Even though we’re going to hold both of our current attractions – THE DESCENDANTS and MELANCHOLIA – we are going to open a new film on Friday. WEEKEND – which was the sold-out, closing film of this year’s Downtown Dayton LGBT Film Festival – has been winning awards around the world. In addition, it’s one of my favorite films of the year. Eric Hynes of the The Village Voice wrote, “Naturalistic without being ineloquent, heartfelt yet unsentimental, WEEKEND is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true.” David Edelstein of New York Magazine wrote, “I hate to damage so fragile a work with overpraise, but, gay or straight, if you don’t see yourself in this movie, you need to get a life.” This film has not screened much in Ohio…we’re hoping you’ll help support one of the small, true indie gems of the year.
Synopsis for WEEKEND: “After meeting one lonely Friday night at a bar, Russell and Glen find themselves caught up in an lost weekend full of sex, drugs, and intimate conversation. Although they have conflicting ideas of what it is they want from life and certainly how to get it, they form a startling emotional connection that will resonate throughout their lives.” (Sundance Selects)
Click this link to visit the film’s official website.
I’m delighted to announce that MY WEEK WITH MARILYN has now been set to open on December 23. It seems like the date might really stick this time (but I’ll keep you posted regardless). Just remember that we’re open 365 days a year…so we hope to be part of your plans during the holidays.
This Saturday marks the last of The Holiday Family Movie Series…sponsored by The Downtown Dayton Partnership, DP&L and THE NEON. The film begins at noon and is free for children 12 and under; other tickets are only $2 each. This Saturday’s movie is A CHRISTMAS STORY. Last week’s screening was a huge success…so come early for a good seat (doors open at 11:30). (presented via digital video projection)
Have you tried one of our new wines? In addition to the Woodbridge Merlot and Chardonnay, we are trying Carernet Sauvignon and Moscato. If you want to make certain that we keep these two wines in the mix, please order a glass during your next visit.
When shopping for the holidays, don’t forget that NEON Gift Certificates are a perfect gift for film lovers…and for people who still need to be introduced to us. For every $50 worth of gift certificates you purchase, we’ll give you a hearty-sized bag of Candy Cane Granola…making your gift all the sweeter.
NYC was a blast. Thanks to all of you who sent well-wishes!
See you soon at THE NEON,
SHOWTIMES for Fri. December 16 – Thur. December 22:
THE DESCENDANTS (R) 1 Hrs 55 Min
Friday,Saturday, Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, 9:45
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:20
MELANCHOLIA (R) 2 Hr 16 Min
Friday: 1:00, 4:00, 9:30
Saturday: 4:00, 9:30
Sunday: 1:00, 4:00, 9:30
Monday – Thursday: 2:30, 5:15
WEEKEND (NR) 1 Hr 37 Min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 7:15
A CHRISTMAS STORY (PG) 1 Hr 40 Min
Saturday: 12:00 (Noon)
As always, all dates are tentative. Some of these dates will change.
In some cases, titles may disappear.
Dec. 23 MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
TBD THE HEDGEHOG
TBD THE ARTIST
Jan. 13 TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
Jan. 20 SHAME
Jan. 20 CARNAGE
Jan. 27 A DANGEROUS METHOD
WEEKEND – One week only! Starts Friday!
MY WEEK WITH MARILYN…Opening Next week!