Soft Opening and Thoughts on Imaginary Insect-Human Hybrids


First, thanks to Matt Soergel and Kelly Jordan for some super coverage in the Florida Times-Union this Monday.  I hope this article brings the theatre to the attention of folks outside of our fair neighborhood, in addition to giving some more exciting information to our loyal followers.

http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2011-12-05/story/renovated-5-points-theatre-open-week-sun-ray-cinema

I spontaneously started clapping when Tim got the first image on the screen.  What were we watching?  The trailer for Legally Blonde II.  Cinema at its finest, no?

We will open with a very light schedule for the next week or so as final tweaks are made to the theatre before our grand opening week beginning December 20th with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.

From 12/9 through 12/14 our schedule will be:

MELANCHOLIA 7:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xsm46s2Gg&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE 9:50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okZZca4EfAQ&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

Neither film is exactly a heartwarmer, but it’s kind of fun to open with such dark movies when I’m feeling so positive about what’s going on at the theatre.  A recent comment from a 5 Points fan about Human Centipede really got me thinking, though.  In the spirit of  the Full Sequence, here’s some Full Disclosure:  I didn’t get past 15 minutes of the first Human Centipede.  This film is a hit with folks who love horror films, but I am not one of them, and I hope that’s OK.  I’m also not much of a rom-com lover, or especially into samurai films, but that doesn’t mean the theatre won’t play those films.

The thing that the commenter said that stuck in my craw was that just knowing about the film was like accidentally seeing your parents have sex.  That’s just not a fair comparison.  No one is going to accidentally see this movie.  And all of our parents?  They DID have sex.  The premise of HCII?  Fictional, didn’t happen. It’s not as though we’re going to focus on playing films with outlandish scenarios, though I understand that argument may fall flat considering the apocalyptic nuptials theme of MELANCHOLIA.

Anyway, watch it or don’t.  Be grossed out or not.  But the fact of the matter is, this isn’t a snuff film or a kiddie porn it’s just a fairly ludicrous horror movie that hasn’t played in town yet.

Some less controversial highlights:

Will Green cutting the last leg for our new tables

And a few selections from our popcorn fixins bar!!!