A SIMPLE FAVOR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
A SIMPLE FAVOR is Now Playing at the Crescent Theater.
Showtimes for A SIMPLE FAVOR at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Friday, September 21 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Saturday, September 22 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Monday, September 24 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Tuesday, September 25 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Wednesday, September 26 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
- Thursday, September 27 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:20 PM
Nearly a century later, an eclectic musical and film experience breathes life into seminal classics for this Halloween season. The most adventurous band from Austin, Texas — The Invincible Czars —are bringing their new score to town as they perform it live to the 1925 American silent film The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney! The 30-city tour is coming to cities in the South, Midwest and East Coast, Ontario and all over Texas this fall – including several double feature performances of their widely praised score for the 1922 German film Nosferatu.
Fans, theaters and media have praised The Invincible Czars for making these near century-old movies “actually scary” for modern day audiences. The scores and their performances complements the tone and emotion on-screen at any given moment with as much cinematic flare as possible.
Set in nineteenth century Paris, Phantom of the Opera tells the story of unknown actress Christine Daae. Christine is the understudy for a famous lyric singer named Carlotta but a mysterious admirer (who sings through the walls to Christine) manages to scare Carlotta out of the role so that Christine can be the star of the show. But the admirer’s work comes with a serious price and Christine quickly finds herself trapped in the catacombs of the opera house with its Phantom and only her suspecting boyfriend to help her escape!
The Invincible Czars’ score for Phantom is mysterious and understated though not as minimal as their score for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It brings all the Czars’ staple instruments – violin, piano, bass guitar, flute and sounds effects. This time, the score features Josh Robins’ 7-string electric guitar with more effects than ever before used in a Czars silent film score.
The band encourages fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows.
The Invincible Czars have been performing their own scores for early 20th century silent films for nearly a decade in historic/hip theaters, colleges, outdoor spaces, DIY arts centers, etc. The shows appeal to people of a wide range of ages and interests and you’ll find film buffs, music lovers, horror fans, sci-fi geeks, metalheads, goths, classical music fans among their audiences.
They’ve built an audience for themselves as much as the movies they accompany by adding movies to their catalog, creating original artwork and wardrobe, encouraging audience participation, recording their scores. The band toured all over the US in 2015-17 with their score for Nosferatu. Fans, theaters and media praised them for making the near century-old movie “actually scary” for modern-day audiences with their cinematic sensibility and precise performances.
The Czars use a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, sound effects and even vocals. They also borrow a little music from the classical realm in each of their scores. This time it’s Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Espanol”, Eric Satie’s “Gnossienne 3” and Guonod’s “Jewel Song” from Faust.
Phil Davidson – violin, keyboards, glockenspiel; Josh Robins – guitar, bass, percussion, loops; Aaryn Russell – bass guitar; Sarah Jane Hargis – flute
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
MPAA Rating: R
A STAR IS BORN Starts October 5th to the Crescent Theater
Showtimes for A STAR IS BORN at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, AL
- Thursday, October 4 – 8:00 PM
- Friday, October 5 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Saturday, October 6 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Sunday, October 7 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Monday, October 8 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Tuesday, October 9 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Wednesday, October 10 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Thursday, October 11 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Friday, October 12 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Saturday, October 13 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Sunday, October 14 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Monday, October 15 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Tuesday, October 16 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Wednesday, October 17 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Thursday, October 18 – 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:40 PM
- Additional Showtimes TBA
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered.
TEA WITH THE DAMES is Coming in October to the Crescent Theater
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is coming in November to the Crescent Theater