The FILM THEATRE at the GoggleWorks features a 130-seat theatre and state-
of-the-art equipment, including the new installation of a Christie Digital Projector. With the addition of the new digital projector, Boscov Film Theatre will be able to regularly present DCP digital and Blu-ray feature films all in Dolby surround sound. Additionally, with the retention of the 35mm projector, Boscov Film Theatre is positioned to present current 35mm and classic films well into the future. Enjoy the pleasures of the cinema in an ambience free from commonplace distractions. Let the GoggleWorks become your “special” movie house.
Theatre Ticket Pricing
Seniors: $7.00 (ages 55 +)
Students: $6.00 (with ID 25 and younger)
Matinees: $7.00 (before 5 PM)
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
MAY 29 - JUNE 4
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take on the role of Sigrid, and maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz
Director: Olivier Assayas
Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity
Language: English | French | German | Swiss German
Runtime: 124 min
SHOW TIMES DAILY at 3:00 and 7:00
John Fidler, columnist and critic with the Reading Eagle will lead the discussion on THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA after the 7:00pm show (about 9:10pm) on Monday June 1st
Our Next Attraction
THE SALT OF THE EARTH
Starts FRIDAY JUNE 5
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
Genres: Documentary | Biography
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing images of violence and human suffering, and for nudity
Language: French | Portuguese | English
Runtime: 110 min
SHOW TIMES DAILY at 3:00 and 7:00
Ms Sheryl (Patsy) Armstead, a local film buff, will lead the discussion group Monday June 8th on THE SALT OF THE EARTH after the 7:00 pm showing.(about 9:00 pm)
Silent Film Schedule
THE SILENT FILMS ARE PRESENTED WITH LIVE MUSIC BY MuZette
Tom & Laurie Reese have developed live original musical scores written especially for each film. The music follows the dynamics of each film, and incorporates jazz improvisation along with structured compositional ideas. Performed live, viewing the film along with the audience, each performance is unique within the bounds of the movies highlights.
SUNDAY JUNE 7
This interesting movie is very much a mixed bag. Lon Chaney gives another outstanding performance as Yen Sin, a Chinese man. With very little makeup, and a very expressive body, he gives us a sympathetic portrayal of a Chinese man who is not always treated nicely by the local townfolk. The screenplay is very daring for the time, as Asians were mostly portrayed as slant-eyed villains at the time, and Chinese were referred to as “Chinks”. This is a very impressive production for a film that was not produced by a major studio.
On the other hand the direction of the film is mediocre. Director Tom Forman stages much of the action in long-shot. We rarely get a close-up view of Chaney or even Marguerite De La Motte, the heroine of this story.
This film is highly recommended for Lon Chaney, Sr. fans, and for those studying how American Cinema portrayed minorities in the 1920’s.
Stars:: Lon Chaney, Marquerite De La Motte Harrison Ford
Director: Tom Forman
SUNDAY JUNE 7
FRIDAY JUNE 12
IRIS pairs the 87-year-old Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even at Iris’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows. ‘
Stars: Carl Apfel, Iris Apfel
Director: Albert Maysles
Genres: Documentary – Biography – History
Rated PG – 13 for some strong language
Runtime: 83 min
The discussion group on IRIS will be lead by John Zukowski and his wife Kim Stahler. John is a journalist and author/writer and editor of the web site spiritualpopculture.com. Kim is a librarian at RACC and has given many food education talks throughout Berks County. The discussion will be held Monday June 15 around 8:35 after the 7:00pm showing
Rent the Theatre
While we do offer the GoggleWorks Theatre for rent, please note that availability is limited due to our own schedule, and we often cannot disrupt our programming to accommodate an outside event. Rentals are currently limited to "off-times", and are provided only at the discretion of GoggleWorks Theatre management. Proof of insurance coverage naming The GoggleWorks Theatre as an additional insured is required for all outside events.
The Theatre is suited to a wide variety of uses including concerts and other live performances, film screenings, conferences & business meetings, and private parties and weddings. The Theatre is outfitted with state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment.
For additional information, please contact our theatre manager.