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Dine and Dash to the Movies in Downtown Kitchener

DINE AND DASH...TO THE MOVIES!

Every Saturday during the month of February, receive one free pass to the Apollo Cinema when you dine at a restaurant in DTK!

Here's How:

1. Dine at a restaurant in DTK (min. spend $25/person - before gratuities) * Find a restaurant here

2. Bring your SAME-DAY receipt to the Apollo Cinema (141 Ontario St. N.)

3. See a movie that evening for FREE courtesy of your Downtown Businesses

* Please note seating is limited; while quantities last.

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Here's what's playing at the Apollo Cinema, Saturday evenings in February:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2015

"Joy" movie poster

7:00PM - JOY

2015, USA, 124 MINS, PG

DIR: DAVID O. RUSSELL  |  STARRING: BRADLEY COOPER, JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ROBERT DE NIRO, VIRGINIA MADSEN  

It's the dawn of the 1990s and Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a New York-area single mother with a head full of ideas, has invented a new kind of mop. She calls it the Miracle Mop and it's going precisely nowhere until she talks her way into the West Chester, Pa., headquarters of cable's QVC Network. There she meets Neil Walker (Bradley Cooper), an executive who believes in the promise of home shopping with the fervor of a religious zealot who sees the Rapture coming.

He tours Joy around the QVC studios, the camera tracking through the hive of on-air shilling as if this were "Goodfellas" and we'd just entered the nightclub. (Over on one soundstage is Joan Rivers, deliciously played by the late comedian's daughter Melissa.) You can see it in Joy's eyes: Her universe expanding with possibilities, herself at the center of the Big Bang, holding a mop. - Ty Burr, BostonGlobe 

  
"The Hateful Eight" movie poster

9:30PM - THE HATEFUL EIGHT

2015, USA, 167 MINS, 18A

DIR: QUENTIN TARANTINO  |  STARRING: KURT RUSSELL, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH

Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting the dangerous prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) when he encounters fellow bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) who lost his horse. With the blizzard barreling at them, Ruth agrees to let him tag along. Along the way they pick up another passenger Sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins). They are surprised when there are others already at their destination. Ruth and Warren are convinced that 1 or 2 of the patrons; Mexican Bob (Demián Bichir), Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), Joe Gage (Michael Madsen) or O.B Jackson (James Parks) is there to break out Domergue.

The film becomes a mystery as to whether one of the patrons really is there to break out Domergue or when Jackson is going to get to go crazy on the old vicious Civil War General, General Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern).  The inevitable violence in the film is teased and built up to a fever pitch so that when it boils over it feels earned and not gratuitous. - Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine 



  

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2015

"Spotlight" movie poster

7:00PM - SPOTLIGHT

2015, USA, 128 MINS, 14A

DIR: TOM MCCARTHY  |  STARRING: RACHEL MCADAMS, STANLEY TUCCI, MARK RUFFALO, LIEV SCHREIBER, MICHAEL KEATON, JOHN SLATTERY

Director Tom McCarthy assembles a dream cast for his powerful drama about the journalists who exposed pedophilia in the local Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.

Spotlight calmly and powerfully traces the work of a group of dogged Boston Globe journalists in 2001, who were determined to expose the systematic cover-up of child abuse in the local Catholic Church. It's the story behind the story, and it's the film equivalent of reading an especially thrilling New Yorker article: ruthlessly detailed, precise and gripping but never brash or overemotional.

This is 'All The President's Men' for the ongoing exposure of the horror of priestly paedophilia. Yet it's a more subtle, damning film for implicating the media - as much as the church, the courts, the legal profession and other Boston institutions - in the systematic, wider cultural cover-up it describes. These journalists are good, hard-working and principled, but the film falls short of making them heroes, and crucially doesn't allow media mechanics to over power the true nightmare of the real-life experiences behind their story. There are just enough testimonies here and encounters with victims to make the human side of the story crystal clear without losing focus on the bigger picture of establishment corruption. It's that all-too-rare beast: a movie that's both important and engrossing.- TimeOut 

  
"The Big Short" movie poster

9:30PM - THE BIG SHORT

2015, USA, 130 MINS, 14A

DIR: ADAM MCKAY  |  STARRING: BRAD PITT, STEVE CARELL, RYAN GOSLING, CHRISTIAN BALE, MARISA TOMEI

Scion Capital LLC founder Michael Burry (Christian Bale) is among the first to recognize that mortgage lending practices during the early 2000s are faulty and sets out to profit by betting against the marketplace, based on these predictions. Despite his past success as a hedge fund manager, though, Burry is largely dismissed by his investors and not-so-quietly mocked by his clients.

Soon thereafter, other individuals - including up and coming investors Charlie Geller (John Magaro) and Jamie Shipley (Finn Wittrock) as well as the outspoken hedge fund manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and the scheming trader Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) - catch wind of these fraudulent activities in the financial sector and likewise set out to profit from it. However, the more these "outsiders" learn about these shady dealings, the more it becomes clear that corruption in Wall Street runs deeper than even they (or anyone else) could have imagined. - Sandy Schaefer, ScreenRant.com 

 



 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, 2015

"Carol" movie poster

7:00PM - CAROL

2015, USA, 119 MINS, 14A

DIR: TODD HAYNES  |  STARRING: KYLE CHANDLER, SARAH PAULSON, ROONEY MARA, CATE BLANCHETT, JAKE LACY

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara shine in this tale of love in 1950's New York from director Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine), based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith.

High-society woman Carol (Blanchett) is going through a divorce with husband Harge (Kyle Chandler), who is still struggling with an affair she had with their daughter's godmother Abby (Sarah Paulson). After striking up a friendship with department store clerk Therese (Rooney Mara), the two women develop a physical relationship which - in the conservative American society of the time - jeopardises Carol's joint custody of her child. - Alex Zane, The Sun 

  
"The Big Short" movie poster

9:30PM - THE BIG SHORT

2015, USA, 130 MINS, 14A

DIR: ADAM MCKAY  |  STARRING: BRAD PITT, STEVE CARELL, RYAN GOSLING, CHRISTIAN BALE, MARISA TOMEI

Scion Capital LLC founder Michael Burry (Christian Bale) is among the first to recognize that mortgage lending practices during the early 2000s are faulty and sets out to profit by betting against the marketplace, based on these predictions. Despite his past success as a hedge fund manager, though, Burry is largely dismissed by his investors and not-so-quietly mocked by his clients.

Soon thereafter, other individuals - including up and coming investors Charlie Geller (John Magaro) and Jamie Shipley (Finn Wittrock) as well as the outspoken hedge fund manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and the scheming trader Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) - catch wind of these fraudulent activities in the financial sector and likewise set out to profit from it. However, the more these "outsiders" learn about these shady dealings, the more it becomes clear that corruption in Wall Street runs deeper than even they (or anyone else) could have imagined. - Sandy Schaefer, ScreenRant.com 

 



 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2015

"Brooklyn" movie poster

7:00PM - BROOKLYN

2015, CANADA/UK/IRELAND, 111 MINS, PG

DIR: JOHN CROWLEY  |  STARRING: JIM BROADBENT, JULIE WALTERS, SAOIRSE RONAN

Soaring, swooning and gently nostalgic, "Brooklyn" takes melodrama to a new level of reassuring simplicity and emotional transparency. The exquisite adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel about a young Irish woman immigrating to the United States in the early 1950s dispenses with trendy flourishes and sniffy commentary to deliver the kind of movie that Hollywood rarely makes anymore: a sincere, unabashedly tender coming-of-age tale that, for all its deep feeling and wrenching twists and turns, never gives in to sentimentality or maudlin theatrics.

In part, this is because screenwriter Nick Hornby and director John Crowley clearly have affection for the characters that populate the timeless tale, in which Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), who lives in the small town of Enniscorthy, secures employment at a Brooklyn department store through the offices of a Catholic priest named Father Flood (Jim Broadbent). Without employment prospects at home, she reluctantly sets out for America, leaving behind her cherished mother (Jane Brennan) and older sister (Fiona Glascott). After a crippling bout of seasickness on the boat over, Eilis is still green when she arrives, apprehensively taking rooms in a boarding house and battling her native shyness to make small talk as a shop girl while embarking on night classes to become a bookkeeper.

A delicate, sweepingly romantic portrait of longing and regret, "Brooklyn" eventually puts Eilis in the familiar position of being torn between two men. (Her rival suitor is played by the appealingly bashful Domhnall Gleeson.) But as she learns to become both an American and a post-war-era woman, Eilis is more molded by her relationships with women, from her stylish boss at the department store (Jessica Paré) to her sharp-tongued landlady, played with tart playfulness by Julie Walters. -Ann Hornaday-Washington Post 

  
"The Big Short" movie poster

9:15PM - THE HATEFUL EIGHT

2015, USA, 167 MINS, 18A

DIR: QUENTIN TARANTINO  |  STARRING: KURT RUSSELL, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, JENNIFER JASON LEIGH

Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting the dangerous prisoner Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) when he encounters fellow bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) who lost his horse. With the blizzard barreling at them, Ruth agrees to let him tag along. Along the way they pick up another passenger Sheriff Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins). They are surprised when there are others already at their destination. Ruth and Warren are convinced that 1 or 2 of the patrons; Mexican Bob (Demián Bichir), Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), Joe Gage (Michael Madsen) or O.B Jackson (James Parks) is there to break out Domergue.

The film becomes a mystery as to whether one of the patrons really is there to break out Domergue or when Jackson is going to get to go crazy on the old vicious Civil War General, General Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern).  The inevitable violence in the film is teased and built up to a fever pitch so that when it boils over it feels earned and not gratuitous. - Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine