Here’s where you can watch Captain Marvel tonight

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain Marvel, is about to hit theaters! The film is slated to open tomorrow, March 8th, but a bunch of theaters will be screening it early, today, March 7th.

Here’s where you can catch it tonight:

  • Bennington Cinemas, Bennington. 7:00PM, 8:00PM, and 9:30PM (3D).
  • Bijou Cineplex 4, Morrisville. 7:00PM.
  • Essex Cinemas, Essex. 7:00PM (3D) and 8:30PM (3D).
  • Flagship Cinemas, Rutland. 7:00PM and 9:35PM.
  • Latchis Theater, Brattleboro. 7:00PM and 9:20PM.
  • Majestic 10, Williston. 7:00PM, 8:20PM (3D), and 9:20PM.
  • Merrill Theater, Burlington. 7:00PM.
  • Middlebury Marquis, Middlebury. 7:00PM.
  • Palace 9, South Burlington. 7:00PM and 9:30PM.
  • Paramount Theater, Barre. 7:00PM and 7:35PM.
  • Springfield Cinemas 3, Springfield. 7:00PM (3D), 8:00PM, and 9:00PM.
  • Star Theater, St. Johnsbury. 7:00PM and 8:00PM (3D).
  • Stowe Cinemas, Stowe. 7:00PM and 9:15PM (3D).
  • Welden Theater, St. Albans.

Here’s where you it opens normally:

  • Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield.
  • Village Picture Show, Manchester.

DeadFi Productions will release its first full-length feature film, Incident at Montauk

DeadFi productions has done a number of short, found-footage horror films over the years, and this year, they’ll level up and produce their first full-length project, Incident at Montauk.

The incident refers to a conspiracy theory about at Air Force station in the area that was supposedly home to some secret experiments. According to the production, the film picks those conspiracies up:

The film reveals the footage of Jed Logan, who after witnessing a UFO, discovers his sighting is linked to a secret government project. This leads him down a dangerous path to uncover the truth at a former military base.

Full details here.

Rutland’s Paramount Theater will premiere sci-fi film Axcellerator

It’s not often that Vermont is home to a world premiere. Rutland’s Paramount Theater announced that it will be screening a new science fiction film, Axcellerator, on January 25th, with two showings at 6PM and 8:30PM.

The film is helmed by Rutland director David Giancola through his local film company, Edgewood Studios. and was filmed around Rutland, according to a press release on Vermont Business Magazine. The film’s cast and crew will be at the screening, with an after-party to take place at the Franklin Conference Center in Howe Center.

The film, according to the release, follows a thief who “stumbles onto a teleportation device and the girl of his dreams, the invention of the century takes them on an adventure of a lifetime.” The film’s cast includes Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Sean Young (Blade Runner, Wall Street) John James (Dynasty) and Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2.)

Tickets are between $6 and $8. A trailer for the film was released in 2017:

2001: A Space Odyssey is coming to the T-Rex Theater

Essex Cinemas has announced that it will be holding a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey next month, on Friday, September 7th.

This year is the film’s 50th anniversary, and it was recently remastered in 4K for a limited re-released in IMAX and “large format theaters.) Vermont doesn’t have an IMAX theater, but Essex Cinemas’ T-Rex is the largest screen in the state.

The theater will hold screenings at 12:30PM, 4:00PM, and 7:30PM, with tickets running from $8 to $11.50 depending on the screening time.

Free screening: The Princess Bride

If you’re looking for a cheap night out next Tuesday, the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center has you covered. It’ll be screening the classic film The Princess Bride on August 7th at 7PM.

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest. Adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by befriended companions along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film effectively preserves the novel’s narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his sick grandson (Fred Savage).

As always, screenings are free, but they’re first-come-first-serve. RSVP here.

Presenting: The GMS Movie Club

GMS Movie Club

Last year, GMS introduced the Geek Mountain State Book Club, hosted through the Pierson Library, with the focus on new science fiction, fantasy and horror titles. Now, we’re making the jump over to film with the GMS Movie Club.

This gathering will be similar to the book club: we’ll gather a group of people to take in and discuss a recently-released science fiction, fantasy or horror film at the Essex Cinemas in Essex. We’ll set a screening date for a new film (the Saturday after the release, in the afternoon), and take in the film. With ten or more people, GMS will get a group rate.

There’s a catch, however: we need to turn in a list of participants to the theater, so signing up ahead of time is required. To join up, sign up for the GMS mailing list, where we’ll let people know about the upcoming film date and time, and take down names for each film.

This week’s film is Chappie, directed by Niell Blomkamp. We’re going to go to the 1:30 pm showing. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP here.

2001: A Space Odyssey Screening

“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”

This is one of the best known science fiction films ever filmed, and later this month, you can see it on the big screen, courtesy of Main Street Landing. They’ll be screening the film on Tuesday, January 27th, at 7pm. Admission is free, but seating is first come, first serve.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the film, plan on seeing it. Here’s the plot:

When Stanley Kubrick recruited Arthur C. Clarke to collaborate on “the proverbial intelligent science fiction film,” it’s a safe bet neither the maverick auteur nor the great science fiction writer knew they would virtually redefine the parameters of the cinema experience. A daring experiment in unconventional narrative inspired by Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel,” 2001 is a visual tone poem (barely 40 minutes of dialogue in a 139-minute film) that charts a phenomenal history of human evolution. From the dawn-of-man discovery of crude but deadly tools in the film’s opening sequence to the journey of the spaceship Discovery and metaphysical birth of the “star child” at film’s end, Kubrick’s vision is meticulous and precise. In keeping with the director’s underlying theme of dehumanization by technology, the notorious, seemingly omniscient “villain” computer HAL 9000 has more warmth and personality than the human astronauts it supposedly is serving.

Last year, I wrote about the creation of the film and novel over on Kirkus Review, if you want some additional background on it. It’s a cool story.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Early Screenings

The final installment of The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies, is coming up. The last (most likely) Peter Jackson Middle Earth film will be landing in theaters throughout next week, and there’s several opportunities to see the movie early.

On Monday, December 15th, two theaters will be holding Hobbit Marathons, and you’ll have the opportunity to see the third film as part of that at the following theaters:

  • Essex Cinemas, Essex. 8:00pm (Marathon)
  • Springfield Cinemas 3, Springfield. 8:00pm.

Across the state, the film will open at a number of theaters early on Tuesday, December 16th:

  • Welden Theatre, St. Albans. 7:00pm
  • Merrill Roxy Theatre, Burlington. 6:00pm
  • Majestic 10, Williston. 7:00pm (HFR/3D), 9:00pm
  • Palace 9, South Burlington. 7:00pm (HFR/3D)
  • Stowe Cinema 3plex, Stowe, 7:00pm
  • Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. 7:00pm
  • Paramount Theatre, Barre. 7:00pm
  • Star Theater, St. Johnsbury. 7:00pm (3D)
  • Bennington Cinemas, Bennington. 7:00pm (3D), 8:00pm (2D), 9:45pm (3D)
  • Bijou Cineplex 4, Morrisville. 7:00pm.

Finally, the movie will be opening regularly on Wednesday, December 17th at the following theaters:

  • Playhouse Theater, Randolph. 7:00pm
  • Village Picture Shows, Manchester Center.
  • Middlebury Marquis, Middlebury.