TPR Cinema Tuesdays
“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert
Announcing the 2016 Cinema Tuesdays series!!!
Texas Public Radio's 16th annual Cinema Tuesdays is now underway at the Santikos Bijou, located at the Wonderland of the Americas Mall (4522 Fredericksburg Rd). We hope you enjoy this season's schedule!
Come on out each Tuesday, as we give away some great door prizes, show our film, and have a lot of fun! Show time is 7:30. The box office opens 90 minutes before show time. Some screenings can sell out. Please arrive early to ensure optimal seating choice.
Suggested donations of $10 for members and $15 for non-members will get you in for these one-time only showings!
You can also call 210-614-8977 or 1-800-622-8977 during regular business hours, to make advance reservations. All proceeds from the Cinema Tuesdays series benefit Texas Public Radio. Advance reservations close at noon the day of the show, so don't wait!
Finally, don’t forget to sign up for the Cinema Tuesdays newsletter to find out more about the season and other movie-related news, and follow the TPRCinema Twitter feed and TPR Cinema Tuesdays Facebook page to stay on top of cool movie news on a daily basis.
We look forward to seeing you at the movies this summer!
July 26: "Saturday Night Fever"
In a star-making performance, John Travolta is Tony Manero, a young man whose weekend nights at the discotheque help him forget the pain of a dead-end job, unsupportive family, and a crummy neighborhood. The towers of Manhattan beckon as he on-again off-again courts a new dance partner while enduring the company of his macho friends. “Saturday Night Fever” was a blockbuster, and its soundtrack stayed atop the Billboard charts for half a year. It has sold 15 million copies since it was released in November, 1977. 118 minutes, Rated R.
Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay on "Saturday Night Fever."
Put on your boogie shoes and make a reservation!
August 2: "Güeros"
Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra's kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers. 106 minutes, Not Rated (not suitable for children).
Winner of 5 Ariel Awards (Mexico's Academy Awards), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best First Feature, Best Cinematography and Best Sound. Read Godfrey Chesire's four-star review of "Güeros" at RogerEbert.com. Make a reservation at this link.
August 9: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
Bob Hoskins stars as Eddie Valiant, a private eye hired by the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit to clear her husband’s name after the hare-brained Roger is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme. A Chinatown-like subplot involving streetcars and freeways reveals the hidden secrets of Toontown, led by the power-mad Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd).
This ingenious combination of animated characters and live action film was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and won three Academy Awards for Sound Editing, Special Effects, and Film Editing. It was also honored with a Special Achievement Award, given to animator Richard Williams, whose short film “Prologue” was nominated for an Oscar last year. 104 minutes, Rated PG.
BONUS! Before the movie, enjoy the Looney Tunes short film, “One Froggy Evening.”
Read Roger Ebert's four-star review of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit."
Make a reservation for the show at this link! Pppppplllleeeasse!!!
August 16: "The Last Picture Show"
"The Last Picture Show" is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the seventies. Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen, this aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—the enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), the wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and the desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybil Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal film in the career of the invaluable director and film historian Peter Bogdanovich. 126 minutes, Rated R.
Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay on "The Last Picture Show."
Make a reservation for the show at this link.