Check out this little known film theater in Richmond! A recent article in Richmond Confidential alerted us about Magick Lantern.
A year ago, Woodbury wanted to open an art theater in the Bay Area and checked out Point Richmond. He quickly fell in love with the quaint, historic neighborhood and found a home for his dream. The early 20th century architecture, charming sidewalks, inviting storefronts and friendly denizens seemed like the perfect place for his little theater. But filling the seats isn’t easy.
“It’s really hard to get the word out,” he said.
…At the screening of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the amiable Woodbury smiled and laughed occasionally as he told his visitors of the slate of films coming up.
“We’ve got some really good stuff coming up, including — and this makes me feel old — the 50th anniversary of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ with The Beatles,” Woodbury said.
Read more: “One year after opening, Point Richmond art film theater struggles to find crowds,” by Kevin N. Hume, Richmond Confidential, January 20, 2014
The next film at Magick Lantern is “The Great Beauty,” is scheduled for Jan 24, 25, and 26. They have a separate program, “Classic Night” which plays every Thursday at 7:30 PM with free admission. Check out Magick Lantern’s website for more information.
Only Cary Grant could play Johnny, the main character in “Suspicion,” a charming rogue—or is he much, much more?
Johnny meets the shy, sheltered—and financially well-off–Lina (played by Joan Fontaine). The marriage of opposites follows soon after.
The story starts off light and charming, but as only Hitchcock can do, shades gradually and skillfully into tension, and riveting suspense.
Cary Grant became one of Hitchcock’s favorite leading men. And Joan Fontaine, at the age of 24, won the Best Actress Oscar for 1941 for her role in “Suspicion.”
“Suspicion” plays on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00–all seats are $8.00. Moviegoers are advised to get advance tickets at the box office or online, as shows may sell out. Arriving early is a good idea, in order to choose your seat and also order delicious food and wine or beer. In addition to the regular offerings, The Scene wine/food bar offers tempting food such as panini, flatbread, snacks and salads–and they can all be brought to your seat in the theater.
Pre-show video. Produced by Michael DeWitt.
Paramount’s follow-up to the 1942 hit Holiday Inn is a veritable warehouse full of oldie-but-goodie Irving Berlin tunes. Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play nightclub entertainers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, while Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are cast as singing-sister act Betty and Judy. The foursome travel to Vermont to visit Bob and Phil’s WII commanding officer, General Waverly (Dean Jagger), who now runs a rustic old inn. Discovering that the general is in dire financial straits, the four entertainers secretly make plans to bail the old guy out with a big musical show, enlisting the aid of Bob and Phil’s army buddies. (Source: Yahoo Movie Info)
“White Christmas” will be showing on December 12, 7PM. All seats are $8.00.
There will also be an additional Saturday, Dec 14, 10AM showing, a benefit for Richmond EL Cerrito Firefighters’ Holiday Toy Drive – Admission is free to the 10AM screening with a new, unwrapped toy.
Cerrito Classics are popular: it’s always a good idea to buy your tickets in advance, at the box office or online. Plan to arrive early, to select your seats and to order beer or wine and delicious, freshly-made food.
Did you know you can also order food at “The Scene” and have it brought to your seat? Try the special panini and salads.