Monday, January 21, 2013
Director Dan Hayes, a native of Wauwatosa, remembers the "electricity" in the air when the documentary set a record for largest film screening in history over the summer — and looks forward to continuing on with the film's journey.
After a second stint back on the big screen in Marcus theatres across Wisconsin, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight documentary has touched the lives of more than 55,000 viewers, Honor Flight officials say. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Facebook page is chock full of comments from people in the Milwaukee area who saw the film this week, offering gracious praise about the power of the film's message. "I believe people recognize that — in a way — these heroes are the new Ghost Soldiers. Now you see them, now you don't," Stars and Stripes Honor Flight founder Joe Dean said. "Over 1,000 WWII heroes die every single day in this country. It is beyond our ability to describe how grateful we are that so many people recognize this fleeting …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
With plenty of buzz over 'The Avengers,' which opened at South Shore Cinema Friday, movie goers will have an early start to a busy season at the cinema.
Marcus Theatres, which features movies nearby at South Shore Cinema in Oak Creek and Showtime in Franklin, posted a rundown of the films of summer, which begin this weekend, about six weeks before it actually is summer. As "The Avengers" gets the summer movie line-up off to an early start May 4, Johnny Depp's latest movie (and director Tim Burton's latest, too) "Dark Shadows" follows in the next weekend, along with the alien attack adventure, "Battleship." Also considered anticipated returns are Batman in "The Dark Knight Rises," Will Smith in "Men in Black III." New family films include Pixar’s newest, "Brave," "Ice Age: Continental Drift," "Madagascar 3-Europe’s Most Wanted," and "Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days." Whitney Houston will be…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Oak Creek movie theater will host three movies in the early part of 2012.
Marcus Theatres' film series for families with special-needs children will continue this year at South Shore Cinema. We Bought a Zoo will be held Jan. 21; Dr. Suess' The Lorax will be shown March 3; and The Pirates! Band of Misfits is scheduled for March 31. All movies in the film series begin at 10:30 a.m. with regular matinee adult and child pricing. Marcus' series, "Reel Movies for Real Needs," is designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges who cannot always attend regularly featured movies with their families. The program creates a welcoming and accessible environment for special needs children by offering age-appropriate films with a lower sound volume and brighter lighting.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
"Reel Movies for Real Needs" - a program screening films for children with special needs - settles on title for October.
Marcus South Shore will screen Dolphin Tale at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15 as part of their "Reel Movies for Real Needs" program. “Reel Movies for Real Needs” is designed for families of special needs children with autism or other challenges who do not always have the opportunity to attend the movies. Some elements that are meant to create a more comfortable environment for the screenings include: lower sound, higher lighting and the added support of being around others from the special needs community. According to the Marcus Theatres site, "Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life." The film stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd and Harry…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Digital cinema technology will enhance picture resolution.
South Shore Cinema is upgrading all of its screens this week as part of a large-scale digital cinema rollout. When completed, the state-of-the-art digital projection technology will offer enhancements in picture resolution, more dramatic special effects and "impeccable" camera shots, according to a Marcus Theatres news release. South Shore, 7261 S. 13th St., will also be better able to present more live and recorded alternative programming, such as sporting events, concerts and Broadway plays. In addition, the digital cinema technology allows for closed-circuit captioning for hearing-impaired customers. Personal headsets with audio descriptions for visually impaired customers will be available in January.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Three movies scheduled for later this summer.
Winnie the Pooh, The Smurfs and Dolphin Tale will be the next movies shown in South Shore Cinema's "Reel Movies for Real Needs" movie series, aimed at families of special-needs children. The series offers family films with a lower sound volume and brighter lighting for families who may not feel comfortable attending regularly scheduled shows, according to a Marcus Theatres news release. Winnie the Pooh will be shown July 16; The Smurfs, Aug. 6; and Dolphin Tale, Sept. 24. All movies begin at 10:30 a.m. Visit the "Reel Movies" section of Marcus' website for more details.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
South Shore Cinema hosts unique movie showing June 25.
Again this summer, South Shore Cinema will hold movie showings specifically designed for families of special-needs children with autism or other challenges. The "Reel Movies for Real Needs" series offers family films with a lower sound volume and brighter lighting for families who may not feel comfortable attending regularly scheduled shows, according to a Marcus Theatres news release. The next movie to be shown is Cars 2, at 10:30 a.m. June 25. Visit the "Reel Movies" section of Marcus' website for more details.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Marcus-owned theater in Oak Creek is one of 37 to get upgrades.
South Shore Cinema is one of 37 Marcus-owned movie theaters getting another 3-D system this month. The 3-D system at South Shore will installed in time for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which opens May 20. The summer movie schedule includes 14 3-D movies, according to a Marcus Theatres news release. RealD will provide the equipment and glasses for the new system. 3-D first came to South Shore in 2009.