WHAT ABOUT THE MOVIES?
Exploring cinema’s place in a world full of screens, streams and smartphones
Movie theaters have been serving up laughs, screams, tears and gasps for more than a century. But in an age of screens, streams and smartphones, with seemingly limitless entertainment options, does going to the movies still matter? Two journalists raised at the dawn of a never-offline culture explore this question (and lots more) in What About the Movies? Serving as both a tribute to cinema and an exploration of its future, it features original reporting – including dozens of interviews with theater owners, industry executives and moviegoers – as well as discussions on everything from movie snacks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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|March 4, 2020||Celebrating Cinema||Flame Theatre (Wells, MN)|
|March 10, 2020||In-Store Book Release||Fillin’ Station (Mankato, MN)|
|April 4, 2020||Book Signing||Emagine Eagan (Eagan, MN)|
|April 13, 2020||Book Launch Party||Emagine Eagan (Eagan, MN)|
|July 1-31, 2020||Book Showcase||Fillin’ Station (Mankato, MN)|
CELEBRATING CINEMA (March 4, 6-7 p.m.): Join Cody Benjamin at the Flame Theatre in Wells, Minnesota, for an author Q&A and book signing. Free popcorn and raffle prizes, including movie passes and concession refill cups/buckets.
IN-STORE BOOK RELEASE (March 10): What About the Movies? joins the bookshelves at the Fillin’ Station coffeehouse and art gallery in downtown Mankato, Minnesota.
BOOK SIGNING (April 4, 12-3 p.m.): Find Cody Benjamin in the lobby of Emagine Eagan (Eagan, Minnesota) for autographed copies of What About the Movies?
MOVIE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY (April 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.): Join Cody Benjamin and Chris Hayes at Emagine Eagan (Minnesota) for a book reading, Q&A and signing, plus a free showing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) on the big screen. Free popcorn and soda. Special guests include Emagine managing partner Jon Goldstein.
BOOK SHOWCASE (July 1-31): Check out special art, photos and excerpts from What About the Movies? at the Fillin’ Station coffeehouse and gallery in Mankato, Minnesota.