You never know what you’ll find showing at the Nickelodeon Theater. Sometimes, it’s pure art house. Other times you’ll have the chance to see classics as they were meant to be viewed, on a massive screen. You can catch seasonal films, director’s cuts, musicals and experimental flicks, too.
On Friday, May 27, Nickelodeon will open a run of “A Bigger Splash,” which premiered in September at the Venice Film Festival and tells the story of two ex-lovers—one of whom is a rock star — reunited on a sun-bleached Mediterranean isle. Filled with big stars—Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Ralph Fiennes— the movie isn’t a low-budget emo-flick: in between the jealousy, betrayal and darkness there are cool costumes, gorgeous scenery and a terrific score. “It’s about complicated familial relationships,” says marketing manager Kristen Morris. “We’re really excited to have this movie. We’ve been waiting for months!”
“A Bigger Splash” isn’t the only film on Nickelodeon’s marquee. The theater is also running “The Meddler,” a sweet comedy starring Susan Sarandon and “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” the true story of an Indian mathematical genius named Srinivasa Ramanujan who took his amazing talent from India to England in the midst of World War I. It stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
As always, Nickelodeon serves beer (including a selection of local drafts), wine, classic candy and the best popcorn in town—it’s homemade!
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Katie McElveen, Special to The State