Sunday, May 3, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

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MAY 1st
THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD
SUNSHINE CLEANING

MAY 8th
ALIEN TRESPASS
GOMORRAH

MAY 15th
GIGANTIC
THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH

MAY 16th
THE ITALIAN ZOMBIE MOVIE PART I - WORLD PREMIERE

MAY 29th-31st
The 8th Annual Muskegon Film Festival

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 10th -16th Showtimes - Harrison Ford in CROSSING OVER

The Harbor Theater - 1937 Lakeshore Dr Muskegon 231-457-4274
Showtimes for April 10th - April 16th
CROSSING OVER Rated R, Runtime 113 Minutes
Directed by Wayne Kramer (Director of The Cooler)
Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Jim Sturgess
"Director Wayne Kramer crisscrosses these stories into a diverting anthropological melodrama, with enough coincidence to keep the action unified." -Entertainment Weekly
Harrison Ford and Ray Liotta star in writer/director Wayne Kramer'ss harrowing look at life amongst illegal immigrants and the immigration enforcement agents whose job it is to ensure that the U.S. borders remain secure. Every day, a new batch of immigrants comes flooding into Los Angeles in search of the American dream -- and every day the price of that dream rises exponentially. As the desperation of these newcomers continually tests the humanity of Los Angeles immigration enforcement officers, the face of a 21st century L.A. gradually begins to take form.
Friday April 10th @ 7:00, 9:20 Saturday April 11th @ 7:00, 9:20 Sunday April 12th @ 4:15, 7:00 Monday April 13th @ 7:00 Tuesday April 14th @ 7:00 Thursday April 16th @ 7:00
WENDY AND LUCY - Rated R, 80 Minutes Directed by Kelly Reichardt Starring Michelle Williams
"The movie, for all its morose impassivity, is beautiful and haunting. " - The New Yorker
Old Joy director Kelly Reichardt crafts this intimate tale of Wendy, an alienated Indiana woman who packs up her car and sets her sights on Alaska, but finds herself stranded in a small Oregon town with no money and only her faithful dog, Lucy, to keep her company. When Wendy realizes that there's nothing keeping her in her home state of Indiana, she makes the decision to relocate to Alaska and seek out work at the local fish cannery. With her four-legged friend Lucy in the passenger seat next to her, Wendy stops off to get some rest in a small Oregon town. The following morning, when Wendy attempts to start her car, the engine fails to respond. But this is only the first in a series of snowballing events, because as Wendy waits for the local garage to open she heads to the supermarket to pick up some dog food for Lucy. Opting to shoplift the puppy chow since she doesn't have much cash to speak of, Wendy subsequently finds herself in the local jail thanks to an overzealous employee. By the time Wendy pays her fine and gets back to the supermarket, Lucy is gone. Unfortunately the dog pound doesn't open until the following morning, and after receiving some help from a kindly local, Wendy gets some particularly bad news about her car.
Friday April 10th @ 7:15 Saturday April 11th @ 7:15 Sunday April 12th @ 4:30, 7:15 Monday April 13th @ 7:15 Tuesday April 14th @ 7:15 Thursday April 16th @ 7:15

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It has been one year! Two Lovers and Wendy & Lucy open 4/3/9

On April 3rd, the doors of the Harbor will have been reopened for 1 year. We hope everybody has enjoyed the variety of films that ordinarily would not make it into West Michigan and are looking forward to another great year!

We would be interested in hearing what everyone's favorite movie or event of the previous 12 months have been. When you come in, let us know!

And for those coming to the opening of Wendy and Lucy or Two Lovers on Friday, you can receive a free small combo(small beverage, small popcorn)!

The film Crossing Over starring Harrison Ford and Ashley Judd has been added to the coming soon section of the email and website, and is slated to open on April 10th. Also added to the coming soon section, Sunshine Cleaning (April 24th) starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin. Check out the trailers on our website, in this email or before one of our films at the theater!

Those people lucky enough to attend Army of Darkness last saturday got a sneak peak at Muskegon's first Zombie epic, The Italian Zombie Movie. This film, made right here in Muskegon, has not had as much press as some of the other films manufactured here, but it looks pretty amazing. Stay tuned, an April opening is on it's way. In the meantime, check out the website: http://italianzombiemovie.com/index.htm

We will have 2 NEW late night features this week, both park of the Magnet Six Shooter Film Series(the same series that brought us Let The Right One In). On Friday night the film will be Time Crimes, and on saturday night, Special.. Both films have received great reviews and I wish we had more room in the schedule for them, but 10 PM screenings this weekend is all we can allow. Don't miss them!

The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is set for April 25th, and the schedule is out. Pick up a flyer at the theater or check back on the website for complete a complete rundown of the films. The features scheduled are Tru Loved and Equality U.

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WENDY AND LUCY
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
Starring Michelle Williams
Rated R, 80 Minutes

Click here to view the trailer!

"The movie, for all its morose impassivity, is beautiful and haunting. " - The New Yorker

Old Joy director Kelly Reichardt crafts this intimate tale of Wendy, an alienated Indiana woman who packs up her car and sets her sights on Alaska, but finds herself stranded in a small Oregon town with no money and only her faithful dog, Lucy, to keep her company. When Wendy realizes that there's nothing keeping her in her home state of Indiana, she makes the decision to relocate to Alaska and seek out work at the local fish cannery. With her four-legged friend Lucy in the passenger seat next to her, Wendy stops off to get some rest in a small Oregon town. The following morning, when Wendy attempts to start her car, the engine fails to respond. But this is only the first in a series of snowballing events, because as Wendy waits for the local garage to open she heads to the supermarket to pick up some dog food for Lucy. Opting to shoplift the puppy chow since she doesn't have much cash to speak of, Wendy subsequently finds herself in the local jail thanks to an overzealous employee. By the time Wendy pays her fine and gets back to the supermarket, Lucy is gone. Unfortunately the dog pound doesn't open until the following morning, and after receiving some help from a kindly local, Wendy gets some particularly bad news about her car.

Friday April 3rd @ 7:15
Saturday April 4th @ 7:15, 9:00
Sunday April 5th @ 2:45, 4:30, 6:30
Monday April 6th @ 7:15
Tuesday April 7th @ 7:15
Thursday April 9th @ 7:15

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Opening 4/3/09 (Celebrating 1 year of The Harbor Theater)

TWO LOVERS
Rated R
Directed by James Gray
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gweneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw and Isabella Rossellini

Click here to view the trailer!

"A film of unusual perception, played at perfect pitch by Phoenix, Shaw, Paltrow and the other actors. It is calm and mature. It understands these characters. It doesn't juggle them for melodrama, but looks inside." - Roger Ebert

Two Lovers is a romantic drama set in New York City. It tells the story of Leonard, an attractive but depressed young man who moves back in with his parents following a recent heartbreak. An aspiring photographer, Leonard works part-time at his father's dry-cleaners. His concerned parents try to set him up with Sandra, the sweet and caring daughter of a close family friend. A big family dinner serves as their introduction and Leonard arranges to see her again.

Then late one night Leonard looks out his bedroom window and notices a ravishing young woman he's never seen before. Michelle recently moved into an apartment in his family's building - an apartment paid for by the wealthy married man she is seeing.

Phoenix reunites for the third time with director James Gray. The two have collaborated on The Yards and We Own the Night.

Friday April 3rd @ 7:00, 9:30
Saturday April 4th @ 7:00
Sunday April 5th @ 2:30, 4:45, 7:00
Monday April 6th @ 7:00
Tuesday April 7th @ 7:00
Thursday April 9th @ 7:00


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TIME CRIMES Directed by Nacho Vigalondo Rated R, Runtime 92 Minutes

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Hector is an ordinary man who's moving to a new house with his wife. One evening, while he's looking through his binoculars, he sees a naked girl in the woods. He decides to go there just to find that same girl laying on a rock. Suddenly, a man with a pink bandage covering his face, stabs Hector in his arm with scissors. Then a chase starts, leading Hector to a time machine that brings him back nearly an hour in the past. The man in charge of the time machine explains to Hector (Hector 2) that he must not interfere with the other Hector (Hector 1) so he can go into the time machine again. Things complicate, and Hector 2 is hit by a car, injuring his face. To stop the bleeding, he covers his face with a bandage that turns into pink because of the blood. Then Hector 2 realizes he has to stab Hector 1 and chase him to the time machine in order to make things right.

Friday April 3rd ONLY @ 10:15 PM



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SPECIAL(SATURDAY MARCH 4th ONLY, Celebrating 1 year of The Harbor Theater)

Directed by Jeremy Passmore

Starring Michael Rapaport and Josh Peck

Rated R, Runtime 84 Minutes

Click here to view the trailer!

Michael Rapaport is a lonely parking-enforcement officer who has little life outside his dull job and the super hero comics he reads after hours. His seemingly dead-end existence takes an amazing turn when -- after enrolling in a clinical trial for anti-depressants -- he develops super powers. Or so he thinks.

SATURDAY APRIL 4th ONLY @ 10:00 PM



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CROSSING OVER(Opening April 10th)
Rated R, Runtime 113 Minutes
Directed by Wayne Kramer (Director of The Cooler)
Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd and Jim Sturgess

Click here to view the trailer!

"Director Wayne Kramer crisscrosses these stories into a diverting anthropological melodrama, with enough coincidence to keep the action unified." -Entertainment Weekly

Harrison Ford,and Ray Liotta star in Running Scared writer/director Wayne Kramer's harrowing look at life amongst illegal immigrants and the immigration enforcement agents whose job it is to ensure that the U.S. borders remain secure. Every day, a new batch of immigrants comes flooding into Los Angeles in search of the American dream -- and every day the price of that dream rises exponentially. As the desperation of these newcomers continually tests the humanity of Los Angeles immigration enforcement officers, the face of a 21st century L.A. gradually begins to take form.



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Opening Apirl 17th

THE CLASS
Rated PG-13

Directed by Laurent Cantet
Starring Francois Begaudeau, Esmeralda Ouertani, Rachel Regulier

Click here to view the trailer!

"The movie is bursting with life, energy, fears, frustrations and the quick laughter of a classroom hungry for relief." Roger Ebert

Francois is a tough but fair teacher working in one of France's toughest schools, and his honest demeanor in the classroom has made him a great success with the students. But this year things are different, because when the students begin to challenge his methods Francois will find his classroom ethics put to the ultimate test. Francois Begaudeau stars in director Laurent Cantet's entry into the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d'Or.



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Opens April 17th

Martin Scorsese Presents GOMORRAH
NR, Adults Only, Runtime 137 Minutes

"The film is a curative for the romanticism of The Godfather and Scarface." - Roger Ebert

"Gomorrah takes the time-honored Mafia genre and gives it an all- new twist. " -The New York Post

The residents of Naples and Caserta have practically no choice and are forced to obey the rules of the "System," the Camorra, the neapolitan equivalent of the Mafia. Only a lucky few can even think of leading a normal life. Five stories are woven together in this violent scenario, set in a cruel fictitious world, but one that is deeply rooted in reality.

Click here to view the trailer!



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Opening In April

SUGAR

Rated R

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

Starring Algenis Perez Soto

Click here to view the trailer!

"Sympathetic, genial and exceedingly wholesome, it's a film that, once seen, will permanently and favorably influence the way viewers regard the characters' real-life counterparts." - Variety

Sugar follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macors, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition. Blending the genres of sports drama, immigrant journey, and coming-of-age story, Sugar is a unique film about self-discovery.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Muskegon Money

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Brendan and Jen Pelto -- Executive Directors
Harbor Theater
(231) 457-4273 work
(231) 329-0659 cell
http://www.theharbortheater.com


Harbor Theater Now Accepting Unredeemable “Muskegon Money” Certifichecks
In a severely difficult economic time, the Harbor Theater hopes to provide relief to those still holding onto the valueless gift certificates.


Muskegon, MI Mar. 4, 2009: After the company Certifichecks, Inc. announced on Thursday that it was in the process of filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, hundreds of Chambers of Commerce and 80,000 retailers nation-wide are in a panic. The company was responsible for providing the funds for a gift certificate program that many West Michigan area Chambers of Commerce participated in.

Cindy Larsen, president of the Muskegon area Chamber of Commerce, estimates that $20,000 to $100,000 in “Muskegon Money” gift checks remain unredeemed by shoppers. The Chamber of Commerce has asked the Attorney General to investigate the situation, and states that they have no plans on taking financial responsibility for the now value-less checks.“That’s difficult because we don’t know how much money is out there,” says Larsen, “and it’s so difficult to make decisions on what to do.”

Other area Chambers of Commerce, including those in Holland and Grand Haven, have decided to continue to honor the gift certificates, because they feel it is the “right thing to do.”

The Harbor Theater in the Lakeside District of Muskegon also believes that honoring the gift certificates is the right thing to do.

“It’s a sad thing to see happen. It’s a sign of the times,” says Jen Pelto.

“We’re willing to step up and reward those that invested in Muskegon,” says Brendan Pelto. “It isn’t their fault that this happened, and they shouldn’t take the fall for it.”

The Harbor Theater will accept the checks for admission tickets to any film shown at the theater.

“Unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer cash back, as we feel any amount of reimbursement is unlikely. If you have a check for $30.00, feel free to bring a group of 5 so that you can use the full face value of the check,” explains Mr. Pelto. “Currently, we will not be able to offer gift certificates or concession stand items in exchange for the checks. If this changes, we will be sure to let everyone know.”

Although Certifichecks, Inc. is not currently offering reimbursement for the checks, they do provide an address to submit for “potential” reimbursement:
Certifichecks, Inc.
Attn: Redemption Dept.
P.O. Box 13603
Dayton, Ohio 45413

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