Mr. Holmes

Halifax film screening picks — Aug 3-9

The Atlantic Film Festival Summer of SuperHeroes outdoor screening series continues this week with not one but two screenings: Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) at the Halifax waterfront on Friday, and Men in Black (1997), at Sullivan’s Pond in downtown Dartmouth on Saturday.

This Sunday a couple of local Cineplex screens will have a 20th anniversary screening of the gripping Apollo 13.

Speaking of spanning multiple decades, Oxford has welcomed in Mr. Holmes, which re-teams director Bill Condon with star Ian McKellen—making me nostalgic for my first viewing of Gods and Monsters, which I recall was also at the Oxford, some 16 years ago at least.

This Wednesday if you’re up for a South Shore road trip, the beautiful Astor Theatre in Liverpool has the brilliant Clouds of Sils Maria, which I cannot recommend highly enough.

Here are my Halifax area screening picks for selected days this week:

  • Tuesday (Aug 4) — Mr. Holmes, Cineplex Oxford, 7:00‎pm & ‎9:30pm, ‎regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Bill Condon, UK/USA, 2015, 104 minutes.
    — Amy, Scotiabank Theatre Halifax, 1:10pm,‎ ‎4:10pm,‎ ‎7:10pm and‎ ‎10:10pm; Cineplex Park Lane 9:10pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Asif Kapadia, UK, 2015, 128 minutes.
    — What We Did On Our Holiday, Scotiabank Theatre Halifax (Bayers Lake), 1:10‎pm, ‎3:30pm,‎ ‎5:50pm‎, ‎8:10‎pm,‎10:30‎pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Andy Hamilton & Guy Jenkin, UK, 2014, 95 minutes.
  • Friday (Aug 7) — Batman, Tall Ships Quay, Halifax waterfront, 8:52pm, free, concessions & gates open at 7:52pm. Tim Burton, USA, 1989, 126 minutes.
  • Saturday (Aug 8) — Men in Black, Sullivan’s Pond, Dartmouth, 8:52pm, free, concessions & gates open at 7:52pm. Barry Sonnenfeld, USA, 1997, 98 minutes.
  • Sunday (Aug 9) — Apollo 13, Cineplex Oxford & Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 12:55pm, $6. Ron Howard, USA, 1995, 140 minutes.

And one South Shore screening pick this week:

  • Wednesday (Aug 5) — Clouds of Sils Maria, Astor Theatre (59 Gorham Street, Liverpool), 7pm, $8. Olivier Assayas, Germany/France/Switzerland, 2014, 123 minutes.
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