Corydon Times

'A Dog's Purpose'
Last weekend was another successful Sunday matinee. The attendance was good and everyone voted in favor of the 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon shows. Hopefully that will continue and the newness will not wear off.

This week we have ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ and before we go any further, the claims of abuse of the dogs has been proven false. The story was started by TMZ the cable news channel and was completely marked as some of the bad news that seems to be floating around these days.

The film was released Jan. 27 and we are showing it in 2D only. It is 100 minutes long and rated PG and has been called a great family movie. Based on a popular 2010 novel by humorist Bruce Cameron, it stars Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton.

A movie for those that like dogs and for those that like family stories, ‘A Dog's Purpose’ shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the families and generations of which he is part. He teaches them how to laugh, love and live together.

Feb 20, 2017, 14:35

'La La Land'
I promised to let you know how the first Sunday Matinee went—and I feel it was a complete success.

We had almost 60 paid admissions and all but two voted that they liked the idea. If you didn't see the movie ‘Hidden Figures,’ it was a good one. That probably helped get a crowd too.

This week our movie is the very popular ‘La La Land.’ It is PG-13 because of some language and is considered to be a comedy, drama, romance musical and they get that all done in 128 minutes.

Mia, an aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician scrapes through life by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars.

Feb 13, 2017, 10:28

'Monster Trucks'
Don’t forget the special showing of ‘Paper Tigers’ this Thursday Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. It is sponsored by Marion County Public Health and is a movie followed by a discussion of educating traumatized youth. The program is not for children.

Now to our regular movie this week. We will be showing the live action and animation PG film ‘Monster Trucks.’ It is one hour and 40 minutes long and it is in 2D only all three showings.

Looking for anyway to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp Coley, (Lucas) a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. An accident at a nearby oil-drilling site blows up a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and talent for speed. Tripp names him Creech and he feels he may have just found the key for getting out of town and he has found a most unlikely friend.

Creech is able to crawl inside his pickup truck and act as a supercharged engine. They work together to keep an oil company from wrecking havoc on the town.

Feb 6, 2017, 10:16

'Hidden Figures'
This is the first weekend of Sunday matinees at the Wayne Theatre and there will be no 7:30 p.m. movie on Sunday! Old habits are hard to break and we will be showing the matinees on a trial basis through February, March and April. Let us know what you think. Use the ballot box in the lobby to vote yes or no.

If we show a 3D movie it will be on Friday evening. The rest of the time the films will be shown in 2D.

You can always get this information by calling the theatre at 641-872-2750, or by checking the movie ad in the weekly Times Republican. I hope this new schedule is not too confusing.

The first movie with the new schedule is an Academy Award nominee. ‘Hidden Figures’ is rated PG and is a family movie full of American history. It will be shown only in 2D on Friday and Saturday evening and the new matinee on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. No movie Sunday evening.

As the U. S. raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African American mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in American history. The movie is based on the true story of three of these women known as human computers.

Jan 30, 2017, 10:18

'Rogue One—A Star Wars Story'
This will be the second week for 'Rogue One—A Star Wars Story.' I have had lots of question about our scheduling that movie for two weeks. The major reason is because the distribution companies will not let us have it any other way.

The Disney Company requires any theater that is not a seven-day theater must hold the movie for two weekends. It will probably available later for just a one weekend run, but there is no indication it will be anytime soon.

We hope there are still some people that have not seen the film that grossed almost $500 million dollars since Christmas.

Jan 23, 2017, 13:59