4135 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
248.750.1030
www.themapletheater.com


October 2, 2019

Hello Maplephiles,

It has been a hell of a week. I went to LA to listen to a bunch of industry insiders. I should have been depressed, but I actually felt better about going to the movies. The exhibition business is like a bad habit that no one wants to break. Watching a movie in a theater is no better than watching a movie at home, it is just different. You have plenty of nights at home, but it is nice to air out once in awhile. As long as we don’t mess that up, you will come back.

I saw two movies in LA last week. I saw Gemini Man and Just Mercy. The studio told me I have to keep quiet or I go to IP jail. I think I won’t get in trouble saying that Just Mercy is strong. I loved The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington. This one is just as powerful and Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are acting forces.

Speaking of Hollywood movies, we have a big one this week. If you had asked me to play the part of Joker after Heath Ledger, I would politely decline. That is a tough part to follow — Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger in the cultural zeitgeist. Well, there is one actor that plays evil really, really well. Joaquin Phoenix did it as Caesar in Gladiator and I hear he nails this. Also, Todd Phillips is a great storyteller and this comic book movie won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. I never thought I would run a theater playing Downton Abbey, a bio-pic on Judy Garland, and an origin story of the Joker. I couldn’t be happier.

Secret Cinema: Old Hollywood this week is a pre-1950 film that is a “kind of” follow-up to one of the top 10 films of all time. It’s rated PG and a little under 2 hours long. The witty and handsome Ken Droz is hosting which I never want to miss. However, I have a new theater, and it just happens to be opening night. I really am jealous as the movie looks great.


Announcements from Ruth:
On Sunday, October 13th, The French Institute of Michigan is presenting a film called Le Brio.
After an incident, a brilliant professor known for his outbursts is forced to mentor the student he wronged for a speech contest. (This film is in French with English Subtitles). More info and tickets are available at themapletheater.com.


(“Now your moment of Zen”)


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The Maple Theater
 
4135 West Maple Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 750-1030
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Schedule for Friday, October 4, 2019 until Thursday, October 10, 2019

Joker (R)
Rated for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images
Joaquin Phoenix • Robert De Niro - 122 minutes
Poster "Joker" centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Fri: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20, 9:20
Sat: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20, 9:20
Sun: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20
Mon: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20
Tue: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20
Wed: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20
Thu: (9:50 AM), (12:30), (3:10), 5:45, 8:20
Sorry, No Passes

Judy (PG-13)
Rated for substance abuse, thematic content, some strong language, and smoking
Renee Zellweger • Finn Wittrock - 118 minutes
Poster Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed.

Fri: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Sat: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Sun: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Mon: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Tue: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Wed: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30)
Thu: (10:00 AM), (12:45), (3:30), 6:20, 8:45
Sorry, No Passes

Downton Abbey (PG)
Rated for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language
Hugh Bonneville • Laura Carmichael - 121 minutes
Poster Downton Abbey follows the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.

Fri: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Sat: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Sun: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Mon: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Tue: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Wed: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
Thu: (10:15 AM), (1:00), (3:45), 6:45
 

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