What’s Playing at The Civic, 26 October, 01 November 2018

Take me to moon and other places, dark and exotic, this week at The Civic.

Newsletter October 26th – November 1
Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars, First Man plays this week, here in Nelson, Not on Mars. Damian Chazelle and Ryan Gosling, the academy award pairing for La La Land, are together again to tell the personal account of Neil Armstrong’s historic mission to the moon in ‘First Man’.

Also part of this busy week, our big Halloween events extravaganza, starting with ‘Monster Mash Bash Cabaret’ presented by Vesper Vallentine. The dead will rise on Sunday afternoon for the 5th annual Zombie Walk w/ screening of the 30th anniversary DCP restoration of ‘Beetlejuice’. Carrying the Halloween spirit forward, our October Member Monday features Peter Jackson’s early splatter comedy classic ‘Dead Alive’. And for Halloween night itself, we’re bringing in the 40th anniversary DCP restoration of John Carpenter’s classic, ‘Halloween’ (’79).

To close the week, we have two showings of the true story of the youngest drug dealer and FBI informant, ‘White Boy Rick’.

In other words, see you at The Civic.

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First Man
Oct. 26 – 30

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Writers:  Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by)
Stars: Ryan GoslingClaire FoyJason Clarke
2h 21min | Biography, Drama, HistoryWatch Trailer

Monster Mash Bash Cabaret
Oct. 27

Get ready for a Spooktacular evening full of Drag, Burlesque, Circus Acts, Comedy, Flow Artists. Live Music and much more on Saturday, Oct 27th at the Monster Mash Bash Cabaret at the Civic Theatre!

We have brought some of the Kootenay’s most talented artists together for a evening full of sinful sights & delights that you absolutely do not want to miss! There will be drink specials, costume contests and prizes for best dressed so start digging in your tickle trunks to find your best look as dressing up is highly recommended!!  tickets 

30th Anniversary – Beetlejuice 
Oct. 28

A discounted family fun new restoration of this classic following our annual Zombie Walk.

A recently-deceased husband and wife commission a bizarre demon to drive an obnoxious family out of their home.

Director:  Tim Burton
Writers:   Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story)
Stars: Alec BaldwinGeena DavisMichael Keaton
1h 32min | Comedy, FantasyWatch Trailer

Member Monday – Dead Alive
Oct. 29
Following up on our Screen Based Industry meet-up focusing on make-up SFX, we bring to bear a Peter Jackson, pre Lord of the Rings, but Lord he was, of the hillarious and gory in his 1992 opus, ‘Dead Alive’.

A young man’s mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Stephen Sinclair (story), Stephen Sinclair (screenplay)
Stars: Timothy BalmeDiana PeñalverElizabeth Moody
1h 44min | Comedy, HorrorWatch Trailer

40th Anniversary – Halloween
Oct. 31

The 40th Halloween for this John Carpenter classic.

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director:  John Carpenter
Writers: John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)
Stars:  Donald PleasenceJamie Lee CurtisTony Moran
1h 31min | Horror, ThrillerWatch Trailer

White Boy Rick
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1

The story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Director: Yann Demange
Writers: Andy WeissLogan Miller
Stars: Matthew McConaugheyRichie MerrittBel Powley
1h 51min | Crime, DramaWatch Trailer

Zombies in Nelson?As it turned out, the power outage in Forth Worth, Florida back in May, was not caused by Zombie activity as was reported by text alert to over 7000 customers affected.

This came as a relief to Florida residents and had many in the West Kootenay thinking that the recent reports of impending Zombie presence in Nelson must be false as well. It is my unfortunate duty to inform you that these reports aren’t false, and have now been confirmed by officials at The Civic Theatre. more

Cinema Flex Passes to Expire – Jan. 1st, 2019If you still have any punches left on any regular or Thursday night 10 punch Flex passes, get to The Civic and use them up before the end of year.  If you can’t use them all up in time, contact us prior to the expiration date, and we can convert any remaining admissions to points cards.  Thank you.
Coming To The Civic
Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov. 2 – 8

A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen‘s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Anthony McCarten (screenplay by)
Stars: Rami MalekLucy BoyntonJoseph Mazzello
2h 14min | Biography, Drama, MusicWatch Trailer

The Sisters Brothers

Original dates were changed as distributor is doing a slow expansion release, so was only playing in major urban centres.  We will be getting as soon as possible.

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

Director: Jacques Audiard
Writers: Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by)
Stars: John C. ReillyJoaquin PhoenixJake Gyllenhaal
2h 1min | Adventure, Comedy, CrimeWatch Trailer

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