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Published December 27th, 2017
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Happy holidays and a very prosperous 2018! The Orinda and Rheem theatres will be busy over the next week and we have something for everyone.
"The Greatest Showman" is now playing at The Rheem. It has received three Golden Globe nominations (Best Motion Picture-Musical, Best Original Song - "This Is Me," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Hugh Jackman). Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. It is rated PG - suitable for all ages. The total running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
"The Shape of Water" received seven Golden Globe nominations -- (Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director - Guillermo del Toro, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama - Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama - Richard Jenkins, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Octavia Spencer and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture). What a treat to have this movie masterpiece showing in the main theatre at The Rheem. "The Shape of Water" is Oscar Nominee Guillermo del Toro's homage to the great Universal monster film from 1954 - "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Set in a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature. The creature is played by the "Man of Many Creatures," Doug Jones. Jones has a connection to the Rheem Theatre because he made a video there four years ago to help with the ADA campaign. Also, Jones hosted the very first Sci-Fi Day at the Rheem Theatre in 2015 which ironically screened "Creature from the Black Lagoon." Small world! You can see Doug Jones' signature on the Wall of Fame at the Rheem.
"The Shape of Water" is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language with a TRT of 2 hours and 3 minutes.
Looking to laugh your way through the holiday season? Well we have you covered with "Pitch Perfect 3" also playing at the Rheem Theatre. Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition in an overseas USO tour where they face a group that uses both instruments and voices. Who doesn't laugh at the comic talent of Rebel Wilson? She is funny. "Pitch Perfect 3" is rated PG-13 with a TRT of 1 hour 33 minutes.
Playing at the Orinda Theatre this week is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" rated PG-13, "Darkest Hour" rated PG-13, and "Ferdinand" rated PG.
Enjoy the holiday season with family, friends and movies!

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