Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A foodie's delight: Ramen Shop

Ramen Shop 
Saturday, April 20 at 7 PM

Food can comfort us, and connect us to memories of family.

RAMEN SHOP: a new film (Singapore/Japan/Cooking/Romance)

A young man who is curious about his deceased parents' past takes a food journey to Singapore where he uncovers more than just delicious meals. Takumi Saito plays a young Japanese chef looking for his roots in Singapore and pop star Seiko Matsuda is his food muse in Eric Khoo's reunion drama.

"One can imagine the tingle of spices on the tongue." – Maggie Lee, Variety

"A tear-stained tale of broken families and healing recipes."
– Allan Hunter, Screen International

"What better way to bring nations together than over a steaming plate of delicious chow?" – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Watch the trailer:

$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Best Picture Oscar Winner: Green Book at the Strand


 Green Book
Saturday, April 6 at 7 PM

 Green Book is the year's Best Picture Oscar winner: (with Viggo Mortensen in his Oscar nominated role and Mahershala Ali in his Oscar winning role)

Based on the true story of pianist Don Shirley and his new driver as they tour the South.

See the trailer:

$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Free Solo - Oscar winner at the Strand

Free Solo
Saturday, March 30
at 7 PM

Free Solo - Oscar winner: Best Documentary
(Screening sponsored by NOLO Consulting)

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.

Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.

"Alex Honnold’s Free Solo climb should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever." - The New York Times

Watch the trailer:

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Son of a Gun with cast & crew (followed by a secret late movie)

Son of a Gun
w/ Cast & Crew
Saturday, March 23 
at 7 PM

Come to the Vicksburg premiere of Son of a Gun, filmed in Port Gibson and Vicksburg. It's a feature-length narrative film about the legend of the "minie ball pregnancy" from the Civil War. A doctor in Vicksburg named Legrand Capers told a wild tale eleven years after the war of a bullet that miraculously impregnated a Southern Belle. The film explores this myth in three separate stories.

Travis Mills - Filmmaker, the director, will be in attendance along with members of the cast and crew.


Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $10 or online at Brown Paper Tickets

At the door: $15

...and you could stay afterwards for our
first Secret Movie:

Nicholas Cage in
Mandy
Saturday, March 23 
at 10 PM


Why would we have a secret movie? Well, sometimes a movie might be too extreme for some people, so we decided that just because a movie isn't for everybody doesn't mean it doesn't have an audence. So, we hope to give edgier films a place (the Strand) and a time (ten o'clock) for those who want to experience them.

If you have followed the career of Nicholas cage, you likely cannot be shocked or surprised at what he gets up to in Mandy, an instant cult film from 2018.

The quiet life of devoted couple Red (Nicolas Cage, Leaving Las Vegas) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough, Birdman) takes a dark and bizarre turn when a nightmarish cult and their maniacal leader (Linus Roache, "Vikings") seek to possess Mandy...body and soul. A shocking assault on the innocent pair leads to a spiraling, surreal, bloody rampage of all out, mind-altering vengeance. "Certainly not for the faint of heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), Mandy is "a primal, psychedelic rage-scream of a movie" (Slash Film).

So, a horror film, an action movie, a revenge thriller. You have been warned.

Director: Panos Cosmatos
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Bill Duke, Richard Brake

watch the trailer: 

$6 advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jimi Hendrix last great performance at the Strand

Saturday, March 16 at 7 PM 
Jimi Hendrix Electric Church 



Some people are bigger than the instrument they’re playing. In 1970, there
was nobody bigger than Jimi Hendrix. Be a part of the theatrical music event
of the year when JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH screens at the
Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg.

This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage
of Hendrix unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance
sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the
festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the
Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young
people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival.

Witness Hendrix integral role in drawing nearly 500,000 people to his
Electric Church – a dusty scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia
some 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with Experience drummer Mitch
Mitchell and drummer Billy Cox, Jimi skillfully blended favorites such as
“Purple Haze,” “All Along The Watchtower,” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight
Return)” with confident renditions of new songs such as “Freedom” and
“Straight Ahead” that had not yet been released on album. As a colorful
fireworks display stretched overhead across the night sky, Jimi performed
the “Star Spangled Banner” to the wild delight of the massive audience. The
performance footage of the Experience has been carefully restored from the
original negative in high definition. The audio soundtrack includes stereo
and 5.1 surround mixes by Eddie Kramer directly from the original master
tapes.

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / at the door: $8

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Cat Video Fest - Saturday, March 9 at the Strand to benefit Paws Rescue

The Strand presents:
Cat Video Fest 2019 
Saturday, March 9 
at 7 PM
CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. CatVideoFest 2019 at the Strand Theatre will benefit Paws Rescue to help with their work. Paws Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue located in Vicksburg, Mississippi since 2004.

CatVideoFest is committed to raising awareness and money for cats in need around the world. A percentage of the proceeds from each event go to local animal shelters and/or animal welfare organizations.

By focusing our fundraising efforts on behalf of local shelters and organizations, we're able to divert money and attention directly to the places and causes that need it most. For example, in some communities the feral cat population is the most pressing concern, whereas in another location, spaying and neutering takes precedent. We trust local people working on behalf of cats to know and understand the problems that need to be solved.

The 70-minute-reel of cat videos is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by anyone.

And the popcorn is free...

See the trailer: 

Cat Video Fest tickets are $10. Available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and at the door on the day.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

At the Strand - Friday night: Live Music



Lee H. & the 
Boone Brothers
Friday, March 8
at 7 PM

So, you know how rare this is. Lee, Kenny and Daniel will be on the stage at the Strand playing their original tunes and some of their favorite covers. It won't be too loud, but you can get up and dance. Or just sit and listen. There's a cash bar. Come on down. 

Admission: $10