Thought you were going to miss it in the big screen? Think again.
The “Columbus” movie will be held over one more week at YES Cinema, until Oct. 12. The movie was originally set to close Thursday after a five-week run.
Additional shows are being added at 4:30 p.m. and 7:01 p.m. through next Wednesday. The last showing is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, the cinema announced.
“Columbus,” which premiered at the cinema at Fourth and Jackson streets Sept. 1, has generated more than 8,500 ticket sales so far, the most ever sold for a movie at the downtown cinema, said Diane Doup, community outreach director for the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Center.
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The cinema is a component of the the Lincoln-Central organization, showing first-run, independent, foreign and non-mainstream films. Proceeds from the cinema are used to support various community programs and services in the neighborhood.
The overwhelming success of “Columbus'” run will be a big boost to upcoming programming for the center, Doup said.
“We will be able to serve so many more people because of this movie,” she said.
The community response is the reason the movie was held over another week, as many residents had requested that the film be available during the week that Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. begins fall break — next week.
“We’ve had people tell us they have seen it two or three times and want to see it a fourth,” Doup said. “We’re just really fortunate to have this movie.”
“Columbus,” a film by movie director Kogonada, features John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson as two people who meet in Columbus and discuss life choices as they also discuss the significance of Columbus’ architecture.
Casey is a 19-year-old Columbus resident (played by Richardson) trying to decide whether to leave home and pursue her dreams as she cares for her mother (Michelle Forbes), a recovering addict. She strikes up a friendship with Jin, a 29-year-old man (Cho) visiting the city from Korea to be with his dying architect father — a man who came to town on a getaway to study the city’s noted buildings.
The two characters find respite in each other and in the Modernist architecture surrounding them, according to the movie’s promotional material, and examine the impact of life choices.
For movie information or to order tickets online, visit yescinema.org