January 28th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

rva 2015 environmental film fest

    “On February 2nd – 8th, 2015, several local organizations will partner to present the Fifth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at several local venues. The festival will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This event is free and open to the public.”

View the full film festival schedule here. The most kid-friendly screenings are The Lorax and Disneynature’s Bears starting at 10 a.m. Saturday Feb 7 at the Byrd. Venues include Richmond and Henrico libraries, University of Richmond, Grace Street Theatre, the Science Museum, the Visual Arts Center, and the Byrd Theatre.

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September 29th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

when are movies at tom leonards?

Each Friday night in October (except Halloween), Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market in Short Pump will show free family movies in its outdoor “haybale theatre”. Movies begin at 7pm.

    Schedule:
    October 3 – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    October 10 – Sesame Street – A Magic Halloween
    October 17 – Disney’s Adventure of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
    October 24 – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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September 3rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

I’m back! Mostly. Our older son started public school in the first grade this week and so we’re still finding our footing with routines and a return to productivity 🙂 ~Alison

university of richmond free movies
The free University of Richmond International Film Series returns on Fridays and Sundays this fall:

Free and open to the public, all films are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium in the Robins School of Business (except where noted) at the University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles.

Parking Information
A limited number of visitor parking spaces are available in lot R10 (adjacent to the Robins School of Business). Visitors can also obtain a guest parking pass by contacting University Parking Services at (804) 289-8703, email parking@richmond.edu or complete the online visitor vehicle registration form.

    Film SCHEDULE:
    Miele
    Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14
    Italy, 2013, directed by Valeria Golino
    95 min., NR
    An Italian woman, who works under the code name Honey, specializes in assisted suicides for the terminally ill. She experiences an acute crisis of conscience after learning that her latest client, an aged man, has manipulated her. They are unwillingly locked in an intense relationship, which will change her life forever.

    Una Noche
    Friday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 21
    Cuba, 2012, directed by Lucy Mulloy
    86 min., NR
    Convinced that dilapidated Havana holds no future for them, desperate teens Raul and Elio plot their escape to the dreamland of Miami, only 90 miles away from their families’ lives of poverty, illness, and prostitution. For Elio, leaving Cuba means leaving his twin sister, Lila, the only person who has remained loyal to him. In the colorful, steamy city, pressure mounts as they attempt to disentangle themselves from trouble, family, and Havana.

    Missing Picture
    Friday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 28
    Cambodia, 2013, directed by Rithy Panh
    96 min., NR
    Director Rithy Panh uses his innovative storytelling method in this documentary to create a personal reflection and historical study of the atrocities committed upon the people during the Khmer Rouge regime. Only propaganda footage remains from the recorded artifacts from this era. Panh uses beautifully detailed, sculpted clay figurines and elaborate dioramas to recreate the missing images from his memory. The Missing Picture is the first Cambodian film ever to be nominated for an Academy Award.

    African Film Weekend October 3-4

    Last Days
    Friday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 19
    South Africa, 2013, directed by David and Alex Pastor
    100 min., NR
    Barcelona’s streets are empty in the wake of a catastrophic event that keeps humanity physically and psychologically trapped indoors to avoid instant death. Caught at work during the onslaught, Marc survives months living with his coworkers in an office building until he finally decides to venture through the city in search of his girlfriend. He convinces his colleague Enrique to join him. The two pick their way through the city’s underbelly with peril at every turn in this post-apocalyptic thriller.

    Watchtower
    Friday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 26
    *Friday Screen Location: Jepson Hall, Room 118**
    Turkey, 2012, directed byPelin Esmer
    100 min., NR
    This character study follows two haunted individuals determined to escape their troubled pasts. Their lives intersect at an observation tower located in a forest where Nihat treasures his solitude. He comes to know Seher, a bus hostess at a rural station she calls home. Together, they find comfort from their tragedies. “Watchtower is a finely crafted film about love born out of loss, guilt, and a sense of responsibility.” –Chale Nafus, Austin Film Society

    Kid with a Bike
    Friday, Oct 31 and Sunday, Nov. 2
    Belgium, 2011, directed by Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
    87 min., NR
    Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, this film takes an unsentimental view of children. Stubborn Cyril is an orphan who longs to be reunited with his father and cannot accept his circumstances. Cyril’s rebelliousness and search for a father figure takes its toll on those around him, especially Samantha, a salon worker who agrees to keep him weekends. Eventually he falls in with Wes, who has selfish plans for Cyril.

    Lunchbox
    Friday, Nov 7 and Sunday, Nov. 9
    India, 2013, directed by Ritesh Batra
    105 min., Rated PG
    A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famous, efficient lunchbox delivery system connects Ila, a neglected housewife, with Saajan, a government accountant nearing retirement. Their originally tentative notes passed at lunch turn into a virtual relationship. After seeing this feel-good movie, you will long for a lunchbox from Ila’s aromatic kitchen, seasoned with hope, to be delivered to your own desk.

    Aliyah
    Friday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 16
    France, 2012, directed by Elie Wajeman
    90 min., NR
    Alex lives in a working-class Parisian neighborhood and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the debts of his brother Isaac. A chance to put this life behind him arises when his cousin announces plans to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv. Torn over leaving, Alex finds his back against the wall and prepares to make the next fateful step toward an uncertain future.

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August 4th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

first baptist movies

First Baptist Church (2709 Monument Avenue):

“Remember the old drive-in movie theatres? How about watching classic movies in the open air? Join us for Classics in the Courtyard every Thursday night in August, beginning at 8:30.

Free admission. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments will be available. The courtyard at FBC is on Monument Avenue, just a half block from the Boulevard with free parking! Park on the street or in one of the FBC lots.”

    Movie Line Up:
    August 7: Lilies of the Field
    August 14: Casablanca
    August 21: Stagecoach
    August 28: The Long, Long Trailer

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July 28th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

byrd theater coupon

$7 ($16 value) for two movie tickets, one large popcorn and two medium sodas at the Byrd Theatre

This showed up as a “Daily Gem” for me, making it only $5 until 3 p.m. today, July 28.

    2908 West Cary Street
    Promotional value expires December 25, 2014
    Limit 1 per customer, up to 1 additional as a gift
    Reservations required and subject to availability
    Valid for regular Byrd Theater movie tickets only
    Excludes special events or private rentals
    Must exchange vouchers at box office only; box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime
    All services must be redeemed during a single visit by same customer

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July 16th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

redbox promo code richmond

Use promo code FRIENDS to get a free DVD rental from Redbox, valid 7/16 or 7/17.

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July 7th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

henrico parks and rec

Henrico County’s “Under the Stars Family Film Series” brings free outdoor movies to three parks around the county this month:

    “Bring your blanket or chair and come to the park for an evening viewing of your favorite family films. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 270-2161.

    Dumbo: Sat, Jul 12, 8:30pm, Clarke-Palmore House Museum (904 McCoul St, Henrico, VA 23231)
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2: Fri, Jul 18, 8:30pm, Deep Run Park (9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Three Chopt, VA 23233)
    Despicable Me 2: Fri, Jul 25, 8:30pm, Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (1440 N Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23223)”

Reminder: the City of Richmond shows free outdoor movies all summer, too

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June 2nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains


“Frozen” fans, mark your calendars for August 22 at Forest Hill Park

The City of Richmond Parks and Recreation will show free “Movies in the Park 2014” outdoors on Friday nights during the summer. Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs and enjoy the movie! Activities at 8PM and movies begin at 8:30 (or when it gets dark). Refreshments will be available for sale.

    June 20: Byrd Park near Fountain Lake (600 S Boulevard) – Despicable Me 2
    June 27: Broad Rock Sports Complex (4835 Old Warwick Rd) – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    July 11: Chimborazo (3000 E. Marshall St) – Disney’s “Super Buddies”
    July 18: Abner Clay Park (Leigh St & 200 W Clay St) – Ender’s Game
    July 25: Hotchkiss (701 E. Brookland Park Blvd) – Thor “The Dark World”
    August 1: Humphrey Calder (414 N Thompson St) – One Direction “This Is Us”
    August 8: Battery Park (2803 Dupont Circle) – The Lego Movie
    August 15: Blackwell (1450 Maury St) – The Nut Job
    August 22: Forest Hill Park (41st St and Forest Hill) – Frozen

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April 23rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

quirk gallery lawn chair series

This Saturday evening, and every fourth Saturday at 7pm through October, bring your lawn chair to Quirk Gallery (311 W Broad St) to catch a FREE movie (Love the lineup!)

    Quirk Gallery is very excited to host the Lawn Chair Movie Series, a free outdoor event that begins in April and will be held every fourth Saturday through October.

    Produced in partnership with 1708 Gallery, Steady Sounds, Black Iris, Verdalina, Backstage and Lift Coffee – this event bring you live entertainment, beverages, snacks, and prizes for the costume contest (YES, costume contest!)

    — Movie line up —
    April 26: Grey Gardens
    May 24: Clueless
    June 28: Breakfast at Tiffany’s & Seven Year Itch
    July 26: (500)Days of Summer
    August 23: Mean Girls
    September 27: Grease
    October 25: Clue

    Doors are at 7 pm and the movie will start at sundown. Attendees of the event are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/ or blankets. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by 1708 Gallery and Lift Coffee. Music and entertainment prior to the film will be courtesy of Black Iris and Steady Sounds. A movie-themed costume contest held each month will have prizes donated by Verdalina and Backstage will provide the projection equipment. This event will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Quirk Gallery at 311 West Broad Street. In the case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown indoors at Quirk.

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April 22nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

bow tie cinemas free movies

Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2014

    The Croods – June 24 & 25
    Epic – July 1 & 2
    Walking with Dinosaurs – July 8 & 9
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – July 15 & 16
    Ice Age: Continental Drift – July 22 & 23
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – July 29 & 30
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – August 5 & 6
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman – August 12 & 13
    Rio 2 – August 19 & 20

1301 North Boulevard at
West Leigh St.

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