A red carpet for King

In anticipation of his upcoming visit, a celebration of world-renowned author Stephen King begins this Sunday at Circle Cinema.



A master of horror, suspense, fantasy and science fiction, Stephen King’s ability to craft an enthralling tale has transcended the written page and inspired many directors to tell his stories on the silver screen. To commemorate the author’s upcoming visit to Tulsa at a sold-out appearance at Cain's Ballroom on Wednesday, June 15, Circle Cinema is hosting the Stephen King Film Festival. A partnership between Booksmart Tulsa, Tulsa Literary Coalition and Circle Cinema, Circle will screen four of his films, and a chance to view a simulcast of his visit. Tulsa is a city full of movie-goers and book readers. An appreciation for the powerful art those two can combine to create will be the focus of the festival. Meeting like-minded fans and enjoying this experience will be an event you remember.

Each film cost $6 to attend, but a festival pass can be purchased for $20. On Sunday, June 12, the theater will show "The Shawshank Redemption" at 2 p.m. This tale of a man desperate for his freedom was nominated for seven Oscars in 1995. "Heeeere's Johnny" on Monday, June 13, with "The Shining" showing at 7 p.m. Acclaimed actor Jack Nicholson left his mark on film history with this horror flick in 1980. Tuesday, June 14, will follow in suit with the screening of the Kathy Bates-starring 1990 thriller "Misery," also at 7 p.m.

Sadly, if you haven’t already grabbed some tickets to see King Cain's, you’re fresh out of luck. But Circle Cinema has you covered. At 7 p.m. they will be offering a live simulcast of King's appearance for $5. Following that, the 1986 coming of age movie, "Stand By Me," which features young performances by River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman, and Kiefer Sutherland, will light up the screen at 9 p.m.

 

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