Pleasanton, Calif. Kicking off January with a post-apocalyptic “frozen-earth” sci-fi thriller, the Firehouse Arts Center’s “Thrill Rides” Movie Night Series continues! SNOWPIERCER (2013, rated R, 126 minutes), screens Wednesday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. Come a few minutes early to enjoy some fun trivia about the film. Free popcorn! Soda and snacks are available to purchase at the lobby concessions bay, and can be taken inside the theater. (No outside food or beverages are permitted.)
The films on this season’s list include some of the best Independent Film thrillers from the last few years, and SNOWPIERCER is no exception. This South Korean production premiered in August 2013, and stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, John Hurt, and Jaimie Bell. It won the Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Director and Best Art Direction.
Set in a post-apocalyptic ice age, a failed climate control experiment forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning supertrain called “Snowpiercer,” where a dangerous class system develops. Heroes and villains, and an uprising that risks everything for control of the engine and the future of the world.
Trailers are up on the Firehouse website on the Film Series page: www.firehousearts.org/filmseries. Theater is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in Pleasanton. Free parking lot entrance is on Spring Street.
General admission tickets are $10.00 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton. Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and two hours prior to performances.
Note: For R-Rated Films, under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age 21 or older) and 25 years and under must show ID.
The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts. The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge. With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town. The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton. Media: Jane Onojafe, email@example.com, or 925-931-4855