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Our Favorites of 2016

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At the start of a new year, the three blood-born Willefords who can speak (the Little One still has a ways to go) get together and talk about their favorite movies from the previous year. Each of us always has at least one movie on our list that makes the other two go “huh?” (usually me in particular). And we always have a couple of mov MORE >
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Oscar Noms Are In

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The movies and performances that have been jostling to be given little gold men have finally lined up to be counted. The 2017 Oscar nominations are in. You can see the full list here, but we’ll cover some of the highlights below: Best Picture: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by MORE >
Special Events

“Lost & Found” Films & Filmmakers event December 27

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You might remember Joseph Itaya from the stage of The Clyde or from local concerts. I’ve known him since Whidbey Children’s Theatre (I think it was the musical version of Robin Hood?). Now he’s back at The Clyde, showing his latest movie Lost & Found in a Films & Filmmakers event Tuesday, December 27 at MORE >
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Movie Munchies

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My favorite movie theater snack is popcorn (but only if it’s freshly popped and not dripping with fake butter), while Lynn likes a small corn with nutritional yeast and half a small Coke, and Blake liked half apple juice and half Sprite so much that we started calling it a Blake. I’ve seen people sprinkle Milk Duds or M&Ms into MORE >
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Return of the Friday Matinee

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They’re back! With the end of Daylight Savings Time, we have the return of the 2:00 Friday matinee. Our first show will be Queen of Katwe on November 11, and the matinees will continue through the return of Daylight Savings Time in the spring. Be sure to check each week to see whether the midweek movie or a weekend movie will be showing. MORE >
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What Makes a Big-Screen Movie

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“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” –Sunset Boulevard. In this age of digital media, there are some movies that transcend the TV screen, and demand to be seen in the theatre. Whether they’re just too beautiful for the small screen, improved by the laughter or others, or you something you want to talk to your MORE >
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Scheduling Movies or Why It Took So Long to Get Star Wars

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened December 18. It opens at The Clyde on January 15. Why did it take nearly a month to get the hottest movie ever to South Whidbey? It’s about distributor scheduling and maximizing profits (quite understandably so). The distributors want to ensure that a movie isn’t just going to be a flash in the pan (y MORE >
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Time Changes

While we try to keep showtimes consistent so that we don’t confuse customers (and so that we–okay I–don’t get confused too), sometimes we have to shift a showtime around. This didn’t used to be a problem, because most movies were a brisk 90 minutes and the extra-long opus was a rarity. Now, however, a lot of movies c MORE >
Clyde News

The Size is Always Right on a Clyde Gift Pass

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Clyde passes make perfect Christmas gifts (though they’re also very popular at Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well). In fact they make a most thoughtful gift for the spouse who has to drag you to the movies, showing a real respect for his/her tastes. Here’s the deal. Passes ($7, or just $5 for those under 17 or over 65) and Sn MORE >
Policies & Procedures

How to use this website

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People have told us that they could not find out when a movie is playing or its running time on our website. So here are some helpful tips: You can click on any of the slides that run across the top of the website home page to find expanded movie information and a link to trailers. You can look at the left column of the home page for  the three or MORE >
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