Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on January 18th this year and we were inspired to learn more about our country's history and the influence for diversity he has had on it. We were proud to share by  following 6 films in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and ...

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Celebrate Diversity!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on January 18th this year and we were inspired to learn more about our country’s history and the influence for diversity he has had on it.

We were proud to share by  following 6 films in honor of Martin Luther King Jr and all he has done to guide great country. Let’s continue to celebrate diversity in those who went through so much in order to make great change.

 

1. Selma (2014)         

David Oyelowo delivers a powerful performance as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, which is based off the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches in Alabama. The film depicts the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a three-month period in which he fights for voting rights for African-Americans. Also stars Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper. How to watch: Selma is available to rent on Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play.

 

2. The Butler (2013)

Loosely based off the true story of Eugene Allen, The Butler stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American butler who served as a butler in the White House for decades. One of his sons, played by David Oyelowo, becomes active in the Civil Rights Movement while his father is serving in the White House and grappling with unequal pay and fewer opportunities amongst the African-American wait staff. Also stars Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines. How to watch: The Butler is available to rent on Prime Video, Vudu, and iTunes.

 

3. The Help (2011)

This historical period drama stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer as two African-American women who work as maids in the South during the Civil Rights Era. Skeeter Phelan, played by Emma Stone, is a society gal who comes back to her hometown after college to write a book and turns the town upside down as she begins to interview the African-American women who spent their lives serving prominent southern families. How to watch: The Help is available to users with a Hulu subscription. Also available to rent on Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu, iTunes, and Google Play.

 

4. BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Based off the true story of Ron Stallworth, this film directed by Spike Lee is about the first African-American detective to serve on the Colorado Springs Police Department in the early 1970’s. Stallworth faces racial slurs from some of his coworkers and is assigned to go undercover at a local rally that national Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) is set to speak at. Stallworth goes on to successfully infiltrate a chapter of the Klu Klux Klan. How to watch: BlacKkKlansman is available to users with a Hulu subscription. Also available to rent on Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu, and Google Play.

 

5. I Am MLK Jr. (2018)

A feature-length documentary about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he had on Civil Rights through present day. How to watch: I Am MLK is available to rent on Prime Video and iTunes.

 

6. King in the Wilderness (2018)

6. King in the Wilderness (2018) A look at the final years in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How to watch: King in the Wilderness is available to users with an HBO Now subscription or a Hulu subscription. Also available to rent on Prime Video, YouTube, and Google Play.

 

To see full trailers for these films visit: 6 Movies to watch to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

And we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the millions like him with a dream…

“That one day this Nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it’s creed – we hold these truths to be self evident: That all men are created equal.”

Wishing you an inspiring week!

See you at the Ruby!(soon)

    
 

New Year, New Beginnings!

Well we did it, 2020 has came and gone and the optimism for the new year is in full swing! Since we saw you last, The Ruby has welcomed a “new” addition into the family and we thought now would be a good time to introduce her.

Meet Valentina.

In 1922, the Ruby Theatre purchased a photoplayer to provide background music for the silent movies. The photoplayer was one of 10,000 to 12,000 photoplayers in movie theaters around the country. When “talkies” came in the late 20’s the photoplayers became obsolete and disappeared. Today, less than three dozen operating photoplayers are known to exist in the world.

During the last 10 months we have been quietly installing and refurbishing a 1920 Wurlitzer Photoplayer in the Ruby, bringing back the forgotten instrument of the early photo plays.

We will be keeping you informed about VALENTINA, as she has been christened and is ready to show you her moves! There have also been many other improvements  done at the Ruby for your enjoyment that we cannot wait to share with you.

In the meantime, you can read about our new old addition to the Ruby in this Thursday’s  edition of the Wenatchee Daily World.

See you at the Ruby! (Soon)

    
 

Happy Holidays from the Ruby!

    
 

Paradise doesn’t have to be tropical!

The snow is in the mountains and the Holidays are in full swing! Many of you embrace this time of year and enjoy our cozy little town for the magical holiday season. Others are usually taking a vacation far away to a tropical destination.

 When we think of paradise we think of warm weather, palm trees and beaches.  This year may be the year to re-think “paradise” and enjoy the bountiful beauty the snow capped mountains provide as well as the fun that awaits on them!

Skiing and Snowboarding is still open this season, and although it’s at a smaller capacity, it’s one of the most thrilling and festive things to do! We were inspired by some of the best Ski and Snowboarding movies from the Adventure Junkies.

We hope you are inspired to watch a few of these films, enjoy the view and maybe even book your own day on the slopes this Holiday season!

Below are a few favorites from the list! Wishing you a week filled with adventure and beauty.

STEEP AND DEEP

Warren Miller debuted his first ski film in 1949. For decades, he dominated the ski movie biz with annual flicks. Steep and Deep is one of his classics from 1985.

All of his films were narrated with humor by himself. This movie showcases beautiful mountains, attractive ski resorts, expert skiers and usually a time out in the middle to watch the antics of beginners learning to ski, dismounting the chairlift or falling over.

AFTERGLOW

A short 11-minute film by Sweetgrass Productions, Afterglow puts a new spin on night skiing. Beautiful snow cinematography brings out the contrast of Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas, Eric Hjorleifson, and Daron Rahlves skiing after dark in Alyeska and B.C. powder. Soon colored lights add brilliant visuals of cliff jumps, steep powder spines, and snowflakes. The film skyrockets when the skiers don LED suits to light up their moves.

ALL.I.CAN.

Sherpas Cinema shot All.I.Can. over two years traveling on six continents. Their efforts paid off with winning a whole lineup of ski movie awards in 2011-12.

But more than the awards, the film goes far beyond the thrill of watching almost 20 world class skiers plunge down giant mountainscapes in Chile, Canada, Morocco, Alaska and Greenland. It takes a provocative foray into global climate change and what individuals can contribute to the larger world.

THE MAN WHO SKIED DOWN EVEREST

In 1975, this film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. It is the story of Yûichirô Miura’s attempt to climb Mt. Everest five years earlier in order to ski down the world’s tallest mountain.

Narrated with excerpts from his diary, the movie chronicles the expedition in which several people were killed. The documentary pits the ambition of the Japanese skier against the cost of aspiring to succeed.

For more films like this, visit: 19 of the best ski and snowboarding movies

See you at the Ruby! (soon)

 

 

 

    
 

It’s (still) the most magical time of the year!

As this wild year comes to an end, we must not lose our joy and spirit during this Holiday season. The Holidays are a time to be close to family, be merry and hopeful for the next year to come. No matter what your circumstance this year, we hope you can celebrate at least one of your cherished traditions.

A perfect tradition we hold dear and can all do this year is watching adventurous movies. Getting lost in the Hollywood magic and going on a wild ride in our imaginations. We were inspired to look up Rotten Tomatoes 60 Best Adventure Movies of all time!

Below are our top 5 from the list! What are your favorites? We hope you can enjoy at least a few before this year comes to an end. Happy Holidays and never stop believing!

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (2009)

Feeling misunderstood at home and at school, mischievous Max (Max Records) escapes to the land of the Wild Things, majestic — and sometimes fierce — creatures. They allow Max to become their leader, and he promises to create a kingdom where everyone will be happy. However, Max soon finds that being king is not easy and that, even being with the Wild Things, there is something missing.

BIG FISH (2003)

When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he’s never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father’s tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL (2003)

Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) arrives at Port Royal in the Caribbean without a ship or crew. His timing is inopportune, however, because later that evening the town is besieged by a pirate ship. The pirates kidnap the governor’s daughter, Elizabeth (Keira Knightley), who’s in possession of a valuable coin that is linked to a curse that has transformed the pirates into the undead. A gallant blacksmith (Orlando Bloom) in love with Elizabeth allies with Sparrow in pursuit of the pirates.

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)

The second of the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones epics is set a year or so before the events in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Indy needs to retrieve a precious gem and several kidnapped young boys on behalf of a remote East Indian village. This time he teams up with a night club singer and a 12-year old boy.

JURASSIC PARK (1993)

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

 

See you at the Ruby! (soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

    
 

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