Calling All Film Lovers: SOS–Save the Tivoli!

Click on the poster above to visit the Kickstarter page for Save The Tivoli.

Love your local independent theatre or lose it fast. The Tivoli theatre MUST go digital by or go dark because the industry demands it.  Even though everything works just fine, some folks need to make more dimes by forcing new techno toys on everyone else. Jerry Harrington explains all on the Kickstarter video while giving a tour of this wonderful film theatre treasure in Kansas City, Missouri’s Westport area.  This is a truly community based film theatre. Please help save it by sharing the news with others who support independent film and businesses.

Thank you,

Eva

from Tivoli Cinemas in Westport’s weekly newsletter:

 

As many of you already know, our SAVE THE TIVOLI campaign launched just a few days ago. The response has been heartwarmingly overwhelming! We’re humbled, appreciative and grateful for your support….and for the kind comments you’ve been sharing your pledges.
Visiting SaveTheTivoli.com is the best way to learn why this happening and how our Kickstarter campaign works. It’s also an easy-to-remember web address that you can share with your friends and contacts.
For the latest news, please read our Kickstarter updates, or follow our posts on Facebook. You can also pick-up SAVE THE TIVOLI posters, buttons and postcards at the Donation Station in the Tivoli lobby, where you can also get answers to any questions you might have.

And, on behalf of all us at the Tivoli, thank you for your support
Jerry Harrington

http://www.tivolikc.com/

This is the only place in town to see films like Muscle Shoals and Othello and Wadja and Nosferatu and opera and dance and…  Yeah, you name it and Jerry Harrington brings it to town like none other. It was the only place to Fruitvale Station and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Without the Tivoli it will be more chain store multiplex wasteland for film folks who want more than brain-dead humor and gore galore from the film industry.

Film Festivals and Indie Films

To view  what could be lost, please sample this week’s show schedule:  http://www.tivolikc.com/secondindex.html

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/613557145/tivoli-cinemas-in-westport-go-digital-or-go-dark

 

 

 

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‘Fruitvale Station’ is now showing at Tivoli Cinemas in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello folks. As far as I can presently determine, the ONLY movie theater in Kansas City, Missouri currently offering ‘Fruitvale Station’ is the independently owned Tivoli Cinemas. Hats off to Tivoli’s  Jerry Harrington for bringing the film to Kansas City, Missouri. There’s a reason why this non-chain theatre continues to exist amidst all the big box chains and this is one of them–it brings things to us that we’d never otherwise get to see until they’re in little red envelopes.

 

Without further ado by moi:

Now Playing July 26 – August 1, 2013

2013 Sundance Grand Jury & Audience Award Winner
“FOUR STARS” – Kansas CIty Star
FRUITVALE STATION
RATED R  •  RUNNING TIME 1:25

FRI – SUN:  1:00, 3:15, 5:30 & 7:45
MON – THUR:  1:00, 3:15, 5:30 & 7:45

BUY TICKETS  | Watch Trailer

 

Discover Tivoli Cinemas  –>> http://www.tivolikc.com/

If anyone knows of another movie theater featuring ‘Fruitvale Station’ at this time in Kansas City, Missouri, please share where and leave a link in a comment.  There may be one because it is not designated as an “exclusive” on Tivoli Cinema’s website as is “A Highjacking”.  Thank you.

 

 

 

Chasing Ice + Cafe Mocha + Climate Change + Cyberspace + Cinema = Chatty

Chasing Ice website http://www.chasingice.com/  Complete with link to James Balog’s photography and much more.

With all the ways there are to share information and communicate in this time of technological multitasking galore “mail” remains a constant source as both snail mail (those hard copies that are deposited in your own private hard copy mailboxes) and email (all the electronically created and delivered “soft” efforts to communicate via cyberspace complete with “in boxes” and mailing options. Anyone else recall the attempt by the American government to charge US all five cents per email we sent? Have I got that right? So far that effort to get a slice of the internet mail pie has failed. So far. I think. I may be wrong about this failure to milk us.).  Why do we so enjoy getting all our forms of “mail”? One reason I enjoy my mail is because of the information it brings to my attention that I may well have otherwise missed or overlooked or simply never discovered. There is something to be said for “subscribing” to business websites for updates and notifications. Are you all bored and wondering what the heck any of this has to do with the Chasing Ice video? Okay. I subscribe to the Tivoli Cinemas in Westport (an area of Kansas City, Missouri) and as a result I receive a weekly email regarding which films are being shown and when at the hard copy theatre complete with big screens, comfy seats, and the rare option to buy or bring your own yum yums for consumption while viewing all sorts of films. If I  did not have this subscription I probably would never have known that Chasing Ice is appearing exclusively at the Tivoli for the Kansas City area. Heck, I might not have even known it was appearing in any theatres if not for this email.  Luckily the Tivoli is within reasonable driving distance for moi–who, as you’ve all guessed by now has the “yappy yaps” this morning.

Tivoli Cinemas’ website  http://www.tivolikc.com/

Chasing Ice opens December 21, 2012. http://www.tivolikc.com/upcoming.html

Hey, they’re even offering The Nutcracker performed by the Royal London Ballet on December 23.  Yes, a movie theatre will show a ballet film. If that’s not enough to raise your highbrows a notch or two then maybe The Royal Opera of London show of The Marriage of Figaro on December 30 will do the trick.

Oh and a film ticket stub will knock 50% off the price of one drink at the Broadway Cafe –which, in my opinion, offers The Best Cafe Mocha–bar none– anywhere. Definitely the best I’ve tasted in several states. (No, sorry, folks trying to staff the little upstart coffee shop in Pierre, SD, that’s not a legit cafe mocha you’re proffering. Not yet anyway. Keep trying though. Practice may pay off in time.) Broadway Cafe site http://www.broadwayroasting.com/

So, guess where I will venture, safe driving conditions being extant, during the week of December 21-27? Yep. I’ll be chasing Chasing Ice with a delicious cafe mocha accompanied by a honey soaked croissant.  I’ll be enjoying what this world offers while it lasts.

Now, about all the ice chasing and film festival awards and climate change etc. . . .

INCEPTION & MICMACS

Okay I have had a double-header of movie magic this week with these two  very different films.  If you’re just looking for a great time out of the heat in some cool darkness, well a movie double-header might be just the thing–if you can find a blockbuster like Inception and a French delight like Micmacs in the same part of your town’s universe.  I have the good fortune to have access to the wonderful Tivoli Cinema in the Westport section of Kansas City. The Tivoli is one of the few non drink/eat establishments still in Westport–much to our dismay–but it is THERE and it offers wonderful film feasts all the time. It also allows you to bring your own food and drink into the show. Incredible, isn’t it? And for the price of your ticket stub you can get a coffee drink of your choice and size half price at the Broadway Cafe–the ONLY INDEPENDENT COFFEE SHOP to KICK  a Starbucks off its block! OH YEAH! But hey, it’s easy to be loyal to a coffee shop with a far superior product and owners than Starbucks can dream of being. But I digress. Back to the films.  Okay, if you love the French film Amelie then I need say no more about Micmacs. But I will anyway.  At the very top of  my “I so love this” list is the night-time cinematography. OH it is beautiful! Delicate, intricate, detailed and laced with humor. I have not found rooftops so profoundly engaging since the HorseMan on the Roof.  The cast is wonderfully quirky and engaging.  Yes, there is a love story, but it’s not the driving force of the storyline. The plot–well–the plot is about those at the very bottom of the economic social order taking on those at the very top–the suppliers of land mines and weapons to the world. Basically scavengers take on the powers of death and destruction–in the most unexpectedly delightful way.  As far as I’m concerned anyway.  Now–what a dream that is and dreams are the main course here today for INCEPTION is all about the power of dreams and ideas. Yes, the power of ideas. Don’t forget that. It’s very very important.  In this film the conscious mind strives to enter the subconscious and take control for all sorts of reasons. Not the least of which is corporate espionage. HMM. Then one man wants to plant an idea for changing someone else’s life and the fun begins.  You can get all the incidentals from the movie sites and standard reviewers.  You can have all the fun of the special effects and action and miss all the wonderful ideas the film offers for exploration. It even has somethings to offer in that love  story department.  Its one ‘flaw’ is that the plot requires the use of sedatives for entering the required dream states. Now, as anyone who has explored meditation knows — who needs a sedative? No drugs required. But that might have been viewed as too tough a sell to western audiences unfamiliar with the power of meditation to do more than relieve stress in a world overflowing with anxiety. Still, it’s a wonderfully creative film about the creative power of minds and ideas–the power of dreaming new things –and old.  

 http://www.sonyclassics.com/micmacs/

http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/

 http://www.tivolikc.com/

http://www.broadwaycafeandroastery.com/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amelie/

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