Opening this week is a film that was quietly released back in February. No one asked me about it. Then the press started to hit a few weeks ago – radio shows, afternoon talk shows (including Oprah)…and we started getting numerous calls and e-mails. Tom Shadyac’s I AM is a documentary that we hope will live up to the requests.
In addition to opening I AM, we will hold onto OF GODS AND MEN and JANE EYRE for one more week.
Synopsis for I AM: “I AM, a probing exploration of our world, what’s wrong with it, and what we can do to make it better, represents Tom Shadyac’s first foray into non-fiction following a career as one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners, with such successful titles as ACE VENTURA, LIAR LIAR, and BRUCE ALMIGHTY to his credit. I AM recounts what happened to the filmmaker after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possibly for good. Though he ultimately recovered, he emerged a changed man. Disillusioned with life on the A-list, he sold his house, moved to a mobile home community, and decided to start life anew.” (Shady Acres Entertainment) Visit the OFFICIAL SITE
Tickets are now available on at THE NEON box office for next week’s special screening of VEER. “Start your Miami Valley Cycling Summit experience a day early with Bike Film Night at THE NEON on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 – featuring the Dayton premier of VEER. This critically acclaimed documentary tells the stories of people who have made a difference in the world of cycling, and how cycling has made a real difference in people’s lives. Join us for this inspiring film and support one of the Miami Valley’s own cycling advocate organizations: Bike Miami Valley. All proceeds from your $5 admission will benefit this growing cycling non-profit organization.” (taken from press release) Visit the SITE
The FilmDayton Festival is next weekend – May 20-22. Their website is up and running with details about each film, each party, numerous special events and links for tickets. Check out the OFFICIAL SITE.
On May 26 at 7:30, the YMCA will hold a special event at THE NEON. “THE OTHER SIDE, a documentary by Baxter Stapleton, captures the story of two worlds colliding through mentoring. Two successful business men living in the comfort of suburbia – surrounded with personal possessions and notoriety – realized they were unfulfilled and wanted a greater purpose. This desire to make a difference led them to reach out to the other side. In doing so, they realized that both sides had lessons to teach. The film implores the audience to remember that in giving you receive.” (taken from press notes) Tickets for this event are $8 and will be available at our box office starting this weekend.
Almost all details are in place for our screening of a powerful and moving documentary called WE WERE HERE. That said, new element was introduced to the event yesterday evening – when a local woman called me with a very interesting proposal…I’ll give you the full update next week. “WE WERE HERE is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic. Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.” WE WERE HERE will screen on June 16 at 7PM. Tickets are $8 each and are currently available at THE NEON box office. This screening is sponsored by The Greater Dayton LGBT Center.
Be sure to take a look at the trailer, and get your tickets early.
If you’ve been to THE NEON lately, you’ve more than likely seen our note at the front counter about pricing. Here’s what it states: “Effective June 3, 2011. At THE NEON, we strive to have the best films, the best customer service and the best prices. While we don’t intend on changing these goals, we must unfortunately raise our admission prices. On June 3, all General Admission, Matinee and Senior Citizen tickets will increase by 50 cents. Our ticket prices have not increased since August of 2008…and our new ticket prices will still be at least $2 less expensive than all the first-run multiplexes in the region. Thanks for your understanding.” We hope this won’t deter you from coming to THE NEON…as we have dozens of great films coming our way in the weeks and months ahead.
Thanks so much for your interest in THE NEON.
We hope to see you soon!
SHOWTIMES for May 13 – May 19:
JANE EYRE (PG-13) 2 Hrs
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 5:15
Monday – Wednesday: 5:15
I AM (NR) 1 Hr 17 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 1:00, 3:15, 5:15, 7:30, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 3:15, 5:15, 7:30
OF GODS AND MEN (R) 2 Hrs 2 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:50, 8:00
Monday – Wednesday: 2:50, 8:00
VEER (Miami Valley Cycling Summit event)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
May 20 IN A BETTER WORLD
May 27 THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD
May 27 THE BEAVER
June 3 BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
June 3 WINTER IN WARTIME
June 10 INCENDIES
June 17 DOUBLE HOUR
June 24 MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
July 1 TREE OF LIFE
July 8 BUCK
July 15 PAGE ONE
TBD MEEK’S CUTOFF