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We are so excited to welcome you back to the movies and will be following all of the recommended safety measures put in place by the the state, the CDC, OSHA and CinemaSafe! Click our Safety Protocol tab up above for more detailed information.
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We have heard from so many of you about all of the ways in which Salem Cinema has enhanced our community and your lives. Thank you for those stories and for your fervent hope that we can make it up this big hill. Your love and loyalty has been reflected in the donations that you've sent up to this point and we appreciate each and every one of you!
Our wonderful friends and long-time customers, Bruce and Heather Johnson, set up a GoFundMe for Salem Cinema very quickly after we had to shut our doors in March. We are thankful for every one of you who have donated in the past 8 months! Go, little, GoFundMe, go!
We are so excited to be able to continue to offer a virtual screening room of options each week! Studios have been so very generous in the ways in which they've offered their movies to independent movie theaters. Watching our movies from home is as much about supporting Salem Cinema as it is about the movies themselves.
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Salem Cinema has been a cultural hub of our thriving city since 1982, dedicated to enriching our community by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for engaging activities. We present the richness of American and world cinema, including live-filmed performances such as theatre, dance, opera and other musical events and see film as a source of cultural literacy, learning and vision for the future as well as a place for discovery, community and delight.
In addition to broadening horizons and cultural awareness and understanding through the art of film, we are proud to offer a fundraising asset to our many local non-profit organizations by way of hosting movie benefit nights in partnership with their own missions.
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Language Lessons United States. 2021. Directed by Natalie Morales. (91 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in Spanish with English subtitles
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.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain UK. 2021. Directed by Will Sharpe. (111 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC,AD] in English
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.
I'm Your Man Germany. 2021. Directed by Maria Schrader. (105 mins.) Rated R. in German with English subtitles
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.
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