Friday, May 31, 2024

Sweat Opens at the Strand

 
A Pulitzer Prize winning play by Lynn Nottage.
 
It’s the year 2000 and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they’ve been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted. Their steel mill, is making some changes and the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these workers have shown, don’t seem to amount to much. 
 
This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today: the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics.
 
Performances: 

Friday, May 31 at 7:30

Saturday, June 1 at 7:30

Sunday, June 2 at 4:30 



Friday, June 7 at 7:30

Saturday, June 8 at 7:30

Sunday, June 9 at 4:30 

 

Tickets are $15 and available in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.
 



Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Mel Brooks' The Producers coming to the Strand

 


Mel Brooks' first movie and his first collaboration with Gene Wilder tells the story of 2 men who realize that there are times when a failure could make them a fortune. Now, if they can only do nothing right...


Springtime for Hitler???


So, this crazy hilarious movie was eventually made into a Broadway hit and remade, but the original did everything right...


“Some of the best lunatic humor since the Marx Brothers invaded the opera.”

—Newsweek


“Pure lunacy… uproariously funny!”

—Time


I'm in pain! And I'm wet! And I'm still hysterical!


I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?


Don't be stupid, be a smarty. Come and join the Nazi party.


Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers.


This is wine, women, and song... and women.


Shut up, I'm having a rhetorical conversation.


Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.


You shut up! You are the audience! I am the author! I OUTRANK you!


Der F├╝hrer does not say, "Achtung, baby."


I'm not a "madam"! I'm a "concierge"!



Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $9

At the door: $10


and FREE POPCORN!!!

Where?
The Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Downtown Vicksburg
When?

Saturday, May 18 at 7 PM

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Crme is Mine - a comedy abut murder and its benefits...


 The Crime is Mine

Saturday, March 2 at the Strand Theatre

at 7 PM

 

...new French film...

Paris in the 1930s—a playground for industrial heirs and debonair architects, but the City of Lights does not shine evenly for all. Struggling actress Madeleine (Nadia Terezkiewicz) and her best friend Pauline (Rebecca Marder), an unemployed lawyer, live in a cramped flat and owe five months’ rent.

Opportunity knocks after a lascivious theatrical producer who made an inappropriate advance towards Madeleine turns up dead. Madeleine stands trial for murder and ascends to infamous stardom, with Pauline serving as defense counsel and media circus ringmaster. A new life of fame, wealth, and tabloid celebrity awaits until the truth comes out.

Adapted from a 1934 play by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil and featuring a murder’s row of a supporting cast including Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, and Fabrice Luchini, The Crime Is Mine is a rollicking farce and scabrous satire with a wily feminist edge from one of French cinema’s most chameleonic stylists,

Watch the trailer:

Tickets are $10 at the door, and available in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse for $9 each.

And...the POPCORN IS FREE!!!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Best of Enemies onstage at the Strand

 Best of Enemies


Live onstage at the Strand...

Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain
Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, 
 
BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
 
Performances:
Friday, February 9 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 11 at 4 PM
Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 at 4 PM


Tickets are $15, and available in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

 


 

Stanley Kubrick's

2001: A Space Odyssey

Sunday, February 4 at 3 PM

We continue our series of Sunday afternoon epic films with one of the greatest films ever made: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which redefined the limits of filmmaking. It's a classic science fiction masterpiece: a contemplation on the nature of humanity.
Stone Age Earth: In the presence of a mysterious black obelisk, pre-humans discover the use of tools--and weapons--violently taking first steps toward intelligence. 1999: On Earth's moon astronauts uncover another mysterious black obelisk. 2001: Between Earth and Jupiter, the spacecraft's intelligent computer makes a mistake that kills most of the human crew--then continues to kill to hide its error. Beyond Time: The sole survivor of the journey to Jupiter ascends to the next level of humanity.
Tickets are $10 / $9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
It certainly won't be quite as cold as in outer space, but if it's cold in Vicksburg, it will be cold in the Strand. Dress appropriately.
And there's an intermission!!!
Free Popcorn...

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Seven Samurai at the Strand


Yes, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai 
will be onscreen at the Strand.
Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3 PM
 
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This 1954 thrill ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
 
Kurosawa was surely inspired by American Westerns, but his film inspired a whole generation of Directors in the U.S., including Spielberg, Scorsese, Lucas, and more. When it was released in America, it was called The Magnificent Seven which was remade by John Sturges in 1960, followed by several sequels, and then remade again by Antoine Fuqua in 2016.
 
The 2022 Sight and Sound poll calls Seven Samurai the 20th best film ever made, and a recent book about the film sums up its influence: Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai. This is a rare opportunity to see this film on a big screen, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. But be warned: if it's cold out, it will be cold in the Strand: dress appropriately.
 
And there's an intermission!!!
 
Tickets $10 ($9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse)
 
Happy New Year!
 
Free Popcorn!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers at the Strand Sunday, Jan.7


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
 
Sunday, January 7 at 3 PM

 

Yes, Peter Jackson's 

The Two Towers  

will be onscreen at the Strand.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 3 PM



(Sponsored by Rich & Jennifer Smith)


So, two years ago Rich and Jennifer presented The Fellowship of the Ring at the Strand, and now it's time to see what happens next for Frodo, Sam, Aragorn, Merry, Pippin, Gimli, Legolas, Gollum and Gandalf (along with a few thousand others.)


In the second part of the Tolkien trilogy, Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring--but on separate paths. Their destinies lie at two towers--Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupt wizard Saruman awaits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.



Director: Peter Jackson

Production year: 2002

Rating: PG-13


170 minutes


Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them...


Come see the new 4k version of the The Two Towers and hear the newly remixed Atmos sound through our Atmos sound system.


Tickets $10 ($9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse)


Happy New Year!

Free Popcorn!