Friday, February 9, 2024

Best of Enemies onstage at the Strand

 Best of Enemies


Live onstage at the Strand...

Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain
Based on the bestselling book by Osha Gray Davidson, 
 
BEST OF ENEMIES is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis, a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, and Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. BEST OF ENEMIES exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
 
Performances:
Friday, February 9 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 11 at 4 PM
Friday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18 at 4 PM


Tickets are $15, and available in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

 


 

Stanley Kubrick's

2001: A Space Odyssey

Sunday, February 4 at 3 PM

We continue our series of Sunday afternoon epic films with one of the greatest films ever made: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, which redefined the limits of filmmaking. It's a classic science fiction masterpiece: a contemplation on the nature of humanity.
Stone Age Earth: In the presence of a mysterious black obelisk, pre-humans discover the use of tools--and weapons--violently taking first steps toward intelligence. 1999: On Earth's moon astronauts uncover another mysterious black obelisk. 2001: Between Earth and Jupiter, the spacecraft's intelligent computer makes a mistake that kills most of the human crew--then continues to kill to hide its error. Beyond Time: The sole survivor of the journey to Jupiter ascends to the next level of humanity.
Tickets are $10 / $9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
It certainly won't be quite as cold as in outer space, but if it's cold in Vicksburg, it will be cold in the Strand. Dress appropriately.
And there's an intermission!!!
Free Popcorn...

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Seven Samurai at the Strand


Yes, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai 
will be onscreen at the Strand.
Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3 PM
 
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This 1954 thrill ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.
 
Kurosawa was surely inspired by American Westerns, but his film inspired a whole generation of Directors in the U.S., including Spielberg, Scorsese, Lucas, and more. When it was released in America, it was called The Magnificent Seven which was remade by John Sturges in 1960, followed by several sequels, and then remade again by Antoine Fuqua in 2016.
 
The 2022 Sight and Sound poll calls Seven Samurai the 20th best film ever made, and a recent book about the film sums up its influence: Everything I Know about Filmmaking I Learned Watching Seven Samurai. This is a rare opportunity to see this film on a big screen, and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. But be warned: if it's cold out, it will be cold in the Strand: dress appropriately.
 
And there's an intermission!!!
 
Tickets $10 ($9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse)
 
Happy New Year!
 
Free Popcorn!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers at the Strand Sunday, Jan.7


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
 
Sunday, January 7 at 3 PM

 

Yes, Peter Jackson's 

The Two Towers  

will be onscreen at the Strand.

Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 3 PM



(Sponsored by Rich & Jennifer Smith)


So, two years ago Rich and Jennifer presented The Fellowship of the Ring at the Strand, and now it's time to see what happens next for Frodo, Sam, Aragorn, Merry, Pippin, Gimli, Legolas, Gollum and Gandalf (along with a few thousand others.)


In the second part of the Tolkien trilogy, Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring--but on separate paths. Their destinies lie at two towers--Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupt wizard Saruman awaits, and Sauron's fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.



Director: Peter Jackson

Production year: 2002

Rating: PG-13


170 minutes


Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,

Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,

Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne

In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them...


Come see the new 4k version of the The Two Towers and hear the newly remixed Atmos sound through our Atmos sound system.


Tickets $10 ($9 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse)


Happy New Year!

Free Popcorn!