This Week at The Broad, we venture deeper and deeper still into the summer movie season. As the thermostat at home struggles to keep up with the scorching heat, we feature two highly-anticipated films about two wildly different worlds.
Remember when you were a kid and your idea of fun was a cardboard tube? You can turn it into a baseball bat, a lightsaber, or even a makeshift telescope in search of buried treasure. With Memorial Day on the horizon, we want you to find your inner kid as we’re going to set our sails on a high-sea journey for adventure!
This Week at The Broad, we’ve got two new films and a slew of special events to go over so let’s get straight to the run down, shall we?
T2: TRAINSPOTTING is the long awaited sequel to one of the outright classic independent films of the 90’s. Rather than the typical overdue sequel that forgets what made the original so amazing, this is a mature sequel that brings back the characters you love (led by a still-mesmerizing Ewan McGregor) with something to say about the passage of time. 20 years may have passed, but Danny Boyle and crew still know how to crank out a classic.
In the somewhat lean film landscape in April, it is our mission to bring you the type of film screenings that you used to always read about happening in other cities. $2 Tuesday continues next week with the immortal martial arts classic BLOODSPORT. If you agree with us that all films are better with Jean-Claude Van Damme in them, then we expect to see you next Tuesday evening. $2 drink specials will be served as well for your responsible enjoyment.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, GET OUT, RAW, and GHOST IN THE SHELL all remain at our theater this week. We are excited to keep our entire lineup on screen so that you don’t have to miss out on one of the most eclectic collection of films you’ll find in any movie theater in this state.
This Week at The Broad brings two new films for your post-carnival enjoyment, and they are rather different from each other to say the least. LOGAN is being described as the last Wolverine film to star Hugh Jackman. But even more than a swan song for a superhero, this is a drama that deserves respect even for those who aren’t into tights and spandex.
Every week, we learn more and more from you about what you want to see here at The Broad. Take for instance PATERSON. Did we know that some people wanted to see it? Sure, that’s why we went after it. But we did not expect it to do the crazy numbers that it did, so we have no problem bringing it back for another week.
On the other hand, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO has been receiving such wide acclaim and demand from our viewers that we’re taking the film and moving it to the big house for selected screenings.
It swept the Golden Globes, received almost unanimous critical acclaim, and it’s currently in the process of reviving the Hollywood musical. And now finally LA LA LAND has arrived at The Broad Theater. We started playing the trailer for this film this past summer in hopes of landing it, and now we present to you some old fashioned singing and dancing for your entertainment.
Reprising last year’s packed-house screenings in tribute to David Bowie, the Prytania Theater will show “Labyrinth” tonight to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his death.
We can’t believe that this year has gone so quickly. Twelve months ago, we didn’t even have screens in place, let alone movies to show. Now we’ve shown dozens of films to thousands of people and had a blast in the process. It has been a roller coaster ride and we don’t plan on getting off any time soon.
SING, FENCES, ROGUE ONE, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA will be here for your New Years festivities. We had quite a busy weekend and look forward to having you visit us one last time in 2016. With all these amazing films playing, we are holding off on any new films until next year, but we do have one last present to share with you.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we wanted to show you Star Wars. And this week at The Broad, we open ROGUE ONE. The Star Wars universe has seen many side entries over the last 39 years. We’ve had Ewok adventures and Holiday Specials and animated TV shows galore. But ROGUE ONE is the first side story to have wide critical acclaim.
Let’s cut to the chase. FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM & MOONLIGHT open this week and we all know how excited everyone is to see both of them. There’s not much in common with these two films except the number of phone calls and emails we’ve received about them. Your voices have been heard and we expect this weekend to break all sorts of attendance records.
This week brings two highly-anticipated films being led by two world-class actresses, with Amy Adams in the Sci-Fi film ARRIVAL and Rebecca Hall in the true-life movie, CHRISTINE. CERTAIN WOMEN, THE HANDMAIDEN, and DOCTOR STRANGE all stick around for another week, and we’re even adding additional showtimes for THE HANDMAIDEN due to overwhelming demand from our audience.
Trick or treat? The question that drives our love affair with Halloween season. We love watching scary movies while suffering from a self-induced sugar high brought on by smuggling candy from your younger brother’s haul. This weekend, The Broad Theater has an answer. We intend to treat you. We plan to treat you with a film by a master of the arts as well as some special screenings that you won’t see anywhere else in the city.
Got plans for this Halloween weekend? Change them! We’ve got two horror films playing late night from October 28th-30th. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS is without a doubt the finest film in the franchise (Don’t believe us? Stop on by and ask for Michael) and has early acting roles for Patricia Arquette and Laurence Fishburne. We also are doing a sneak preview of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, a horror film actually set to release in December but already gaining great press.