Playing Friday, November 18 through Thursday, November 24 at 7 pm, and Monday, November 21 at 2 pm, this highly anticipated film has an excellent cast led by Denzel Washington. The story is based on the 1960 classic starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson.
Set in the small mining town of Rose Creek, 1879, a corrupt businessman, Bartholemew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), attempts to take over the town. When locals start to oppose him and his cronies, he kills them all, including Matthew Cullen. Matthew’s wife, Emma (Haley Bennett), and her friend, Teddy Q, travel to a nearby town in search of help. Here Emma seeks out the help Sam Chisholm (Washington) to defend the town against Bogue. Chisholm seeks out a group and compiles the remaining six of the Magnificent Seven, a group of seven men who use guns, knives, and other weapons with remarkable agility. His first recruit is Christ Pratt as Joshua Faraday (fondness for explosives), Ethan Hawke as Goodnight Robicheaux (Confederate sharpshooter), Vincent D’Onofrio as Jack Horner (tracker), Lee Byung-hun as Billy Rocks (East Asian immigrant and assassin), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Vasquez, (Mexican outlaw), and Martin Sensmeier as Red Harvest (exiled Comanche warrior).
The Seven travel to Rose Creek to go up against Bogue’s men. Eventually the other men retreat, but the Seven suspect they will return. In the meantime, they teach the residents of Rose Creek to defend themselves. When Bogue’s men come back, it’s an all in fight for life in Rose Creek.
The Magnificent Seven is rated PG-13 for language and excessive violence. There is a lot of gunfire and old west violence in this film, so probably best to leave the kids at home this week!
All of the filming for The Magnificent Seven took place in Louisiana, Arizona, and New Mexico.
The Magnificent Seven (both the 1960 and 2016 versions) are based on the 1954 film Seven Samurai by legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
SPECIAL HOLIDAY MOVIE
Coming soon, (just like Christmas!) on Sunday, November 27th we’ll be showing a FREE holiday movie at the Palace! This year we screen Jingle All the Way, a 1996 holiday classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bring the kids and enjoy a 1 pm showing of this holiday favorite, or better yet – drop them off and shop Downtown Vinton for the best holiday deals!