Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Lady Eve - Free


The Lady Eve at the Strand

Friday, November 26 at 7 PM

A comedy classic for the day after Thanksgiving

Starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck


Holy smokes, it's been 80 years since The Lady Eve first made audiences laugh.
It's on a Friday? Yes, this is a free movie for the night after Thanksgiving, so everyone can get out of the house after having their leftovers.
An eligible, socially awkward heir to a brewery empire (Henry Fonda) boards a cruise ship bound for New York and soon becomes the target of the single ladies on the vessel, as well as a trio of card sharks out to swindle the pushover out of his money, until one of them (Barbara Stanwyck) starts to fall for him romantically.
Director
Preston Sturges
Production year
1941

Runtime
94 minutes
Cast
Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette, Eric Blore
The Lady Eve is presented free. No admission will be charged, but we always welcome donations so we can do such things as offer free movies.


Monday, November 15, 2021

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

 


Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
Saturday, November 20 at 7 PM
Strand Theatre
 
Recounting the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, (author of Slaughterhouse Five and so much more) and the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.
 
 
$10 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

 

Online "will call" tickets: 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Willy Wonka 50th Anniversary

 

Willy Wonka at the Strand

Saturday, November 13 at 7 PM

50 years ago Gene Wilder disturbed us all with his portrayal of Willy Wonka...
A poor little boy wins a ticket to visit the inside of a mysterious and magical chocolate factory in his town. When he experiences the wonders inside the factory, the boy discovers that the entire visit is a test of his character, with a marvelous reward if he passes muster.
“If the good Lord had intended us to walk he wouldn’t have invented roller-skates.”–Willy Wonka
“So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you.”–Willy Wonka
“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”–Willy Wonka
“Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.” Willy Wonka
“Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.”–Willy Wonka
“What?”–Charlie
“He lived happily ever after.”–Willy Wonka
“We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams.–Willy Wonka
“So shines a good deed in a weary world.”–Willy Wonka
Advance tickets available at HIghway 61 Coffeehouse: $10

The Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

More Rocky plus Scream

Okay there's only 3 more performances of the Rocky Horror Show happening this weekend.


Friday, October 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 31 at 11:59 PM

Rocky Tickets are $20 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online: 
The first weekend went great, and the cast is looking forward to doing the 
Time Warp with you more time.

And for those who want 
a scary movie on Halloween, 
we have Wes Craven's Scream

Sunday, October 31 at 9 PM 
(right before the Rocky Horror Show)

The Original - A killer targets a teen whose mother was brutally murdered the year before in this clever spoof of '80s slasher films.
Here's the trailer: https://youtu.be/gZ0xo_MJQe8
It's going to be a big Halloween at the Strand: at nine we will run Scream, and at Midnight Rocky Horror will be presented live onstage. The shows are priced separately. It's going to be a party...
Tickets for Scream are $10 and available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online: https://scream.brownpapertickets.com/ 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Let's Do the Time Warp Again, Vicksburg

 



The Rocky Horror Show

It's back! Yes Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre with old friends as well as fresh blood as they attempt, once more, to answer the question: "They can't really do that here, can they."

Answer: Fasten your seatbelt...

Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Eddie, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, the Transylvanians, and of course, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Rocky himself will be at the Strand to do the Time Warp. Again. Your presence is required.

"Like a late night double feature picture show...'

'I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...'

'Dammit Janet!'

'The master is having one of his affairs...'

'I'm just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania...'

'We'll say where we are and go back to the car...'

'He thought you were the Candyman...''

'I see you shiver with antici...pation...'

'You're a hotdog, but you better not try to hurt her, Frankfurter...'

'Come up to the lab, see what's on the slab...'

'In just 7 days, I can make you a man...'

'And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... and meaning'

'It's just a jump to the left! And then a step to the riiiight!'


Performances:
Friday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 29 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 PM
and the Halloween Midnight Show 
Sunday, October 31 at 11:59 PM

Advance tickets are $20 each and available at 
Highway 61 Coffeehouse


Monday, October 11, 2021


Coming to the Strand 
Saturday, October 16 at 7 PM.

"The Mustangs: America's Wild Horses" is a feature documentary that is executive produced by Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen. 
Featuring music by Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nelson.

This film takes audiences on an odyssey throughout America to places few people have seen or even know about. There are more than 80,000 wild horses on our federal lands and more than50,000 in government. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Philipps says, "The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even for those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car ads to high school mascots, the wild horse-popularly known as the mustang-is the enduring icon of America. But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucracy, and now its future is in question. "Watching this movie will make you fall in love with America all over again and understand why the protection of our wild horses and our public lands are worth fighting for.

The Mustangs in Fests The film won Best Documentary at the Houston World Fest and the LA Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at the San Diego Film Festival.
It screened at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and Malibu Film Festivaand was an official selection in 10 other festivals.

Tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse for $10.



Monday, September 20, 2021

It's time for MANHATTAN SHORT

 

It's that time again. One of our most popular programs returns...
 
 
Saturday, September 25 at 7 PM
 
MANHATTAN SHORT is a celebration of short films and was established in 1998 on the streets of New York City. Today, it has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. MANHATTAN SHORT screens 9 compelling shorts in 500+ cinemas simultaneously during the week of September 23 to October 3, 2021. MANHATTAN SHORT doesn’t have judges award the short films. Instead, they allow the audience (i.e. You) to be the judge. The audience votes for their choice of Best Film and Best Actor. Then on the last day of the festival, the short films with the most votes are announced as the winners. Manhattan Short is for film lovers who want to experience unique and riveting stories from all around the world. 
 
The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Death By Handshake (USA), Ganef (UK), Bad Omen (Afghanistan), Rough (Northern Ireland), Archibald's Syndrome (France), The Kicksled Choir (Norway), Closed to the Light (Italy), Out of Time (France) Aurora (USA) Monsieur Cachemire (Canada).
 
 
This is a hot ticket, so get yours soon. Seating is limited.
 
Tickets are $10 each and will be available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.