I can report that it enraptured and delighted, and most importantly, made quiet, the houseful of little kids and their nannies with which I watched…
"Life Itself," Steve James' acclaimed documentary based on Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir of the same name, continues its expansion to additional theaters this weekend. Below is a full list of the theaters where "Life Itself" is scheduled to open Friday, July 18th (you can also check out Matt Zoller Seitz's review of the film, as well as Odie Henderson's interview with James).
Ambler, PA: Ambler Theatre
Amherst, MA: Amherst Cinema Arts Center 3
Asheville, NC: Carolina Asheville 14
Austin, TX: Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline
Baltimore, MD: Charles Theatre
Bethlehem, PA: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Boise, ID: The Flicks 4
Brunswick, ME: Eveningstar Cinema
Buffalo, NY: Amherst Theatre
Chalmette, LA: Chalmette Cinemas 6
Charleston, SC: Terrace Theatre
Columbia, MO: Ragtag Cinema
Danvers, MA: Hollywood Hits
Dayton, OH: New Neon Movies
Daytona Beach, FL: Cinematique of Daytona
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Des Moines, IA: Varsity Theatre
Durham, NC: Carolina Theatre - Durham
East Stroudsburg, PA: Pocono Community Theatre 3
Eugene, OR: Bijou Art Cinema
Fort Collins, CO: Lyric Cinema Cafe 2
Gainesville, FL: Hippodrome
Grand Rapids, MI: Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI: Celebration Cinema Woodland
Harrisburg, PA: Midtown Cinema 3
Hartford, CT: Real Art Ways Cinema
Iowa City, IA: FilmScene
Ithaca, NY: Cinemapolis 5
Jacksonville, FL: Sun-Ray Cinema
Kansas City, MO: Tivoli @ Manor Square
Key West, FL: Tropic Theatre - San Carlos
Lexington, MA: Lexington Venue
Little Rock, AR: Riverdale 10
Menlo Park, CA: Guild Theatre
Millerton, NY: Moviehouse
Montpelier, VT: Savoy
Norwalk, CT: Garden Cinemas Norwalk 4
Omaha, NE: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater
Patchogue, NY: Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center
Pittsburgh, PA: Regent Square Theater
Raleigh, NC: Colony Twin
Rhinebeck, NY: Upstate Films 2
Rocky Hill, NJ: Montgomery 6
Sag Harbor, NY: Sag Harbor Cinemas
Salem, OR: Salem Cinema
San Francisco, CA: Opera Plaza Cinemas 4
San Luis Obispo, CA: Palm Cinema
Santa Cruz, CA: Del Mar Theatre 4
Sarasota, FL: Burns Court
Seattle, WA: Sundance Cinemas Seattle
Sonoma, CA: Sebastiani
Spokane, WA: Magic Lantern Theatre
Springfield, MO: Moxie Cinema 2
Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Film Society / All Saints Cinema
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema
Tulsa, OK: Circle Cinema
Vancouver, WA: Kiggins
Washington, DC: West End Cinema
Washington, DC: Avalon 2
Winston-Salem, NC: Aperture Cinema
The film is also scheduled for an even wider opening in the following days, weeks and months at the venues below:
Warwick, BM: Bermuda Documentary Film Festival
Beaufort, SC: Center for the Arts - University of S. Carolina
St. Helena, CA: Cameo Cinema
Bend, OR: Tower Theatre
Madison, GA: Retro Cinema & Books
Newport, RI: Jane Pickens Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Bellingham, WA: Pickford Film Center 3
Columbus, IN: YES Cinemas
Columbus, OH: Gateway Film Center 8
Concord, NH: Red River
Corvallis, OR: Darkside Cinema 4
Cupertino, CA: Bluelight Cinemas
Duluth, MN: Zinema 2
Houston, TX: Sundance Cinemas Houston
London, ON: London Hyland
Louisville, KY: Village Cinema 8
Memphis, TN: Studio on the Square 5
Missoula, MT: Wilma Four
New Haven, CT: Criterion Cinemas 7
Peoria, IL: Peoria Theater 10 @ Landmark
Port Townsend, WA: Rose Twin
Salem, MA: Cinema Salem 3
Salt Lake City, UT: Tower Theatre
Sedona, AZ: Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Shreveport, LA: Robinson Film Center 2
Victoria, BC: The Vic
Waterloo, ON: Princess Waterloo
Three Rivers, MI: Riviera Theatre
Albuquerque, NM: Guild
Champaign, IL: Virginia Theatre
Ouray, CO: Wright Opera House
Damariscotta, ME: Lincoln
Durango, CO: Animas City Theatre
Evansville, IN: Showplace South 7
Fort Wayne, IN: Fort Wayne Cinema Center
Lancaster, PA: Zoetropolis
Montgomery, AL: Capri Community Film Society
Yellow Springs, OH: Little Art Theatre
Sacramento, CA: Crest Theatre
Wilmington, NC: Thalian Hall
Geneva, NY: Smith Opera House
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Cinema
Fresno, CA: Fresno Filmworks c/o Tower Theatre
Hilo, HI: Palace Theatre
Hunter, NY: The Mountain
Lake Worth, FL: Lake Worth Playhouse
New Orleans, LA: Indywood Theatre
Olympia, WA: Olympia Film SocietyCapitol Theatre
Saskatoon, SK: The Roxy
Williamstown, MA: Images Cinema
Boulder, CO: Boedecker Theater
Jefferson City, MO: Capitol City Cinema
Mesilla, NM: Fountain Theatre
New London, CT: Garde Arts Center
Portland, ME: Portland Museum of Art
St. Johnsbury, VT: Catamount Film & Arts Ctr
Kenosha, WI: University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Rosendale, NY: Rosendale Theatre
Atlanta, GA: Sandy Springs 8
Downers Grove, IL: Tivoli Theatre
Torrance, CA: Rolling Hills 20
Nevada City, CA: Nevada Theatre
Portsmouth, NH: Music Hall
Toronto, ON: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Seattle, WA: SIFF Film Center
Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Cinematheque
Gloucester, MA: Cape Ann Community Cinema
Boulder, CO: International Film Series
Tunkhannock, PA: Dietrich Theatre
Rehoboth Beach, DE: Rehoboth Beach Film Society
Winchester, VA: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 8-Winchester
Bismarck, MD: Grand 15
Lake Placid, NY: Lake Placid Center for the Arts
"Life Itself" has been playing on screens across the country for the last couple weeks. Here are the venues where it's currently playing...Akron, OH: Nightlight Cinema
For moviegoers unable to travel to the theaters listed above, "Life Itself" is also available to watch via Video On Demand. The full list of platforms currently offering "Life Itself" are available on the Magnolia Pictures site. Here's a breakdown of all the ways in which the movie can be found:
-Amazon and FlixFling users can download the film simply by searching for its title.
-AT&T UVerse users must select On Demand, go to Uverse Movies and find the title among Featured/Early Releases.
-Cablevision users must select On Demand, go to Movies and find the title among Advanced Screenings.
-Charter users must select Channel 1 (On Demand), go to Movies and find the title among New Releases.
-Cox users must select Early Screening and search for the title In Theaters.
-DirectTV users must select Channel 1000 or 1100 (On Demand), go to Movies and click on Search Titles.
-Dish users must click on the DVR Button of their remote, go to All Movies, then Search Movies and find the title by clicking Search by Film or Actor.
-Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 users can find the film in the video section of the Playstation Store by clicking Studios and then searching for the title in the Magnolia Pictures section or by using the search function.
-SuddenLink users must select Movies & Events and find the title in New Releases.
-Time Warner Cable users must select HD movies and find the title in Movies.
-Verizon FIOS users must select Movies, then By Genre, then click All, then go to Indies & Docs and find the title in the Magnolia section.
-Xbox360 and Zune users must select Video Market Place, click on Zune and find the title in the Featured section.
-Comcast users have three ways to find “Life Itself.” They can go to the Top Picks section on their On Demand channel and find the title in New Movies. They can also watch the film in HD by going to HD On Demand, clicking Movies and searching for the title in the Just In section (or by clicking Indie & Foreign followed by Magnolia Pictures).-There are also four online links where the film can be instantly viewed: Google Play, iTunes, VUDU and YouTube.
For more info on "Life Itself," visit its official pages at Magnolia Pictures and Kartemquin Films. Steve James is scheduled to appear at Chicago's Landmark Century Centre Cinema after the 4:30pm and 7pm screenings on Saturday, July 19th.
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