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


Friday, March 1, 2019

Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh at the Strand

At Eternity's Gate
Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM

For his portrayal of Vincent van Gogh in “At Eternity’s Gate,” Willem Dafoe received his fourth Oscar nomination and his first in the lead actor category.

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/T77PDm3e1iE

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