It’s summer blockbuster season and movie theaters are packed with droves of fans willing to brave long lines to watch the latest large budget, star packed film extravaganza. I will be the first to admit that I have been waiting 13 years to see this summer’s blockbuster “Finding Dory,” the follow up to Pixar’s 2003 release “Finding Nemo.” However, once I’ve seen Dory film offerings become limited, as summer blockbusters stay longer in theaters so movie studios can recoup their $100,000,000 plus investments.
Some of the greatest films of all time would never have made the summer blockbuster cut including “Citizen Kane (1941)” or “It’s A Wonderful Life (1946),” which barely made bank when they were released. The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs has put together a line up of films for their summer Monday night “Films for Film Lovers Series,” that may have missed the box office blockbuster cut, but should be on every film fans must see list.
Summer films include selections of the best of foreign and independent films, shown Monday nights at 7:00pm at the newly renovated Moe Auditorium & Film Center at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. The 200-seat auditorium includes a giant screen; a state of the art projection system and the all-important refreshments that include freshly popped popcorn, snacks, beer, wine and mixed drinks that you can enjoy in the theater as you watch a great film.
CFABS’ Summer Film Series includes:
June 27, 2016; 7:00pm Kings of Pastry (Netherlands)
July 4, 2016; 7:00pm Broken Embraces (Spain)
July 11, 2016; 7:00pm Nicky’s Family (Czech Republic)
July 18, 2016; 7:00pm Therese (France)
July 25, 2016; 7:00pm Amelie (France)
August 1, 2016; 7:00pm Young & Beautiful (France)
August 8, 2016; 7:00pm We Have a Pope (Italy)
August 15, 2016; 7:00pm The Attack (Lebanon)
August 22, 2016; 7:00pm A Room with a View (UK)
August 29, 2016; 7:00pm The Flat (Germany)
September 5, 2016; 7:00pm Intimate Strangers (France)
September 12, 2016; 7:00pm Dark Passage (USA)
September 19, 2016; 7:00pm More than Honey (Germany)
September 26, 2016; 7:00pm Belle De Jour (France)
Be sure to join the lively film discussion after each film, led by a Film Society Chairman or Member. Film lovers can become a member of the Centers for the Art’s Film Society by purchasing ticket packages. These members enjoy advance notice of film events, screenings and schedule. Tickets for CFABS’ Films for Film Lovers Monday night film series are $10 with money saving ticket packages available.
Those who join the Centers for the Arts for the first time as an individual member receive a free 4-, 5-, or 6- week class, and those who join for the first time as a family member receive a free 4-, 5-, or 6- week class and two free tickets to a Live! performance. The Centers for the Arts offers this benefit for first time members and it is for a limited time only. The class and performance must be used before December 31, 2016.
Tickets for all of the events listed can be purchased by calling the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs at 239-495-8989 and on line at www.artcenterbonita.org.
IF YOU GO:
WHO: The Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs
WHAT: Films for Film Lovers
WHEN: Monday Evenings, 7:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
WHERE: The Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs 34135
PRICE: $10 (money saving ticket packages are available)