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Win tickets to Fresno Filmworks’ ‘The Rep’

It’s sort of like art imitating life: Fresno Filmworks on Sunday is screening a documentary called “The Rep,” which is about the plight of repertory movie houses — the kind that show different older movies every night of the week — in the U.S. and Canada. That isn’t exactly the description of what Filmworks does, but the organization has been dabbling in showing classic movies along with its first-run indie/art-house fare, and I’m sure there will be a lot of interest among Filmworks supporters.

Posted above is a video of Fresno Filmworks board members Jefferson Beavers and John Moses interviewing Morgan White, director of “The Rep.”

After the 2 p.m. screening, a special event is planned:

Filmworks board members will host a small-group community conversationsession. Audience members will be invited to share their ideas for the artistic and financial future of Filmworks, The Tower Theatre, and the moviegoing experience in Fresno.

The giveaway: I have three pairs of tickets to give away to “The Rep.” One of the questions the film poses is this: In this day of DVDs in abundance and digital streaming in our living rooms, will audiences still turn out to watch older movies at small theaters? To enter the ticket giveaway, leave a comment on this post answering this question: If Fresno had a full-time rep cinema showing different older movies every night of the week, would you go?

Deadline is 5 p.m. today (Thursday). One entry per person. I’ll be informing winners by email Thursday night, so please check yours.

Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to Fresno Filmworks’ ‘The Rep’"

Kaila says:

I would go for sure!

Malakai says:

That sounds like fun! I would be there!

Cheryl says:

Absolutely YES Older movies will only become more interesting and unique AND there’s nothing like watching them on the big screen

Natalie says:

Of course. usually films shown in this way are far cheaper and feature old favorites in a way that cannot be experienced at home. For example, The Warnor’s Theater, downtown, will be showing series of silent films in their glorious historic theater this fall. Where else can you get a chance to watch films that are perfectly suited to the venue, as such? The Dead in 60 years guys, also show older movies on Tuesday evenings at the Fulton 55, downtown as well. I went to see their screening of The Royal Tennenbaums, a week ago, and it was a packed house. Beer and other adult beverages could be purchased at the bar and enjoyed with the film. You can’t do that at Edward’s or Signature theater…at least not yet, anyway. Also, films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show can be filled with costume contests and audience sing-alongs, far surpassing the excitement and fun of any traditional movie theater experience.

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