Community involvement is important to Picture Show Entertainment. Below are some of the organizations and causes that we support. Interested in what Picture Show can do to support your community or cause? Contact your local theater for more information.
1917 (2020) Is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes!
The movie 1917 is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and is now playing at Picture Show Theaters! Get your tickets now
In the movie two young soldiers, Blake (played by Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay), are charged with making a perilous 24-hour trek across No Man’s Land to deliver a message, warning troops of an ambush that could result in the deaths of 1,600 British soldiers, including Blake's brother.
The basis for the film was inspired by the stories of Lance Corporal Alfred H. Mendes, director and co-writer Sam Mendes's grandfather, who served as a message runner in WWI. However, though the film is dedicated to him, Alfred and the missions he served on don't actually feature in the film. Rather, Sam and his co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns created fictional characters to carry out a fictional mission informed by Alfred's stories.
"The movie is a fiction based on a fact, like all of my favorite war literature movies. Like Apocalypse Now and All Quiet on the Western Front. These are historically accurate but the characters are creations," Mendes told Deadline. "The characters George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman play are not my grandfather. But the spirit of what he told me and the central idea of a man carrying a message wouldn’t leave me. It just clung on in there somehow, for the last 50 years."
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2020 Academy Award Nominations – Best Picture
The Oscars 2020 Best Picture nominations have been announced! Nine films are now competing to take home the most prestigious award in film, the Oscar, with the winner revealed when the Oscars air LIVE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9 8e|5p on ABC. The nominees for Best Picture are: FORD V FERRARI, THE IRISHMAN, JOJO RABBIT, JOKER, LITTLE WOMEN, MARRIAGE STORY, 1917, ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD and PARASITE. JOKER received the most nominations with 11 including Actor in a Leading Role and Directing. THE IRISHMAN, 1917 and ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD each garnered 10 nominations each. For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2020 Best Picture nominees at the link below. You can also explore other Oscar nominees 2020 and see the complete Oscar nominations 2020 list HERE.
American Liver Foundation
American Liver Foundation facilitates, advocates and promotes education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.Continue reading →
Employee College Fund
Each year a hard-working and driven employee from each location is chosen to be the recipient of a scholarship to support the educational growth of those among the Picture Show family. Please click on the Employee College Fund link to see this years award recipients.Continue reading →
Empty Stocking Fund
The Empty Stocking Fund supports 14 Pikes Peak Area health and human service agencies that help people in crisis and assist others in attaining self-sufficiency.Continue reading →
FalconWorks is a nonprofit "innovation hub", bringing together the necessary resources to design and build technology-based solutions for disabled individuals and our community.Continue reading →
Military Community Youth Ministries
Military Community Youth Ministries is an ecumenical Christian ministry reaching out to high school and middle school aged kids whose parents and guardians have committed their lives to service with our armed forces.Continue reading →
Scottsdale Healthcare’s non-profit community-based mission is to provide the highest quality and most compassionate care for all individuals.Continue reading →
Toys for Tots
The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.Continue reading →
Each year Picture Show partners with Younglife to send disadvantaged kids to a Younglife camp to experience the best week of their lives. During the spring months Picture Show sells hot dogs in it's theaters for $1.00 and donates that $1.00 to the Fill the Bus Fund which helps Young Life areas take more kids to camp. In addition, we accept donations from our patrons to support the Fill the Bus Fund. Over the last ten years Picture Show has contributed over $720,000 to send kids to camp.Continue reading →