While its physical doors are temporarily closed, the Strand Theatre will continue to offer a weekly schedule of new release films that viewers can watch through public online streaming platforms. By purchasing a “virtual ticket,” movie fans can still see the films that would have shown at the theater. Once viewers have purchased a ticket, they will have several days in which to watch the film.
Upcoming films are:
June 5 - 11: 2040
Award-winning Australian director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Gameau blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations. Not Rated (Documentary).
June 12 - 18: Picture a Scientist
Picture a Scientist chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Directed by Ian Cheney and Sharon Shattuck. Not Rated (Documentary).
Virtual tickets cost $12, and will be available on the Strand Theatre website during each film’s screening dates. Proceeds from the ticket purchases will be shared between the Strand and the film distribution companies, and will provide much-needed support while the theater’s doors are temporarily closed to regular shows.
For fans of the Metropolitan Opera Live In HD series, or London’s National Theatre Live programming, information is also available on the website for opportunities to stream or watch videos of past captured-live performances.