Sunrise Theater Gets the 'Scoop'
Woody Allen's latest film, "Scoop," playing Monday, Oct. 16, through Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Sunrise Theater, is a comedy, drama and mystery.
Like last year's "Match Point," the film is written and directed by Allen, shot in Great Britain, Remi Adefarasin did the cinematography, and the beautiful Scarlet Johansson stars.
Johansson plays Sondra Pransky, an American journalism student in Britain visiting friends and researching a paper. One evening, with her friends, she attends a magic show starring the aging Sid "Splendini" Waterman (Woody Allen).
Sondra is selected from the audience to take part in the show. While backstage, having "disappeared," she is contacted by the ghost of a recently murdered London journalist, Joe Strombel, played by the amazing Ian McShane of "Deadwood."
The ghost gives Sondra a huge scoop -- he believes he knows the identity of the "Tarot Card Murderer," a serial killer at large in London. He claims that the killer is the wealthy and handsome aristocrat, Peter Lyman (played by Hugh Jackman) and is insistent that Sondra follow up with his lead.
Sondra enlists the help of Splendini, who pretends to be Sondra's father, and together they begin trying to accumulate evidence. According to Movie-fone, "both laughs and thrills are on the masthead for this comedy drama."
"Scoop," rated PG-13 for some sexual content, shows Oct. 1619, Monday through Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.
The tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The movies are commercial free.
Beer, wine, bottled water, sodas, candy, nuts and popcorn with real butter are available.
The Sunrise Theater is located on 250 SW Broad Street in Southern Pines. For more information, call 910-692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
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