Hello Everyone, We had an absolutely terrific holiday weekend. Audiences are loving CHEF and BELLE, and we're going to hold them both. Many thanks to all of you who came out to support these films. I know that many of you are anxious to see some of our upcoming selections - like FED UP and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and JODOROWSKY'S DUNE...please rest assured that these films will eventually make their way to THE NEON. Our opening dates can move for a variety of reasons, and we appreciate your patience as some of the films get shifted. Stay tuned to this newsletter or our website for the … [Read more...] about THE NEON Has 2 Big Hits with CHEF & BELLE!
Hello Everyone, 2 new films are heading to THE NEON for the holiday weekend - AT ANY PRICE and STARBUCK. That said, we'll hold onto THE SAPPHIRES and MUD for another week. (NO screened for the last time on Thursday (May 23).) Please pay close attention to showtimes for the upcoming week (which are listed below). Due to the holiday, they change around a little more than usual. Every year, The Dayton Daily News holds a contest for "Best Movie Theater." Last year, we forgot to remind you, but we still ended up with quite a few votes. This year, I put it on the calendar. Please visit the … [Read more...] about AT ANY PRICE and STARBUCK + 2 Hold-Overs…And Please Vote NEON.
Hello Everyone, I just got back from The Cleveland International Film Festival, and I had a magnificent time. Over the course of 5 days, I saw 15 films and met a couple filmmakers I greatly admire. Several of you have asked how one goes about visiting the Toronto Film Fest. Though I wouldn't dissuade you from attending that fest, I'd be remiss if I didn't encourage you to attend this great festival which is just a few hours away. This year, there were 180 features and 165 shorts to chose from, and this incredible fest just keeps growing. Keep your eye on it next spring! THE PLACE BEYOND … [Read more...] about TRANCE & PLACE BEYOND THE PINES + Special Events at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, ANNA KARENINA is still going strong...and we're opening a film today that I think will continue to keep us quite busy. HITCHCOCK - a film about the making of PSYCHO and the relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville - is lots of fun. The performances are stellar and the story is great. Rex Reed of THE NEW YORK OBSERVER gave the film a 100% review. He wrote, "This is one of the best movies of 2012. With rich performances, a riveting and articulate screenplay, meticulous direction and enough grounded emotional intensity to keep your pulse pounding, … [Read more...] about HITCHCOCK Now Playing At THE NEON
Hello Everyone, I'm sad to report that we had a rather abysmal weekend at THE NEON. THE SESSIONS (which is such a wonderful film) performed well below what we had hoped. A LATE QUARTET (which audiences are loving) absolutely tanked. Because we've got a big film opening on Nov. 30 (Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA), we needed to add something to the mix for just on week in order to help this weekend's numbers. It's a rarity for us to open a film that has already played in our market, but THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a film that I really loved at The Toronto International Film Festival - and … [Read more...] about THE NEON Opens THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Hello Everyone, Huge changes are just around the corner for THE NEON. Before I get to the source of my anxiety, let's talk movies. If you still want to see THE MASTER, Thursday will be your last chance to see it with us. On Friday, we will open a film that has had the most requests this year - SLEEPWALK WITH ME. ARBITRAGE had a solid opening weekend...so it will stick around. Synopsis for SLEEPWALK WITH ME: From the producers of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, this is the film that Ira Glass has been talking about! "When an aspiring stand-up fails to express his true feelings about his girlfriend … [Read more...] about SLEEPWALK WITH ME at THE NEON + Big Benefit News!
Hello Everyone, We had to change our plans for this Friday. Though I know many of you are anxious to see THE INTOUCHABLES, The Weinstein Company changed their plans and decided not to open the film in Dayton this weekend. We will eventually play the film, but an alternate date has not been determined. Instead, we will open a new comedy with a great cast. It's an English period piece set in the late 19th century...about the invention of the vibrator. Though HYSTERIA sounds like it could be tawdry material, it's actually one of the most delightful comedies I've seen in quite some time. If … [Read more...] about New Comedy HYSTERIA Opens Friday!
Hello Everyone, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL continues to be a hit at THE NEON. Unfortunately, SOUND OF MY VOICE underperformed this weekend. If you still need to see this new thriller, hurry down. Thursday will be its last day. Because VOICE is leaving so quickly, we now have room on our schedule to bring a cinematic gem to town...but only for one week! THE KID WITH A BIKE, the new film from the Dardenne Brothers, is one of the last films from my list of favorites at last year's Toronto International Film Fest. (It was right at the top with THE DESCENDANTS and THE ARTIST.) Numerous … [Read more...] about Cinematic Gem – THE KID WITH A BIKE – Starts Friday
Hello Everyone, Tilda Swinton was robbed! One of the most disappointing omissions from this year's Oscar nominations was Swinton's performance in WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. After several months of playing the trailer, a print is available and we're finally able to open this chilling, masterfully crafted film. In addition to opening KEVIN, we will hold JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME (which had a fantastic weekend) and one screening per day of THE RAID: REDEMPTION. Synopsis for WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN: "We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the factious relationship between a mother and … [Read more...] about “We Need To Talk About Kevin” Opens Friday at THE NEON!
Hello Everyone, A SEPARATION performed just well enough for it to stick around a second week. If you haven't seen this film yet, I hope you'll hurry out to see it! Across the boards, A SEPARATION was one of the very best reviewed films of last year (far better than any of the nominees for "Best Picture"). Professor Charles Derry recently sent me a note regarding the film. In it, he wrote, "I think the most perceptive way of looking at this film is by comparing it to some of the great films by Jean Renoir, who famously said, in a variety of different versions: 'The real hell of life is … [Read more...] about SHAME “The Sex Addiction Film” Starts Friday at THE NEON!