4135 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

July 31, 2019

Hello Maplephiles,

The Little Projectionist and I went to see Toy Story 4 the other day. It was either this or see Spider-Man again. The movie he really wants to see is Good Boys which is out August 16th. I saw this movie at SXSW last March. It is the funniest movie I have seen since The Hangover.  It would be completely inappropriate for my son if this was 1985, but my son saw Something About Mary. The bar has been set.

Speaking of The Little Projectionist, he had his 13th birthday. The five of you who read this newsletter religiously know that I threatened to quit writing about him when he reached this age. My wife just compiled all the paragraphs from his entire life into one book as a gift for his birthday. One day when he has a son, and cares to read it, he will realize that payback is a bitch.

This week we are opening a movie called The Last. This is a small film that Ruth and I watched a few months back. We promised a small independent producer a week of screen time, and even though we wanted to play Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, we kept our word. The film starts a bit slow and then Rebecca Schull takes over the film. Schull is “one of those actors” you have seen in a bunch of things, but don’t know her. She is Oscar great even though she will never get nominated.

This week Secret Cinema: Old Hollywood is a good one. I mentioned it is similar to a Hitchcock movie, but Hitchcock did not direct it. However, the story was written by someone who also wrote the story for a Hitchcock movie. Kaelie Thompson is the host, the film is not rated, and runs about 2 hours.


Announcements from Ruth:
This weekend, come meet Filmmaker, Jeff Lipsky.  He will be hosting all shows of The Last on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  As an independent film distributor, Jeff was mentored by John Cassavetes for whom he distributed A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night.


WARNING: Moment of Zen is highly inappropriate but very funny

(“Now your moment of Zen”)

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The Maple Theater
4135 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 750-1030

Schedule for Friday, August 2, 2019 until Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Lion King (PG)
Rated for sequences of violence and peril, and some thematic elements
Donald Glover • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter - 118 minutes
Poster From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new -The Lion King- journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival...

Fri: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00, 9:15
Sat: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00, 9:15
Sun: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00
Mon: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00
Tue: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15)
Wed: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00
Thu: (10:00 AM), (12:40), (3:15), 6:00

The Farewell (PG)
Rated for thematic material, brief language and some smoking
Awkwafina • Tzi Ma - 98 minutes
Poster After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China.

Fri: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30, 9:30
Sat: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30, 9:30
Sun: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30
Mon: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30
Tue: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00
Wed: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30
Thu: (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:00, 8:30
Sorry, No Passes

The Last 
Rebecca Schull • Reed Birney - 123 minutes
Poster The survivors of four generations of a Jewish family are rocked to their core when the family's beloved 92-year-old matriarch makes a stunning confession.

Fri: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Sat: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Sun: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Mon: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Tue: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Wed: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Thu: (11:45 AM), (3:00), 6:15
Sorry, No Passes

I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration 
- 140 minutes
Poster Fathom Events and CBS will present 5 uncut, full-length colorized episodes on Lucille Ball's Birthday, August 6, plus REDHEAD TALES - a newly produced and never-before-seen featurette on the colorization of I Love Lucy, and an exclusive mini poster!

Tue: 7:00 PM
Sorry, No Passes


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