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SALEM CINEMA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19, BUT STAY TUNED!



In partnership with several of our movie studios, we are able to offer access to virtual screenings that will help to generate much-needed revenue and offer an addition to what we are offering on screen once we can open again as well as an alternative for those not ready to venture out to the movies. In order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links below! Have questions? Check out our virtual screening FAQs here!

Tickets to Golden Globe Nominee MINARI available now!

A24 HAS ADDED NEW SHOWINGS OF MINARI THIS WEEKEND!

Rated PG-13. (115 mins.) in English and in Korea with English subtitles

 


“One of the most profound and honest cinematic depictions of what it means to be American, not just this year, but in recent memory.” – Oliver Jones, Observer

COMING SOON!
Stray
Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman
The Good Traitor
Brooklyn Castle

Not Rated. (90 mins.) in English

 


“It is not so much the words that matter here as Justice Ginsburg's intellect, her 'consuming love' for the law, her character, her kindness, her empathy, and her purpose.” - Nell Minow, Huffington Post

(A STORY ABOUT MICHAELANGELO)
Not Rated. (134 mins.) in Italian with English subtitles

 


“Andrei Konchalovsky's film is fascinated with the creation of great art in the midst of socio-political turmoil.” - Pat Brown, Slant

Not Rated. (82 mins.) in English

 

“An engrossing human drama, one that examines the intersections and inequalities between race, gender, and healthcare in a poignant and powerful way.” - Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com
Not Rated. (76 mins.) in English

 


“A toxic mix of fundamentalist religion and real world politics is examined soberly but startlingly.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen International

Not Rated. (109 mins.) in Romanian with English subtitles

 


“It plays like a political thriller. But it's also a deeply moving testament to both the power and the necessity of investigative journalism.” - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

Not Rated. (95 mins.) in Hungarian with English subtitles

 


“A beautiful and acute rendering of what could be if some of the most implausible lies we tell ourselves were in fact true.” - Carlos Aguilar, RogerEbert.com

Not Rated. (79 mins.) in English

 


THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN

Governments hate him. People love him.

Not Rated. (100 mins.) in French with English subtitles

 


“The Salt of Tears starts aridly, in scenes of a bus-stop encounter of two young adults that in short order becomes a fragile romance, but it soon rises very high with its fusion of brusque candor and unspoken yearnings.” - Richard Brody, New Yorker


Not Rated. (98 mins.) in English and in Danish and Italian with English subtitles

 


“Delightful wisp of a film that defies stereotypes and plugs the central message that it's never too late to hit refresh on life and get the most out of what remains of it.” - Jim Schembri

Not Rated. (108 mins.) in English

 


“A Glitch in the Matrix becomes not about whether we're living in a simulation but about the many understandable reasons someone may think this. In effect, it winds up being about the mysteries of the human experience.” - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

Not Rated. (93 mins.) in Mandarin with English subtitles


“This is a film about courage, as well as empathy, professionalism and resilience - and it's a film that embodies those values itself. With luck, viewers will take its cautionary pleas to heart.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

 


“This is an important film on several levels...tells Mary Lou's story and provides some insight as to why she is rarely mentioned in the lists of the greatest jazz artists. It also includes commentary from historians and biographers who are black women, still a rarity in most jazz documentaries.” - Robin Lloyd, KNKX

Not Rated. (81 mins.) in English and in Dutch, Italian & German with English subtitles

 


“Escher seems to be perpetually amazed with the world and his own reaction to it. Graphic artists and animators bring Escher's work to life with yet another perspective. This is an inspired and inspiring work." - Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE!
TWO OF US
Not Rated. (99 mins.) in French with English subtitles

 


“This finely wrought tale of love, loss, aging and the secrets we keep contains the bittersweet lessons of life itself.” - Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service

Not Rated. (140 mins.) in English and in French and Flemish with English subtitles

 


“A stylishly suspenseful drama gains emotional resonance from impressive lead performances by Delfine Bafort and Svetozar Cvetkovic.” - Joe Leydon, Variety

 

TIMES & DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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MINARI

A moving story of immigration and the quest for the American dream, MINARI is equal parts melancholy, optimism and tenderness.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT A24 FILMS!

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, MINARI follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, MINARI shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

PLEASE NOTE STUDIO RESTRICTIONS: On the day of your screening, you will have a 4-hour window 4pm to 8pm PST) to start watching the film. Once started, you will have 4 hours to view the film and any bonus content. You’ll get a reminder email the day of your screening and you can find your tickets under “My Tickets” in the menu. For additional questions or technical support, scroll to the bottom of the page at the ticket link click MORE FAQ.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS

Revealing the challenges she faced to make it all the way to the Supreme Court, RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS is a warm and heartfelt tribute.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT VIRGIL FILMS!

This fascinating film tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who overcame the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights. RUTH dramatizes a confluence of factors – personal, psychological, social and political – that affected the course of her work and life. It is an immersive experience – through the direct words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a professor, advocate, Judge and Justice, through the use of evocative animation and intimate illustrations to visualize complex constitutional cases and by the insights of colleagues who directly worked with or were impacted by her forty years as a legal icon.


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SIN

Beauty and cruelty, inspiration and terror, are commingled in virtually every scene of SIN (a story about Michelangelo), a passionate, involving film.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CORINTH FILMS!

Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility Pope Julius II dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble to complete his tomb. The artist’s loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission – the façade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favor with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, SIN is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind the legend of the Renaissance.


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TEST PATTERN

A dazzling, devastating debut, TEST PATTERN probes institutional injustices to potent, provoking effect.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KINO LORBER!

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement and race in America. TEST PATTERN follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black woman's point of view. 


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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'TIL KINGDOM COME

An exceptionally constructed documentary about strange political and religious bedfellows, 'TIL KINGDOM COME is a tale of greed, power and influence.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ABRAMORAMA!

Millions of American Evangelicals are praying for the State of Israel. Among them are the Binghams, a dynasty of Kentucky pastors, and their Evangelical congregants in an impoverished coal mining town. They donate sacrificially to Israel’s foremost philanthropic organization, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, because they fervently believe the Jews are crucial to Jesus’s return. This film traces this unusual relationship, from rural Kentucky to the halls of government in Washington, through the moving of the American Embassy in Jerusalem and to the annexation plan of the West-Bank. With unparalleled access, 'TIL KINGDOM COME exposes a stunning backstory of the Trump and Netanyahu administrations, where financial, political and messianic motivations intersect with the apocalyptic worldview that is insistently reshaping American foreign policy toward Israel and the Middle-East.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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COLLECTIVE

On the Oscar Shortlist for both international feature and documentary feature, COLLECTIVE is a compelling and thought-provoking exposé about free and independent press.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES!

Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims and government officials, COLLECTIVE is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best. In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club left 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon after, more burn victims began dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. When a doctor blew the whistle to a team of investigative journalists, one revelation lead to another as the journalists started to uncover vast health care fraud. Then a new health minister was appointed who offered unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system and also to the obstacles he faced. Gripping, incisive and shockingly powerful, director Alexander Nanau's unvarnished, clear-eyed documentary is one of the best films of the year.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME

A delightful, mysterious, romantic tease of a movie, PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is beautifully unconventional.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT!

Hungary's Oscar submission for Best International Feature

Writer/director Lili Horvat keeps us on edge by never revealing too much in this multi-layered rumination on love and fate. After 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she tracks him down only to have the bewildered man claim the two have never met. As the brilliant brain surgeon desperately searches for the truth, she fears her own brain may be tricking her into a romantic delusion. PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is a cooly effective study in alienation that burns with a passionate heart.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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TRUTH TO POWER

TRUTH TO POWER is a revealing, inspirational artist portrait about ambitious System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT OSCILLOSCOPE!

Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures and original footage personally filmed by Serj, TRUTH TO POWER allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj's voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress last year. If you have something to say, you should say it loud.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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THE SALT OF TEARS

Fresh and invigorating, THE SALT OF TEARS is an intellectually resonant narrative of emotions and morals.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DISTRIB FILMS!

Veteran filmmaker Philippe Garrel once again fashions a pinpoint-precise and economical study of young love and its prevarications, which ever so gradually blossoms into an intimate drama. Handsome Luc (Logann Antuofermo), following in his aging father’s footsteps to study the craft of woodworking, doesn’t appear to have any trouble meeting and dating women; as the film opens he’s aggressively courting Djemila (Oulaya Amamra) at a Paris bus stop. Skeptical yet ultimately trusting, Djemila will not be Luc’s one and only. Constructed and composed with crystalline austerity, and co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière and Arlette Langmann, THE SALT OF TEARS is a pocket portrait that demonstrates the persistent vitality of one of French cinema’s great observers of the ways of youth. 


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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THE FOOD CLUB

Utterly irresistible, THE FOOD CLUB follows three longtime girlfriends who find a new lease on life after participating in a cooking course in Italy.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SAMUEL GOLDWYN!

Marie recently found herself abandoned on Christmas Eve by her husband and has been falling apart ever since. Berling has been the eternal "bacherlorette" who outwardly denies her age and lives the sweet life, and all seems perfect until we find out about her complicated relationship with her daughter. Vanja is still living in the past and has never been able to move on from her late husband. The three lifelong girlfriends decide to travel to Italy together to attend a cooking course in Puglia and here, they each find the opportunity to redefine themselves and acknowledge that the most important thing is their friendship and that it's never too late to live a more fulfilling life.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

Lively and playful, A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX is a messy, mind-blowing collision of philosophy, technology, religion and paranoia.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES!

What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY THAT SWINGS THE BAND

MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS IS THE BAND celebrates an innovative musician determined to create art in a world that only saw her race and gender.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ARTMATTAN FILMS!

IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a wellspring of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade. Above all, she did not fit the prevailing notions of where genius comes from or what it looks like. Time and again, she pushed back against the world and it nearly cost her everything.


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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY

Utterly delightful, M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY is a playful but serious look at the life and work of the wildly popular artist.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ZEITGEIST FILMS!


M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at the artist’s legacy throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

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a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

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TWO OF US

Captivating and complex, TWO OF US emphasizes the power of being together and the pain of being apart.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES!

GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE! Best Foreign Language Film

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them. TWO OF US is a beautifully powerful love story punctuated by sublime acting.

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YOU GO TO MY HEAD

A lush, romantic tale of obsession and deception, YOU GO TO MY HEAD is breathtakingly, mysteriously elusive.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FIRST RUN FEATURES!

In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her unconscious and drives her to the nearest doctor only to discover that she's suffering from post-traumatic amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman's beauty, Jake claims to be her husband. He names her Kitty and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate. As Kitty struggles to come to grips with who she is, Jake invents an elaborate life he has always yearned for until shreds of her past begin to surface. YOU GO TO MY HEAD is a gorgeous, slow-burning drama with outstanding performances.

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76 DAYS

An engrossing, fly-on-the-wall recounting of hospital life in Wuhan in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, 76 DAYS is a surprisingly comforting portrait of humanity.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MTV ENTERTAINMENT!

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Shot in four Wuhan hospitals during coronavirus lockdown, the film takes a grounded, humane perspective on doctors, nurses and patients. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories with resilience and dignity. As the virus resurges across the world, this remarkable, poignant documentary suggests a way to face the future, with tears but perhaps also with hope.

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in our virtual screening room until Thursday, August 27th

 

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VIRTUAL SCREENING FAQS

Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Salem Cinema. You will be sent an email after your purchase with a streaming link for the film that includes how long you have to watch your film before your link expires. All prices are set by the studios and in order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links above!

The easiest way to get content from your computer (from your emailed link) to your TV screen is to “mirror” what’s on your computer to your TV with an HDMI cord.  Simply connect your computer to your TV with the cord and you are set!

If your TV allows you to log on to the internet, you can navigate to your email account, and then play the film from the link sent to you by the distributor.


Other options: How do I watch on my TV?

It depends on the TV you have, there are several options.

Chromecast

You can cast a video from your computer or smart device (phone, iPad) using the following steps

  • Open the movie on your device (computer or phone)

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast”

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.


Apple TV

You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:

  • Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad

  • At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like this: AirPlay icon

  • Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices

And that should be it! You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.


Roku

You can cast a video from your computer or device (phone, ipad, etc) using the following steps:

  • Open the movie on your device

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Roku/Chromecast.

  • If you don’t see your Roku/Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network. The channel should launch automatically and playback will begin!


Watching from an App or Channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc

Some Smart TVs will let you download Apps from distributors on to your smart TV – then you can sign in to the app and watch the film through the app.

Learn how to download an App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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