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On Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, North Shore movie fans are invited to the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage at 21 Main Street in Gloucester (and 150+ other cinemas nationwide) for Art House Theater Day. The Cinema is currently celebrating ten years in business.

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.

“At the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, we are proud to be a part of this movement,” says Rob Newton, the Cinema’s creative director. “We hope you can stop by and say ‘hello,’ join us for some wonderful films, giveaways, and prizes, and enjoy the shared movie-going experience on your favorite couch.”

The schedule for this two-day event is as follows:

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm – REVOLTING RHYMES
Two beautiful half-hour animations, inspired by Roald Dahl’s much loved book and brilliant retelling of classic fairy tales. Tickets: $5.00

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 2:30pm – MAUDIE
Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this powerful story of an outsider artist from Nova Scotia who became a popular sensation. Shown daily through Sept. 28.

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 5:00pm – AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL
In former Vice President Al Gore’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning 2007 documentary, he is much angrier about climate change, and rightfully so. Showing daily through Sept. 28.

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 7:30pm – 2017 SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS
Seven of the best short films (of various genres) from this year’s Sundance Film Festival are the centerpiece of Cape Ann Cinema’s weekend movie marathon. Shown daily through Sept. 28.

Sat. Sept. 23 @ 10:00pm – MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
Celebrate Art House Theater Day with this classic comedy, our namesake, share a good laugh with friends, and get a free coconut noisemaker souvenir (while supplies last).

Sun. Sept. 24 @ 1:30pm – TITICUT FOLLIES
In 1967, renowned veteran documentarian Fred Wiseman went inside the Bridgewater State Hospital for a month, receiving unprecedented access to the facility and its patient-inmates. The film was banned in Massachusetts for a quarter-century.

Sun. Sept. 24 @ 4:00pm – MARTHA & NIKI
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in hip hop dancing. The film follows these two young women as they discover more about their identity and selves through dance and culture. Preceded by the short “The Sense of Touch.”

Sun. Sept. 24 @ 6:30pm – LUCKY
John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Starring acclaimed veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who passed away on September 15.

Tickets for all features are $11.50 general admission, $10.00 students and seniors (60+), and $8.50 for Members and kids (under 13). “Revolting Rhymes” is just $5.00, all seats.

Giveaway prizes range from buttons, film-specific swag, concession items, film tickets, T-shirts, and posters.

Visit www.CapeAnnCinema.com for details on these and the rest of Cape Ann Cinema & Stage’s other features and events, which include The Sounds of Silents concerts, theThis Is Halloween! scary movies series, and The 8th Annual DoctoberFest Documentary Film Festival.

The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage is a living-room-style community cinema in Gloucester’s historic West End, and is presently celebrating 10 years in business.

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