The Great Flood

We’ve been looking forward to this next one ’round the old Sun-Ray for some time now. It’s definitely on my personal drop-everything-to-sit-down-and-watch list (I wish that list was longer but popcorn scooping and chit chat so often beckon) and I especially look forward to watching it with an audience. I hope it’s a big one. […]

What would Ingrid eat?

A few weeks ago Tim, Thomas Tooke (Sun-Ray kitchen elf and culinary explorer extraordinaire) and I watched CASABLANCA, our Valentine’s Day pick, seeking inspiration for a three course menu. This kind of research is among my favorite of my responsibilities at Sun-Ray and previous food-and-film pairings have provided plenty of food for thought: THE GODFATHER, […]

Pleasing to All

Since the conversion to digital cinema’s impact on movie exhibition started getting mainstream media attention — NY Times reports “James Cameron says every movie should be in 3d” or CNN tells me “Purists insist digital cinema will never match 35mm” or of course your local paper has a headline that announces “Conversion to digital makes […]

Film 101 with Richard Hell

    Here is the low down on our upcoming visit/lecture from Richard Hell where he will be presenting  Wong Kar Wai’s 2046 and Orson Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai from guest “blogger” Brittany Gravely. According to experts like Malcolm MacLaren, Richard Hell was a virtual  prototype for key signatures of the ethos we call […]

Merchy Makeover!

I LOVE SUMMER!  It means spending afternoons at the theatre with Tim making big batches of Crystal Meth Blue Ice Rock Candy for our screening of the new season of Breaking Bad at 9PM this Suuuuuuuunday August 11, and so on for the last eight episodes.  How excited am I?  Pictures of the stash to come; […]

Julianne Besant-Kenney versus Alex Cox!

A Touchy Subject

Here is our objective:  Make going to the movies fun again. We focus all of our energy and attention on selecting films that we hope people will want to see, providing the best concession stand options in the area, and running a top notch movie theatre.  Sometimes it takes a while for someone to figure […]

Much Ado About Pizza

All week I’ve restrained from making goofy jokes to alleviate my nervousness that Jacksonville wouldn’t respond to a black and white Shakespeare film directed by a man best known for Sci-Fi Soap Opera mashup television shows. You know, “This film had better turn out to be Much Ado About Something,” et cetera. But here we […]

Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Of all the jam packed month of April has to offer this show is one of my top picks! In order to sing their praises effectively we present as our guest blogger for the day Matthew Moyer. Mr. Quintron and Miss Pussycat have always been ill-served by rockclubs. Their music, their vision, their puppetry is […]

Oh Sweet April

It has been so much fun to work with Catering by Liz, Blue Buddha and Community Loaves on the menu for our upcoming GORGE OF THE RINGS. Wait, you haven’t heard? On April 13 Sun-Ray will screen all three Lord of the Rings films with an optional FULL MENU that enables you to eat like […]

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