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Place Beyond the Pines Now ShowingLuke is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina, only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke's ambition and talents, his employer Robin proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies - which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross. Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca, is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation.
MPAA Rating R (for language, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference)
Genres Drama, Crime, Thriller
Run Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Ironman 3 Now ShowingBrilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to a question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
In Theaters May 3, 2013
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content)
Genres Action/Adventure, Sequel, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Adaptation
Run Time 2 hours 10 minutes
42 Starts May 24thIn 1947, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and other players.
Facing blatant racism from every side, even his own team, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for thematic elements including language)
Genres Biopic, Drama, Sports
Run Time 2 hours 8 minutes
RockSHOW Firday May 31st at 9:30
In 1975 and 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings undertook the epic Wings over the World tour, the largest scale tour they would ever undertake as a band. From this tour came both the legendary "Wings over America" triple live album and the concert film "Rockshow". Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, "Rockshow", originally a cut down version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London. It was released on Betamax and later on laserdisc. Now for the first time the complete full length concert is being made available fully restored from the original 35mm film and with restored & remastered sound, including a 5.1 mix for the first time. This is Paul McCartney and Wings live on stage in a concert that is destined to live forever!
Star Trek (2009) Saturday June 1st 1:30The story of a young crew's maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before.
Released May 7, 2009
PG 13 (for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content.)
Run Time 2 hours 6 minutes
Everybodys Business Sunday June 2nd
Vashon Island has become a reluctant poster child for the debate around childhood vaccinations, and the subject of many local and national news stories on the subject. This short documentary film paints a portrait of Vashon, digging beneath the surface to investigate the impact this has had on the island, and asking how people with opposing views can co-exist within a small community.
Star Trek Into the Darkness will play here Begining Friday, June 7thWhen the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
MPAA Rating PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence)
Genres Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sequel, Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Action/Adventure
Run Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Do The Math: The Movie, June 18 6:00pmRunning time: 42 minutes. Discussion to follow.
In November 2012, Bill McKibben and 350.org hit the road to build
a movement strong enough to change the terrifying math of the
climate crisis. The Do the Math Tour was a massive success, with
sold out shows in every corner of the country.
The tour is now over and has been documented in a film, Do The
Math: The Movie. This movie presents in dramatic detail the
climate predicament we are in. It argues that we have a moral
imperative to take on the fossil fuel industry to prevent a catastrophe
of unknown proportions. If you missed the tour and have not
followed this story, you need to see this film.
The film will be followed by a discussion about what we all can do
here to address this crisis.
Brought to you by Island GreenTech, Vashon Theater, Transition
Vashon and 350Vashon.
Monsters University Opening hereMike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. This is the story of how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
.In Theaters June 21, 2013
Genres , Family, Comedy
Distributors Walt Disney Pictures
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day, Friday June 28th 9:30On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalogue including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven."
Although 20 million people applied for tickets, the band's first headline show in 27 years was seen only by the 18,000 ticket holders who were fortunate enough to have secured seats through the worldwide lottery. Now, for the first time, fans in over 40 territories worldwide will be able to get a front row seat to experience this historic event in glorious high definition and incredible surround sound. Experience it on the big screen for a strictly limited period only.
Lone Ranger Opening Here July 3rdNative American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption
In Theaters July 3, 2013
GenresAction/Adventure, Action/Adventure, Western, Adaptation
Distributors Walt Disney Pictures
Rolling Stones Charile is my Darling Firday July 26th 9:30pmIn 1965 Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones svengali, asked filmmaker Peter Whitehead (The Fall, Tonite Let's All Make Love in London) to accompany them on a quick tour of Ireland. Whitehead was astonished. Not only by the incredible power of the Stones' performances but especially by the raw energy of the crowds of young people that rushed them everywhere. This new version of this behind-the scenes diary of the early Stones has never been seen; Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein, the team that brought The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to the screen, have painstakingly restored over 90,000 frames of optical screen prints and negative, going back to the original sound tapes and 3-track live recordings. Included are electrifying performances of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "The Last Time," and "Time is on My Side." Charlie Is My Darling is an invaluable document, the unseen story of the band becoming the legend.
Hendrix 70: Woodstock Friday August 30th 9:30pmIn Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's Birth and for the very first time, experience Hendrix's unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert on the big screen and in surround sound. The performance stands as one of the finest in rock music history and includes "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," "Fire," "Purple Haze" and "Foxey Lady" as well as Hendrix's dramatic interpretation of the "Star Spangled Banner"
The concert is preceded by a fascinating road to Woodstock documentary, directed by Grammy Award winner Bob Smeaton (Beatles Anthology, Band Of Gypsys, Festival Express), which reveals the struggle to stage the legendary festival and secure Hendrix as its headline artist. It includes footage and interviews with his band members such as Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell, and Woodstock's promoter Michael Lang.
This presentation features the original 16mm footage digitally restored together with a 5.1 audio surround mix by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer. Kramer originally recorded the Woodstock festival and also served Jimi Hendrix as his recording engineer throughout his entire career.
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Vashon Island dances to its own beat. Unlike the Bainbridge, Bremerton, or even Kingston ferries, if you walk onto the one departing Fauntleroy for the southwesterly isle, you're sort of stranded. Even if you bring a bike, the hill you're confronted with at the onset of the three-mile ride to Vashon's tiny commercial strip is so daunting that you'll be thumbing it in no time. But once you make it there, it's worth it, in large part because of the Vashon Theatre. Sure, they show movies—really interesting documentaries, charming indies, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at midnight. There's something for everyone, a sentiment amplified by the fact that the theater also hosts live music and theatrical productions—even an Oscar-night party, replete with a red carpet and snazzily dressed revelers. It's not just a great place to take in a flick; it's a community anchor, and a sure sign that the silver-screen experience can be preserved for as long as people are willing to breathe ingenuity and life into it. —Mike Seely