We’ve got 2 new movies opening this Friday (+ 1 holdover)…but we also need your help. First, let’s talk movies.
In last week’s newsletter, I mentioned that we have received more phone calls, e-mails and customer questions about THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL than any film in recent memory. Well it’s finally coming to town, and we hope you’re making plans to see it soon. This little British import (though shot mostly in India) has been a huge hit in larger markets, and we’re hoping it’s a hit for us, too.
In addition to MARIGOLD HOTEL, we’re opening a little film that we don’t anticipate sticking around too long. DARLING COMPANION – starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline – was directed by Lawrence Kasdan (THE BIG CHILL, GRAND CANYON). Hurry down if you want to catch this one.
Though MARLEY only performed moderately well, we’re going to hold onto it for one screening a day for one more week. When the film opened on Friday, the enthusiasm and energy was tremendous. Special thanks to M Hunter for his wonderful music on the patio, Elizabeth Gorman for her help in building the needed community ties, and to all of you who came out on that beautiful night. It was fantastic!
If you still need to see FOOTNOTE or DAMSELS IN DISTRESS, Thursday will be your last chance to see them at THE NEON. For remaining showtimes, please visit our official site. And as an added note, because of the holiday, Monday’s schedule will have extra screenings of our upcoming features (schedule is below).
Synopsis for THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows a group of British retirees who decide to “outsource” their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.” (Fox Searchlight)
Synopsis for DARLING COMPANION: “On a wintry day, Beth saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, the distraught Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious young woman in a frantic search. Each member of the search party is affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions – comic, harrowing, and sometimes deeply emotional.” (Sony Classics)
And now for the part where we need your HELP!
Active Dayton (a part of Dayton Daily News) is once again holding their contest for “Best Movie Theater”…and THE NEON is way behind. (This contest completely slipped past me last year, and it’s the only year we didn’t win.) If you have a few seconds, please visit this LINK and vote for your favorite cinema in Dayton.
WSU’s BIG LENS – a showcase of the latest films from WSU’s Motion Picture Department – is now on the calendar…and it’s only a couple weeks away. I’ll have more details in next week’s newsletter, but make sure to save the date for Thursday, June 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be on sale starting this weekend, and they’re only $7 each.
For those of you who use Facebook, we finally have an actual page…not just a “group” page. We will soon be fazing out the old group, so please LIKE us by visiting our page – which now has a very easy address: www.facebook.com/neonmovies
And don’t forget that your movie ticket gets you 15% off your food order at Sa-Bai…located directly behind THE NEON.
Thanks for your continued support.
We hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for Fri. May 25 – Thur. May 31:
MARLEY (PG-13) 2 Hr 24 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 4:30
Tuesday – Thursday: 5:00
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (PG-13) 2 Hr 4 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 1:30, 4:15, 7:00, 9:30
Tuesday – Thursday: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
DARLING COMPANION (PG-13) 1 Hr 43 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: 12:00, 2:15, 7:20, 9:40
Tuesday – Thursday: 2:45, 7:45
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change. In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
June 1 SOUND OF MY VOICE
June 15 THE INTOUCHABLES
June 29 MOONRISE KINGDOM
July 6 TO ROME WITH LOVE
July 13 YOUR SISTER’S SISTER
July 27 BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
TBD WHERE DO WE GO NOW?