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 crestsacramento.com 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
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.