THIS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
AT YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE:
THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS

Not Rated. (89 mins.) in English 

Music

Wed 10/20 7:00
Thu 10/21 7:00
all seats $15 in advance
or $18 day of the event
TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star. Capturing the period of 1993-1995, during which he created his seminal and most emotionally raw album Wildflowers, the unvarnished look at Petty features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench. Director Mary Wharton illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and emotional look at an enigmatic icon with archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, providing a view of Tom Petty as he has never been seen before.

COMING IN DECEMBER! THE ROOM with special guest Greg Sestero live in person! Tickets on sale now! Scroll down for details!
THIS WEEK AT YOUR SALEM CINEMA!

OPENING FRIDAY!
LANGUAGE LESSONS
THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN

CONTINUING!
BERGMAN ISLAND
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
LAMB
I'M YOUR MAN

SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE 10/20 & 10/21!
THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 SPECIAL EDITION 11/4!
THE ROOM with guest Greg Sestero 12/18!

SEE OUR VIRTUAL SCREENINGS BELOW AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW HALLOWEEN OFFERING THIS WEEK!
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MANHATTAN SHORT
FILM FESTIVAL
WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
NATIONAL VOTE
Gold winner! ARCHIBALD'S SYNDROME
Silver winner! THE KICKSLED CHOIR
Bronze winner! ROUGH

and Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, the short film from Afghanistan.

SALEM VOTE
Gold winner! CLOSED TO THE LIGHT
Silver winner! THE KICKSLED CHOIR
Bronze winner! ARCHIBALD'S SYNDROME

and you agreed that Fereshta Afshar should be awarded Best Actor!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and participated in this year's MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL! We're already looking forward to next year!
OPENING FRIDAY!

LANGUAGE LESSONS
Not Rated. (91 mins.)
in English and in Spanish
with English subtitles

Drama, Comedy

Fri 10/22 2:30, 5:30, 8:15
Sat 10/23 2:30, 5:30, 8:15
Sun 10/24 1:15, 7:15
Mon 10/25 3:30
Tue 10/26 4:30, 7:15
Wed 10/27 4:30, 7:15
Thu 10/28 4:30, 7:15
OPENING FRIDAY!

THE ELECTRICAL LIFE
OF LOUIS WAIN
Rated PG-13. (111 mins.)
in English

Drama, Biography

Fri 10/22 2:15, 5:15, 8:00
Sat 10/23 2:15, 5:15, 8:00
Sun 10/24 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Mon 10/25 3:00, 6:00
Tue 10/26 7:00
Wed 10/27 7:00
Thu 10/28 4:00
CONTINUING!

BERGMAN ISLAND
Rated R. (112 mins.)
in English and in French
with English subtitles

Drama, Romance

Tue 10/19 2:45
Wed 10/20 3:45, 6:45
Thu 10/21 3:45, 6:45

Fri 10/22 2:00
Sat 10/23 no showings
Sun 10/24 12:45
Mon 10/25 no showings
Tue 10/26 4:00
ENDS Wed 10/27 4:00
CONTINUING!

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
Rated R. (121 mins.)
in English

Documentary, Music

Tue 10/19 3:15, 6:00
Wed 10/20 4:15
Thu 10/21 4:15

Fri 10/22 no showings
Sat 10/23 5:00
Sun 10/24 3:45
ENDS Mon 10/25 6:15
CONTINUING!

LAMB
Rated R. (106 mins.)
in Icelandic with English subtitles

Drama, Mystery & Thriller

Tue 10/19 3:00, 6:15
Wed 10/20 7:15
Thu 10/21 7:15

Fri 10/22 8:30
Sat 10/23 8:30
Sun 10/24 7:30
Mon 10/25 6:30
Tue 10/26 7:30
ENDS Wed 10/27 7:30
CONTINUING!

I'M YOUR MAN
Rated R. (105 mins.)
in German with English subtitles

Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Tue 10/19 5:45
Wed 10/20 4:00
Thu 10/21 4:00

Fri 10/22 5:00
Sat 10/23 2:00
Sun 10/24 4:15
Mon 10/25 3:15
Tue 10/26 4:15
Wed 10/27 4:15
ENDS Thu 10/28 4:15
Because restrictions required that we change to an online-only ticketing system to accommodate social distancing and contact tracing, we are currently unable to accept CineBucks for ticket purchase, but we will happily take them at our concession counter.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH & LAST NIGHT IN SOHO OPEN THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
Rated R. (107 mins.) [CC,AD]
in English

Comedy, Drama

ADVANCE SCREENING!
Thu 10/28 7:00

Fri 10/29 2:15, 5:30, 8:15
Sat 10/30 2:15, 5:30, 8:15
Sun 10/31 1:00, 4:15, 7:15
Mon 11/2 4:15, 7:15
Tue 11/3 4:15, 7:15
Wed 11/4 4:15, 7:15
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
Rated R. (117 mins.) [CC.AD]
in English

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

ADVANCE SCREENING!
Thu 10/28 7:30

Fri 10/29 1:45, 5:00, 8:45
Sat 10/30 1:45, 5:00, 8:45
Sun 10/31 12:30, 3:45, 7:30
Mon 11/2 3:45, 7:30
Tue 11/3 3:45, 7:30
Wed 11/4 3:45, 7:30
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 SPECIAL EDITION

Not Rated. (92 mins.) in English 

Music


Thu 11/4 7:00
all seats $15 in advance
or $18 day of the event
On July 5th, 1968, The Doors lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film. Now, on November 4th, 2021, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio album L.A. Woman (1971), THE DOORS: LIVE AT THE BOWL '68 SPECIAL EDITION will transform movie theaters into concert venues, giving Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, who stated, “the magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.” This special event includes a brand-new musical performance and a conversation with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Doors Manager, Jeff Jampol, filmed exclusively for the big screen.
Statewide mask mandates are back in place. MASKS OR FACE COVERINGS ARE ONCE AGAIN REQUIRED IN OUR BUILDING AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN ACTIVELY EATING OR DRINKING WHILE SAFELY SEATED IN YOUR AUDITORIUM. WITH YOUR HELP, THIS WILL ONLY BE TEMPORARY.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Ticket sales will continue to be online as we will still plan to keep a gap seat between parties in all auditoriums -- this social-distancing feature is automated by our ticketing system. Of course, our enhanced cleaning procedures will remain in place and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building. See you at the movies!
OPENING FRIDAY ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
A sweet look at the ability of human connection to span thousands of miles, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a winning charmer with an unexpectedly tender emotional punch!
"A delightfully poignant and intelligently openhearted experience..." - Carl Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

Gentle, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking all at once, making it a balm for anyone tired of noisy blockbusters or the stress of the world at large, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a sweet, down-to-earth comedy that explores the notion of connection in an extremely touching and poignant manner. When Adam's (Mark Duplass at his finest) husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, he's unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But when tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher (the delightful Natalie Morales) becomes a lifeline he didn't know he needed. They begin to develop an unexpected and complicated emotional bond – but do you really know someone just because you've experienced a traumatic moment with them? Bittersweet, honest and at times darkly funny, LANGUAGE LESSONS is a disarmingly moving exploration of friendship and stands out as one of the most heartfelt and human films of this year.

in English and in Spanish with English subtitles
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
October 28!
October 28!
October 29!
OPENING FRIDAY ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
Anchored by fantastic performances from Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is the whimsical look into the rise of this peculiar artist.
"[Director Will] Sharpe's vision of Wain's story is much more whimsical in nature than the traditional biopic, including colorful and artfully composed scenes that blur the line between fantasy and reality." - Monica Castillo, The Wrap

A magical and moving biopic that proves to be one of Benedict Cumberbatch's best movies, THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is a heartwarming tale about the electrifying power of love. It is the extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Cumberbatch) whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures, helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero as he seeks to unlock the mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy). Delightfully narrated by a cheeky Olivia Colman, THE ELECTRICAL LIFE OF LOUIS WAIN is a supremely well-acted and colorful biopic that finds a way to spark something inside us all.
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
November 5!
November 12!
November 19!
CONTINUING ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
Lit from within by luminous performance, BERGMAN ISLAND is a gentle story about creativity and love, exploring these themes with a charmingly inquisitive spirit.
"A searching exploration of reality and art in the way they mirror, propel and feed on one another, washing ashore remembrances both dreamy and lifelike." - Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com

Filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love delivers a thoroughly engaging adventure and beguiling fantasy about the process of creating an astonishing and intimately personal film. BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and her husband Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Faro island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape – where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces – they hope to each find inspiration for their upcoming films. The fascination for the island transports Chris as memories of her first love resurface and the lines between reality and fiction progressively blur. Breezy, lyrical and often sensual, BERGMAN ISLAND, at its core, is a rumination of the creative process and how trials and tribulations shape our relationships and the way we view both life and art.

in English and in French with English subtitles
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
CONTINUING ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
Providing a kaleidoscopic portrait of a chaotic era, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND moodily evolves into a time capsule of art within a new wave style of documentary.
"A trippy, sexy, must-see rock doc." - Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"It's a dark, disturbing and glorious film about a dark, disturbing and glorious band, and another sign that Haynes knows how to put music onscreen in a way that few other directors do." - Steve Pond, TheWrap

A brilliantly told story, this incredible documentary will cause hearts to soar and break in equal measure. The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock 'n' roll's most revered bands. Directed with love and awe by renowned filmmaker Todd Haynes, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and anchored by street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: "how to be elegant and how to be brutal." Haynes' evocation of the band – and the time – is vivid and loving. If you love music, you'll fall completely in love with this film.
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
CONTINUING ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
With the ominous air of an old fable, LAMB is both deadpan comedy and atmospheric horror, explosively funny and eerily spine-tingling.
"Lamb is a disturbing experience but also a highly original take on the anxieties of being a parent, a tale in which nature plus nurture yields a nightmare." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

Looking to be a unique chiller in the vein of Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH, LAMB debuted at Cannes to a standing ovation! Audacious and daring, combining drama with the fantastic in such a balanced and natural way, LAMB is like no film you've ever seen. A childless couple live on a farm with a flock of sheep as their only company. María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) live a modest and peaceful life in harmony with nature. Yet they defy the natural order of things when a mysterious newborn appears in their barn and they decide to keep it, despite the warning signals. Debut director Valdimar Jóhannsson draws on folk traditions to bring an unsettling and highly original story in which human drama comes up against the supernatural. It is a visual poem and an uncanny meditation on motherhood, unconditional love and respect for the laws of nature with an intriguing layer of mystery and mythology.

in Icelandic with English subtitles
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
CONTINUING ON OUR BIG SCREEN!
Wry, witty and utterly charming, I'M YOUR MAN is an endearing, whimsical change of pace that you'll easily fall in love with!
"FOUR STARS! I'm Your Man is the mashup we never knew we needed – the sci-fi rom-com. It manages to be smart, witty, and, yes, even romantic, while exploring a love affair between an uptight archeologist and a handsome robot." - Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine

Writer-director Maria Schrader’s I'M YOUR MAN playfully interrogates the complexities of companionship and human interactions, as reflected back in the steely gaze of a replicant. Scientist Alma Felser (Maren Eggert) is instantly skeptical when offered a job evaluating a new line of humanoid cyborgs to determine what rights they should be granted in society. She believes it takes more than millions of data points collected from the human population to make a human being, but when funding for her research at Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is dangled, Alma agrees to a three-week trial with Tom (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), an English-accented, rumba-dancing robot who is relentlessly eager to serve one purpose: her absolute and total happiness. Schrader’s profound understanding of, and respect for, our internal contradictions is delightfully explored through a full range of relationships: romantic, familial, professional and, most importantly, the relationship with one’s self.

in German with English subtitles
COMING SOON TO YOUR SALEM CINEMA!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
"OH, HI, MARK."
THE ROOM
with special guest Greg Sestero,
co-star of THE ROOM and author
of The Disaster Artist!

Rated R. (99 mins.) in English 

Drama

Sat 12/18 9:00PM
all seats $20 in advance
or $25 day of the event

screening includes:
MEET & GREET! MERCH! PICTURES & AUTOGRAPHS! Q&A! LIVE SCRIPT READING WITH AUDIENCE MEMBERS!
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. 

A bona fide classic of midnight cinema, Tommy Wiseau's misguided disasterpiece THE ROOM subverts the rules of filmmaking with a boundless enthusiasm that renders such mundanities as acting, screenwriting and cinematography utterly irrelevant. You will never see a football the same way again.
AND DAMN PROUD OF IT!
In addition to our films on the big screen, we will continue to bring in new virtual screenings each week!
Watching our movies from home is as much about supporting Salem Cinema as it is about the movies themselves. Thank you for thinking of us!
SALEM CINEMA FROM YOUR SOFA

New this week in time for Halloween:
DETENTION

Ending Thursday:
BROKEN DIAMONDS
SURGE

Still available:
ON BROADWAY
MAN IN THE FIELD: THE LIFE AND ART OF JIM DENEVAN

In order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the
affiliate links in this email or on the virtual screening page of our website.

Just in time for Halloween!
DETENTION
Not Rated. (103 mins.) in Mandarin with English subtitles

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Visit our website for the link to watch from home!

In Taiwan in 1962, during the time of the White Terror, martial law is in force on the island. In this context of extreme repression, all ideas considered to be dissident are banned. Tsuihua Secondary School is not an escape from oppression. Despite close surveillance by the military police, Professor Zhang runs an underground literary club where students learn about banned books and dream of freedom. But when Zhang disappears, things suddenly change and the students must confront the ghosts and monsters that have taken over the school to find answers. At once a shocking historical drama, a melancholy coming-of-age and a terrifying horror film, DETENTION was showered with awards at the Taipei Golden Horse Awards, and garnered praise at several festivals including Rotterdam, Busan and Fantasporto, where it received the Special Jury Prize. Adapted from the eponymous video game, this masterful debut feature from director and co-writer John Hsu creates a whimsical universe of a metaphorical fantasy reminiscent of PAN’S LABYRINTH. With a compelling story and a touching performance by actress Gingle Wang, emotion meets terror in this nightmarish horror drama that will haunt you for a long time.
available through 10/21
BROKEN DIAMONDS
Rated PG-13. (90 mins.) in English

Comedy, Drama

Visit our website for the link to watch from home!
available through 10/21
SURGE
Not Rated. (105 mins.) in English

Mystery & Thriller, Drama

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available through 11/5
ON BROADWAY
Not Rated. (85 mins.) in English

Documentary, History

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available through 11/5
MAN IN THE FIELD: THE LIFE AND ART OF JIM DENEVAN
Not Rated. (77 mins.) in English

Documentary

Visit our website for the link to watch from home!
We all know that big screen is best, but we are also very pleased to be able to offer some streaming options that will continue to generate some much-needed revenue. A percentage of each rental will go directly to Salem Cinema when you use the affiliate links from our website or this update to purchase each screening!

Because our content is coming from several different studios and each has their own virtual platform, the prices set by the studios will vary along with the way in which content is streamed. Also please make note that each studio not only sets the price but also has its own restrictions on how long you have to watch a movie once it has been purchased. We will provide the affiliate links, but if you have questions, they will probably best be answered by the platform where the movie is hosted. We so appreciate your patience as we all try to navigate these new ways to stay connected to our film community. Have questions? Check out our virtual screening FAQs here!
Thank you for your incredibly important and always appreciated support... without you, we are nothing!

Kind Regards,
Loretta Miles
Proud Yet Humbled Owner of Salem Cinema
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