BRT presents Films at their Finest
“From Here to Eternity” …………
by Cate Murway
Did you ever wish you could escape the world for just awhile?
Well, now you can.
The Bristol Riverside Theatre is currently presenting a Movie Night Series, showing classic films for just $5.00 a ticket!
Come on in and almost feel like you are physically transported back in time, a black and white character in a little corner of peace and quiet and celluloid.
The BRT isn't attempting to "emulate" anything. It's authentic, with a classic wide single screen and a vintage movie theater setting; a real gem in historic Bristol on the Delaware for all, including movie purists.
Their 25th Anniversary season marks the start of a new, revitalized vision, with a move toward more, and even more varied, programming. The BRT encompasses live theatre, a performing arts center and concerts.
“Adding films is one more aspect”, shared BRT Managing Director Amy Kaissar.
Become part of all that is exciting, surprising and vital about the Bristol Riverside Theatre as they venture into their next 25 years.
Wide screen almost guarantees that you will feel transformed to another place and time while watching a movie. It will feel more like an event than a film when you are in a theater of yesteryear.
There really is no bad seat in the house. The BRT has an intimate, private, timeless feel and the balcony area offers another great view. Watching from “the mezzanine”, the balcony seating hearkens to a different time. It is an interesting experience, adding a whole other layer to the movie. One cannot help being drawn in and deeply moved by the events and the amazingly vivid sound.
Choose your venue among the kids movies and classics, presented with class and atmosphere. The BRT is an independent riverside theatre with a lot of history, exuding an inviting, friendly feel that can make one nostalgic for childhood.
At this time, four showing sessions have been scheduled on the theater’s "dark nights".
The movie adaptation of the Broadway musical “Annie” was the première film last Sunday. The charming tousled-hair orphan, determined to find her parents, won over the audience with the familiar songs of “Tomorrow” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”.
Mark this coming Sunday, March 4th on your calendar for a seamless combination of high drama, romance and action.
BRT Managing Director Amy Kaissar is most excited to see this outstanding motion picture smash screen adaptation for her first time ever. “From Here to Eternity”, a WW II drama features an all-star cast, and is commonly considered to be one of the best movies of all time. It was shot on location in the Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where the aspirations and frustrations of the characters are brought sharply into focus.
"If a man don't go his own way, he's nothin," says Montgomery Clift in the superbly realized melodrama.
Two inter-related, parallel love stories, both being emotionally dangerous, forbidden and career threatening, are inter-cut together during the film.
This is a classic high-calibre acting bonanza with top-drawer performances from Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra. Look for George Reeves [TV’s Superman] in this movie.
Lancaster and Kerr's surf-kissed embrace is one of the classic romantic scenes in movies.
This real and immensely touching film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations and proved to be an instant hit with critics and the public alike. The Southern California Motion Picture Council inscribed, "A motion picture so great in its starkly realistic and appealing drama that mere words cannot justly describe it."
This singular cinematic masterpiece, one of the landmarks of American film, was not only one of the top grossing films of 1953, but one of the ten highest-grossing films of the decade.
In 2002, the US Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The movie starts at 7:30PM. Doors open one hour prior to movie time.
The remainder of the selections scheduled after the BRT preliminary poll are:
4.15.12 “Charlotte's Web”; “Gone With the Wind” and “Space Balls”.
According to Amy Kaissar, “Gone With the Wind” is the most popular request. I am looking forward to seeing it on a big screen.”
4.16.12 “Wizard of Oz”
Tickets are just $5.00 each for adults and for any child old enough to sit through a movie.
Concessions will be sold in the lobby. Choices include gelato, candies, crackers, cookies, popcorn and refreshments.
You’ll love that you have found the Bristol Riverside Theatre with its abundance of charm and unique decor in the lobby. It's truly special!
The BRT is a very convenient, perfectly scenic riverside location near the Bristol Lions Park, the gazebo and the wharf. Take a stroll around the park and stop for a great meal in one of the many restaurants nearby.
The BRT is accessible by both SEPTA Trains [R7] and Buses.
Bristol Riverside Theatre
120 Radcliffe Street
P.O. Box 1250
Bristol, PA 19007
Box Office 9:30AM -4:30PM
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