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                                                                    Friday & Saturday,  6pm-7:30

In the absence of being together in the theatre,  we are humbled and grateful for the many ways you have shown us your support- in  words of encouragement, purchasing walk-up concessions (and sometimes spending more than you need to),  renting virtual cinema,  making donations,  purchasing gift tickets/discount passes (for future use)...  We are very fortunate in these times to be the beneficiaries of such kindness.  Your commitment makes ours even stronger - to welcome you back  safely when the time is right and provide you with the magic of the movies!

Until then, with heartfelt thanks,  we hope you stay safe, healthy and have a Happy New Year,
Kathy & Bob                                                                 

                                                                                                  Virtual Cinema
The movies we offer are available through different distributor’s websites and streaming services. 50% of  ticket sales  support the Crystal Theatre.
Via the links provided below, you’ll be taken to their websites to purchase access to these films.
Please make sure to read the instructions provided by each distributor, they provide FAQs and ways to stream from/to various devices.

Identifying Features
Fri- Thurs Feb 26- Mar 4
$12. for a 7-day rental
(not rated) 1 hr 35 min  Subtitled.  In Spanish.

Middle-aged Magdalena has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their home town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth.

Winner of the Gotham Award for Best International Film and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay prize at the Sundance Film Festival.  "A slow-burning descent into desperation, Identifying Features uses one shattered family's ordeal to offer a harrowing look at the immigrant experience." -Critics Consensus

Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.

Fri- Thurs  Feb 26-Mar 4
$10. for a 3-day rental
(not rated) 1 hr 45 min  Subtitled.  In Arabic.

Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, You Will Die at Twenty is visually sumptuous "coming-of-death" fable. During her son's naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina's child will die at the age of 20.

Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina's ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny.

Sudan's first Oscar submission, this is an auspicious debut and a moving meditation on what it means to live in the present.

Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity
thru Thurs Mar 4
$12. for a 5-day rental
(not rated) 1 hr 30 min  Some subtitles

The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more.

The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.

Museum Town
thru Thurs Mar 4
$12. for a 5-day rental
(not rated) 1 hr 30 min
The story of a unique museum, the small town it calls home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.

In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory.  MUSEUM TOWN traces the  story of how a small rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca.

With appearances by artists ranging from James Turrell to David Byrne, narration by Meryl Streep, and a soundtrack from John Stirratt of Wilco, MUSEUM TOWN captures the meeting of small-town USA and the global art world as it tells a tale that is, like any great artwork, soulful, thought-provoking and unforgettable.

watch the trailer           Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.


thru Thurs Mar 4
$12. for a 3-day rental

(not rated) 1 hr 30 min  

This documentary cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community -- a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida.

Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, Some Kind of Heaven invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents -- and one interloper -- who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.

watch the trailer   Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.

Acasa, My Home
thru Thurs Mar 4
$12. for a 5-day rental

(not rated) 1 hr 30 min   Subtitled
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city. As the family struggles to conform to modern civilization and maintain their connection to each other and themselves, they each begin to question their place in the world and what their future might be. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle.

watch the trailer           Click HERE for rental information. Click HERE for viewing assistance.

                                                                                                   427 Main, Carbondale   963-0633
 Adult $9. / Child (12-) $7.  Discount Pass (good for 10 adm/ limit 2 per show) $80. 
Boxoffice opens 15 minutes before showtime

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* Program subject to change without notice

Assisted listening, closed caption and descriptive audio devices available
Gift tickets available