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DIGIPLEX THEATERS TRANSPORT YOU TO LONDON ART AND THEATER
Experience “Travelling Light” From The National Theatre on Feb. 9,
The National Gallery Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition on Feb. 16 at
Digiplex Digital Cinemas in Cranford, N.J. and Bloomfield, Conn.
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (Jan. 18, 2012) –Can’t get to London this winter? Luckily, in February, new digital cinema technology is bringing London arts and theater to visitors of Digiplex Destination theaters in Cranford, N.J. and Bloomfield, Conn.
On Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., Digiplex theaters in Cranford and Bloomfield will feature the National Theatre presentation of “Travelling Light” by Nicholas Wright.
In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
DAMIEN MOLONY as Motl Mendl and LAUREN O’NEIL as Anna
Photo by Johan Persson
The play, captured live, is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.
Running time is 3 hrs. 20 min., and admission is $18.
On Feb. 16, the two Digiplex theaters will present “Leonardo Live,” a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan,” broadcast from The National Gallery. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour.
Captured live on the eve of the exhibition opening in London this past fall, “Leonardo Live” provides a high-definition walk-through of the exhibition, in-depth commentary about featured pieces in the exhibit and extra content.
“Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” brings together the largest-ever number of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings and some international loans that have never before traveled. The exhibition also brings together the largest-ever number of da Vinci's paintings, including a newly discovered, never-before-publicly exhibited painting, the Salvator Mundi.
Running time is 90 minutes. Admission is $12.50.
“London offers some of the best art and theater in the world, but it is difficult, and certainly costly to get over there,” says A. Dale “Bud” Mayo, Digiplex Destinations chairman/CEO. “Viewing these presentations on a high definition screen in a comfortable theater is the next best thing.
“We wish we could figure out how to serve fish and chips, so for now, popcorn will just have to do,” adds Mayo who Tweets regularly at @budmayo.
The Digiplex Cranford Theater is located at 25 North Avenue, Cranford; the Digiplex Bloomfield 8 Theater is located at 863 Park Avenue (Wintonbury Mall), Bloomfield, Conn.
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About Digital Cinema Destinations Corporation
Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Westfield, N.J., Digital Cinema Destinations
Corporation is dedicated to transforming movie theaters it operates into interactive
entertainment centers. Operating under the brand name, “Digiplex Destinations,” DCDC
will provide consumers with uniquely satisfying experiences, combining the full promise
of digital technology with engaging, dynamic content that far transcends traditional
cinematic fare. DCDC customers will enjoy live sports events, concerts, conferences,
operas, videogames, auctions, fashion shows and, on an ongoing basis, the very best of
first-run movies. DCDC is a privately held corporation. For more information, visit
www.digiplexdest.com. (Jan. 18, 2012)