The Secret Of NIMH (Double Bill option)
7:15pm - Friday, Sep 2, 2016
Frustrated with Walt Disney studioâ€™s reluctance to produce the more traditional, full-length animated feature films they were known for, acclaimed animator Don Bluth and a number of his colleagues left with the intent of creating movies in the style of the old classics; The Secret of NIMH is the first film Bluth produced (he also adapted the script) following his departure. Adapted from Robert C. Oâ€™Brienâ€˜s acclaimed childrenâ€™s book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H., the film follows a fantastical tale about a widowed mouse whose home is threatened while one of her young children is gravely ill. On her way to find help, she discovers NIMH, a secret society of highly-intelligent rats who have escaped from a nearby science lab, who help the widow to protect her family and home. Starring the voices of Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Elizabeth Hartman, John Carradine, Wil Wheaton and Shannen Doherty.
â€œThe Secret of NIMH is a dark, well-told tale that respects its young audience enough to not tone down its subject matter.â€ â€“ Rotten Tomatoes
â€œEvery character moves fluidly and imaginatively against an extravaganza of detailed background and dazzling effects, all emboldened by fascinating colored textures.â€ â€“ Variety
â€œThe animation was, as Bluth and company had promised, a spectacular return to old-school craftsmanship.â€ â€“ AV Club
Friday, September 2
The Secret of NIMH
Doors 6:45 pm | Movie 7:15 pm
Tickets to The Secret of NIMH $10 advance| $12 door
Why not make it a double feature with Legend at 9:15 pm?!
Movie 9:15 pm
Tickets for the double feature $13 advance | $15 door
*Groupons and passes OK for any single film only! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
THE SECRET OF NIMH (Don Bluth, 1982 / 82 mins / PG) A widowed field mouse must move her family â€” including an ailing son â€” to escape a farmerâ€™s plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of super-intelligent lab rat escapees, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
LEGEND (Ridley Scott, 1985 / 90 mins / PG) A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.
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