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Wednesday Night @ The Movies

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Enjoy newly released feature films, documentaries and now classics.

May 4 - THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and ‘80s, Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity. Many times hilarious and often times tragic, it is an amazing tale of one of the most adored and reviled women of our time. Starring Jessica Chastain.
Rated PG13 - 2 hours 6 minutes

May 11 - HIGH SOCIETY
Jazz artist C.K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby) is still hung up on his ex-wife and neighbor, socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Grace Kelly), however Tracy is engaged to another man (John Lund). Matters are complicated even further when a magazine reporter (Frank Sinatra), in town to cover Tracy’s wedding, also winds up falling for the beautiful bride-to-be. As Tracy tries to decide on the ideal husband, each suitor works hard to convince her he is the best choice. Rated PG - 1 hour 47 minutes

May 18 - THE SEAGULL
Based on the 1896 play of the same name by Anton Chekhov, this 2018 American historical drama fi lm stars Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Moss and Brian Dennehy. Set in Russia in the early 1900s, an aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother and her son at a country estate. On one occasion, she brings her lover, Boris who is a successful novelist. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, who is in a relationship with Konstantin, falls in love with Boris. Rated PG13 - 1 hour 38 minutes

May 25 - WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movie land, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat
odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring? Starring Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum and Jack Albertson. Rated PG - 1 hour 40 minutes

June 1 - THE GOOD LIAR

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to fi nd himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Rated R - 1 hour 49 minutes

June 8 - THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK THE TOURING YEARS
In the 1960s, the Beatles exploded on to the public scene, seemingly out of nowhere. Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 1966 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomena topping them all. Not Rated - 1 hour 46 minutes

June 15 - MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town’s only resuscitator — at the very moment that a beloved local doctor has a heart attack and dies waiting for the lifesaving device. The doctor’s widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), and Merrick fi nd themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists. Not Rated - 1hour 48 minutes

June 22 - GUARDING TESS
Doug Chesnic (Nicolas Cage), an agent with the Secret Service Uniformed Division, is assigned to protect former first lady Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine). Chesnic finds the job demeaning and a challenge because of Tess’ high-maintenance personality and petty demands. When she’s kidnapped, however, Chesnic’s feelings change.
Rated PG13 - 1 hour 36 minutes

June 29 - The First Wives Club
Despondent over the marriage of her ex-husband to a younger woman, a middle-aged divorcée plunges to her death from her penthouse. At the woman’s funeral, her former college friends (Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton) discover the reason for their friend’s suicide, they realize that all of their ex-husbands have taken them for granted—and deciding it’s time for revenge, they make a pact to get back at their exes. PG - 1 hour 43 minutes

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