Appalachian Theatre announces expanded schedule of fall films, cinema classics series joins BOONE DOCS for "Cinema Sundays"
Due to the success of the inaugural BOONE DOCS documentary film series in
2020-21, the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) has announced an expanded schedule of screenings including a new Cinema Classics series. On seven different weekends during the autumn months, “Cinema Sundays at the App Theatre” will bring both documentary films and much-loved, family-friendly classics to audiences throughout the High Country region and beyond.
Perpetuating a cinematic tradition that dates back to 1938 when the venerable art deco “movie palace” opened on King Street in the heart of Boone, the Cinema Classics series will formally launch during the upcoming holiday season. In the interim, it will tease theatre-goers with a much-loved film that will be screened at the theatre, in person at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 19 in conjunction with “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”
It is the only holiday that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. “It’s been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents and even on the International Space Station,” according to co-creators John Baur and Mark Summers. The App Theatre invites audiences to don their best pirate regalia (no swords, please) and celebrate the best pirate film ever produced while practicing their best pirate jargon. “ARRRRG!”
When the studio prohibited the App Theatre from mentioning the title of this popular 1987 film directed by Rob Reiner and featuring Dred Pirate Roberts, Executive Director Laura Kratt replied, “Inconceivable!”, but offered the following hints: the movie stars Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, and Andre the Giant, and includes with the legendary catchphrase, “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” For the name of this iconic film, go to www.apptheatre.com.
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