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January 2018

The Shining

January 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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$5

Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While Jack slowly gets more violent and angry of his life, his son, Danny, tries to use a special talent, the "Shining", to inform the people outside about whatever that is going on in the hotel. Directed by Stanley Kubrick Stars Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd

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Whale Rider

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny. Directed by Niki Caro Stars Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene and Vicky Haughton CommonSense Media Rating: 11+ All Family Classics include an opening tradition featuring a Warner Bros cartoon and prelude concert from the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Tickets just $4. Box Office opens at 9:30 am.

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The Sound of Music

January 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become ... Directed by Robert Wise Stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker

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The Ice Storm

January 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  Directed by Ang Lee Stars Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver

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Hugo

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Directed by Martin Scorsese Stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Asa Butterfield CommonSense Media Rating: 8+ All Family Classics include an opening tradition featuring a Warner Bros cartoon and prelude concert from the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Tickets just $4. Box Office opens at 9:30 am.

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

January 31 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town. Directed by Robert Altman Stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Rene Auberjonois Introduction by Peter Lurie. Q&A follows the movie.

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