BLUE VALENTINE & Oscar News at THE NEON

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Hello Everyone. As predicted, MADE IN DAGENHAM only had enough business to stick around for one week...that's not to say that audiences didn't love the film - they did. If you still want to catch it, today (1/27) will be its last day. On Friday, we will open the much-anticipated film BLUE VALENTINE - a huge hit at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and more. Numerous critics have given the film a 100% review, and Michelle Williams just earned an Oscar nomination for her performance. Speaking of Oscar nominations...NEON titles popped up in several categories. THE KING'S SPEECH, nominated for 12 … [Read more...]



THE NEON – MADE IN DAGENHAM Set For One Week Only!

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Hello Everyone. It's time for us to move along. Today (1/20/2011) will be our last day for BLACK SWAN, and MADE IN DAGENHAM - starring the enchanting Sally Hawkins - will start tomorrow (1/21/2011). That said, you'll have to move fast if you want to see DAGENHAM...we only plan to have the film for one week...that's because BLUE VALENTINE is set to open on January 28. Synopsis for MADE IN DAGENHAM: "Based on a true story, MADE IN DAGENHAM portrays a decisive moment in that decade of upheaval, when the fight for equal rights and pay was led - unexpectedly - by ordinary working-class women … [Read more...]



2 Hits and Events Galore at THE NEON!

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Hello Everyone. It's been a long, long time since we've had two hits with such longevity. We're going to hold onto both BLACK SWAN and THE KING'S SPEECH for another week...and we're currently planning to open MADE IN DAGENHAM on January 21. That said, the Golden Globes this Sunday may end up moving our entire schedule around for the coming weeks...and the upcoming Oscar nominations will also play a part. I'll keep you posted. BLACK SWAN Official Site. THE KING'S SPEECH Official Site. In the next few weeks, we have numerous special events. In each case, THE NEON has been rented by a … [Read more...]



THE NEON is Flying High!

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Hello Everyone. Since December 25, THE NEON has seen almost 4,000 customers (a 10-day total of 3898, to be exact)! That's incredible. Once again, I thank you for your support! We're going to hold onto both BLACK SWAN and THE KING'S SPEECH for another week...and we're currently planning to open MADE IN DAGENHAM on January 14. Here are a few notes on upcoming special events: "Jasmine "Jazz" Taylor, a 2006 alumnus of Stivers School of the Arts and graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, will premiere the DVD of a fashion show fundraiser … [Read more...]



Holiday Success at THE NEON! Thank You!!

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Hello Everyone. I returned to Dayton on December 24 (after visiting with my folks for a couple days) to find that we had lost exclusivity with our engagement of THE KING'S SPEECH...and I'll admit I was disappointed and a bit heartbroken. But I shouldn't have been. More Daytonians supported THE KING'S SPEECH at THE NEON than at any of the multiplexes...and I thank you for your support! We have had a couple sell-outs and numerous large audiences since the film opened on December 25, and people are absolutely loving the film. If you haven't seen it yet, we hope to see you soon! If you've … [Read more...]



THE KING’S SPEECH – Exclusively at THE NEON!

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Hello Everyone. I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that THE KING'S SPEECH will open exclusively at THE NEON on December 25. Being that the 25th is a Saturday, our schedule is a bit strange this week. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST will play through Friday, THE KING'S SPEECH starts Saturday, and BLACK SWAN will hold. And speaking of BLACK SWAN...Wow! What a weekend! For a film that opened on multiple screens, BLACK SWAN was our biggest opening of the year. (That said, CRAZY HEART - which we had exclusively for one week back in January - was still our best.) Synopsis for THE … [Read more...]



BLACK SWAN & TAMARA DREWE at The Neon!

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Hello Everyone. There are two films that so many people have been talking & asking about, and this Friday marks the opening of the first - Darren Aronofsky's BLACK SWAN, starring Natalie Portman. (The other film - THE KING'S SPEECH - is right around the corner...with 7 Golden Globe Nominations.) If you still need to see 127 HOURS, you only have until Thursday to see it at THE NEON. (All these films are certain to be Oscar contenders in a couple months...so don't miss seeing them on the big screen.) On Friday, in addition to BLACK SWAN, we will open a much smaller film directed by … [Read more...]



The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest & Other Great NEON News!

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THIS JUST IN!!!  BLACK SWAN has moved up!  It will now open on December 17th (instead of the 22nd)! Hello Everyone. First off, I need to let you know that FAIR GAME will have its last day at THE NEON on Thursday. Folks have been loving this film, but attendance fell drastically this weekend...so it has to go. For remaining showtimes, please visit our website. 127 HOURS will stick around. Before I move forward with more of this week's news, I'm delighted to let you know that we have managed to book a film that is destined to be a huge hit with us. THE KING'S SPEECH, which I saw and … [Read more...]



Holiday Film Series & More at THE NEON

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Hello Everyone. This newsletter will be short and sweet. We've got 2 great films...and they're both performing very well...so they're gonna stick around. 127 HOURS and FAIR GAME were a great mix for us over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. If you still need to see either one, hurry on down! The Downtown Holiday Festival will begin this year's Children's Holiday Film Series on Saturday! Films are FREE for children 12 and under...and only $2 for adults. This week's selection is a film that is absolute magic on the big screen. Though not often thought of as a holiday film, MEET ME IN ST. … [Read more...]



Toronto – THE FILMS – Day #3 (and THE STARS (galore))

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Today was minimal in regards to number of films screened...due to circumstances beyond my control.  But the 2 films I did screen were wonderful.  (I paid $15 for a cab to get me to a screening of 127 HOURS on time...only to find out that it had been pushed back - which conflicted with my next screening.)  Alas, I only saw two films and attended one hell of a party! First off, I saw a film that Weinstein Co. has picked up - THE KING'S SPEECH - starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Cater.  The film is fantastic!  Based on a true story of the relationship between the stammering … [Read more...]