The Great Gatsby in 3D
Special Preview! Thursday, May 23 at 7:15 pm
Grand Reopening! Friday, May 24 at 7:15 pm with FREE Popcorn
Saturday - Thursday, May 25 - 30 at 7:15 pm
Running Time: 143 minutes
We’re kicking off our sensational digital reboot of the Crandell in Real 3D with Baz Luhrman‘s Gatsby. I’m not a big fan of Luhrman, who made his mark with Strictly Ballroom in 1992 and went on to direct Romeo and JulietMoulin Rouge! But here his florid operatic style is the perfect visual correlative to F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s version of the Roaring Twenties. Ditto 3D, which far from being an irrelevant distraction from the story, is the story, in some sense, or at least an apt metaphor for the story of an era in which the glistening surfaces of things—jewels, cars, homes, even people—were mistaken for the real thing. The film has gotten decidedly mixed reviews, but viewers have voted with their feet, meaning it has held its own at the box office against stiff competition. It’s one of those films for which the reviewers opinions are irrelevant; you have to see for yourself. And of course there’s the stellar cast: Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy.—PB.
Ticket Prices for The Great Gatsby
3D Tickets Adults $7, Children under 12 $6.
(Includes an additional $2 per ticket charge for 3D screenings)
“The best thing about Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated/much-dreaded The Great Gatsby is that, for all its computer-generated whoosh and overbroad acting, it is unmistakably F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. That is no small deal.”—David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“Maguire’s otherworldly coolness suits the observer drawn into a story he might prefer only to watch. DiCaprio is persuasive as the little boy lost impersonating a tough guy, and Mulligan finds ways to express Daisy’s magnetism and weakness.”—Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
“The result is less a conventional movie adaptation than a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence.”—A.O. Scott, New York Times
“The cast is first-rate, the ambiance and story provide a measure of intoxication and, most importantly, the core thematic concerns pertaining to the American dream, self-reinvention and love lost, regained and lost again are tenaciously addressed.”—Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
“A movie that may not be truly great but certainly stands out like a beacon in a sea of silly blockbusters.”—Lou Lumenick, New York Post