99¢ movies in August

99centsYellowWe have a new slew of 99¢ movies planned for the Hot Summer Nights of August.  Take the Discount Fright with SNAKES ON A PLANE on August 7th. Then shake your money-maker August 14th for a NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY. Burning true-love can be had for a buck with David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART on August 21st. Finally you can live on the cheap at RENT on August 28th.

ECHOES – Local film short screening Aug 11 at 5:30

Echoes – Teaser Trailer from Vantage Point Productions on Vimeo.

Van Alan and the Cast & Crew of ECHOES invite you to a screening of their new short film, shot in and around Renton. They are taking over Happy Hour on Sunday August 11th at 5:30. A young family living in the Pacific Northwest encounters a dark, supernatural presence when their son goes missing in the nearby forest. But all is not what it seems in this haunting short film.

Our Kickstarter is off and running

BarcoPJWe are on our way to a major upgrade to the projection capabilities here at the Cinema. The major movie studios are starting to only release movies in DCP format which requires a specific kind of system to show them with. The DCP spec also looks really great on the screen so the quality of our shows will improve nicely too. The equipment costs some serious money so we have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to get this installed. We have some great deals on movies and events at different funding levels. If you come to the movies a lot then you can save some money by buying your tickets upfront, and it will help us to make the shows that much better. Go check out what this upgrade means to us on our Kickstarter page and help us get there.

Kate’s Cinema Flower Garden

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Kate has done an amazing job with the flower beds in front of the Cinema. Right now the Peonies are exploding in magenta and there is a large bush of yellow Roses. We use the flowers for the table vases in the cafe space. There are also beds of herbs such as fennel and mint that the kitchen uses for specials.

Lamp FAIL excitement from the booth

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Star Trek was looking a little dark last night and then the error messages started popping up on the server. So after the show it was time for a little late night maintenance which is when I pulled out this lamp with chunks of glass and metal clanking around. Tonight’s show looks better now that both lamps are on. I am looking forward to converting to DCP this summer so we’ll be running on arc lamps with double the brightness. It is going to make the shows look really great.

This Is Roller Derby

Join us for a free screening of This is Roller Derby this Sunday at 2:30.
Director Daniel Hayward is in Seattle for the screening.

You can view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e15YdOueJuY

Filmed over 12 months, This Is Roller Derby is a colorful and action packed documentary examining the cultural phenomenon of modern roller derby; a full contact sport played by women on roller skates. From its roots in Austin, Texas, it has become the fastest growing women’s sport in the world. Nowhere is this more evident than in Australia – not only for its dynamic appeal but also its subcultural influences and community spirit.

In the rural Victorian town of Ballarat Australia, a group of women from varied and diverse socio-economic backgrounds have banded together to grow their own grass-roots roller derby league hoping to become a part of the greater roller derby community. The film follows the Ballarat Roller Derby League and its skaters over the course of twelve months, juxtaposing their journey with the established Australian and Texas roller derby leagues.

This screening is FREE but you should register for tickets at thisissrollerderbyseattle.eventbrite.com