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.