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

 

 

Texas Public Radio's 17th 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 60 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 call 210-614-8977 or 1-800-622-8977 during regular business hours to make advance reservations for individual shows or obtain a season pass, and you'll also find reservation links on this page. All proceeds from the Cinema Tuesdays series benefit Texas Public Radio.

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.

Thanks to series sponsors Americus Diamond, TASCO Air Conditioning, Stevens LightingMacTLC and FASTSIGNS Northeast | Downtown San Antonio.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies this summer!

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July 25: "The Adventures of Robin Hood"

A movie that must be seen on the big screen, "The Adventures of Robin Hood" is a glorious Technicolor swashbuckler about the regal outlaw hero Robin Hood (Errol Flynn) and loyal-to-King-Richard defender of the realm who, with the help of his merry men, takes on usurping traitor Prince John (Claude Rains) and his mutinous minions. Olivia de Havilland plays Lady Marian. Erich Wolfgang Korngold provides the epic score that inspired countless heroic fanfares, including John Williams' "Star Wars" score. 102 minutes, Rated PG.

Read the original 1938 review of "The Adventures of Robin Hood" from the pages of the New York Times.

Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay about "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

Make a reservation for "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

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August 1: "Young Frankenstein"

"That's FRONK-en-steen." "Walk this way..." "Werewolf? There wolf!" "If you're blue and you don't know where to go to...."

Mel Brooks' horror parody "Young Frankenstein" is one of the funniest movies ever made. It's endlessly quotable! But it's true to its source, too. Brooks insisted on filming in black and white, and used many of the same props that were used in the original "Bride of Frankenstein" movie. More fun than a roll in the hay! 105 minutes, rated PG.

Read a 1974 interview with Mel Brooks about "Young Frankenstein."

Make a reservation for "Young Frankenstein."

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August 8: "Tampopo"

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges—our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made. 114 minutes, Not Rated (not suitable for children)

"A rambunctious mixture of the bawdy and the sublime." --Washington Post

Justin Chang reviews "Tampopo" for the Los Angeles Times this year.

Make a reservation for "Tampopo" at this link.

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August 15: "Tender Mercies"

Robert Duvall's Oscar-winning performance dominates this study of Mac Sledge, a hard-drinking country singer whose latest binge has left him stranded at a remote and run-down Texas motel owned by a young widow. 89 minutes, Rated PG.

Read Roger Ebert's Great Movies essay about "Tender Mercies."

Make a reservation for "Tender Mercies" at this link.

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