What’s a Take-a-Chance Movie?
- Posted By : Lynn
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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 demographic that most studios aim for.
Often that movie appeals to us, though. And it usually has appealed to the critics as well. We’ve shown some Take-A-Chance Movies here over the years that our more adventurous patrons have just loved, films like Beasts of the Southern Wild, My Afternoon with Marguerite, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Sound of Noise, Particle Fever, Pride, and As It Is in Heaven.
You might not like the movie, of course—that’s the “chance” involved. But, really, what do you have to lose?
Clyde policy has always been that if you choose or need to leave a movie within 15 minutes of its start, we’ll give you a pass to return at another time or for another film. Just stop at the snack bar on your way out and ask for one. It doesn’t work to ask for a pass as the end credits roll, but if you realize early on that the movie’s not for you, we’re happy to make sure you haven’t wasted your money.
So when both critics for the New York Times (among others) pick Beyond the Lights as a film well worth seeing, why not take a chance and check it out? It plays this Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the 7:30 shows.