Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rocky's Back!!!

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!'

Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
Halloween Midnight Show: Thursday, October 31 at 11:59 PM

$15 discount advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brown Paper Tickets

$20 at the door.

Monday, October 7, 2019

2 movies plus live music all in one weekend at the Strand

The Strand has 2 programs in one Fall Weekend...

October 12 • 7 PM
that Elton John movie

This biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s.
It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist
Bernie Taupin, and his romantic relationships.

See the trailer:

Dexter Fletcher

Production year


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

And Sunday afternoon:

October 13 • 5 PM
Great movie + Live Music! 

Old Time Music comes to the Strand in downtown Vicksburg on Sunday afternoon.
Come see a movie and hear some great live music by the Mississippi Echoes String Band. 

First at 5 PM: Sister filmmakers, Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic return to their
Appalachian roots to film at the world's oldest Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Virginia..
With multiple generations jamming together, Fiddlin' is a love-letter to American roots
and the uplifting power of music.”

see the trailer:

"A wonderful, emotional look at America's most enduring music."
- Steve Martin

"I love this movie. It opened my heart and made me want to start fiddling."
- Peter Farelly

"This film must be seen….America needs to know where it’s music comes from."
- Quincy Jones

If you like fiddles, guitars, banjos, and mandolins, this is the movie and concert for you.

After the movie we will have the real thing: 
The Mississippi Echoes String Band featuring:
Tim Avalon—fiddle
Sandra Melsheimer—fiddle
Rob Anders—banjo
Joyce Mullens—bass
Mary Fitzgerald—Guitar

It's going to be a fun Sunday. Movie and live music all for one  money: $10.
Advance Tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.

MANHATTAN SHORT results are in!

SYLVIA Drives Away with the Gold Medal at MANHATTAN SHORT 2019

Sylvia, written and directed by Richard Prendergast (United Kingdom), is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Sylvia is the fact-based story of the deep meaning one car had to a family, a tale that resonated with viewers around the world. Nefta Football Club, directed by Yves Piat of France, won the Silver Medal for its hilarious depiction of a cocaine smuggling operation gone wrong. This Time Away, written and directed Magali Barbe, also of the UK, wins the Bronze Medal for its story of an aging man whose spirits are raised by a robotic companion. The Best Actor Award goes to veteran thespian John Standing for his performance in A Family Affair. The global audience has voted. Congratulations to all the winners!
The Strand vote vs. the Global vote
There was only one difference between the Strand voting and the worldwide totals: The top 2 were reversed.
Strand number 1. Nefta Football Club (Global: Sylvia)
Strand number 2. Sylvia (Global: NEFTA Football Club)
Strand & Global number 3.  This Time Away
Strand & Global: Best Actor: John Standing from A Family Affair

Many thanks to John and Lisa Martin of Martin's at Midtown for hosting the "after party" and for all their sponsorship for this event and the support they give the Strand the entire year.

Friday, October 4, 2019


Come to the Strand. Watch the films. Vote for the best.


MANHATTAN SHORT announces the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26th and October 6, 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including ine from Iran. This year's Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. "A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting," notes Pia Andell, director of the The Match.

This year's Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA)

Watch the trailer:

And... Martin's at Midtown is once again hosting our "after party". Have a drink while we count the ballots and announce the Strand's winners. Thanks: John and Lisa.

Tickets are $10. Available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and the door.