“When you look into their eyes, you know somebody is home. Somebody’s looking back.” - John Jett, Former SeaWorld Trainer
Those words, spoken by a former trainer in Blackfish, drive home a point that many, many people can easily forget – this is not a person in a costume, not an animatronic figure that is timed to move to the music. It’s a living entity… and the star of this particular feature has killed. 3 times.
Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is not a sensationalistic spin on the deadly killer whale (hardly deadly, as there is no record of a killer whale attacking a human in the wild, according to the doc) or an activist piece, bent on dismantling and destroying the zoological park system.
Rather, the film is centered around Tilikum, SeaWorld’s 12,000-pound male orca that killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 – the third death attributed to him – and those who have worked closely with him over the years. This includes one of the whalers who stole him from his family as a baby, the caretakers and employees of the Canadian aquatic park he first presided at as a young calf (where he suffered abuse from all sides, including other, larger killer whales) and the half-dozen former SeaWorld Trainers who have come forward to dispel the myths and offer their testimony.
For only $5 per ticket, the B&B Wildwood 10 is having a special one night only showing of John Hughes’ PRETTY IN PINK (The bittersweet love story about two teenagers overcoming class obstacles and forming a relationship). The movie will take place tonight, Thursday April 26th at 7pm – with a portion of proceeds going to the Metro St. Louis Cinderella Project!
Just in time for prom season, get your tickets for tonight for PRETTY IN PINK online at bbtheatres.com or at the box office. For more information about the Metro St. Louis Cinderella Project visit cinderellastl.com.
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The Great Escape Theater in Gravois Bluffs offers the utmost comfort and quality to moviegoers in the St. Louis area. The extraordinary movie theater, which opened in December of 2008, offers plush leather, rocking seats in all of it’s theaters. And now – it is the first theater in the entire state of Missouri to offer digital picture and sound in every theater!
Starting today, March 12 – every person in the audience will experience the best picture and sound a theater has to offer. And all of this comes at some of the best prices in town! Adult ticket prices are only $9.00 – and matinée, senior, and child prices are $6.75 (Matinee prices till 4pm Friday through Sunday and 6pm Monday through Thursday)!
So check out today’s new releases, and make sure to stop by the Great Escape Theater in Gravois Bluffs for an incredible movie experience.
The Summit at Gravois Bluffs
754 Gravois Bluffs Blvd
Fenton, MO 63026
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For those of you that live around us in St. Louis, the Tivoli is a great place to see some classic movies on the big screen that you don’t get the chance to see anymore. Cult classics, Hollywood Classics, and more, the Late Night Tivoli Series is a great way to spend your late nights on the weekend through the summer and up until Halloween with the annual screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Check out the screening schedule below!
July 17-18 GREMLINS
July 24-25 DEADGIRL – Premiere! projected on Qube
July 31-Aug. 1 DONNIE DARKO (DIRECTOR’S CUT)
Aug. 7-8 GHOSTBUSTERS
Aug. 14-15 TAXI DRIVER
Aug. 21-22 U2 (National Geographic) - in 3D! admission: $9
Aug. 28-29 LABYRINTH
Sept. 4-5 BACK TO THE FUTURE
Sept. 11-12 PULP FICTION
Sept. 18-19 WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
Sept. 25-26 SERENITY
Oct. 2-3 THEY LIVE
Oct. 9-10 ARMY OF DARKNESS
Oct. 16-17 12 MONKEYS
Oct. 23-24 MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D - in 3D! admission: $9
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 and Nov. 6-7 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW admission: $10
If you have not yet had the pleasure of seeing a movie at the 5-month old Great Escape Theater in Gravois Bluffs, you are truly missing out. Opened in late December of 2008, the theater is located behind the Gravois Bluffs shopping center, right off Highway 30 and 141. The Great Escape’s main focus is on making the movie going experience comfortable and enjoyable for it’s customers.
The theater houses 12 screens, 6 of which feature digital presentation. Richard Lintker, the general manager of the Gravois Bluffs theater, says that they hope to upgrade all projectors to digital in the near future. The picture is very sharp, and very bright – as you would expect in a new theater. The digital presentation looks as good as ever in all of it’s crystal clear, high definition glory. Right now the Great Escape does not have an IMAX screen, but they hope to eventually add it on to the building.
There are no twists and turns to find your theater at the Great Escape. Every screen is located off of one main hallway after your ticket is taken. The presentation of the theaters is also done extremely well. The entrance to each theater is surrounded by marble flooring and walls. And the number of each theater is large and very easy to see, allowing you to find the right theater with no problems.
The seating in every theater deserves a section all of it’s own. It is unlike any theater that I have ever been in before. All 12 theaters are equipped with row upon row of plush leather, rocking seats. That is right – plush leather for EVERY seat, in EVERY theater. This makes for the most comfortable movie-going experience that I have ever had the privilege of having. Coupled with a good movie, the seating makes being in the theater a comfortable experience likened to enjoying a film in your favorite recliner at home. The first movie that I saw at the Great Escape was “Star Trek,” which was two hours of complete comfort.
With all of these amenities, you might expect to pay more for your tickets and concessions at the Great Escape. This is NOT the case. The ticket prices for all of the shows are some of the lowest in the area – competing with the chains that have been around forever in St. Louis. With ticket prices on the rise around the country, it is nice to save a few cents here and there. Every little bit adds up – especially when you go to a lot of movies or have children.
The concessions offered include the usual – popcorn, soda, candy, pretzel bites, nachos – everything that you would expect a theater that aims to please would have. The butter and popcorn toppings are self serve, allowing you to make your popcorn just the way you like it. There is even a machine featuring flavored toppings, that are dispensed right onto your popcorn for you.
The Great Escape Theater in Gravois Bluffs is truly an exceptional multiplex. It offers everything that an avid moviegoer could want, and provides added comfort and convenience that movie theaters have lacked in the St. Louis area – until now. With it’s competitive pricing and an aim to please, you are sure to leave a happy customer. I would highly recommend the Great Escape for anyone that wants to get away for a couple of hours, and have a great time.
Great Escape Theatre
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For more information on the Great Escape, and to buy tickets online, visit www.greatescapetheaters.com!