We think that ALBERT NOBBS still has a little business in it, but we really need to get moving. Therefore, we will hold ALBERT for one screening a day through Sunday…but Sunday will be the film’s last day. Now that we’re exclusive on THE ARTIST, our ticket sales flew back up this weekend…so we’re going to continue hodling it steady. On Friday, we open one of my absolute favorite films of the past few years – PINA. PINA is stunning and lovely, and it’s also Oscar-nominated. We hope you’ll hurry to see it before our Oscar Party on Sunday night. (PINA will be presented at THE NEON via traditional 35mm, 2D projection.)
Synopsis for PINA: “In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (WINGS OF DESIRE, THE BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB) captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine. Sensual and visually stunning, PINA takes the audience into Bausch’s work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble.” (Taken from Sundance Selects)
On Saturday, The Junior Leaguers Club, Inc. will host a benefit screening of THUNDER SOUL. “THUNDER SOUL follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.” (taken from press notes) Adult tickets (which include a glass of wine as well as soda & popcorn) are $30 each. Student tickets (which include soda and popcorn) are $15 each. For more information, please call (937)219-7501. Proceeds from this event will go to The Junior Leaguers Scholarship Fund. To check out more about THUNDER SOUL, visit the official site.
In regards to the Oscars, we’re getting set for our annual party this Sunday! Once again, our friends at ThinkTV will help us to get a strong signal for the broadcast, and our friends at Square One Salon & Spa will give us a nice gift basket for our grand prize. In addition, we’ll be giving out dvds, screenplays and soundtracks throughout the evening for randomly drawn correct guesses. You must be present to win any prizes, and seating will begin at approximately 7pm – admission is FREE! Ballots are already available in our lobby. Here’s the new twist: At any time on Sunday, you can personally drop off your ballot at THE NEON (you can’t drop off ballots for numerous people – only one per person). Your ballot will be numbered in the order in which it is collected (ON SUNDAY). When we begin seating at approximately 7:00pm, we will begin seating in numerical order.
Green Earth Outdoors has rented our space for a special screening of GREEN FIRE on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30. “GREEN FIRE explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and the many ways his land ethic philosophy lives on in the work of people and organizations all over the country today. The film shares highlights from Leopold’s life and extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates Leopold’s continuing influence, exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level. Green Fire proceeds will support Five Rivers MetroParks ‘Leaf’ a Legacy Reforestation program that aids in the protection of native trees and local forest ecosystems damaged by non-native invasive species.” (description taken from press release) Tickets are $5 each and are currently available on the official site or by calling (502)558-8970. Remaining tickets will be available at THE NEON’s box office on the night of the event.
Last week, I announced that we would start selling biscotti again at THE NEON – this time from a local baker, Thistle Confections by Hilary. I’m now pleased to announce that customers are loving it! We ordered twice as much this week, so we hope you’ll keep ordering it!
For remaining showtimes for this week, please visit www.neonmovies.com.
Thanks for your continued support.
We hope to see you soon,
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SHOWTIMES for Fri. February 24 – Thur. March 1:
ALBERT NOBBS (R) 1 Hrs 53 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20
PINA (PG) 1 Hr 43 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:30
Mon – Thur: 2:45, 5:00, 7:20
THE ARTIST (PG-13) 1 Hr 40 Min
Friday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:30
Saturday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:30
Sunday: 12:40, 2:50, 5:10
Monday – Wednesday: 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Thursday: 2:50, 5:10
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
March 9 A SEPARATION
March 23 IN DARKNESS
March ? WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
April ? FOOTNOTE