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Newsletter for 10/29/2021

Hello Theatre Friends!

I look around now at our Frankenstein’s Castle decorated lobby and feel so appreciative of the unique talents our staff bring to the theatre. Sydney is our talented Director of Decorating along with one of the fastest popcorn scoopers. Maria keeps the projector humming along with regular maintenance and is an eager learner and great coach for us. Adam, John, and Jabin work hard at keeping that concessions line moving. And Skyler manages us all. Come on by and meet our local and welcoming staff for yourself sometime.

A sincere thank you to our community and everyone who visits our historic independent theater! We have appreciated your patience and good humor as we check vaccine statuses. We put lots of thought in how to follow the law while keeping your inconvenience to a minimum.

From the movie industry:

I read an interesting article on the “Halloween” franchise. It’s working title was “The Babysitter Murders”. The original “Halloween” (1978) was shot in 20 days and only cost $325,000 to make. The film grossed $70 million. The first 11 (yes, 11) titles have grossed $470 million. The 12th (yes, 12th) title “Halloween Kills” has just come out and did really well in its first week. The 13th (yes, 13th) title “Halloween Ends” will open October 14, 2022. Better mark that down in the calendar!

What’s coming up?

The Week of 10/29:

We will continue with our second week of “Dune” for Thursday 10/28-Saturday 10/30 at 6:00pm. Save yourself yet another subscription to manage and pay for by watching this on the big screen with us!

Next on Sunday 10/31 we will host another great feature in our 15th Annual Mountain Film Festival from Matchstick Productions “Stomping Grounds” and “Huck Yeah”. Opening elsewhere are the movies: “Last Night in Soho” and “Antlers”. Keep in mind that Trick or Treat Street is happening in beautiful downtown North Bend on Saturday 10/30 from 2:00-6:00 with over 50 merchants handing out candy, live music, and loads of fun Halloween decorations to see. It’s free so stop on by!

The Week of 11/05:

I have not received the final word on what we will be playing this week. Opening movies are “Eternals”, “Spencer” and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” this will also be streaming on Paramount+

Did you see that we will be hosting our 3rd annual Seattle Comedy Underground comedy competition on November 6th and November 13th? Be ready to enjoy yourself as 8-9 comedians each weekend vie for the title of “funniest in the Northwest”. Tickets are on sale at our website:

Interesting Movies for 2022:

January: “The King’s Daughter” with Pierce Brosnan playing King Louis XIV seeking immortality along with mermaids and secret illegitimate daughter. Opening on 01/07 is “The 355” with Jessica Chastain about a global organization of female secret agents. And on 01/28 is “Morbius” starring Jared Leto as a biochemist trying to cure his own rare blood disease and winds up a vampire. Isn’t that just the way it goes?!

April: “The Bad Guys” (animated) – Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Tarantula all decide to work for the causes of good. This is categorized as a Heist Comedy soooo….interesting. Also in April, we’ll see another “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.

We’ll have more for you next week so until then….

See you at the movies!