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February 24th, 2013 Events
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Playing at 1:00 and 4:00 pm
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, in an event which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies.
“Both spellbinding and surprisingly funny.”
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“The film is a whopper of a tale”
-Peter Howell, Toronto Star
“It’s a well-told story that’s timely, topical and thoroughly entertaining.”
-Rafer Guzman, Newsday
“It’s serious and substantive, an ingeniously written and executed drama fashioned from a fascinating, little-known chapter of recent history.”
-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Fusing suspense and humor in a political thriller is a tricky prospect, but Argo is more than up to the task.”
-Claudia Puig, USA Today
State Theatre Oscar Party
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday, February 24 – Doors Open At 7:00 pm – $10 Fundraiser for the State Theatre, Members $5
Watch the 2012 Academy Awards in high definition on the biggest screen in Northern Michigan! Admission includes gourmet pizza, salad, dessert, and popcorn, plus soda, coffee and tea to keep you awake until Best Picture is announced. Dress in your formal best and walk the red carpet. Enter our Oscar contest for a chance to win prizes including a one-year All Access Pass for two for the State. Fill out your ballot ahead of time and drop it in our lobby ballot box — you need not be present to win. And this year, you can appear on the big screen yourself — stop by the State and record your acceptance speech in the lobby with Michael Moore’s real Oscar (just ask a staff member for help). Keep it to 45 seconds, please!
PARKING IN THE DECK IS FREE — and the deck will be open all night. So feel free to use the Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck. You will be able to get to your car no matter how late the Oscars run!