BEFORE NIXON MET MAO, HE MET ELVIS
"Elvis & Nixon"
Now Playing at the State Theatre
Enjoy Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon in this breezy, free-wheeling, and wickedly funny interpretation of the one of the great confounding moments in American pop culture and political history. The photo of Elvis Presley meeting President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office is the most requested photograph in the US National Archives, and it's that real moment that inspired this whimsical and quirky comedy that Spacey says is "just this side of 'Dr. Strangelove.'" This surreal slice of history is "a reminder not just of simpler times, but of all the other wild untold stories we may never know, just because no camera was there to capture them." (Entertainment Weekly). Rated R, 86 min.
"Captain America: Civil War"
Now Playing at the Bijou by the Bay in 2D and 3D!
Friday, May 13 at 11:00 pm -- This Week's FNF, always at the State
Ryan Reynolds stars as the lesser-known Marvel superhero Deadpool, a foul-mouthed, genetically altered mutant hell-bent on revenge. This is the first R-rated Marvel movie and whoo boy, do they ever earn that "R." It's a raunchy action comedy with a lot of heart and is certainly a harbinger of superhero movies to come. And we're being totally honest. Rated R, 108 min.
LIVE THEATER FOR KIDS AT THE STATE
"Lift Every Voice: The Black Experience in the Heartland" - Free Live Event!
Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am -- This Week's Kids Matinee, always at the State
Instead of our usual family-friendly film this Saturday, have we got a special treat for you! To celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial and Black Americans who made a difference in the American Midwest, Bright Star Touring Theatre presents a special presentation of "Lift Every Voice." Watch the pages of history come to life with interactive scenes, inspiring songs, and meet famous leaders and heroes in this engaging and educational performance. Don't miss it! All Ages, 60 min.
Released just a few months after the untimely death of James Dean, Nicholas Ray's stunning milestone film is remembered not only for Dean's haunting and iconic performance that has become the archetype for nearly every cinematic teenager since, but also for its honest depiction of teenage angst, generational differences, and the very human search for meaning and connection. Not Rated, 111 min.