For all you Moms out there… celebrate this week! Next Sunday May 9 is your big day, but try to take all week…. if you can. (ha!). And here’s a few favorite Mother’s Day films to help get your week going in the right direction.
Steel Magnolias (1989 PG) – A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
Lady Bird (2017 R) – In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Laurie Metcalf is one-of-a-kind Mom. Five Oscar nominations for this one.
Mothers Day– (2016 PG-13) Three generations come together leading up to Mother’s Day.
Places in the Heart- (1984 PG) In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people. All star cast. All heart story.
Erin Brockovich – (2000 R) An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city’s water supply. Based on a true story. (Erin plays a waitress.) Powerful story and an Oscar for Julia.
And don’t forget the memorable mothers in Forrest Gump and Throw Mama from the Train.
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Dear Ruby Theatre fans,
Springtime brings amazing and dynamic weather to Chelan Valley. One day it’s rain and wind and white caps on the lake, and snow in the higher elevations, another day we bask in warm sun and slow walks in the park or in the hills. We have come to count on these changes. Film has captured some of these wild and dramatic patterns, so we wanted to share a few with you. Hold on to your hats!
The Perfect Storm (PG-13, 2000) -An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. With George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.
The Hurricane Heist ( PG-13, 2018) -Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
A Room With A View ( PG-13, 1985) – Lucy meets George in a Florence pensione and the two share a brief romance before Lucy returns home, where she becomes engaged to Cecil. However, it isn’t long before George unexpectedly enters her life again. OK- we added this cuz we love this classic. Look for the sunny picnic scenes and then the rainstorm scene! Star-filled cast, and Daniel Day-Lewis early in his career.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG, 2009)- A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.
And don’t forget The Wizard of Oz, The Day After Tomorrow, and Twister!
News: The Ruby Theatre has partnered with NCW Libraries to place a wi-fi booster on our roof, in order improve your access to the library when you are downtown.
We are currently renting the Ruby for private events. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings coming up? Just contact us at 509-687-3210 or email@example.com.
We celebrate Earth Day this week, and this reminds us of our amazing home, the place that offers us remarkable sights, sounds, experiences. Jungles, Mountains, Oceans, Skies and more. And we are the caretakers. Here are some films that highlight stories of our wondrous planet.
Winged Migration– This documentary (G) on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. will leave you awestruck at the beauty of our world.
Everest is an epic mountain-climbing adventure that was filmed on location in Nepal—at times in freezing temperatures. This moving action movie documents the true story of the 1996 Mount Everest blizzard disaster which took the lives of several climbers. The photography takes you to the sun-drenched summit, but also captures the mountain’s scale and danger in dizzying scenes of the climbers’ strife. It’s so perilous on Everest that additional filming had to take place in the Italian Alps and in Iceland. Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Sam Worthington play the courageous adventure seekers who dare to climb the famously harsh mountain.
Gorillas in the Mist – Sigourney Weaver plays primate expert and activist Dian Fossey in this nature epic that was actually filmed near an extinct volcano in Rwanda—the site where Fossey did her original research. The scientist’s life work was to keep these gorillas safe from poachers. One of the original gorillas Fossey studied made it onscreen in the movie. The cinematography is immersive and you’ll feel like you’re right in the midst of nature in this moving story about saving an endangered species.
Whale Rider (2002) – A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.
Happy Earth Day!
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It’s that time of year when we see more people having fun outdoors running (and walking). We want to share with you some of the best films about running to celebrate the “running spirit” in all of us.
Chariots of Fire tells the true story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics. An Oscar went to the composer Vangelis for his extraordinary musical score. (1981, PG)
Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone’s expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. (2002, PG-13)
Race– Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. ( 2016, PG-13)
Without Limits– The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine from Oregon, and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.(1998, PG-13)
McFarland USA– Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach, and at his new school he turns seven disappointing students into one of the best cross-country teams in the region. (2015, PG)
And if running is not your favorite activity, try a saunter, a walk, a scramble or a wander to lift your spirits too!
The Ruby is open now for private rentals. Just call 509-687-3210 or email@example.com.
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The birds are chirping the flowers are blossoming and the sun is shining! We’re feeling so warm and full of love we were inspired to share some of our favorite heart warming movies that remind us of the energy and sounds the season brings. Here are some of our picks from romper.coms list of 20 of the best movies to watch in the Spring!
Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
It’s up to Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and Roo to get Rabbit’s spring cleaning done so the Easter festivities can begin in this 2004 Winnie the Pooh movie.
Watch Winnie the Poo: Springtime with Roo on Disney+.
A pig with a knack for conversation finds his way with the help of some friends on the farm in this 1995 family comedy that will have you embracing nature’s seasonal joys.
Watch Babe, rated G, on HBOMax.
Jerry Seinfeld lends his voice to Barry, a worker bee who makes honey, and sues humans when he learns they’ve been stealing the bee’s nectar in this film all about springtime’s biggest nuisance’s.
Watch Bee Movie, rated PG, on Netflix.
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max, Gidget, Snowball, and the rest of the gang take on new adventures in this Secret Life of Pets sequel that will make you want to take your furry friend for a walk in this newly warm weather.
Watch The Secret Life of Pets 2, rated PG, on Netflix.
The Sound Of Music
Get transported to Austria in the springtime in this 1965 movie musical about a governess who won the heart of the Von Trapp family.
Watch The Sound of Music, rated G, on Disney+.
Enjoy the weather and all the sights and sounds it brings. Happy Spring!
See you at the Ruby!