We’ve cleaned house…and have moved into awards season – hopefully a busy time for us.
We have just opened the region’s premiere engagement of Danny Boyle’s new film starring James Franco – 127 HOURS (which you’ll be hearing more about come Oscar time). This film has been given a 100% review by Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, Chicago-Sun Times, and many more.
Don’t miss this incredible, gripping film on the big screen.
In addition, we opened the new thriller FAIR GAME – starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly wrote that this film “gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power.” J.R. Jones of Chicago Reader wrote that the film is “easily the best fact-based Hollywood political thriller since ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN.”
Synopsis for 127 HOURS: “127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles… Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?” (taken from Fox Searchlight Pictures) Directed by SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’s Danny Boyle.
Synopsis for FAIR GAME: “Valerie Plame and her husband face the fallout when her cover is blown as a covert CIA agent. Plame’s status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq.” (taken from Fandango)
The Downtown Holiday Festival has announced The Children’s Holiday Film Series for this year! Films are FREE for children 12 and under…and only $2 for adults.
Dec. 4 at Noon – MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (the gorgeous Judy Garland classic which introduced the American standard “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”)
Dec. 11 at Noon – ELF (comedy starring Will Ferrell)
Dec. 18 at Noon – THE GRINCH (the beloved Dr. Seuss tale starring Jim Carrey)
THE RUBI GIRLS have unveiled their 2011 wall calendar, and they’re now available in our lobby. Calendars are just $20 each, and 100% of that amount will go to charities in the Miami Valley. If you still need a 2011 calendar…or you’re looking for a fun, unique gift…check out the calendar next time you’re here. Last year’s edition sold out, and this year’s edition is even more wonderful!
Over the past several years, we’ve built a following of loyal, NEON customers…and we’re very thankful for your support and interest in our programing. Thank You so much!
Being that we’re open 365 days a year, we thought we should spread our thanks to folks who come out on Thanksgiving (this will be my 10th year that I’ll be here on Thanksgiving). If you come to THE NEON to see a movie on Thanksgiving Day, mention this newsletter for a free small popcorn.
We hope to see you very soon.
Take care & Happy Thanksgiving,
SHOWTIMES for November 24 – December 2:
127 HOURS (R) 1 Hr 34 Min
Wednesday & Thursday (11/24 & 25): 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:50, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Monday – Wednesday: 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Thursday: 3:00, 7:20, 9:30
FAIR GAME (PG-13) 1 Hr 48 Min
Wednesday & Thursday (11/24 & 25): 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:45
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:45
Monday – Wednesday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:45
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
Dec. 10 THE GIRL WHO KICKED A HORNET’S NEST
Dec. 17 TAMARA DREW
Dec. 22 BLACK SWAN
Dec. 24 MADE IN DAGENHAM
TBD: THE KING’S SPEECH & RABBIT HOLE