In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.
MPAA Rating: R
Showtimes for PATTI CAKE$ at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, September 15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Saturday, September 16 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Sunday, September 17 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Monday, September 18 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Tuesday, September 19 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Wednesday, September 20 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
- Thursday, September 21 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:15 PM
After 30 years as a wife and mother, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Intent to rediscover herself but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, our heroine learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life–ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Joan Anderson.
Showtimes for YEAR BY THE SEA at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, September 22 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Saturday, September 23 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Sunday, September 24 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Monday, September 25 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, September 26 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, September 27 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Thursday, September 28 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Friday, September 29 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Saturday, September 30 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Monday, October 2 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Tuesday, October 3 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, October 4 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
- Thursday, October 5 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM
From rooftop farmers to backyard beekeepers, Americans are growing food like never before. A new documentary film, GROWING CITIES, tells the inspiring stories of these intrepid urban farmers, innovators, and everyday city-dwellers who are challenging the way this country feeds itself.
Presented by Victory Teaching Farm
Established in 2013 and located just a block away from the cannon at the loop in midtown, Victory Teaching Farm is is the first urban teaching farm in South Alabama. Its mission is to support and promote healthy families, healthy living and healthy communities. Proceeds from this screening go to supporting the mission. For more info:
GROWING CITIES plays at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 23rd at the Crescent Theater
The Invincible Czars, Austin’s critically acclaimed connoisseurs of silent film score, return to Mobile September 30th for a one-night-only screening of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
Fusing math-rock, classical music, lounge grooves, country shuffles and circusy polka, the band has built a name for themselves with their reinterpretations of classical works by Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky, as well as their original scores for classic silent films.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE is, of course, based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a scientists whose experiments lead to his evil side gaining a life of its own. John Barrymore (Drew’s grandfather) plays Jekyll, a good man driven by science in exploration of his repressed savage side. Unfortunately, these experiments give way to a monster and Edward Hyde is born.
John Barrymore’s performance is out-of-this-world – it’s astonishing to see the transformation begin as Jekyll becomes Hyde without the use of any makeup, instead relying purely on the power of Barrymore’s ability to contort his face.
Scored in 2011 and recently revised, the Invincible Czars’ soundtrack for DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE incorporates voice loops to create a haunting, understated experience. Themes from Eric Satie’s Gnossiennes 1, 3 and 5 are used, as well as a complete arrangement of Debussy’s Footsteps in the Snow. The score features cues written by bass player Henry Q Vines, violinist Phil Davidson and voice/winds mistress Leila Henley. (Written by Robert Saucedo)
Let’s Play Two is a concert film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.
From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the concert film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers — spanning the band’s 25-year career. The film includes exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look as the Wrigleyville neighborhood transitions seamlessly from the atmosphere of a Cubs’ win to the anticipation of, and preparation for, the concerts.
Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship — using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both: a Cubs fan and Pearl Jam fan.
LET’S PLAY TWO plays October 3rd at the Crescent Theater
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
VICTORIA AND ABDUL starts October 20th to the Crescent Theater
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
BATTLE OF THE SEXES starts October 6th at the Crescent Theater
Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot probes the mystery of a murdered American tycoon aboard the legendary Orient Express as 20th Century Fox and producers Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, and Mark Gordon bring Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit back to the big screen.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is Coming November, 2017 to the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is Coming Soon to the Crescent Theater
It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.
Presented by The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror.
Audience participation is encouraged! All props and costumes are allowed EXCEPT food. The Mystic Society of Rocky Horror will sell $5 bags containing all of the allowed props in the lobby before each show, but you may bring your own.
Showtimes for THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, October 27 – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, October 28 – 9:00 PM
- Sunday, October 29 – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday, October 31 – 9:00 PM