April 1, 2024


A collision of music and film, we're thrilled to mark our second annual Showchella. Inspired by the wildly-popular, cultural phenomenon and desert music festival, Showchella features a month-long line up of movies that rock from April 4-29 and includes a live concert by Coachella indie rockers Late Night Drive Home. Plus, $6 Showchella film tickets for B+ members.

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Days ahead of their scheduled performances at Coachella, acclaimed indie rock band, Late Night Drive Home is bringing their roots of growing up in a small town outside of El Paso to The Beverly Theater in Las Vegas for one night only on April 10.

Ornette: Made in America (1985)

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Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette’s evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon.

An essential film for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator. Get your tickets for Ornette: Made in America (1985)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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Fresh off his hits Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), Baz Luhrmann created an instant cult classic in Moulin Rouge! The jukebox musical film follows young English poet/writer Christian (Ewan McGregor), who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine (Nicole Kidman). As they help Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) put on a new play, their love must stand the test against a Duke and a dancer's jealousy.

At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, winning two: for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 10 years. With an impressive ensemble cast, Luhrmann's luscious style and use of modern popular songs in a historic setting, Moulin Rouge! is a timeless classic that breathed new life into the musical genre. Get your tickets for Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got (1985)

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Unseen since the 1980s, Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got catches up with the iconic Shaw at age 72 to look back at his five-decade career as a bandleader and "King of the Clarinet,” one of the most popular stars of the 1930s and '40s Swing era.

“Beware of what you wish for… you may be so unfortunate as to get it.”  Raw with an intense personality, Shaw is honest here, with an uncompromising vision of what a composer and musician should strive for. While he reached huge success with his swing band, he was also uncomfortable with the expectations of being a celebrity and society's implied rules on music. Rather than play the same pop hits endlessly he pushed musical expectations, combining classical and jazz forms. Shaw also helped to break the color barrier by hiring legendary African American musicians like Billie Holiday, Hot Lips Page and Roy Eldridge for his bands. A compelling look at a giant in music history that might illuminate our understanding of that industry today. Get your tickets for Artie Shaw: Time is All You've Got (1985)

La Bamba (1987)

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The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob.

La Bamba depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens' hit songs performed by the Grammy®-winning Los Lobos as well as classic '50s tunes, La Bamba recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders. Get your tickets for La Bamba (1987)

8 Mile (2002)

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Detroit, 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. It is also a psychological dividing line that separates Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr. (Eminem) from where and who he wants to be. A young white rapper, Jimmy summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he must do is not choke. Get your tickets for 8 Mile (2002)

La La Land (2016)

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Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Damien Chazelle's follow-up to his breakthrough Whiplash is another stunning trip through the world of performance, but this time it’s a romantic love affair to musicals that became a surprise smash hit, getting 14 Academy Award nominations, winning six including Best Director and Best Actress. Get your tickets for La La Land (2016)

Dreamgirls (2006)

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The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as “the Dreams,” the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship - the small-town girls with the big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. Get your tickets for Dreamgirls (2006)

Almost Famous (2000)

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Set in 1973, Almost Famous tells the funny and often poignant coming of age of 15-year-old William, an unabashed music fan who is inspired by the seminal bands of the time. When his love of music lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater -- fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond and lead singer Jeff Bebe, William embarks on an eye-opening journey with the band's tour, despite the objections of his protective mother. Get your tickets for Almost Famous (2000)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

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John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night. Every Saturday, Tony puts on his wide collared shirt, flared trousers and platform shoes and heads out to the only place where he's seen as a god rather than just some young punk. But in the darkness, away from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence, and heartbreak.

Without a doubt, Travolta's performance made him a Hollywood legend, but Saturday Night Fever is more than just a movie that defined the music and fashion of a generation. It's a powerful and provocative urban tragedy that carries as much significance today as it did in 1977. Get your tickets for Saturday Night Fever (1977)