Cheap Dates: It doesn't get any cheaper than a free movie!
BELFAST-- Now that the wind is howling and the fall rains are coming in, we've got to find more inside Cheap Dates to entertain you. It doesn't get any cheaper than a free big screen movie at Colonial Theater in Belfast. (Side note: The last time I took in a free movie was when we saw Superman in 1978 five times in one day. We didn't even leave the theater so I guess the other four times were technically "free.")
The Colonial Theatre's Centennial Celebration Free Movie Series is winding down - just two months remain in the sampling of 100 years of movies. For November, they are pictures made in 2002 and for December, they're from 2011. This Free Movie Series started last January with movies of 1912. Here are the remaining free showings offered on three nights....(with a little IMDB description as well as some unnecessary editorializing.)
Mon. Nov. 5
My Big Fat Greek Wedding at 7:00 p.m. and Crash at 7:15 p.m.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. Reason to watch: Bride trainwrecks are always a barrel of monkeys and that hot guy from Sex and The City stars in it. A good GNO (Girls Night Out) movie.
Crash: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. Reason to watch: An intellectual flick with an all-star cast if reality TV or the election coverage is driving you bonky. Good movie to impress a date with.
Mon. Nov. 12
Chicago at 7:00 and Monsoon Wedding at 7:15
Chicago: Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. Reason To Watch: Who doesn't love two hot mess divas duking it out in a musical?
Monsoon Wedding: A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. Reason to watch: See My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Same train wreck. Different country.
Mon. Dec. 3
The Descendants at 6:45 p.m., The Artist at 7:00 p.m, and Hugo at 7:15 p.m.
The Descendants: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the man who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune. Reason to watch: Two words: Hawaii and relationship dramz. That was four words.
The Artist: A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Reason to watch: Vintage Hollywood and fans of the 1920s will think this is the bee's knees.
Hugo: Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Reason to watch: Beautiful visuals, love adventure, mystery, wonder. That's how another review described it. I never saw it. It's probably very good.
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