A King, a Grinch and a Queen to wrap up 2017 movie series at Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will show a variety of movies next week including Emma Stone as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes” (Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.), “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey (Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.) and Dame Judi Dench as the Queen in “Victoria & Abdul” (Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.). Admission to each film is $5.
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) is the focus of Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world. “Battle of the Sexes” is rated PG-13 and is 121 minutes long.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is based on Dr. Seuss’ classic book and cartoon special. Why is the Grinch (Jim Carrey) such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch’s world upside down, inside out…and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas. “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is rated PG and is 105 minutes long.
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule is explored in Victoria & Abdul. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. Victoria & Abdul is rated PG-13 and is 112 minutes long.
Reg Lenna Center for The Arts movie series will resume again in January.
Due to upcoming construction at The Reg, a temporary box office location is open at 215 Spring St. (between 3rd and 2nd streets). This location is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The regular box office at 116 E. 3rd St. will continue to open to the public one hour prior to events until lobby construction begins.
Tickets may be purchased at our box office locations during the times listed above, over the phone at 484-7070 or online at reglenna.com.