Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon the day after Thanksgiving

The Maltese Falcon at the Strand in downtown Vicksburg
Friday, November 24 at 7 PM

Okay, on the day after Thanksgiving, have a turkey sandwich and maybe some leftover 
dressing/stuffing; then bring the family to the Strand for one of the most fun film noirs 
ever: The Maltese Falcon. 

They do not make them like this anymore. Join Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney 
Greenstreet and Peter Lorre in their search for The Black Bird - "the stuff that dreams are 
made of.". 

Dashiell Hammett's novel has been made into a movie more than once, but this was 
director John Huston's first film and for him the stuff that careers are made of. 

The dark shadowy streets of San Francisco never seemed more sinister, the hero never 
more suspect, the villians, never more colorful. If you have never seen it, you will want to 
be there, if you have seen it, come see it on our big screen. You deserve it. 

As Caspar Gutman said, "there is only one Maltese Falcon." 

And don't forget: Free Popcorn! 

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $6.  
At the door: $8. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Triple Feature at the Strand Saturday, November 18

Running Wild Films presents an old time triple feature at the Strand on a Saturday afternoon.

At 1pm, the day starts with The Curse of the Dragon Sword from the Dragon Sword Series - a fun Kung Fu/Comedy throwback for the whole family. (kids under 16 get in free) $5
Curse of the Dragon Sword Trailer

At 3pm, we have a blues documentary about Mississippi blues legend Bud Welch called Late Blossom Blues - The Leo "Bud" Welch Documentary. Running Wild is helping distribute this film in the Southeast U.S. $5
Trailer for Late Blossom Blues

At 7pm, the main event is the new film from Running Wild, a Mississippi-made Western Blood Country! A true story of murder, injustice and disorder in Mississippi following the Civil War, based on the short story "The Outlaw, the Sheriff, and the Governor" by Robert E. Jones. $10

Here is the trailer for Blood Country:

Pick one, or two, or see them all. (All in one pass: $15)

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouae 

or online: Brown Paper Tickets

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming to the Strand Sat. Nov. 11

Bob Bernard presents: The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, 1966 DeLuxe Color American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison in Panavision. It is based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel The Off-Islanders, and was adapted for the screen by William Rose.

The film depicts the chaos following the grounding of the Soviet submarine Спрут (pronounced "sproot" and meaning "octopus") off a small New England island during the Cold War. The film stars Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin in his first major film role, Brian Keith, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, and Paul Ford.

Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse for $5
At the door: $7

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Onstage: Jekyll & Hyde at the Strand

Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden & Frank Wildhorn 
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse 
Music By Frank Wildhorn 
Orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg 
Arrangements by Jason Howland 

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage at the Strand in the 
musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis 
Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and 
Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie 
Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. 

An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a 
terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, 
beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and 
both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is 
driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most 
challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to 
make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally 
unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to 
know as Mr. Hyde. 

717 Clay Street · downtown Vicksburg 

Friday, October 20 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM 
Halloween! Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 PM 

$15 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse 
$20 at the door 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Dance film at the Strand

Saturday Film:
Saturday, October 14 at 7 PM:
Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level.

Polina leaves it all behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj. Despite her determination and hard work to the point of obsession, Polina just can't seem to break through. So she moves to Anvers in search of work - and a new life.


Saturday film: Advance tickets: $5 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door 

Call 601 529 7252

Monday, October 9, 2017

MANHATTAN SHORT winners announced!

"8 MINUTES"  Wins 20th MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival in record breaking year.

8 Minutes" from Georgia was crowned the winner in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival after organizers tallied a record number of votes from audiences in over 300 venues worldwide. "8 Minutes" won the Gold Medal while 

"Viola, Franca" (Italy) claims Silver 
 "Mare Nostrum" (Syria) takes home the Bronze. 

Best Actor
The Best Actor Award was won by Aleksandrs Ronis starring in "Just Go!".

The Strand results were slightly different:

1. 8 Minutes
2. Mare Nostrum
3. Viola Franca
So, the Vicksburg audience chose the same top three films but the order of the second and third place was reversed.

Voting for best actor in Vicksburg was close. Our results put Tarek the barber from Hope Dies Last as our winner, but Aleksandrs from Just Go was right behind him.

Thanks to all who came and made this a great event. And thanks again to Martin's at Midtown for their afterparty.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Saturday night at the Strand:
Saturday, October 7 
7 PM
(Plus afterparty at Martin's and early supper discount at Roca)

Filmgoers in Vicksburg can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during this week when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Strand on Saturday, October 7 at 7 PM

Record Number of Entries:
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

The Final 10 are:
Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom) The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria), Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell(Netherlands) 8 Minutes (Georgia).

After the screening everyone at the Strand will vote for their favorite film and actor and our votes will be part of the worldwide balloting to decide the winners of this year's MANHATTAN SHORT!

Need an early dinner? Roca is offering a 10% discount between 
5 PM and 6:45 for attendees of MANHATTAN SHORT...

And after the voting, we are all headed over to
Martin's at Midtown where we can count the ballots and announce our winners while everyone has a drink or light supper.

The Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
downtown Vicksburg

Tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or at the door - $7