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Uptown Cinemas

See Bob Forrest (+ Thelonious Monster!) at the Uptown this Thursday {10/27}

UPDATE: This event is coming up...and fast. Make sure you snap up tickets while you can to see one-of-a-kind awesomeness this week! You know you wanna.... 

Stock up on those tissue boxes! SIFF announced today that the new documentary Bob and the Monster is coming to the Uptown on October 27. If you don't know who Bob Forrest is, you either never saw any live show footage from the 80s and 90s, or you never watched Celebrity Rehab. Both of which I refuse to believe.

But hey, I'll humor you: Forrest is the frontman of post-punk band Thelonious Monster, who thrashed clubs and caused some seriously gnarley mosh pits. He's also famous for being a complete drug-addicted mess on stage. Now sober, Bob has become one of the most infleuential addiction counselors around -- and it's easy to see why (yes, I watch Celebrity Rehab. What about it?). He's compassionate and kind, while still being able to call you on your bullshit. Anyway, Bob and the Monster is all about his struggle with his disease, and ulitmately, his triumph. In other words, it is a weeper, people. You can tell just from the preview.

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Celebrate SIFF's Grand Reopening of the Uptown with Favorite Films {10/20-10/27}

I would like to take this moment to announce that I think SIFF purchasing the Uptown Cinemas and rescuing them from languishing in certain doom is the best thing that they have ever done, ever. EVER. 

Okay, now that I have that out of the way - let's get to the good stuff. The Uptown is having its Grand Reopening this week! Starting Thursday, 10/20, there will be a serious of Sing-Alongs (Hedwig, Purple Rain, and Grease) as part of the Heineken City Arts Fest, and then they're gonna show a whole bunch of awesomeness -- officially known as Uptown Cinema Classics -- starting on 10/23.

You can view the full schedule here, but the films I'm most excited about are West Side Story, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Royal Tennebaums, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, LA Confidential, and The Godfather. They'll also be rounding out the week with Bob & the Monster (which we heartily recommend you get tix to!). Even better: all these films are only $5 - OR FREE with a same-day receipt from any Queen Anne area business. omg. what. 

Anyone up for drinks at The Mecca followed by a film? 

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Winter's Bone

Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone

{Winter’s Bone opened in Seattle on Friday, June 25 and is currently playing at The Guild 45th and Uptown Cinemas}

This affecting human drama focuses on headstrong teen Ree Dolly’s journey to track down her missing father through a poverty-stricken world of close-knit kin, gangster-like politics, burnt down meth labs and above all: deep, dark secrets.

Jennifer Lawrence channels Ree’s strength and determination with such honesty that it will damn near break your heart. Here’s a girl trying to do everything she can to keep her catatonic mother and smaller siblings sheltered and fed, pushing through every obstacle she encounters with brute force.

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