Seeing movies in the theater helps you avoid watching direct-to-DVD, no-frills versions of popular films, such as "One Man and a Baby" and "Star War." See the reel deal with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for a movie package for two (up to $24 total value)
- Where: Count Basie Theater
- General admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Package Includes
- Complimentary reservations for two
- Two popcorns (up to $6 value each)
- Two beers, glasses of wine, or sodas (up to $6 value each)
- Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 p.m.
- The Graduate on Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m.
In the role that earned his first Academy Award for Best Actor, Tom Hanks emotionally (and very physically) immersed himself in the character of Andrew Beckett, a corporate lawyer unjustly fired by his firm when he contracts AIDS. When he tries to sue his firm for wrongful dismissal, he finds the only person brave enough to represent him in Joe Miller (Denzel Washington). But as the terse courtroom drama plays out, Joe discovers that in order to fight for Andrew, he must overcome his own homophobia. As directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) and featuring the Academy Award-winning theme song by Bruce Springsteen, Philadelphia stands as one of the first Hollywood films that shed light on AIDS and homophobia, and has lost none of its emotional impact over the last two decades.
Whether you're a Dustin Hoffman acolyte, a film-studies major, or just a person with at least one working head, Mike Nichols' The Graduate is essential viewing. When Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) graduates college and is unsure what to do with his life, he begins an affair with Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father's business partner. Things get even more complicated when Ben falls in love with Elaine, who unfortunately happens to be Mrs. Robinson's daughter. With Nichols' direction swinging effortlessly between slapstick and fever dream, a career-making performance from Hoffman, and a classic soundtrack of Simon & Garfunkel songs, The Graduate has cemented its status as a masterpiece of American cinema. But even if you've seen it plenty of times, take a cue from the late, great Roger Ebert and watch it from Mrs. Robinson's point of view—he considered her to be the hero of the story.
Count Basie Theatre
Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.
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Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701