The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead

Review by Sammy thrashLife “When you hear the applause, it brings you off the floor – to the average level that most people are at.” Raymond Burns, better known as Captain Sensible, guitarist for The Damned has low self-esteem. The same could likely be said of all four original members of the British punk band […]

Cash Is King

The way small businesses choose to handle credit card sales is something Tim and I can’t help but observe. There are the cash registers with little signs that list a minimum purchase price for credit card use, and then the growing number of shops – especially in bigger cities – that are cash only.   There […]

ROOM’S Lenny Abrahamson and Emily Donoghue

While ROOM should have hit the Jacksonville area by now the distributor has wisely taken this film out to the smaller markets super slow. We plan on having this terrific film starring Brie Larson, William H. Macy and Joan Allen (Yay!) on Dec 11th. I hope you take a moment to listen to this wonderful […]

Sun-Ray featured in Florida State Homes

New article was just posted about Sun-Ray on Florida State Homes

Conversation With The candidates

When the Jacksonville Public Library was ready to liquidate its film collection Sun-Ray Cinema founder Tim Massett was ready to take it. But this was back in 1999, long before the birth of Ye Olde Sun-Ray. At that point he was living in Austin, Texas and had built relationships with libraries across the country faced […]

And on the 1100th Day, Sun-Ray Rested

We’ve noticed that phone has been ringing a bit more than usual here at the Sun-Ray box office. One of the questions we get frequently is “Will you be open on….” In terms of being open on holidays (or Sundays or Mondays or whatever) we feel that movie theatres are held by the public to […]

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 […]

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