Thursday, May 16, 2013
The free movie will be shown Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18.
If you missed seeing 'Lincoln' when it was in theaters (and paying the high ticket and snack prices) you can see it for free at Stonecrest library. The movie, starring Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis as the nation's 16th president, will be shown at the library on Friday, May 17, 2-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 2-4:30 p.m., for ages 18 and up, according to the library's website. Other cast members include Sally Field (as Mary Todd Lincoln) and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie is rated PG-13. The library is located at 3123 Klondike Rd.
The May 26 "ultimate concert experience" will feature several Caribbean musical acts.
Atlanta Caribbean Unity Festival: A Fusion of Music & Culture will bring folks together May 26 at Wade-Walker Park. The festival is described on its Facebook page as "one of the grand finale events for ATL Carnival on Memorial weekend. An ultimate concert experience that brings people from all islands together for performances by top artistes from throughout the Caribbean." Scheduled acts include Rupee, Demarco, Kerwin Dubois and Bruckup. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The collaborative effort, May 30-June 2, will coincide with the village's ART Stroll.
Stone Mountain Village and the Tucker Arts Guild are joining forces for a three-night/weekend show, and the partnership is seeking artists. The effort, May 31- June 2, coincides with the village's quarterly ART Stroll on June 1. The application is attached to this article in PDF format. The location for the gallery and show will be in the Weatherly Building at 965-A Main Street on the corner of Main & East Mountain Streets in Stone Mountain Village, according to information shared via e-mail from Main Street Stone Mountain executive director Susan Ryles. Here is some basic information about submitting artwork (make sure it' s suitable for family members of all ages to enjoy): Also, according to the information: "Tucker Arts Guild/Stone …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The cast of "A Friggin' Christmas Miracle" is staying at a Stone Mountain hotel while making a film in the area.
The cast and crew of "A Friggin' Christmas Movie" spent Wednesday in downtown Norcross after filming for several days in the Smoke Rise neighborhood. Starring in the film are Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen and Joel McHale, among others, and some of them are staying at the Evergreen Resort in Stone Mountain Park during the shoot. Local Patch editor Sarah Bakhtiari was on the set Wednesday and took a bunch of photos.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors the work of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Oblivion is now playing at Lithonia's AMC Stonecrest 16.
Tom Cruise leads a cast of well known actors in his latest thriller, out this weekend. Oblivion is rated PG-13 and runs 126 minutes. It is now playing at the AMC Stonecrest 16. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click the links above. Here's what the critics are saying: "The good news: Here's a lavish, serious science-fiction picture, one that on occasion transcends big-budget hit-making convention to glance against grandeur...Which brings us to Tom Cruise, the not-necessarily-good news. However engaging its end-times mysteries, Oblivion is still a Tom Cruise movie." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice. Full Review "A moderately clever dystopian mindbender with a gratifying human pulse, despite some questionable narrative …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Here are some events happening in and around Stone Mountain and Lithonia.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The short documentary looking at the KKK's past in Stone Mountain will be part of the ART Station's Lunch Time series.
ART Station is scheduled to show "Out of Stone" -- the short documentary that looks at the Ku Klux Klan's past activity in Stone Mountain and some residents' recollections of those times -- during its Lunch Time series on Monday, May 20 at noon. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. For the presentation only, the cost is $5. ART Station co-founder and artistic director David Thomas said the film is about 12 minutes long. "Out of Stone," directed by Stephen Grum, was shown during the Atlanta Film Festival in March. ART Station is located at 5384 Manor Dr. in the city of Stone Mountain. Call 770-469-1105 for more information.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here's a trailer and reviews of the movie starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman. It's playing at the AMC Stonecrest 16.
There are people around who remember when Jackie Robinson entered major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. My father was one of them. As someone for whom ability trumped race, Daddy talked about Robinson's skills as a first baseball, a hitter, and most of all, his incredible speed and wily base stealing. He also mentioned the vile, violent reaction many people had to a black man desegregating white baseball. Academy Award winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland directs "42," a baseball biopic about Jackie Robinson during his first season with the Dodgers. The subtitle is "The Story of an American Legend," and it rings true, because Robinson was. He was recruited by Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and told not…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The following movies are currently playing at AMC Stonecrest 16: "The Croods," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Evil Dead" and "Jurassic Park 3D." See what the critics had to say about them.