Sunrise Film Features Griffith in Romantic Role
Andy Griffith fans especially, or anyone looking for a funny movie with some familiar faces will enjoy "Play the Game," opening at the Sunrise Theater Thursday, Oct. 29.
Andy is Grandpa Joe, a widower and resident of a retirement home. His grandson Dave (Paul Campbell) thinks it's time for Joe to take a renewed interest in dating, and it turns out they both have something to learn.
Among Joe's choices for female companionship are Rose (Doris Roberts of "Everybody Loves Raymond") and Edna (Liz Sheridan, who played Seinfeld's mom).
Coached by his car salesman grandson who knows all about game playing, Joe has his hands full navigating the uncharted waters of senior dating. It's certainly not the tame activity that some might expect, but there's a lot of fun to be had on the way to both Joe and Dave having a winning season.
Written by first-time director Marc Fienberg, this is a movie that doesn't try to outwit you but allows you to sit back and enjoy the characters that Andy Griffith and his co-stars create.
"Play the Game" will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30, and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. The movie runs 105 minutes and is rated PG-13 (for sexual content and language).
The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St., Southern Pines, across from the train station. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for matinees, and $5 for children under 12. The theater offers an excellent concessions counter serving sparkling water, beer, wine, sodas, candy and nuts, and fresh popcorn with real butter. Movies at the Sunrise are commercial free.
The silent film "Phantom of the Opera" will be shown at the Sunrise on Halloween night at 7:30 p.m. David Drazin will provide live organ accompaniment.
For information, call (910) 692-3611 or go to www.sunrisetheater.com.
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