Corpus Christi

THREE OAKS — The doors might be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Vickers Theatre is still committed to bringing movies to Southwest Michigan residents.

On Friday, April 17, the Three Oaks ven­ue starting offering virtual mov­ie screenings on its website, vickerstheatre.com.

Through the streaming platform Virtual Cinema, people can watch movies on their smartphones, tab­lets and computers at home.

“The distributors of independent cinemas are making first-run mov­ies available to our theater,” owner Judy Scully said in an email. “These movies are available exclusively through art house-theater distribu­tors.”

The current rentals range from 3-5 days, and cost $10-$12.

“Approximately 50 percent of all proceeds will go to support the Vickers and other art house theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Scully said.

Currently screening through Vick­ers’ website are:

• “Saint Frances”: 106 minutes, not rated, comedy/drama. Aimless server Bridget hasn’t yet achieved her goal of becoming a respected writer. When casual relations with a younger “nice guy” leads to an un­expected confrontation with poten­tial motherhood, she manifests a job nannying a pint-sized spirit guide disguised as an obstinate 6-year-old.

• “The Dog Doc”: 101 minutes, not rated, documentary. Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistical­ly treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with noth­ing left to lose.

• “Bacurau”: 132 minutes, not rated, drama/mystery/suspense. Af­ter the death of her grandmother, a doctor comes home to her matri­archal village in a near-future Bra­zil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its res­idents.

• “Corpus Christi”: 115 min­utes, not rated, drama. Daniel ex­periences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

For more information, call (269) 756-3522.

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