Cloud Atlas is a mesmerizing piece of art that cannot be viewed the same at home. Watching it for the first time on the big screen was an experience unlike anything I’ve ever witnessed and I strongly urge you to seek this film out.
Lucky for us MN’ers we’ll actually have that chance starting this Friday (January 4th) for an entire week! The Riverview Theater, located conveniently in Minneapolis, will be showing the film at one time a day for an entire week. That means that you can see this modern masterpiece for a whopping $2 dollars.
The Riverview Theater has got to be one of the coolest theaters in MN. It’s a bold one-screener located in the middle of a friendly neighborhood, surrounded by other small businesses and local residents. It’s a rare theater that actually cares about its guests and what films it plays.
It’s not afraid to play the cult-classics as well as modern favorites that just exited the first run chains. I love the environment, from the decked out interior of the lobby to the newly renovated comfy seats in the auditorium. The popcorn is always hot and fresh and reasonably priced, which is more than I can say for any AMC, Regal or Marcus Theatre that occupies most of the MN movie-going landscape.
Really, Cloud Atlas is an absolute marvel of a film and the Riverview Theater is one of the most suitable places to kick back and enjoy it. I was pretty bummed when I found out that most of the general audiences rejected the film, thus kicking it out of virtually every theater near me in a matter of weeks.
Our very own Courtney had plenty of positive things to say about the film in her review and I recently placed it on my Top Twelve Films of 2012. Read both of those, check out the Riverview Theater web page and then let me know which showing I can expect to see you at!
Here’s a trailer to wet your whistle:[springboard type=”video” id=”526193″ player=”dlyr002″ width=”600″ height=”365″ ]
Also, a couple shots of the epic theater!