• Enjoy our Theatrepub

    Unlike conventional theaters, the Bear Tooth offers freshly prepared food and draft beer and wine for consumption inside the theatre while watching the movie. But don’t worry about spilling; every other row of movie chairs has been removed and replaced with tables, providing you with the perfect place to set a cold draft beer, enjoy our famous pizza or a decadent Turtle Pie Dessert and stretch out the legs. And if you’re not 21 or older, the theater has an all ages seating area for enjoyment of everything except the beer and wine.

Fargo (1996)

Fargo

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This deliriously dark and surprisingly moving hardboiled crime drama set against the snowy white landscape of a Minnesota winter is laced with all the flaky humor, local color and freakishly memorable characters that have become the Coen Brothers’ trademark, and here, for the first time, Oscar took notice, with the brothers winning an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Frances McDormand winning Best Actress for he much-loved turn as Marge, the slow-talking, quick-thinking police chief up to her eyeballs in trouble. Hard-up used car dealer Jerry Lundegaard (a pitch-perfect William H. Macy) engineers the kidnapping of his own wife to ransom to his wealthy father-in-law/boss, but his hired goons, Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) and Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare), botch the job, leading to a series of accidental mishaps and murders that spiral spectacularly out of control (you’ll never look at a wood chipper the same way again). Despite all the unforeseen curveballs, Jerry might just get away with his convoluted crime if not for the intrusion of the sharp-eyed, whip-smart and very pregnant police chief Marge, who is hot on the trail of the killers as she waddles through danger behind her enormous belly and her ever-escalating hunger for an all-you-can-eat buffet. Is this one of the Coen Brothers best films? “You betcha.”

After seeing “Fargo” stick around for “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” (separate admission) about a jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Showtimes: Mon 3/30 5:30 PM

Run time: 1:48

Movie Rating: R. For strong violence, language and sexuality.

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko

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Kumiko lives in a cluttered, cramped apartment in Tokyo with her pet rabbit, Bunzo. She works as an office lady, robotically preparing tea and fetching dry cleaning for her nitpicky boss. But on her own time, she obsessively watches a weathered VHS copy of Fargo. Rewinding and fast-forwarding repeatedly, she meticulously maps out where a briefcase of castaway loot is buried within the film. After hours of intense research, Kumiko heads to the United States and into the harsh Minnesota winter to search for it.

Inspired by an urban legend about a Japanese woman who took a similar journey, filmmaker brothers David and Nathan Zellner tackle their most ambitious project to date. The Zellners’ love for lonely eccentrics remains intact, and Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) gives a fascinating performance as the introspective, withdrawn Kumiko, whose increasing discomfort in the world leads her to retreat ever further into isolation. Shot with breathtaking precision, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter soars to transcendence as it reveals the beauty in the quest for reality, even if that reality is just your own. Alexander Payne executive produced Kumiko, which won the US Special Jury Award (Dramatic) at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for the fantastic music score by The Octopus Project.

Directed by David Zellner, 2014, USA, in English and Japanese with subtitles

“One of the best films to ever premiere at Sundance.” – David Ehrlich, Film.com

96% Fresh!  Powerfully acted and lovely to look at, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter offers a treat for cinephiles with a taste for the pleasantly peculiar.” -RottenTomatoes.com

Showtimes: Mon 3/30 7:50 PM

Run time: 1:55

Movie Rating: Not rated. Contains mature themes, and language.

Paddington

Paddington

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Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined—until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says, “Please look after this bear. Thank you,” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. This live-action family comedy also stars Nicole Kidman, Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Bonneville. From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter).

Showtimes: Tue 3/31 5:30 PM, Wed 4/1 5:30 PM, Thu 4/2 5:30 PM

Run time: 1:45

Movie Rating: PG. For mild action and rude humor

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Showtimes: Tue 3/31 8:00 PM, Wed 4/1 8:00 PM, Thu 4/2 8:00 PM

Run time: 2:15

Movie Rating: R. For strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language