Movie buffs can see all the Oscar nominated shorts at Cape Ann Cinema | Gloucester’s indisputable indie and art house movie theater

Daily showtimes for all the Oscar Nominated shorts (Live Action, Animation and Documentary) were announced this week.

Year round, there’s just the right curated mix of weekly movies at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street downtown Gloucester, Mass. Check the cinema’s website! Showtimes are published on the GMG calendar.

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News from Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) massvacation.com

Boston Globe Travel Show: January 18-20, 2019

MOTT is excited to announce plans to exhibit at the 2019 Boston Globe Travel Show, which will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston from January 18-20, 2019. We are planning to host a variety of costumed characters in our booth, so if you would like to feature your mascot, or wish to volunteer in the MOTT booth, please contact Phyllis M. Cahaly.

Congratulations Flynn Cruiseport Boston

Congratulations to the Flynn Cruiseport Boston on another record-breaking year of cruise passengers in the 2018 season. According to Tom Glynn, Massport CEO, Flynn Cruiseport Boston estimated that they welcomed 396,000 cruise passengers, 150 cruise ships and 20 different cruise lines to Boston. This translates to $485 million in economic output, $213 million to tourism-related businesses, nearly 2,000 jobs and $10 million in annual state and local tax revenues from cruise activity. Also, with the passing of the Economic Development Bill this past July, Massport will be spending $100 million in renovations for Flynn Cruiseport Boston which will include upgrades to efficiently handle 4,000+ passenger vessels.

Participate in Mass Beer Week

Calling all Massachusetts tap rooms, breweries, brew pubs, bottle shops, and restaurants. Join the Mass Brewers Guild, BeerAdvocate, Craft’d Events, Fat Basset Design, and the Mass. Brew Bros. in the celebration of Mass Beer Week taking place March 2-9, 2019. Joining is simple and only requires that you host an event focused exclusively on beer brewed in Massachusetts. Ideas for events include but are not limited to a Massachusetts tap takeover, beer/food pairing menus, specialty tastings, or panel discussion with brewers and consumers. For questions and additional details on how to get involved, contact the Mass Brewers Guild’s Executive Director Katie Stinchon.

New MOTT trail Applechusetts features Orchards, Cideries, and More- 
Leading up to the 24th annual Franklin County CiderDays festival, MOTT released Applechusetts, a guide to apple goods, experiences, and traditions across the Commonwealth. Applechusetts features pick-your-own orchards, farm stands, sweet treats, events, and cideries along with apple variety notes, recipes from local businesses, and hard cider tasting tips. An index and resources section at the back directs readers to MOTT and MDAR web pages for listings, maps, and more. Hard copies of Applechusetts were distributed at Franklin County’s CiderDays 2018, and a digital version of the guide is available on MOTT’s website at massvacation.com/apples.

Speaking of Franklin County’s CiderDays, MOTT also partnered with Yankee Magazine to distribute Yankee’s fall guide and a special food edition at the standout harvest festival. Mark your calendars: CiderDays will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. That’s 25 years of cider tastings, tours, talks, and so much more. How do you like them apples?

Applechusetts – Congratulations Russell Orchards for representing North Shore (other regional options include: Brooksby Farm, Connors, Appleton, Smolak)

 

 

Gloucester and Cape Ann were represented in two other MOTT themed guides: the Massachusetts Whale Trail and the Massachusetts Masterpiece Trail

Notable Media Coverage of Massachusetts (other than sports)
Check out award-winning UK Journalist Mike MacEachern’s story on Springfield and the Dr. Seuss Museum, published on BBC Travel in October. With BBC Travel’s reach of over 78 million people, this is another great result of Mr. MacEachern’s media visit to Massachusetts this past summer. Ireland’s TV3’s The Elaine Show in Ireland recently featured a Halloween special on Salem. Fast forward to 29:30 in this clip, to follow presenter Sarah Cleary’s journey to Boston and Salem. The Elaine Show’s 1 million viewers in Ireland will be getting a taste of Halloween in the Bay State.

Check out – North Shore in the news – BBC featured Kim Smith, Gloucester, Cape Ann and New England 

New International Flight
Delta will launch new nonstop daily service from Edinburgh, Scotland to Boston on May 23, 2019. Here’s the press release.

MA Sports Marketing Office Upcoming Sporting Events
International Volleyball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony, Springfield, Nov 10
135th “The Game:” Yale vs Harvard, Boston November 17
For a full schedule of major sporting events across Massachusetts, visit MAsportsoffice.com.

MA Film Office Film Festivals
Boston Jewish Film Festival – November 7 – 19
Northampton Film Festival – November 15 – 18
Boston International Kids Film Festival – November 16 – 18
For a full schedule of film festivals in Massachusetts, visit mafilm.org.

North Shore offerings: Cape Ann Cinema offers several festivals annually

BULLETIN BOARD – FREE means FREE!
With so many amazing free things to do in Massachusetts, we created a FREE category listing in our online calendar of events at massvacation.com. Now, you can feel free to add your organization’s cost-free events to MOTT’s year-round calendars. Just visit massvacation.com and click on ‘submit your listing’ on the bottom of the homepage. With questions, please reach out to John Alzapiedi.

By the Numbers MA Lodging Industry Performance
September, 2018 vs. September, 2017

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Gail McCarthy features Diane Polley and Marion Hall “Celebrating a new illustrated children’s book” today’s paper

Great article about the new children’s book, Let’s Go: Animal Tracks in the Snow! by Diane Polley illustrated by Marion Hall, an award winning entry in the Cape Ann Reads contest.

Celebrating a new illustrated children’s book by Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times, September 6, 2018

Deborah French, Director of Essex’s TOHP Burnham Library says Diane Polley “is an excellent example of a hidden children’s writer that was brought together with Marion Hall, the illustrator, through the Cape Ann Reads initiative to create a wonderful picture book. I’m sure she has more to come for us all to enjoy.”

BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION: Saturday, Sept 8 11:30-1:30, Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, Gloucester. “This is a free family drop-in event with children’s activities. Meet Diane Polley of Essex, the author and Marion Hall of Manchester, the illustrator, who will be signing copies of their book.”

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Visually stunning and original, Let’s Go Animal Tracks in the Snow, is a gentle and clever story and non-fiction picture book that engenders shared experiences.  Vivid wintery scenes are intimate and expansive, and beautiful watercolors match and extend the text. Expressions of color notes pop from the pages like finding fresh tracks in new snow. This children’s book is an irresistible inside outside story: snuggle up for a good read and wondrous exploration.

Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema welcomes three more sponsors- 2 days till The Greatest Showman

Five free movie nights begin Wednesday July 11th, 2018- The Summer of Song!

City of Gloucester and Rob Newton, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, announce the 2018 Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema free outdoor movies line up:

July 11 ::: The Greatest Showman
July 18 ::: Coco
July 25 ::: The Wizard of Oz
August 1 ::: The Beatles Yellow Submarine
August 8 ::: Footloose
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 and 8. Rain dates  August 15 & 22

HarborWalk Summer Cinema Sponsors and Presenters include:

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library, Sudbay Automotive, and 1623 Studios (Cape Ann TV) join North Shore 104.9, the Building Center; ToodeLoos! ; Doyon’s Appliance ; and Cape Ann Savings Bank  as HarborWalk Summer Cinema important sponsors. 

 

The Summer 2018 movie nights are presented by: Woodman’s of Essex;  DIVA; Cape Ann Lanes, The Cave Gloucester Mass: Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Shop, and Gloucester Auto Body.

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Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema 2018: the dates and titles for the free outdoor movies are…

City of Gloucester and Rob Newton, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, announce the 2018 Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema free outdoor movies line up:

Fifth annual year- Save the dates! Five free movie nights begin Wednesday July 11th, 2018- The Summer of Song!

July 11 ::: The Greatest Showman
July 18 ::: Coco
July 25 ::: The Wizard of Oz
August 1 ::: The Beatles Yellow Submarine
August 8 ::: Footloose
July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 and 8. Rain dates  August 15 & 22

The 2018 series poster and movie flyers were designed by Ariana Puopolo for Jill Cahill, Community Development Director, and based on original designs by Chris Muskopf and C7A.

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THANKS

Over 5000 Cape Ann residents attended Gloucester’s HarborWalk Summer Cinema series in 2017. Awesome North Shore 104.9 amps the pre-show festivities! The HarborWalk Summer Cinema series is presented by the City and Cape Ann Cinema & Stage with the support of  local businesses:

North Shore 104.9

The Building Center

ToodeLoos! (has participated every year!)

Doyon’s Appliance

and Cape Ann Savings Bank.

The Summer 2018 movie nights are presented by

Woodman’s of Essex;  DIVA; Cape Ann Lanes, The Cave Gloucester Mass: Cheese, Wine & Chocolate Shop, and Gloucester Auto Body.

Contact Rob at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage for partnership options

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19th Annual Animation Festival on right now Cape Ann Cinema

Curator Ron Diamond was on hand to open the week of showing the world’s best animated shorts!

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Gloucester, MA 01930

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Cape Ann Cinema #Doctoberfest opened with Boston Typewriter Orchestra and closes with Tab Hunter TONIGHT

Crazy good and ambitious programming at Cape Ann Cinema. The 8th Annual documentary film festival opened with California Typewriter, featuring a LIVE performance from the Boston Typewriter Orchestra; the festival closes tonight with Tab Hunter in the house for the 7:30 special screening of Tab Hunter Confidential.

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Boston Typewriter Orchestra peforming at Cape Ann Cinema, Gloucester, MA, October 2017 following the screening of California Typewriter during the Cape Ann Cinema 8th Annual Documentary Film Festival, Doctoberfest

Alicia Unleashed- Closet Case

Alicia Unleashed Episode 65
Recorded with B-Side, Paul Catania, “Silent” MR. E and Hostess Alicia Cox

 

Hot Plate
*Hannah Kimberley’s book reading “A Woman’s Place is on Top” August 3rd @ Sawyer Free Library. https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Place-Top-Biography-Climbers/dp/1250084008

*Period Partners Drive August 12 at Stop & Shop 9am-1pm (See information below)***

*Shout out to Danny Diamond (Episode 61) with his AMAZING work at Cape Ann Brewery

* Patriots get 2 Planes, 1st in NFL to have their own planes. Wilfork signs a 1 day contract to retire as a Patriot.

*We missed in Episode 64 the passing of Chester Bennington.

*Yoga and Men, why is that not a thing, it should be. Shout out to Chelsea Porper.

Business Shoutouts: Gloucester Boxing Club, Cape Ann Power Yoga, Noel & Kevin from Boxx109 in Newton.

We’re talking with Paul C about Gloucester’s “Closet Case”. The origins of the monthly party @ Cape Ann Cinema. GURL at Short & Main, dance party and small shows. Paul talks about the vibes for creating and inspired by performances. Mission Statement: Entertain, Intrigue and Inspire. End of the Summer Party “Sex on the Beach” August 26th.

Paul also addresses his new sobriety and his mindfulness since drinking.
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Twitter@closetcaseparty
Black Sheep Stampede on August 19th @Katrina’s. Find ‘Road to Babylon’ on Spotify.

***Period Partners will provide clients of The Open Door with a year’s supply of tampons and pads. To kick off its fund-raising efforts, the group will hold a product drive at Stop & Shop, 6 Thatcher Rd. in Gloucester, on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Can’t make it to the drive? You can make a tax-deductible donation at https://theopendoor.givecorps.com/ – write “for Period Partners” in the note field. Or email goperiodpartners@gmail.com for more info.

Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema 2017: the dates and titles for the free outdoor movies are…

Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage, announces the 2017 summer line up:

Save the dates! Six free movie nights begin Wednesday July 12th!

July 12 ::: Jaws
July 19 ::: Disney Moana
July 26 ::: Rogue One Star Wars Movie
August 2 ::: Lego Batman Movie
August 9 ::: The Princess Bride
August 16 ::: Sing!

July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16. Rain dates  August 23, 30.

Over 5000 Cape Ann residents attended the HarborWalk Summer Cinema series in 2016.

Awesome North Shore 104.9 amps the pre-show festivities!

Contact Rob for 2017 partnership options.

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3 films with Cape Ann news building Oscar buzz: Coming Through the Rye (tomorrow in Gloucester!); Loving; and Manchester by the Sea

November 4th, 2016, 7:00PM ::: COMING THROUGH THE RYE will premier at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, Gloucester. Salinger anything. And Chris Cooper?! Wait…WITH OSCAR WINNER CHRIS COOPER IN PERSON! Gail McCarthy’s Gloucester Daily Times article shares Rob Newton’s story about Cooper’s first visit to Cape Ann Cinema. These special guest screenings are incredible.

 

Catch the movie that lives up to its name opening here in Gloucester before its Boston premiere! Next week:::Thursday, November 10th, 7:00PM ::: LOVING (WITH PRODUCER SARAH GREEN Q&A), a BENEFIT FOR GLOUCESTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION at Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, Gloucester

 

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“Manchester by the Sea” is set for release November 18th– at the mall.  Not sure when it’s coming to Cape Ann Cinema or Gloucester Cinema, 34 Essex Ave, Gloucester.

“Manchester by the Sea burrows into the mind of a man who experiences a trauma that neither kills him nor makes him stronger. Rather, it leaves him maimed.” 

-quote from Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker articleTHE CINEMATIC TRAUMAS OF KENNETH LONERGAN: After a bitter fight with Hollywood producers, the filmmaker returns with the shattering “Manchester by the Sea.” Lonergan has said he used local actors and Massachusetts crew for the shoot.

Queen of Katwe is playing at Cape Ann Cinema now. No Cape Ann ties but buzz worthy all the same.

There will be a new screening room open at Cape Ann Cinema with help from the Dusky Foundation and named with a tribute to Cape Ann Cinema fan, legendary actress and director, Liv Ullmann. Yes, that Liv Ullmann!

Nichole’s Picks 10/29 and 10/30

Pick #1: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

I am really hoping to get Thatcher and Finn into Boston to tour the museum sometime before next month’s election.  I am a big believer that studying the election process, democracy, Checks and Balances, and the levels + branches of government during an election year is an opportunity that should not be missed.  That having been said, it has been harder this go round to make it a positive learning experience….as much of it has been more of a circus than an age-appropriate lesson.  I want to use the opportunity to show my boys how great America can be…but, it is hard to shield them from the drama and nonsense.  So, I am hopeful that taking a trip to learn about JFK will help instill some of the pride and character that I would like them to feel and develop.

Just my two cents….

If you’d like to learn more about visiting the JFK Library CLICK HERE

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Pick #2: Howl-o-ween Movie Party at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th @ 1:00

Bring your friends and family and join Cape Ann Animal Aid as they raise funds with this spooktacular Halloween movie classic!

Pizza will be served at 1:00pm, and movie starts at 1:30pm.

Costumes are welcome!

Plus, enjoy the prize wheel, door prizes, raffle and more! A fantastic way to kick off the Halloween weekend and all for a great cause!

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Pick #3: Go Do It!  Visit Salem.

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CHECK OUT the full SALEM HAUNTED HAPPENINGS SCHEDULE HERE

 

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

3D Flight of the Monarch Butterflies hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures

One show only! 5PM tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th. Flight of the Butterflies is featured as part of the 7th annual Doctober Fest Documentary Film Festival at Cape Ann Cinema and is hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures. “This screening marks the debut of the Cinema’s XpanD 3D system”

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Super special offers September 24 Holland America Cruise Ship and Trails&Sails

How exciting that  Holland America  and Trails and Sails are coming to Gloucester and Cape Ann this weekend! There are many special offers and events to help welcome visitors. This will be the second of three big cruise ships coming into port this month to Cruiseport Gloucester. It won’t leave Gloucester harbor till 11PM.  Last time I expected sight seeing, museum visits and shopping as reasons passengers disembarked. They did that. If you go by the clicker counter, 844 (give or take another hundred), plus 650 who pre-booked excursions, came ashore.

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I was surprised by how many passengers from a seemingly all inclusive cruise opted to take a whale watch trip and dine out. They did that, too. I’ll report back fun facts, but today I wanted to post about the special offers and events.

Working TOGETHER to welcome everyone is a beautiful thing. Thanks to the organizers (with a big shout out to Jeanne Hennessey, Joe Ciolino, Kathie Gilson, Peter Webber, Lorre Anderson, Bob Ryan and Elizabeth Carey):

 

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photo caption: Bob Ryan/CATA, Jeanne Hennessey, Paul Talbot at Cruiseport planning out logistics for Saturday September 24, 2016

CATA created a special map for continuous downtown trolley loops (“frequency is key”) and to Rocky Neck and Rockport. The special pass covers their bus routes. What an incredible deal! They are extending operations until 10PM.  A new addition: Beauport Ambulance Services will be offering a shuttle bus for an Essex/Manchester/Cruiseport route. Kathie Gilson prepared and made hundreds of copies of a lobster roll list (a big common request), special events, and the Gimme Sound music schedule. Kudos to the volunteers, organizations and businesses for their hard work and creativity.

And now for Gloucester downtown Special events and offers. You can click logos to follow links.

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Mark your Gloucester live event calendar: Paul Catania’s drag show stars coming to the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage August 19th

Paul Catania writes:

Good afternoon Joe! I am throwing a drag performance event at The Cape Ann Cinema and Stage on August 19th. I was wondering if GMG could assist in putting out the the good people of Gloucester. There will be drag queens of comedic, burlesque and sexy grandeur. Other special surprises as well. I have left the link to buy tickets directly through Cape Ann Cinema as well as the official flyer! Hope this message finds you well and take care.

https://capeanncinema.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/stage-event-closet-case-nobodies-in-the-closet-fri-aug-19-10pm/

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Hooglio Bastistos at Cape Ann Cinema and Stage THIS WEEK!

HooglioHooglio Bastistos is back.  Gloucester’s own singer and semi political comic story teller.  With his infectious original songs that you can’t seem to shake for days, Hooglio returns this week in a new live show.  In “From Here to Flustuania” Hooglio receives a ‘message from God’; he has a daughter he’s never met and must go on a quest to find her.  His daughter ‘Hooglietta’, played by Sofia Gadbois, is also on a quest to find him.  With Gordon Baird playing Louie DeRoach, Roman Gadbois as Mc and a cameo visit by Ian McColl and Steve via Video, the result is an irresistible hour of Gloucester’s most adorable characters; great songs, fun local comedy and video.

It’s a perfect stage production for the Cape Ann Community Cinema.  The room is perfect for Hooglio’s beloved audience, accommodating over 100 people, with snacks, beer, and wine.

What started as a request by his wife, Susan Albiero, for Hooglio to sing one song at a fund raiser to support a Musical Performance Tour of England for her kids, has mushroomed into a four night show.  This show has been a family affair with the four Gadbois family members busy working together, with Gordon as a sort of adopted son.

The show is May 27/28 (Wed/Thurs) @7:30 and May 29/30 (Fri/Sat) @8:30at the Cape Ann Community Cinema and Stage. 267 E Main St, Gloucester. (above St Peters club)   Advance Tickets $15 may be reserved by credit card online at www.capeanncinema.com.  Will call tickets $15 if reserved by phone (978) 509-6000. Student and Family Discounts by calling.  $18 night of the show.

When Sam met Amira…Fleet and funny Veteran movie AMIRA AND SAM at the Cabot April 10 – April 16

More local screenings for Amira & Sam update from Meg Montagnino-Jarrett, Executive Producer

“With a great interview and push for Veterans to attend, Boston radio station’s WAAF’s Mistress Carrie has been promoting our film Amira & Sam that will screen starting this Friday, April 10th until Thursday, April 16th at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA.
Skype Q & A with writer/director Sean Mullin after 8pm showing on Friday 4/10 and after the 3pm on Sunday the 12th !”
http://thecabot.org/event.cfm?id=201859&cart
WAAF’s promotion:
http://www.waaf.com/blogs/mistress-carries-blog/mistress-carrie-interviews-writerdirector-film-amira-sam-41811