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Regular Movie Tickets: $6 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens 65 and older, $3 Children ages 12 and under

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OCT. 4TH UPDATE *****PROJECTOR MALFUNCTION**** WE WILL LET YOU KNOW AS SOON AS ITS FIXED BUT MOVIES CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 
SEPTEMBER 28, 29, 30, OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7   MOVIE:    8TH GRADE   R CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
OCTOBER 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14    MOVIE:   SEARCHING  PG-13 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
OCTOBER 21   ECSTATIC DANCE
OCTOBER 27 & 28     LIVE THEATRE     DRACULA
NOVEMBER 2   ALOHA COMEDY CLUB

 

 

MOVIE:   CRAZY RICH ASIANS      PG-13                

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY   SEPT.  21, 22, 23    (7 PM)

 

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY    SEPT. 26 & 27  (7 PM)

 

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY    SEPT.  28, 29 & 30   (5 PM) 

 

Crazy Rich Asians

 

"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

 

Joe Morgenstern  Wall Street Journal:  "The result is hugely enjoyable, and hooray for Hollywood for making it happen."

 

Stephanie Zacharek  Time Magazine:  "It's simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags."

 

Richard Roeper  Chicago Sun-Times:  "Crazy Rich Asians glimmers and sparkles, gives us characters to root for, and is pure escapist fantasy fun."

 

Colin Covert  Minneapolis Star Tribune:  "Here's a love story with genuine stakes, grown-up characters and a great sense of fun. Having radically exceeded my hard-hearted expectations, it should leave romcom fans feeling as delighted as children on Christmas day."

 

Peter Travers  Rolling Stone:  "In the guise of a bouncy romcom about insanely gorgeous rich kids, the pointedly entertaining Crazy Rich Asians is making history as the first Hollywood film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast. It's also "the" comedy to see this summer."

 

ROTTEN TOMATOES TOMATOMETER SCORE:  93%

 

 

 

MOVIE:   EIGHTH GRADE    R                 

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  

 

Eighth Grade

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school--the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.

 

Peter Travers  Rolling Stone:  "First-time director Bo Burnham's tender take on teen angst, starring an incandescent Elsie Fisher, is a flat-out triumph-a film that is both indelibly of the moment and achingly timeless."

 

Joe Morgenstern  Wall Street Journal:  "Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, "Eighth Grade" is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking."

 

Chris Nashawaty  Entertainment Weekly:  "It's heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a total charmer."

 

David Edelstein  New York Magazine:  "If there's a more haunting portrait of what it's like to grow up now, I'm not sure I could take it."

 

Justin Chang  Los Angeles Times:  "More than anything, this emotionally unsparing but never-punishing movie feels like the work of someone who kept his eyes and ears wide open."

 

ROTTEN TOMATOES TOMATOMETER SCORE:  98%

 

Rotten Tomatoes' recently released "100 Best Movies of 2018 (So Far) ranks EIGHT GRADE as the 9th best movie this year.  PADDINGTON BEAR 2 was ranked first and LEAVE NO TRACE was second.

 

COMMENT REGARDING MPAA 'R' RATING 

 

 

Stand-up comedian Bo Burnham’s feature directorial debut has picked up rave reviews since it premiered at Sundance, but the MPAA has slapped an R rating on it, making it more difficult for younger viewers to see it. But, as Christy Lemire argues, this is exactly the kind of movie those teens and tweens should see, as she breaks down what earned the movie its rating and what you can expect going into it.

Rating: R, for language and some sexual material.

Eighth Grade is one of the best movies of the year, so I’m thrilled that it’s opening nationwide this weekend to give more people the opportunity to see it. Writer-director Bo Burnham’s story about an introverted 13-year-old girl (the hilarious and heartbreaking Elsie Fisher) navigating the last week of middle school is emotionally raw and relatable in so many ways. Middle school is painfully awkward no matter who you are or where you are, and Eighth Grade captures this fraught moment in time beautifully. It also happens to be rated R, meaning that – in theory – a lot of the young viewers who would benefit from seeing it might not be able to get a ticket.

I urge you to consider allowing the older kids in your home to see this film. Here’s where the R rating comes from: There’s quite a bit of language scattered throughout. The characters talk the way kids this age truly talk, and that means some profanity. There’s also some discussion of naked cell phone pictures and whether or not a character is willing to perform a sexual act on another, but it comes from a place of false bravado. And in one particularly tense scene, our heroine finds herself in the backseat of a car with a teenage guy who’s a few years older than she is – but how that moment shakes out might surprise you.

Eighth Grade also could help tweens and teens in the way it depicts the psychological impact of social media and the Internet in general. Fisher’s character, Kayla, finds herself obsessing over the popular kids’ Instagram feeds. She also projects an image of the kind of confident person she’d like to be through her own series of YouTube self-help videos — which only get a handful of views. Social media expedites and heightens the anxieties of this harrowing time full of insecurity, and Eighth Gradedepicts that uncomfortable sensation vividly.

Like The Breakfast Club and Fast Times at Ridgemont High before it, Eighth Grade carries a rating that may make it seem too mature for your kids, but it’s probably exactly what they need to see right now as they figure out their place in the world. I highly recommend it for viewers who are in eighth grade themselves – and maybe even sixth or seventh —  and older.

 

 MOVIE:    SEARCHING   PG-13                    

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Searching

After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

 

Adam Graham  Detroit News:  "That a thriller would come along utilizing these ideas was inevitable. What's unexpected is that it would be done so well."

 

Colin Covert  Minneapolis Star-Tribune:  "It has enough twists, turns, red herrings, chills and surprises to jangle the steadiest nerves, compelling characters and an unexpected degree of emotional power."

 

Peter Travers  Rolling Stone:  "Director Aneesh Chaganty builds a high-voltage thriller told through smartphones, laptop screens, browser windows and surveillance footage. The film is a technical marvel with a beating heart, which makes all the difference."

 

Todd McCarthy  Hollywood Reporter:   "In all respects, what Chaganty and his team have pulled off here is something both novel and accomplished."

 

ROTTEN TOMATOES TOMATOMETER SCORE:  93%

 

 

 
 

 

 HULA HALAU O ALOHA

Classes Every Tuesday (3- 4:30pm) & Wednesday  (2:30- 4:30pm)
 

 

For the last thirty years or so Aunty Aloha Delarosa and family have been guiding keiki thru teen hula Auana and Tahitian at the People's Theatre.  Drop in during class time on regular days (see People's Theatre schedule on web for holidays) to join the family or for more info contact Aloha Delarosa via facebook!

 

 

 

 ECSTATIC DANCE

SUNDAY   (4:30 PM)   OCTOBER 21

 

Come and treat yourself to the experience of free-form movement to world-rhythms mixed live at the event.

Ecstatic Dance is a place to dance “from the inside out” and connect with like-minded people of all ages in a safe and non-judgmental space. Given the large amount of people that may show up to the event and the nature of our free-form movement, for liability purposes this dance is open to anyone aged 13 years or older only.

In its most basic definition it is free-form movement/dance inspired by music, allowing our bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the grace or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance as if nobody is watching! It is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation that develops a direct body-spirit connection. Let your body and inner guide be your teachers.

No dance experience or partner is necessary. It's a perfect outlet for those who think they can't dance and for experienced dancers alike. It is free-form, not a structured dance. It is also not a social dance. It is an environment without observers or conversation, where you can feel safe to try new things and really push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Ecstatic Dance Guidelines:
1. Move however you wish.
2. No talking on the dance floor or altar - low whispers off the floor please.
3. No shoes on the dance floor.
4. Water breaks to be taken off the dance floor.