Jan. 9: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Jan 9 @ 9:05 pm
Steven Spielberg, 1984
Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan

City Cinema; Admission $7

It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring Harrison Ford reprising his role as the title character.

In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India and is asked to find a mystical stone.

We changed the price for the film in the ‘classic film series’ to $7 for a regular ticket or $5 for children under 14.
(Tickets are available at the door or on Eventbrite.ca)

Dec. 26 – Jan. 6: Holiday Lineup

Then for the holidays we are presenting a family film every day at 3PM. The prices for these films will be $7 for adults and $5 for children under 14.
– Tickets available at the door or on eventbrite.ca

City Cinema

The Princess Bride
Wednesday, Dec 26 (Rob Reiner, 1987)
with Robin Wright & Peter Falk

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Thursday, Dec 27 (Mel Stuart, 1971)
with Gene Wilder

Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka prompts a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary. But does Wonka have an agenda hidden amid a world of Oompa Loompas and chocolate rivers?
The Goonies
Friday, Dec. 28 (Richard Donner, 1985)
Sean Austin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father’s attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.
The Iron Giant
Saturday, Dec. 29 (Brad Bird, 87 min.)

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
The Never Ending Story
Sunday, Dec. 30 (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)
with Barret Oliver & Noah Hathaway

While hiding from bullies in his school’s attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The NeverEnding Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must save Fantasia from the destruction of The Nothing.
Monday, Dec 31 (Penny Marshall, 1988)
with Tom Hanks & Elizabeth Perkins

A young boy, Josh Baskin, makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big. He wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (A.k.a Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
Wednesday, Jan 2 (Chris Columbus, 2001)
with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson

An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Sunday, Jan 6 (Chris Columbus, 2002)
with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint & Emma Watson

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Dec. 19: Castle in the Sky

This week, we only have one movie, Castle in the Sky, a superb animated film by Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki. And since this is our last presentation before Christmas, all the tickets for this projection will be $ 5.
– Tickets available at the door or on eventbrite.ca

Castle in the Sky
Wednesday Dec 19, 8:15 p.m.
in Japanese with English Subtitles
Hayao Miyazaki, 1986.

City Cinema; Admission $5.00

Dec. 16: Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky
Dec 16, 3 p.m., in English
Dec. 16, 9:10 p.m., in Japanese with Sub.
Dec 19, 8:15 p.m. in Japanese with Sub.
Hayao Miyazaki, 1986.

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. ‘’Castle in the Sky is Hayao Miyazaki’s second greatest achievement as a director and the first film to be released by Studio Ghibli. It is a culmination of everything he learned from Castle of Cagliostro and Nausicaa and merged into a rollicking adventure story full of wonderful characters and unforgettable set pieces.’’ Adam Cook

Special for the end of the semester for the Miyazaki film. Only $ 5 for UPEI and Holland College students (upon presentation of their student card.

Dec. 15: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Dec. 15, 9:10 p.m.
Steven Spielberg, 1981

City Cinema; Admission $10
The year is 1936 and the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones sets out in search of the fabled Lost Ark of the Covenant, racing a bitter rival and his Nazi cohorts to the prize. Over the course of a hair-raising adventure, Indy endures explosions, spiders, snakes, booby traps, and bad guys in his quest to save the holy relic. Originally released in 1981 as a collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Raiders redefined the possibilities of adventure cinema.

Dec. 14: Mandy

Dec. 14, 9:10 p.m.
Panos Cosmatos, 2018

City Cinema; Admission $10
Mandy premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2018. It received critical acclaim, with praise directed at its style, its originality and Cage’s performance The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.

Dec. 2: Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso
Dec 2, 1:30 p.m., In English
Dec 1 & 2,  9:10 p.m., In Japanese with English subtitles
Hayao Miyazaki, 1992

Before making Princess Mononoke, Hayao Miyazaki made a movie about his favourite subject, aviation!  The film is fantastic, poetic and realistic all at once. He signs here a personal work adapting a manga that he himself wrote. If this is not his best-known film, it’s clearly one of his most beautiful!

In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig.

“Not only does this rank among Miyazaki’s finest achievements, it reflects his personal love of aviation, his political concerns and his fullest expression to date of a non-fantasy world resembling our own.” – Robert Koehler, Variety

Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10, or visit here for advance tickets. For movies in the same week (in the special program by L’Ipéen & The Charlottetown Film Society), keep your ticket from the first show you see for a $5 discount on the others.

Nov. 30: Goodfellas

Nov 30, 9:10 p.m., 18A, coarse language, violence
Martin Scorsese, 1990.
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

City Cinema; Admission $10
The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age. He climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Goodfellas is filmmaking church. One of the greatest mob films, one of the greatest Scorsese films, and all things considered, one of the all time greatest films ever made!
A perfect cast, an amazing director, a rocking soundtrack, and a mafia story unlike any other make this movie the legendary experience it’s regarded as today. ”  Patrick Riley

Nov. 29: Laura

Nov. 29, 9:10 p.m.
Otto Preminger, 1944
Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb

City Cinema; Admission $10
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

”To say anything more about the specifics of the plot would be a disservice to those who’ve yet to see the movie, but suffice it to say that what begins as a murder mystery soon becomes something else entirely, a kind of coldly romantic psychological thriller. From it’s wicked-smart dialogue and whiplash twists to David LaShelle’s Academy Award-winning cinematography and Otto Preminger’s objective staging—his wide, open mis-en-scene never dictates how we should feel about the characters—Laura is all-around masterful and one of most iconic noir films of the 1940s.” Casey Broadwater

Academy Awards for the Best Cinematography.

In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The American Film Institute named it one of the 10 best mystery films of all time. It also appears on Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series.