Don’t Miss “The Post” & “Paddington 2”

By Chris Narloch

Ordinarily, January is a dead zone for movie going, but this year, there are so many late-arriving Oscar contenders in theaters that film fans actually have a lot to choose from.

Read on for reviews of three movies currently in theaters.

Read more: Don’t Miss “The Post” & “Paddington 2”


Celebrate Elvis Presley’s Birthday At The Crest This Saturday, Jan. 6

By Chris Narloch

Sacramento’s Crest Theatre is the place to be this weekend as that historic movie palace celebrates Elvis Presley’s birthday (two days early) on Saturday evening and then celebrates its loyal patrons with a free film classic on Sunday evening, Jan. 7.

Viva Las Vegas
If you’ve never seen Elvis Presley strut his stuff on the big screen, you will have a rare opportunity this Saturday when the Crest screens “Viva Las Vegas,” costarring the great Ann-Margret -- no slouch in the hip-shaking department herself.

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Don’t Miss The Trans Doc “Real Boy” This Thursday, Jan. 4th, At Crocker

By Chris Narloch

In “Real Boy,” screening this Thursday evening, Jan. 4th, at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum, 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, while his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her transgender son.

A Q&A with Joe Stevens, a musician featured in the film, will follow the screening, which is part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project, this year featuring Janet Mock’s “Redefining Realness.”

Read more: Don’t Miss The Trans Doc “Real Boy” This Thursday At Crocker


Don’t Miss “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”

By Chris Narloch

Christmas may be over, but “Christmas at Pemberley,” the wonderfully clever and entertaining play at Capital Stage in Sacramento, is not. You have one more weekend to see a show that could be described as theatrical catnip for fans of Jane Austen.

Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon have written a very inventive sequel involving the beloved characters and relationships from “Pride and Prejudice,” the Jane Austen novel that, more than any other, fueled the current craze for all things Austen.

Read more: Don’t Miss “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”


Last Minute Theatre Queen Stocking Stuffers

By Chris Narloch

If you’re stumped for ideas on what to get the musical theatre fan in your life for Christmas, I’ve put together a sure-fire list of last-minute gift ideas.

These titles should be available either at Dimple Records locally or online from various digital music retailers.

Read more: Last Minute Theatre Queen Stocking Stuffers


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