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Popcorn Stomach

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You know how it goes: you’ve just had a big dinner, and you’ve meandered down to the theatre to catch a post-gorging movie. You get in line, and this smell washes over you–rich, warm, buttery goodness: popcorn. Immediately, your stomach starts grumbling like you haven’t eaten in days. How is it that you can be full, but still have room MORE >

The Clyde and the Movie Critic

Washington Post movie reviewer Stephanie Merry
We got an email from Susan Pennington Merry recently about how all things come back to The Clyde: “I spent my summers at Sandy Point, starting in 1958, when I was 11. One of the joys of the summer was to ride or bikes into the Clyde along Edgecliff Drive on Saturday nights. Mr. Piper, the Sandy Point caretaker, was the projectionist. If not enoug MORE >
From the Box Office

How sexist is that movie?

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In a recent rave review of the action-comedy Spy, New York Times movie critic A. O. Scott wrote, “It’s not just that the movie aces the Bechdel Test. It didn’t even have to study.” What’s the Bechdel Test? It’s a test for gender bias in films first popularized by graphic artist Alison Bechdel as a joke in her comic strip Dykes to Wa MORE >
The Clyde Family

From the Balcony

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“Rosebud…” Wait, that’s not right. “As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a gangster.” Nope, something’s still off. “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” There we go. My name’s Brook Willeford, and my Clyde story starts in an Empire Strikes Back sleeping bag in the balcony.* That’s where I curled up when my p 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 >

What’s a Take-a-Chance Movie?

Take-A-Chance Movie
Every once in a while a movie comes along that sort of flies under the radar. Maybe the ad budget was too low, or the stars weren’t “star-y” enough, or the film opened opposite Harry Potter and got lost. Sometimes it’s just a movie that the marketers can’t explain in one sentence, or one that doesn’t appeal to the 18-30 male demogra MORE >
Policies & Procedures

How Do We Choose Which Films We Show?

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I’m the one who books the films. That means I’m always doing research. I read the trade magazines. I keep a file of printouts and tear-outs of reviews from consumer magazines and from the weekly online reviews I get from the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times.... MORE >
Special Events

Get a Look Behind the Camera with Jordan Albertsen

Jordan Albertsen screened his first film, THE STANDARD, at the Clyde years ago, not long after it played at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was filmed at South Whidbey High School, Jordan’s alma mater. So let’s just say that he’s got some definite Island roots, even if he’s living the glam life now. Since leaving MORE >
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