Tuesday, September 26, 2023

 


Jason King is sponsoring Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller's 2008 outrageous comedy about a group of actors making a war movie who are forced to man-up and become soldiers to survive.


The movie is a send-up of Hollywood, actors, acting, agents, directors, writers, rappers, trailers and egos, much enhanced by several cameo roles.


The ensemble cast includes:

Ben Stiller

Jack Black

Robert Downey, Jr.

NIck Nolte

Steve Coogan

Danny McBride

Matthew McConaughey

Tom Cruise

and more


“I am playing a role within a role within a role so I know who I am.” — Kirk Lazarus


“I don’t get out of my character until the DVD is done.” — Kirk Lazarus


“I was wrong! Blow the bridge! Blow the f**k**g bridge.” — Tugg Speedman


“I don’t read the script. The script reads me.” — Kirk Lazarus


'“It went badly. Lazarus got emotional. When he was crying, he started spitting, which wasn’t needed because the script didn’t call for it.” — Tugg Speedman


"Didn’t you have a sick dog when you were younger? You should think of that while you’re acting.” — Rick Peck


It's one of those movies where you ask yourself, "can they really do that?" Come see for yourself.


Advance tickets are $9 and available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.


Tickets will be $10 at the door.

But the popcorn is free!

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

Saturday, September 30 at 7 PM

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Lynch/Oz at the Strand

 

 

Saturday, August 12 at 7 PM

Strand Theatre

 

The themes, images, and cultural vernacular of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz continue to haunt David Lynch’s art and filmography—from his very first short, The Alphabet, to his latest series, Twin Peaks: The Return. 

 Arguably, no filmmaker has so consistently drawn inspiration—consciously or unconsciously—from a single work. Is David Lynch trapped in the land of Oz? If so, can we derive a new appreciation for Lynch’s body of work from taking a closer look at how it intersects and communicates with The Wizard of Oz? In turn, do Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, or The Elephant Man have something to say about the enduring resonance of one of America’s most beloved classic movies? 

Through six distinct perspectives and narrated by some of contemporary cinema’s most exciting voices, LYNCH/OZ will take us down the proverbial rabbit hole, help us re-experience and re-interpret The Wizard of Oz by way of David Lynch, to deliver a whole new appreciation for Lynch’s symbolism through the lens of his greatest influence.

 Tickets are $9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and $10 at the door.

And there's free popcorn. There's no place like home...

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Eric Clapton Across 24 Nights at the Strand

 

 

Saturday, August 5 at 7 PM

In 1990 and 1991, Eric Clapton played a record-breaking 24 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. These unique shows, featuring blues, rock & orchestral sets, are some of the most ambitious live concerts of Clapton’s career – and will now be available to enjoy for the first time on big screens globally.


Over 30 years after these incredible shows, fans will now have the opportunity to relive, or experience for the first time, the excitement and musical breadth of the now legendary Royal Albert Hall concerts. Edited from the original footage and remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound, Across 24 Nights captures Clapton’s definitive performances and highlights from both years, bringing fans together to celebrate the ultimate musical event cinema experience.


This is Eric Clapton at his most exhilarating. Featuring 17 hits, including ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘Layla’, ‘White Room’ and ‘Cocaine’, alongside rare gems such as a performance of ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ with Phil Collins, Clapton is joined by top musicians & special guests including Buddy Guy Albert Collins. Clapton’s nine-piece band are joined by the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by legendary composer Michael Kamen.


Tickets are $10 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and $12 at the door.


And there's free popcorn.

Where?
The Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Downtown Vicksburg

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Cinema Paradiso at the Strand Theatre Sat. July 29


 

 Cinema Paradiso

Saturday, July 29

7 PM

Strand Theatre

If you love movies...Cinema Paradiso

Which is more important: what's on the screen or what's happening in every corner of the theater? Either way, for some it's paradise.
 
A prominent movie director returns to his Sicilian home village for the first time in many years to attend the funeral of the town's former film projectionist, who served as the filmmaker's mentor when he was a young boy.
 
Los Angeles TimesMichael Wilmington: "It's a shining valentine to the movies--full of homages, collages and swooningly romantic Ennio Morricone music--and it gets right at the messy, impure, wondrous way they capture and enrapture us..."
 
With an ending to touch any lover of films.
 
Advance Tickets $9 available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, $10 at the door.
 
And proof that there really is a Cinema Paradiso: FREE POPCORN!


Friday, June 23, 2023

 


 
Saturday, June 24 at 7 PM
 
Set in 1899, this musical drama features Ewan McGregor as a young poet who defies his father by moving to "the absinthe-soaked, amoral, bohemian" neighbourhood of Montmatre. It is here that he meets the diminutive artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) and is drafted to write a nightclub spectacular. In this seedy world of sex and drugs, he begins a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with the most famous courtesan (Nicole Kidman) in Paris.
 
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Caroline O'Connor
 
Tickets are $10 and available at the door or at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Twilight Saga Movie weekend at the Strand

 


Relive the entire Twilight Saga in one weekend at the Strand. 

 

And enjoy: dressing as your favorite character...trivia... raffles... music videos...themed beverages... or just sit and watch the movies


Don't forget: free popcorn!

What a world!


Tickets are $10 for each movie, but the best deal is the Weekend Pass for $35 that gets you into all the movies with free popcorn. Only a limited number of passes are available. Passes and tickets are available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, at the door and online. (Online sales include a service charge)

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

Twilight: Friday, June 16 at 7 PM


The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Friday, June 16 at 9:45 PM


The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: Saturday, June 17 at 7 PM


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1: Saturday, June 17 at 9:45 PM


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2: Sunday, June 18 at 4:30 PM

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Live onstage at the Strand: The Vagina Monologues - a whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone


Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who "liked to look at it."

See a local cast present this challenging and controversial show.

 

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

 

Also available online (service charge added)

 

Friday, June 2 at  7:30 PM

Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM

Friday, June 9 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 PM

 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Diva - stylish French thriller

 Diva

Saturday, May 27 at 7 PM


An opera singer, drug smuggling, corrupt police, a wild chase scene, two scandalous tapes, colorful characters, wild sets: Diva has it all.
 
Diva single-handedly launched the CinĂ©ma du look, an explosion of visually stunning, punk-inspired, super-cool French movies in the early ‘80s.
 
It was so ahead of its time, only 100,000 people had seen it at the end of its first year, but as word got around, it became a a smash art house film.
 

WHAT THE CRITICS SAID ABOUT DIVA IN 1982:
 
“Every shot seems designed to delight the audience. If Diva is about anything, it is about the joy of making movies.” — Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
 
“A visual extravaganza. One of the most persistently entertaining, absorbing and scary thrillers I’ve seen in a long time...Diva’s chase scene deserves ranking with the all-time classics, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The French Connection, and Bullitt.”— Roger Ebert
 
“You have only to watch 10 minutes of Diva and you know you are in the hands of a man born to make movies. Sensual, funny, outlandish, this is a movie devoted to strictly to the pleasure principle."— David Ansen, Newsweek
 
“A piece of divine madness, full of comedy romance, opera and murder. Diva is a thriller with a new way of looking at the world — through a glass, brightly.”— Michael Sragow, Rolling Stone
 
“Diva is not only the most purely pleasurable movie to open here this year, but surely one of the finest films to arrive from France in a decade.”— J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
 
“A razzle-dazzle sendup of thrillers...high-spirited and outrageous.” — Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
 
“Funny, exciting, moving, mysterious and beautiful to look at...I love Diva.”— David Overby, Film Comment
 
“An extraordinary thriller. Complex, stylish and fast-moving, Diva is a superior piece of entertainment.”— Variety
 
“The most impressive debut from a French director since Godard’s Breathless.”— Jay Scott, The Globe and Mail
 
 
Tickets are $10 and available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and the door.

DIVA - Trailer from Rialto Pictures on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Women Talking coming to the Strand

 


Actress Sarah Polley directs this adaptation of the novel by Miriam Toews. In a cloistered religious community women have been abused systematically, and the time has come to decide what to do about it. If anything.


A great cast...


Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay.


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


Don't forget: free popcorn! What a world!

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

Saturday, April 8

at 7 PM



Monday, March 13, 2023

Everything Everywhere all at Once

Everywhere including the Strand. Saturday, April 1 at 7 PM. 



Winner of lots of Oscars: Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Picture, and Directors...

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Avenue Q returns!!!


Performances at 

the Strand Theatre: 717 Clay Street:

 

Friday, March 17 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 18 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 19 - 4 PM

Friday, March 24 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 25 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, March 26 - 4 PM

 

 

It's rare that the Westside Theatre Foundation does the same show twice, but they are presenting an encore run of Avenue Q, which was last at the Strand in 2017. "It was a popular and successful show back then, and many have encouraged us to bring it back," according to Jack Burns, director of the show (then and now). "But I think the most influential opinions were of the puppets themselves. And Paul Salgado, who is producing the show." Avenue Q is a musical comedy which looks a lot like an episode of Sesame Street. It takes place on a city block and features young people who need life lessons, which are supplied by a group of singing puppets. But Avenue Q has definitely not been authorized or approved by Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content. The characters who need advice are twenty somethings, and the the lessons they learn are about becoming adults. "So, I'd call it R rated: not for kids, in other words."

The show involves a dozen or more puppets which all had to be hand made by Burns and a number of volunteers he refers to as the Acme Puppet Factory. "We could have rented puppets, but where's the fun in that? First we had to make them, then we had to figure out how to effectively operate them while singing, talking, and acting. Stacey Schrader was our puppeteering coach first time around. So, after the show was over, we put all the puppets in the balcony where they've been watching whatever we do for the last six years. They wanted back on the stage. I could see it in their eyes."

In addition to all the puppets, Tessa Scandizzo returns as Kate Monster, along with Cameron Gates as Trekkie Monster, and Brian T. Sessums as Rod. New cast members had to be found for several roles including Crorey Lawton as Princeton; Nia R. Hurst as Gary Coleman; Izvistia Robertson as Christmas Eve; Hunter Weeks as Brian; Mark Jourdan as Nicky; and Ashley Schutt as Lucy.

Advance tickets are available for $20 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, and online: (click here.) Online tickets will have a service charge added.
 
They will be $25 at the door.


Princeton and Lucy (a puppet of questionable morals)

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Strand Theatre - Best Performing Arts Venue? It could be...

The Strand has been nominated as Best Performing Arts Venue in Mississippi Magazine's 2023 Best of the Best List.


Okay, it's not the grandest, or most prestigious. It's undeniably funky. But we are justifiably proud of the fun, educational, sobering, mystifying and even entertaining things we bring to Vicksburg: Films you may have heard about (or not), local and regional musicians, outrageous and/or amazing community theater... And we're always gratified when people travel from the surrounding counties and parishes to see something here they couldn't otherwise find.


So, here's your chance to help spread the word about our little operation. Imagine the confusion if we were to end up on top of the list!


Don't forget: seeing a film at the Strand gets you free popcorn! What a world!


Vote now