If 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’s Frank Poole and Dave Bowman had only been wearing their masks, HAL 2000 would not have been able to read their lips to see that they were questioning his competence.
Wear a mask. Save lives.
Bummed as much as we are that your summer travel plans had to be cancelled due to COVID-19? As I write this, I should be in London visiting my daughter who should be there studying this summer.
But never fear! The Kiggins continues to bring the best of world cinema straight to your living room! And next Friday, August 21st we have something special, the thoroughly charming THE AUGUST VIRGIN from up-and-coming Spanish filmmaker Jonás Trueba’s. If you are fan of the works of French master Éric Rohmer or Richard Linklater’s BEFORE trilogy, you will welcome this love letter to Madrid and affairs of the heart! You may not be able to leave the States, but you will feel like you spent a hot summer in Spain.
Pre-sale tickets are available now. Trust me, this is one of my favorite films of the year!
And mark your calendars for a very special live Q&A!
Watch the film and then join us on August 22nd or August 29th for a Film-maker Q&A which will feature a conversation about the making of THE AUGUST VIRGIN with moderator Robert Rosenberg and the film’s director & co-writer Jonas Trueba and lead actress & co-writer, Itsaso Arana!
The last few weeks have been a wild ride for us with all the worldwide love we have gotten for our quarantine messages on our Marquee!
Things really took off when Marty McFly himself, Michael J. Fox, posted our Back to the Future message on his Instagram page which went viral and caught the attention of major newspapers and feeds around the world!
We’d like to thank our friends and partners at Film Movement who set up this “virtual screening” series to help indie theaters struggling with the Corona virus shutdowns!
This week’s offerings through the Kiggins include CORPUS CHRISTI, 2020’s Polish Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film, and the thrilling Chinese Neo-Noir THE WILD GOOSE LAKE!
If you rent these films thru our website, the Kiggins gets 50% of the rental, which will really help us during this uncertain closure!
All films have been pre-screened and given a big thumbs up by our programmer Richard Beer, so you can be assured they are worth the virtual ticket price! Rentals are $12 for a 72 hour period so everyone in your quarantine zone can watch them!
In light of the worsening circumstances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the directives issued today by Governor Inslee, the Kiggins is suspending all screenings and events from March 16th until April 1st, or the until conditions improve sufficiently. We are complying with the state, city, and county in prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and our community at large.
Our current plans are to reschedule much of our programming at a later date. If you have purchased advance tickets, these tickets will be honored for a rescheduled show, or can be used for another film.
Can’t make a later screening? Consider your ticket purchase a donation to help us get thru this closure. You can also email email@example.com to ask about a refund or other options.
For the first time ever we are also offering on-line gift certificates in four different amounts which will allow you really support the Kiggins while we are closed! On-line service fees are included in the price so you get the full face value! These will never expire so you are investing in the longterm survival of your local theater!
We remain committed to the safety and best interests of our staff and audience members, and we will continue to share updates in the days and weeks ahead via our newsletter and social media.
We are deeply grateful to everyone for your ongoing support. Please stay healthy and we will see you at the movies soon!
And as the great prophets Bill and Ted once proclaimed “Be excellent to each other!”