THIS FILM CLUB AND FMASU Invite you to join us!
Our free, This film club, the weekly movie series is back at electric theater after our unfortunate break!
This film club and the non-profit Film and Media Alliance of Southern Utah (FMASU) are joining forces once again to bring St. George, UT a free weekly movie series every Tuesday at the historic theater Electric. While we certainly live in strange and often frightening times, we need events like this more than ever. And in fact, the team behind this weekly movie series plans to implement precautions to make sure attendees feel safe and comfortable. COVID 19 safety measures will include sanitizing stations, limited seating and social distancing. Film series organizers are also asking attendees to wear masks at the event because at the end of the day, while the films are of utmost importance to everyone involved, people are the number one priority.
Why a free weekly movie series? Well, in addition to creating a sense of normalcy within the community (although we might be heading towards some sort of new normal), this event was designed to keep the spirit of movie history alive. And doing it in a theatrical setting is key because movies are always best experienced in a community environment with people who love them.
From January to March of this year, This film club had already gotten the ball rolling by showcasing several remarkable films from yesteryear before being practically forced into a long hiatus by this pesky Coronavirus. Memorable titles included the film series opener “Sunset Boulevard”, “A Matter of Life and Death”, “The Apartment”, “His Girl Friday”, “Defending Your Life” and the unforgettable silent film titled by Buster Keaton, “Sherlock Junior.” which was actually presented with live organ accompaniment by the talented Holden Green.
On Tuesday, July 21, FMASU and This Movie Club return with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s warm, adventurous, and emotionally charged story of friendship, “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial.” A great movie for the whole family! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6 p.m. sharp.
As usual, all upcoming screenings will be followed by intimate and informative discussions led by This Movie Club’s Chief Curator, Beau Stucki, and special guests. Previous speakers have included “Gone with the Wind” support player Patrick Curtis. It’s also worth noting that some of these movie night post-screening discussions will include optional (and delicious) foods for your consumption.
Currently, This Movie Club’s programming is scheduled until the end of August. This range is as follows;
JULY THEME – “BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
July 21– ET: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
July 28 – THE FALL
AUGUST THEME – “GOTTA DANCE!”
August 4 – YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE
August 11– RED SHOES
August 18 – AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
August 25 – ORPHÉE NOIR
This series of free movies was born out of a pure love of cinema and the wide range of titles that the organizers want to share and discuss with the community over the next few weeks is certainly a passionate reflection of that.
For more details on FMASU and This Movie Club and how you can help ensure this free weekly movie series has a long and successful run, CLICK HERE!
THIS FILM CLUB– Beau Stucki and Chris Bringhurst started this online film club several years ago as an open group focused on discussion and appreciation of film as an art, as entertainment and as a that vision of the human experience. In 2020, This Movie Club transformed into a live theatrical setting to cover similar ground in an even more exciting and interactive way for avid moviegoers.
FILM AND MEDIA ALLIANCE OF SOUTHERN UTAH (FMASU)– Founded by John Pugh and Adam Mast in 2017, FMASU is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization designed to encourage, inspire, nurture and educate film talent in all ages and all skills and to create unique film-related events for attendees through a variety of programs held throughout the year. Additionally, FMASU prides itself on keeping the spirit of film history and theatrical experience alive.
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