Beat the heat in July with a day at the movies

Dear Movie fans,

We have a packed July calendar with some amazing films, Check out a few highlights:


  • July’s free movie is Ghostbusters (1984) on July 15. Use the promo code “Slimer” during checkout for the promotion.
  • Summer Screentime: Starting July 12, we are screening family favorites every Wednesday at 3pm for $3. Perfect if you are looking to get the kids out of the house for a few hours, or if you just want to skip work and enjoy an afternoon of throwback movies. The movies in order are Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Goosebumps (2015), Hook (1991), Jumanji (1995), Karate Kid (1984), Lyle Lyle Crocodile (2022), Matilda (1996), and Stuart Little (1999).
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) is playing July 14. If we sell enough tickets, we will continue to play all the Star Wars movies. It’s up to the fans to decide.
  • Try our movie series Sleeper Cinema. Penélope Cruz stars as Sophia in Open Your Eyes (1997), a role she would reprise in 2001’s Vanilla Sky, an American remake of the film.
  • Stay Awake (2002) is a newer film starring Chrissy Metz (This is Us). This film was written & directed by Jamie Sisley. STAY AWAKE world premiered to a rousing reception at the 2022 Berlinale where it won 2 awards, Special Mention in Generation and the Cinema Vision 14plus Award given by AG Kino Gilde. The only American film to win any awards at 2022 Berlinale. The film went on to screen at numerous film festivals in the US including being the Opening Night Film of the San Francisco International Film Festival (where it sold out 800+ seats) and winning the Audience Award and Special Jury Recognition at the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival. Internationally, the film won Best Film – Audience Award at Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland) and Best Film Generator 18+ at Giffoni Film Festival (Italy) amongst others.
  • There are many other great films in the lineup. Check out the full schedule Full Schedule

We also have our July Movie Donation Page up. The money raised goes to paying our minimums and ensuring that we are able to continue bringing cinema to Sacramento for a long time. Click here to help (Donate Here)

Let’s Spend August at the Movies

While our live events have rebounded to post-pandemic levels, our movie audiences are down roughly 80%. This has put us in a bind. Many nights, we are losing money by opening to show movies. We have made the decision to continue to open, as we feel the crowds, no matter how small deserve to be entertained.

That said, we are experimenting with a new movie pricing structure for August. All movie prices are on a donation basis for the month. Have $1 and want to see a movie? No problem. Have more, feel free to donate more. We do not want to price out anyone who enjoys a trip out to the movies. Please visit to get your tickets now.

Tickets at the door will continue to be $10, so if you don’t want to get tickets online, you can purchase them right at the door as well.

Now to the good stuff, what are we showing?

Stop-Motion Movie Weekend August 5-7

August 5: ParaNorman (2012) – A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Rated PG

August 6: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) – A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Rated PG

August 7: The Boxtrolls (2014) – A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Rated PG

What else?

August 11: Ginger and Fred (1986) – This Fredrico Fellini film was the winner of three Golden Globes, Italy awards and nominated for Best Foreign Film Golden Globes, USA. It follows Amelia and Pippo as they are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act on a TV variety show. Rated PG-13

August 12: Sharp Stick (2022) – Lena Dunham wrote, directed, and produced this film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Sarah Jo, the stories protagonist, is a naive 26-year-old living on the fringes of Hollywood with her mother and sister. She just longs to be seen. When she begins an affair with her older employer, she is thrust into an education on sexuality, loss and power. Rated R

August 13: Misery (1990) – After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. Kathy Bates won the Academy Award for best actress for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in this Rob Reiner film based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Rated R

August 14: Spaceballs (1987) – This Mel Brooks classic is about a star-pilot for hire and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save Planet Druidia from the clutches of the evil Spaceballs. Rated PG

August 21: UHF (1989) – Written by and starring ‘Weird’ Al’ Yankovic. An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local television station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. Rated PG-13

August 28: Children’s Film Festival Seattle: Best of the Fest (2022) – There are two programs, animated and live action, curated by the Seattle Children’s Film Festival. Each program contains many short films that are sure to captivate the imagination of the young, and young at heart.

VHcreSt Knights

Oh you aren’t gonna want to miss this one, for July’s monthly VHS series VHcreSt – we present to you the 1986 classic Knights of the City.  If you have been to one of our other VHcreSts; Toxic Avenger, Mac and Me, Garbage Pail Kids, Super Mario Bros, and Showgirls; you know this is a night not to be missed.  VHcreSt is for tape-heads as well as fans of schlock from the 1980s and 1990s on the format you want to see it on, upscaled to our big screen.  This is an event that is as much a treat for our staff as it is for the audience.  Bring some of your tapes from home if you are looking to trade.  Tickets are only $5, hope to see you in the city!

July 28 at 8PM.

We’re All Going To The Crest

Thursday July 21 at 7PM, we have the new indie horror We’re All Going To The World’s Fair.  This is filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun’s first feature film and we are beyond thrilled to have their movie here at the Crest Theatre, for one night only!

If you recognize the musical styles in the trailer, the soundtrack was composed from Pennsylvania’s own, Alex G, or previously known as (sandy) Alex G.  His haunting post-Americana lo-fi adds to the rich unnerving footage of the film.

Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her.

agen sbobet slot depo 10k akun pro kamboja slot thailand slot server thailand slot thailand casino online slot kamboja bp77 imbajp slot thailand slot demo slot dana 5000 slot gacor link slot gacor slot 10k h slot 10k