”), but they were not yet cultural icons.

Many critics attended the movie and prepared to condescend, but the movie couldn’t be dismissed: It was so joyous and original that even the early reviews acknowledged it as something special. After more than five decades, it has not aged and is not dated; it stands outside its time, its genre and even rock music. It is one of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies.

92 min | G | Comedy, Musical

Directed by: Richard Lester
Starring: The Beatles!