Mar 052020

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This week, we’ve decided to do a little sprucing up with our film lineup and give you not just one new film, or two new films, but THREE NEW FILMS all on the same day. This Friday we have three new releases that run the gamut from family friendly big-budget fare, to a return from a filmmaker who made the most critically acclaimed film ever shot in Louisiana.

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward"

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward”

ONWARD is the latest Pixar joint, and we don’t have to remind you of their track record. This movie takes the trope of children dealing with the loss of a parent and turns in on its head with excellent results. Add in some fantasy D&D elements and you’ve got something for kids and the parents who still remember where their D20 is at. Check it out starting this Friday. Continue reading »

Feb 132020

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This week brings both Valentine’s Day and a slew of Mardi Gras parades to our fair city, and we get it, you have a lot of entertainment options to choose from. Might we offer a humble suggestion? Nobody is going to spray paint their spot in our theater, and our ladders are stored far away from your eye lines. And while we don’t have any shoes to hand out, we do have a fabulous new release and a returning favorite for you to watch this weekend.

THE PHOTOGRAPH opens on Valentine’s Day, and there is no better weekend to catch it. Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star in a tale about a daughter trying to piece together the life of her late mother while falling in love with the journalist assigned to do the same thing. We’ll have bubbly and strawberry packages available for $25 on Valentine’s Day no matter what movie you’re seeing. (Hint hint folks.) Tickets are available now. Continue reading »

Jan 302020

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Do you believe in second chances? We do. This weekend, we are bringing back what we consider the best film to not get nominated for Best Picture so that you can judge for yourself. Did it deserve the slight or should it have gotten the 10th spot on the Oscar shortlist?

UNCUT GEMS returns on a limited schedule this weekend. Starring Adam Sandler and directed by the Safdie Brothers, this was a favorite of our audiences that sadly had to end its run on the early side. We aim to make up for that with these additional shows. Tickets are now on sale. Continue reading »

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Jul 172019

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Last week was a crazy one, eh? After a nice downpour on Wednesday, we stayed closed until Sunday to make sure Barry didn’t rain too hard on our parade. We’re happy to be open again with two new movies to share including a big one involving some big cats.

THE LION KING is a new look on a ’90s classic. The new cast is a who’s who of A-List talent led by Donald Glover, Beyoncé, and James Earl Jones reprising the role of Mufasa because nobody can fill those paws.

Director Jon Favreau has been at the forefront of using special effects to tell beautiful stories (See Zathura or the recent remake of The Jungle King for proof) so if you are hesitant about seeing this version we just have two words for you: Hakuna Matata. Continue reading »

Jun 122019

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What’s your favorite zombie movie? The beauty about the zombie movie is that it’s a genre that can seamlessly morph into other genres with ease. You’ve had zombie rom-coms, zombie musicals, zombie mockumentaries, and you even have zombie adaptations of selected works of Shakespeare. This week, we invite you to check out a zombie movie by a legend of independent cinema.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE is the newest work from director Jim Jarmusch, a man much more known for dry humor than blood and guts. Expect this zombie film to shy away from excessive dismemberment in favor of being a satire of the state of America these days.

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May 152019

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If April showers bring May flowers, what do May showers bring? If you’re The Broad Theater, then it means you take the great lineup you had the previous week, add a touch of action to the mix, and give everyone the chance to see what they might have missed. This week is a jumbo-stuffed mix of cinema full of jazz, poetry, Pokemon, and a man who just can’t get over his puppy.

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM may be a bit of a wordy title but the film itself is all action. The next installment of this franchise has critics going gaga, a rare thing for the third entry of any series. Continue reading »

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Jan 032019

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Happy New Year to all you reading this newsletter. Before we begin, grab a bottle of water, the pain reliever of your choice, and remember to continue hydrating throughout the day. We’ll all get through this together. We have one new movie to share with you this week and it is one that you’ve been calling about for months.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK is Barry Jenkins’ third film and we would argue his third straight classic. This adaptation of the James Baldwin novel is beautifully shot by cinematographer James Laxton and has a stellar cast telling the kind of love story that you only get to see once in a generation. Continue reading »

Nov 282018

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This week, The Broad is going back in time for a very good reason. Due to huge popular demand we are bringing back a film that rocked you to your core and made you ask for more.

Bohemian Rhapsody

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY returns to The Broad for a return engagement complete with our special surprise gift from its first run. We will be playing Queen’s entire Live Aid set in front of each screening, so show up extra early to see the real Freddie Mercury tear down Wembley Stadium.

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Nov 212018

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We are less than 48 hours away from Thanksgiving here at The Broad and it is time to unleash the big guns, two gloriously crowd pleasing films that pair perfectly with Mom’s stuffing and Uncle Marc’s questionable takes on the midterms.

CREED II is the sequel to one of the most unexpectedly classic films of the decade. We didn’t know then in 2015 that director Ryan Coogler would take over the world with Black Panther when he resurrected the Rocky franchise and placed it into the hands of Michael B. Jordan. Handing things off to new director Steven Caple Jr., this film is both a sequel to Creed and the immortal ’80s classic Rocky IV. Come for Adonis Creed, but stay to find out what happened to Ivan Drago and his family.

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Sep 262018

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So they say fall is here and yet from our location on North Broad it looks increasingly like the anti-groundhog has promised us six more weeks of summer. The fall movie season however is just days away as award contenders make their way from the festivals up north to the cinemas down south. This week’s new release is a true pleasure, no guilt required.

NIGHT SCHOOL stars the breakout star from Girl’s Trip, Tiffany Haddish, along with one of America’s most popular comedians, Kevin Hart. For most of you, we don’t need to tell you any more about this movie, these two folks are just that likable. For the rest, this comedy promises to be a great kickoff to fall with plenty of laughs in store. We have a sneak peek screening available this Thursday night with regular screenings starting this Friday. Continue reading »

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Sep 132018

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We’re reaching that part of the year when all of us start becoming amateur meteorologists as the waters of the gulf start churning up. Our lineup is also in a great state of flux as we move in two new films featuring dangerous people and dangerous visions. Join us for a journey to the dark side, will you?

WHITE BOY RICK is the DIY tale of a young man who became a drug kingpin before he became a high school graduate. Based on the very true story, Matthew McConaughey stars as Rick’s father who after getting jailed needs the help of his son to get free. A touch of cocaine here, a little FBI entrapment there, and the rest of the tale becomes a lot less simple. We will be showing a special sneak preview of this film tonight, so grab those tickets in advance on our website. Continue reading »

Aug 082018

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This week is just chock full of information so we want to get you into the good stuff as soon as possible. This newsletter has SEVEN brand new film announcements so let’s get started, shall we?

BLACKkKLANSMAN is the latest Spike Lee Joint, a symbol of quality that defined 90’s cinema. His latest work brings back the energy of those early films with a message that is as timely as can be. Check it out starting this Friday.

EIGHTH GRADE, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS, and SORRY TO BOTHER YOU all stay in the lineup for this week.

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Jul 202018

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Before we begin with this week’s newsletter, we’d like to thank all of you for your understanding and patience over this past weekend. No movie theater wants to have a projector failure followed by a power outage, but any theater would want to have the support we received when it happened. If you got a rain check this weekend, please know that our rain checks have no expiration date as long as you hold onto the ticket stub. Now that we’ve said our peace, let’s talk about some movies!

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the rare documentary that comes with a spoiler warning. We suggest that you watch the trailer on our website and a few reviews, but do try to stay away from any independent research as you are going to want to be surprised by what this movie reveals. Catch it this week and tell your friends as little as possible. Continue reading »

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Jul 122018

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You are feeling it right now. The sudden urge to take a break from the heat and relax. This weekend, we invite you to take that break with us and catch one (or both) of our two new releases. Each one promises to be completely divorced from the reality around you.

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is the directorial debut from Boots Riley, the rapper-turned-filmmaker who’s style is getting compared favorably to filmmakers like Spike Lee and Spike Jonze. We could tell you more about the movie but the fact of the matter is this movie deserves to be seen in full, on the big screen, with as little introduction as possible. It’s good, it’s unique, it’s here this Thursday night. See it. Continue reading »

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Jun 212018

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It was an incredible weekend this past week (pun intended) as Incredibles 2 proved that maybe 14 years was just the right time for a sequel. With that big movie entering its second weekend, we are doubling down with two new movies that have been highly requested.

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM is the fifth entry in the Jurassic Park/World franchise and by now you know the formula: man messes with nature and nature messes with man much harder. The reason why we’re excited for this one is simple, that formula works really really well. Most of the gang from Jurassic World returns, and one Dr. Ian Malcolm comes back to the franchise that made him the most memeable man in the world. We’ve got two sneak previews of this film coming this Thursday and tickets are still available. Continue reading »

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