Galaxy Theatres is thrilled to introduce a new program that brings entertainment to our wonderful Galaxy communities and supports our theatres through these tough times! Galaxy Virtual Cinema offers a variety of films that will be available to purchase online and enjoy right from home. Once you make your purchase online, you will receive a temporary film rental. If you’re wondering how this program benefits our theatres, we’re happy to share that through your support, virtual screenings allow our theatres to keep programming films, even when our doors are closed. A portion of each ticket sale goes directly to our theatre locations. So, what films can you look forward to? We’re breaking down our list below!
MILITARY WIVES (2020)
It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to offer the film MILITARY WIVES through our Galaxy Virtual Cinema! The film centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives’ choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo, who won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1998 for his film THE FULL MONTY, directs MILITARY WIVES, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events. The exclusive rental period for this film will last through June 25, so you’ll have about a month to watch this inspiring film! All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for MILITARY WIVES.
HOPE RUNS HIGH
THE WILLMAR 8 (1981)
Lee Grant's feature length directorial debut follows eight women in America's heartland who are driven by gender discrimination to picket the bank where they work, in the dead of a Minnesota winter. Risking jobs, friends, family and their place in the community, the Willmar 8 began the longest bank strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own equality and self-worth. With a stirring original score by Peter, Paul, and Mary's Peter Yarrow, Lee Grant's first film is a knockout as relevant now as it ever was. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for THE WILLMAR 8.
FATHER, SON, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2005)
Grant's first film role (and Oscar nomination) was for her role alongside Kirk Douglas in William Wyler's Detective Story, immediately before being blacklisted for 12 years. Her portrait of Kirk and Michael Douglas' Hollywood Dynasty is alternatively a celebration, indictment, and fabulous dinner party. This is the kind of film that could only have been created by a confidant and friend. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for FATHER, SON, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.
DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA (1986)
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant's exploration of Reagan-era America takes us from the heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being dismembered by local banks, through the the tent-cities of Los Angeles and welfare hotels of New York. A groundbreaking and unforgettable look at life inside an America we have been too quick to forget. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA.
WHAT SEX AM I? (1985)
Academy Award winner Lee Grant's groundbreaking "What Sex Am I?" follows a group of Transgender individuals struggling to make their way in every strata of 1980s America. From finding employment to finding acceptance, the first question the world forces them to ask is always, "What Sex Am I?" Made in 1985, Grant continues to prove herself a director decades ahead of her time. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for WHAT SEX AM I?
WHEN WOMEN KILL (1983)
Academy Award winner Lee Grant's acclaimed film explores life inside several women's prisons across the United States and the circumstances that led to the incarceration of various inmates. Grant focuses on women convicted of crimes ranging from drug abuse to first degree murder, their families, and features Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for WHEN WOMEN KILL.
Academy Award winner Lee Grant's acclaimed portrait of domestic violence in American Homes. A powerful if harrowing step inside life lived in constant fear of the people closest to you. Grant explores every angle, from time with the people who have escaped, succumbed to, or continue to live with domestic violence, as well as eye opening and heart-breaking conversations with the abusers themselves. All Galaxy locations can use this link to access the temporary film rental for BATTERED.
CORPUS CHRISTI (2019)
CORPUS CHRISTI is a Polish drama film following the story of a 20-year-old Daniel, who experiences a spiritual transformation while being inside of a Youth Detention Center for a crime he has committed. Due to his criminal record, it prevents him to apply to be a part of the seminary, and will not let go of his dreams, so he decides to dress up as a priest and minister in the small- town parish. This film shows the journey of Daniel conning his way to becoming a priest. Will he get caught in the act? This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for CORPUS CHRISTI!
THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (2019)
Selected to compete in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is a Chinese neo-noir crime thriller following gangster Zhou Zenong, who tries to hide out from the police in the violent area of Wild Goose Lake. Throughout his hideout, a woman named Liu Aiai, is assigned to contact Zhou, due to her being under the police’s radar. This movie takes the audience through the different issues Zhou encounters throughout his duration of his hideout. Will the police find him? Will there be chemistry between him and Liu Aiai? This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for THE WILD GOOSE LAKE!
ZOMBI CHILD (2019)
Have you ever felt like a big move changed your life? For Franny, she relocated to France from Haiti, due to the earthquake that happened in 2010, and nothing was the same. In the past a man was brought back from the dead, from the hell of a sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, Franny has a secret to tell her friends and family, that she is associated with voodoo. Throughout this horror movie, you follow Franny through her journey of trying to fit in, but her secret could ruin it all. This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for ZOMBI CHILD!
THE ETRUSCAN SMILE (2018)
Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro, THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars Brian Cox (HBO’s Succession) as Rory MacNeil, a rugged Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, when he least expects it, through the redemptive power of love. This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for THE ENTRUSCAN SMILE.
SORRY WE MISSED YOU (2019)
A couple who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise. But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. This universal story captures the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day. This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for SORRY WE MISSED YOU.
ONCE WERE BROTHERS (2020)
Who doesn’t love a band biopic? One band who went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential groups of its era has hit the big screen! ONCE WHERE BROTHERS follows Robbie Robertson’s personal journey from his young life to his creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. This film blends numerous documentary elements including archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more! This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for ONCE WERE BROTHERS!
THE WHISTLERS (2019)
THE WHISTLERS is a Romanian crime thriller film and follows a police officer who journeys to the Spanish island of La Gomera to learn the language of El Silbo and to free an imprisoned man named Zsolt, a controversial businessman arrested in Bucharest. Zsolt’s importance is that he is the only man who knows where 30 million euros have gone missing. A high-stakes heist sets our characters on a journey to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery, and deception. This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for THE WHISTLERS!
SLAY THE DRAGON (2019)
Directed with the full force of an investigation by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, SLAY THE DRAGON shows how gerrymandering has become an immensely powerful weapon of partisan advantage, creating an unresponsive and unaccountable government. But ahead of the 2020 elections and a new round of redistricting, voters are fighting back. With exclusive access to influential, citizen-led activist groups, as well as the legal team that brought the most important voting rights case in a generation to the Supreme Court, SLAY THE DRAGON chronicles the civic grit that is turning the tide in the battle for the legitimacy of U.S. democracy. This link can be used for all Galaxy locations to access the temporary film rental for SLAY THE DRAGON.
In the summer of 1979, two families desire to escape the German Democratic Republic so they intend to cross the inner German border in a homemade hot air balloon. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families venture off into the unknown, but when their self-made transportation crash-lands just before the West German border, the suspense truly begins. When the Stasi, the official state security service, finds remnants of an attempted flee, an investigation ensues. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the family races against the clock to create a new hot air balloon before the police can catch up to them.
All of our 15 Galaxy Theatres locations will be offering virtual opportunities for this film. Simply view the list below to find your location and visit the accompanying link to secure your temporary film rental:
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THE PERFECT NANNY (2000)
Do you ever feel like a romance novel can change your entire mood? For Nikki, a crazed psychiatric hospital patient, that’s exactly what she relies on to imagine her life as a perfect fantasy. Upon her release, she becomes a nanny for two children of a wealthy, handsome widower, Dr. Lewis. When mysteries start to unfold and people begin to disappear, Dr. Lewis looks to Nikki and questions her past. For a crime thriller that is sure to make movie night suspenseful, view this list and select the link that corresponds to your Galaxy location:
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