Sometimes, even with huge flat screens at home, things just look better on the big screen. Marcus Theatres has taken that feeling to heart with the Theatre Entertainment Network.
"Special programming – such as live events, classical music, opera, ballet, theater, even classic movies – is much more impactful when presented on the big screen in a theater venue. There is also a large, under-served audience very interested in seeing these kind of events," said Rolando Rodriguez, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres Corporation.
"While we’ve offered alternate entertainment for years, establishing the Theatre Entertainment Network allows us to significantly increase the number of non-traditional entertainment options and provide a truly eclectic array of entertainment options on the big screen available to our guests."
The programs offered include concerts, opera performances, indie films, comedy showcases and classic or cult-favorite movies. One screen at each of the participating theaters is set aside for alternative programs, ones that are not the normal rotation of national releases. You can find all of the offerings online at theatreentertainmentnetwork.com.
Area theaters are: Majestic Cinema, Brookfield; Menomonee Falls Cinema, Menomonee Falls; Renaissance Cinema, Sturtevant; Saukville Cinema, Saukville; South Shore Cinema, Oak Creek; North Shore Cinema, Mequon; Hillside Cinema, Delafield; Cedar Creek Cinema, Rothschild; and Ridge Cinema, New Berlin.
Unstoppable: Live Event with Kirk Cameron
Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Tickets: $12.50
Investigating the moral origins of good and evil, Kirk Cameron returns to the big screen to present a big picture view of how we can live our lives in the face of adversity. Attempting to answer the question, "why do bad things happen to good people?" Kirk addresses why the existence of evil is necessary and ties it back to narratives from the Old and New Testaments.
Pompeii from the British Museum
Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15
This visually stunning event offers an exclusive private view of the major British Museum exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Introduced by British Museum director Neil Macgregor, this event includes contributions from historian Mary Beard, Rachel de Thame revealing life in the garden, Giorgio Locatelli in the kitchen and Bettany Hughes in the bedroom.
This unique broadcast event will take cinema audiences around the exhibition in the company of these renowned experts and practitioners who, alongside live performance – music, poetry and eye-witness accounts – will bring to life extraordinary objects, some never seen outside Italy before. Interviews throughout the exhibition will be inter-cut with stunning specially recorded films in Italy, showing Pompeii and Herculaneum and the sleeping Vesuvius.
Clean Guys of Comedy
Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12.50
Proving that jokes don’t have to dirty or filled with unnecessary expletives, the Clean Guys of Comedy provide big laughs for audiences who crave intelligent, adult-minded and clean stand-up comedy without the F-bomb. Starring veteran comic Dave Coulier, he is joined by Jamie Kennedy, Heather McDonald, Ralph Louis Harris and Andy Hendrickson.
Morning Family Series – Special $3 Family Pricing
Kung Fu Panda 2 – POP 3D
Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. Featuring the voice talents of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie and Jackie Chan.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Steve Kabelowsky
Published Aug. 20, 2014
Many of our local radio, television and other media outlets will provide multiple chances to follow high school football - and you can re-live the times of tying up the laces to take the field, or just wearing your hometown pride for a night in the stands.
Published Aug. 18, 2014
When retail outlets open their doors tomorrow morning, Sony will unleash "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and with it an incredible debate for one of the bestselling comic book characters of all time.
Published Aug. 18, 2014
Earlier this month, Jacob Westendorf appeared on "The Roundtable" with Dennis Krause and Packers beat writer Paul Imig of FoxSportsWisconsin.com after winning "Talking The Talk" on Time Warner Cable Wisconsin SportsChannel.
Published Aug. 17, 2014
Narrated by John C. Reilly, the story presented by Disneynature's "Bears" will keep viewers of all ages entertained and engaged in the true life survival in the Alaskan wilderness.
Published Aug. 15, 2014
Al Jazeera America will present live coverage from Ferguson through the weekend with news updates and analysis. That in itself isn't beyond the scope of any national or international news outlet would deliver. But for Al Jazeera it became a bigger story when those covering the news became part of it.
Published Aug. 13, 2014
Disney's latest home entertainment release, "Muppets Most Wanted," doesn't disappoint.
Published Aug. 13, 2014
Robin Williams' death has done a couple of things in the last 72 hours, including taking a deeper look at his work on television, in film and on the stand-up state. But it also put a spotlight on depression and mental illness.
Published Aug. 11, 2014
Taking a look at the recent July ratings numbers from Nielsen by the way of the Tom Taylor Now newsletter, you see the same market leaders as in the previous months of the year.
Published Aug. 6, 2014
Last week WITI-TV Fox 6 general assignment reporter Jeremy Ross left the station. This week he is a freelance journalist with WBBM-TV CBS 2 in Chicago.
Published Aug. 5, 2014
The Buena Vista Home Entertainment film "Need for Speed," based on the award-winning video game series, is being released on DVD, on demand, digital HD and Blu-ray today.