Curator Ron Diamond was on hand to open the week of showing the world’s best animated shorts!
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Gloucester, MA 01930
Curator Ron Diamond was on hand to open the week of showing the world’s best animated shorts!
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Gloucester, MA 01930
Crazy good and ambitious programming at Cape Ann Cinema. The 8th Annual documentary film festival opened with California Typewriter, featuring a LIVE performance from the Boston Typewriter Orchestra; the festival closes tonight with Tab Hunter in the house for the 7:30 special screening of Tab Hunter Confidential.
Get your tickets before anyone else!
Party is this Saturday night
Alicia Unleashed Episode 65
Recorded with B-Side, Paul Catania, “Silent” MR. E and Hostess Alicia Cox
*Hannah Kimberley’s book reading “A Woman’s Place is on Top” August 3rd @ Sawyer Free Library. https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Place-Top-Biography-Climbers/dp/1250084008
*Period Partners Drive August 12 at Stop & Shop 9am-1pm (See information below)***
*Shout out to Danny Diamond (Episode 61) with his AMAZING work at Cape Ann Brewery
* Patriots get 2 Planes, 1st in NFL to have their own planes. Wilfork signs a 1 day contract to retire as a Patriot.
*We missed in Episode 64 the passing of Chester Bennington.
*Yoga and Men, why is that not a thing, it should be. Shout out to Chelsea Porper.
Business Shoutouts: Gloucester Boxing Club, Cape Ann Power Yoga, Noel & Kevin from Boxx109 in Newton.
We’re talking with Paul C about Gloucester’s “Closet Case”. The origins of the monthly party @ Cape Ann Cinema. GURL at Short & Main, dance party and small shows. Paul talks about the vibes for creating and inspired by performances. Mission Statement: Entertain, Intrigue and Inspire. End of the Summer Party “Sex on the Beach” August 26th.
Paul also addresses his new sobriety and his mindfulness since drinking.
Black Sheep Stampede on August 19th @Katrina’s. Find ‘Road to Babylon’ on Spotify.
***Period Partners will provide clients of The Open Door with a year’s supply of tampons and pads. To kick off its fund-raising efforts, the group will hold a product drive at Stop & Shop, 6 Thatcher Rd. in Gloucester, on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Can’t make it to the drive? You can make a tax-deductible donation at https://theopendoor.givecorps.com/ – write “for Period Partners” in the note field. Or email email@example.com for more info.
Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, announces the 2017 summer line up:
July 12 ::: Jaws
July 19 ::: Disney Moana
July 26 ::: Rogue One Star Wars Movie
August 2 ::: Lego Batman Movie
August 9 ::: The Princess Bride
August 16 ::: Sing!
July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16. Rain dates August 23, 30.
vintage ABC news report
-quote from Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker article, THE CINEMATIC TRAUMAS OF KENNETH LONERGAN: After a bitter fight with Hollywood producers, the filmmaker returns with the shattering “Manchester by the Sea.” Lonergan has said he used local actors and Massachusetts crew for the shoot.
Queen of Katwe is playing at Cape Ann Cinema now. No Cape Ann ties but buzz worthy all the same.
There will be a new screening room open at Cape Ann Cinema with help from the Dusky Foundation and named with a tribute to Cape Ann Cinema fan, legendary actress and director, Liv Ullmann. Yes, that Liv Ullmann!
I am really hoping to get Thatcher and Finn into Boston to tour the museum sometime before next month’s election. I am a big believer that studying the election process, democracy, Checks and Balances, and the levels + branches of government during an election year is an opportunity that should not be missed. That having been said, it has been harder this go round to make it a positive learning experience….as much of it has been more of a circus than an age-appropriate lesson. I want to use the opportunity to show my boys how great America can be…but, it is hard to shield them from the drama and nonsense. So, I am hopeful that taking a trip to learn about JFK will help instill some of the pride and character that I would like them to feel and develop.
Just my two cents….
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th @ 1:00
Bring your friends and family and join Cape Ann Animal Aid as they raise funds with this spooktacular Halloween movie classic!
Pizza will be served at 1:00pm, and movie starts at 1:30pm.
Costumes are welcome!
Plus, enjoy the prize wheel, door prizes, raffle and more! A fantastic way to kick off the Halloween weekend and all for a great cause!
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage bar will be open
One show only! 5PM tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th. Flight of the Butterflies is featured as part of the 7th annual Doctober Fest Documentary Film Festival at Cape Ann Cinema and is hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures. “This screening marks the debut of the Cinema’s XpanD 3D system”
How exciting that Holland America and Trails and Sails are coming to Gloucester and Cape Ann this weekend! There are many special offers and events to help welcome visitors. This will be the second of three big cruise ships coming into port this month to Cruiseport Gloucester. It won’t leave Gloucester harbor till 11PM. Last time I expected sight seeing, museum visits and shopping as reasons passengers disembarked. They did that. If you go by the clicker counter, 844 (give or take another hundred), plus 650 who pre-booked excursions, came ashore.
I was surprised by how many passengers from a seemingly all inclusive cruise opted to take a whale watch trip and dine out. They did that, too. I’ll report back fun facts, but today I wanted to post about the special offers and events.
Working TOGETHER to welcome everyone is a beautiful thing. Thanks to the organizers (with a big shout out to Jeanne Hennessey, Joe Ciolino, Kathie Gilson, Peter Webber, Lorre Anderson, Bob Ryan and Elizabeth Carey):
photo caption: Bob Ryan/CATA, Jeanne Hennessey, Paul Talbot at Cruiseport planning out logistics for Saturday September 24, 2016
CATA created a special map for continuous downtown trolley loops (“frequency is key”) and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. The special pass covers their bus routes. What an incredible deal! They are extending operations until 10PM. A new addition: Beauport Ambulance Services will be offering a shuttle bus for an Essex/Manchester/Cruiseport route. Kathie Gilson prepared and made hundreds of copies of a lobster roll list (a big common request), special events, and the Gimme Sound music schedule. Kudos to the volunteers, organizations and businesses for their hard work and creativity.
And now for Gloucester downtown Special events and offers. You can click logos to follow links.
Paul Catania writes:
Good afternoon Joe! I am throwing a drag performance event at The Cape Ann Cinema and Stage on August 19th. I was wondering if GMG could assist in putting out the the good people of Gloucester. There will be drag queens of comedic, burlesque and sexy grandeur. Other special surprises as well. I have left the link to buy tickets directly through Cape Ann Cinema as well as the official flyer! Hope this message finds you well and take care.
Hooglio Bastistos is back. Gloucester’s own singer and semi political comic story teller. With his infectious original songs that you can’t seem to shake for days, Hooglio returns this week in a new live show. In “From Here to Flustuania” Hooglio receives a ‘message from God’; he has a daughter he’s never met and must go on a quest to find her. His daughter ‘Hooglietta’, played by Sofia Gadbois, is also on a quest to find him. With Gordon Baird playing Louie DeRoach, Roman Gadbois as Mc and a cameo visit by Ian McColl and Steve via Video, the result is an irresistible hour of Gloucester’s most adorable characters; great songs, fun local comedy and video.
It’s a perfect stage production for the Cape Ann Community Cinema. The room is perfect for Hooglio’s beloved audience, accommodating over 100 people, with snacks, beer, and wine.
What started as a request by his wife, Susan Albiero, for Hooglio to sing one song at a fund raiser to support a Musical Performance Tour of England for her kids, has mushroomed into a four night show. This show has been a family affair with the four Gadbois family members busy working together, with Gordon as a sort of adopted son.
The show is May 27/28 (Wed/Thurs) @7:30 and May 29/30 (Fri/Sat) @8:30at the Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage. 267 E Main St, Gloucester. (above St Peters club) Advance Tickets $15 may be reserved by credit card online at www.capeanncinema.com. Will call tickets $15 if reserved by phone (978) 509-6000. Student and Family Discounts by calling. $18 night of the show.
More local screenings for Amira & Sam update from Meg Montagnino-Jarrett, Executive Producer
“With a great interview and push for Veterans to attend, Boston radio station’s WAAF’s Mistress Carrie has been promoting our film Amira & Sam that will screen starting this Friday, April 10th until Thursday, April 16th at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA.
Skype Q & A with writer/director Sean Mullin after 8pm showing on Friday 4/10 and after the 3pm on Sunday the 12th !”
Meg Montagnino Associate Producer of this film-
Cat Ryan submits-
Single-screen movie houses whether intimate (Cape Ann Cinema and Stage) or grand (Ziegfield) are a luxury. Seeing a movie in a place like that is an event. The really good ones can make you feel like you’re about to see a masterpiece. And then there are movies that must be seen on a big screen and that invite a shared cultural experience. Sometimes both. You just have to leave the house. If you missed the recent Gloucester premier for the movie Amira & Sam at Cape Ann Cinema, get ready to mark your calendar for two more Massachusetts premiers. The movie will be shown this weekend ONE NIGHT ONLY for a very special Boston screening and again next week in Salem, details for both as follows:
First up—BOSTON. This Saturday, February 21, join writer-director Sean Mullin and star Dina Shihabi for a One Night Only screening Amira and Sam. Mullin works out of LA and is promoting his debut feature. AMIRA & SAM – Boston – One Night Only
What: Amira and Sam special Boston screening with Director and cast member(s)
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7pm
Where: Theater 1 and Space 57 at the Revere Hotel, Boston, MA
Purchase tickets here
Discounted tickets for students and military (active, reserve, and veteran)!
Next week, SALEM. Premiers Thursday February 26th with a special screening and skype Q&A with the writer-director Sean Mullin. The Q&A at the Gloucester premier was great fun thanks to Mullin’s smart, quick wit. The movie will continue its Salem run through March 5th.
What: Amira and Sam special Salem premier with skype Q&A
When: Salem premier, Thursday, February 26, 2015 with Skype Q&A
February 27-March 5th daily screenings
Where: Drafthouse Films, Salem, MA
Purchase tickets here:
MOVIE FANS, I’m wondering about movie trailers and previews. Love ‘em or hate ‘em?
Don’t forget about last week’s suggestion of going to see Alastair Moock concert on Saturday at The Cabot in Beverly. Should be a fun show! According to their website, tickets are still available.
Also don’t forget that the Cape Ann Museum is free for residents this month and SHOULD NOT be missed!!
A great and inexpensive way to inspire your budding athletes….in this case, especially your daughters.
Watch Harvard Women’s Hockey take on Cornell on Saturday. They’re hoping to beat their attendance record and would love your help. If you wear White to their Bright-Landry Hockey Center (hence the White the Bright) you also get to spin the prize wheel. Total bonus is that Adult tickets are only $10 and children 12 and Under are totally FREE. So, take in an awesome Ivy League hockey game for super cheap and then spend the money you saved at Fire and Ice or somewhere else cool.
The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is always a no brainer…I’m sure I’ve said that before, but some weekends are even better than others…and, hence, are worth singling out and mentioning. The following activity, for example, sounds excellent.
Wingmasters Presents North American Birds of Prey at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Tickets range from $10-$13 depending on whether or not you’re a member.
Come see live birds of prey up close in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to the different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls. We’ll discuss the special features these birds have that enable them to be successful predators at the top of the food chain. We’ll talk about how they hunt, what they eat, and their amazing vision, hearing, and feathers. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see birds such as the golden eagle, red-tailed hawk, saw-whet owl, and more (birds subject to change).
With no professional football scheduled (obviously) and Superbowl hype building by the second, I can’t think of a better weekend to make the little trek to the Hall at Patriot Place to further inspire your little ones…and get them revved up prior to the big game. Patriot Place is also a great destination for some shopping and dining. My boys are CRAZY about the Bass Pro Shops!
The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon is an exciting, innovative and interactive, modern museum experience for all ages. The Kraft family long considered the best way to honor the greatest Patriots of all time while simultaneously preserving Patriots history. They scored a touchdown when they opened The Hall in September of 2008.
The family’s investment in The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon accomplishes its goal to give Patriots fans a unique, technologically advanced venue to relive and celebrate great moments and great players and even recall some of the hard times that make all fans, including long-time season ticket holder Robert Kraft, appreciate the recent Super Bowl championships. The Hall will impress Patriots and football fans alike.
The Hall is a modern “museum” that takes guests through Patriots and New England football history in a cutting-edge way, utilizing amazing video and audio to tap into fans’ emotions in a manner never before seen in a sports museum.
Kicking it old school…. Don’t forget to go bowling and/or ice skating! This weekend you can also make a date to see Paddington because it was super cute.
Outdoor Skating in the winter is a must.
Here are some hotspots:
Every October, the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main Street in Gloucester hosts a large block of documentary films, called DoctoberFest. This year’s line-up features 12 great films and an author event, and runs October 1-10, but this year is different than other years, in that it marks a special anniversary––this October 1, the Cape Ann Community Cinema turns 5.
“We have always hoped for this day to come, and are so grateful to the people that have made it possible––our patrons,” says Robert Newton, Cinema founder and creative director. “I’m so awed by what we have accomplished together.”
This summer, CACC and its patrons raised over $50,000 via a crowd-funding campaign on the web platform Indiegogo. The money raised is going toward a variety of fortifications, including a new industry-standard digital projection system, lighting and signage, and a feature film called “This Is Cape Ann,” which will premiere in 2014.
The line-up for this year’s DoctoberFest is as follows:
“Ocean Frontiers” [Tues. Oct. 1 @ 7:30pm]––How do we meet our ever-expanding demands on the ocean, without destroying it? The answer is explored in this award-winning film that presents inspiring stories of citizens coming together for the sake of their sea. Hosted by Sea Commons, the newly-formed local citizens’ group, which is offering tickets for just $5.00.
“In Conversation With… Author Ben Urwand” [Wed. Oct. 2 @ 7:30pm]––This author event features the acclaimed writer of the new book “The Collaboration,” which suggests that the Hollywood studios worked closely with the Nazi regime during the 1930s to tailor their films for a German audience. All guests of this event receive a free movie ticket.
“Herb & Dorothy 50×50” [Thurs. Oct. 3 @ 7:30pm]––Prolific art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made one of the largest gifts in history, a whopping 2,500 pieces divided up among all 50 U.S. states. Director Megumi Sasaki personally presents her film and hosts a Q&A after.
“Furever” [Fri. Oct. 4 @ 7:30pm]––Join Cape Ann Animal Aid in this benefit evening with the new film that explores the dimensions of grief people feel over the loss of a pet, examining the sociological evolutions of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in the family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. Not for the super-sensitive.
“La Camioneta” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 2:30pm]––Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day.
“Red Obsession” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 5:00pm]––For centuries, Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of fine wines as a leitmotif of wealth, power and influence, and recently, prices for its prestigious “first growth” red wines have been breaking all records, thanks to a booming Chinese economy. Narrated by Russell Crowe.
“Good Ol’ Freda” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 7:30pm]––The Beatles’s secretary, Freda Kelly, is the enchanting subject of this warm, untold tale. Featuring a live Beatles set by local tribute band Studio Two.
“This Is Spinal Tap” [Sat. Oct. 5 @ 10:00pm]––Rob Reiner’s 1982 mockumentary, starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer as England’s loudest (heavy metal) band, has been called “the funniest movie ever made.”
“Nicky’s Family” [Sun. Oct. 6 @ 4:00pm]––Englishman Nicholas Winton (now 102 years old) organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II, a story that would have been forgotten were it not for his wife’s discovery of a suitcase in their attic 50 years later. Eva Paddock, one of “Winton’s Children,” will appear at the screening and will host a Q&A after.
“The Act Of Killing” [Sun. Oct. 6 @ 6:30pm]––Documentary titans Werner Herzog and Errol Morris produced this haunting tale of mass murder, perpetrated by Indonesian gangster Anwar Congo in 1965-66, when he personally killed over 1,000 people. Congo reenacts some of his favorite murders for the cameras, and speaks about his memories and feelings. Not for the super-sensitive.
“The Triumph” [Mon. Oct. 7 @ 6:30pm]––From a tiny village in Bosnia-Herzegovina comes a warning to the world…and a message of hope. Does one woman know the future of mankind, or is it (Catholic) mass hysteria?
“Room To Breathe” [Tues. Oct. 8 @ 7:30pm]––A San Francisco public middle school, part of a troubled district high in suspensions and disciplinary actions, is introduced to mindfulness meditation. Hosted by Brenda Kelleher.
“Doctored” [Wed. Oct. 9 @ 7:30pm]––This shocking new documentary on the monopolization of our medical system is hosted by O’Maley Mobile Fitness.
“Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm” [Thurs. Oct. 10 @ 8:00pm]––Director Jacob Hatley’s intimate documentary finds Levon Helm (legendary member of The Band) at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight. With a live Band tribute by Joe Unis, Ryan Alto & Friends.
Tickets for all features are $10.00 adults, $8.50 students & seniors, and $7.00 for Cinema Members. Tickets for all features are available at the box office, with tickets for select features available online atwww.CapeAnnCinema.com.
The CACC’s next festival is the Cape Ann Film Festival, which runs from November 1-17, with the line-up to be announced on Friday, October 11th.
I wanted to write and see if you would be interested in mentioning the below special event, taking place this Sunday, January 6th at Cape Ann Cinema in Gloucester MA, on your website?
The below press release has more information for you regarding the special premiere event for Chris Colfer’s (Glee) new movie STRUCK BY LIGHTNING opening January 6th in select theatres. Chris both wrote and stars in the film alongside an all star ensemble cast of Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Hyland, Rebel Wilson and Allison Janney.
Tribeca Film in a partnership with Emerging Pictures will be bringing “Glee” star Chris Colfer’s film debut, the high school comedy Struck By Lightning, to theaters nationwide for a special interactive Q&A screening event on Sunday, January 6th. Cinemas across the country will host the film’s theatrical premiere the same time as its red-carpet launch in Los Angeles. All over the United States, audiences will have a chance to see the film in theaters before its January 11th theatrical release date. Chris will participate remotely from the LA premiere for a live and interactive webcast Q&A at the conclusion of the film. Viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions via Twitter. A full list of participating theaters can be found athttp://www.tribecafilm.com/struckbylightning.
In addition to starring in the movie, Colfer also wrote the screenplay for the film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and was met with a standing ovation. Directed with awareness and exuberance by Brian Dannelly (Saved!), the highly anticipated film also stars Allison Janney, Polly Bergen, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Hyland and Angela Kinsey.
High school senior Carson Phillips (Chris Colfer) was destined for bigger things than his close-minded small town could ever offer. He was on a path to greatness, but destiny had a different plan when he was suddenly killed by a bolt of lightning in his school parking lot.
Demonstrating that life is what happens while you’re busy planning your future, Carson recounts the last few weeks of his life via witty, insightful flashbacks, including a blackmail scheme targeting the popular kids in school that he concocts with his best friend (Rebel Wilson, Bridesmaids), and a home life that includes a mother (Allison Janney, Juno, “The West Wing”) who’s more interested in the bottle than her son’s future and an estranged father (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) who suddenly appears with a pregnant fiancée (Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”).
Struck By Lightning is a co-production between Permut Presentations and Camellia Entertainment in association with Inphenate and Evil Media Empire. It is produced by David Permut, Roberto Aguire and Mia Chang. Along with Colfer, the executive producers include Jason Michael Berman, Glenn Rigberg and Lawrence Kopeikin. Co-producers on the project are Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Steve Longi, and Mark Moran.
Jeeze I have great memories of going to the movies there in my youth. That building was so cool with the architecture.
I’d love to see some old photos if anyone has any they can scan.
Infamous one? you got anything at the Cape Ann Museum?
Mayor Kirk and some of Jimmy T’s fans watch survivor at the Cape Ann Cinema.
Cheers came every time Jimmy appeared on the screen.
It’s was a great place to watch our local hero Survive Episode One.
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Art installation and celebration at Halibut Point
Cape Ann Cinema
Schooner open house
Sargent Museum to host birthday party