Sunday, February 24, 2013

And the Winner Is...

On the day when the Oscars are going to be awarded, it is appropriate to talk about cinema. So here is my category: Movie Theaters. The nominees are: Belcourt Theatre (Nashville), Oriental Theatre (Milwaukee), Varsity Theatre (Seattle), Mayan Theatre (Denver) and The Loft Cinema (Tucson).

And the winner is....(Opening the Envelope...)

They're all winners!  

These five theaters will be among the nearly three dozen cinemas where A Place at the Table  will premiere on Friday, March 1. That documentary is the anchor for Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters.  Several other theaters around the country have scheduled showings for March and April. Is a theater in your city among them?  See complete list from Magnolia Pictures.

Another winner in New Mexico.... 
And of course, you know that the Cinemathique theatre in Santa Fe is also among the 32 theaters that will show the documentary on March 1. The Cinemathique is a unit of the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe.

"What are the show times?" you ask.

Well, the folks at Cinemathique are still working on that, and they promise they will have them posted on Tuesday, February 26.

But just in case you want to engage in a bit of guessing, here is what I determined,  based on the movies that were scheduled for the weekend of Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24.

Movie A: 12:00p, 2:30p, 5:15p, 8:00p
Movie B:  12:15p, 3:00p
Movie C: 6:00 p.m.
Movie D:  8:30

A Place at the Table and another movie, Harvest of Empire, are the only two movies showing on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.  On Sunday, a third movie will be shown at 4:00 p.m. only.

If the Cinemathique keeps this schedule, this means that A Place at the Table will show at either of these times on Friday and Saturday (and possibly on Sunday):

12:00 p.m. or 12:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
5:15 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

(Monday-Tuesday showings could be 12:15, 12:30p; 2:00 p. 3:00p, 4:00p, 5:30p, 8:00p, 8:30p)

But this is ONLY a Guess.  This message will self-destruct when the official times are posted on Tuesday.

And one more thing.  The person who answered the phone at CCA said "the movie will keep showing as long as people keep coming." So please try to make it there on Friday through at least Tuesday so that it can keep showing.  As of now, no new movie is on the schedule until Wednesday.

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