Jason Asbell

Captain America: Civil War will play at the Civic Theatre beginning Friday

COLUMN: The Civic Theatre Society as unlikely superhero

It seems like only yesterday I was asking this fine readership to hold off seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Captain America: Civil War will play at the Civic Theatre beginning Friday
The recent Hail Civic! gala 'embraced by a fog-filled dream world

COLUMN: How to feng shui your cinema

The Hail, Civic! Gala on March 5 could have been featured on any one of those home transformation reality TV shows.

The recent Hail Civic! gala 'embraced by a fog-filled dream world
The Civic Theatre hosts Hail

COLUMN: Technicolor in a dust-covered monochromatic landscape

Let’s face it, February is the least attractive month.

The Civic Theatre hosts Hail
The good news: the new Star Wars movie opened at the Civic Theatre on its release date. The bad news (although dedicated fans may disagree): no other films will screen for four weeks.

COLUMN: You’re welcome and I’m sorry

I hope you are enjoying or looking forward to Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which opened at The Civic on its release date.

The good news: the new Star Wars movie opened at the Civic Theatre on its release date. The bad news (although dedicated fans may disagree): no other films will screen for four weeks.
Royal Ballet's Romeo & Juliet

COLUMN: Spread the word about the Civic’s alternative programming

There are a whole lot of alternative and community-organized events coming to the Civic Theatre this fall.

Royal Ballet's Romeo & Juliet
On Oct. 13

COLUMN: Time to get involved

Civic Theatre manager Jason Asbell on upcoming films about Jumbo and Naomi Klein.

On Oct. 13
The Civic Theatre is like the Little Engine That Could. Except instead of a train it's

COLUMN: The single screen that could

In an industry that has consistently pushed out single-screen theatres to make way for megaplexes, the Civic Theatre’s story is inspiring.

The Civic Theatre is like the Little Engine That Could. Except instead of a train it's
Bugs Bunny impersonated conductor Leopold Stokowski in the Looney Tunes classic Long-Haired Hare (1949).

COLUMN: Leopold’s coming! Opera at The Civic

You may think “I don’t know the opera,” but if you have watched even a moderate amount of Bugs Bunny, you already posses a solid foundation.

Bugs Bunny impersonated conductor Leopold Stokowski in the Looney Tunes classic Long-Haired Hare (1949).
Jason Asbell's latest column features thoughts on Lebowski

COLUMN: The Dude Abides

As a film programmer it sometimes feels like I’m up against Jackie Treehorn’s goons with the big film distributors.

Jason Asbell's latest column features thoughts on Lebowski
COLUMN: The realities of a dream job

COLUMN: The realities of a dream job

Movie columnist Jason Asbell says being a cinema programmer is better than being a brain surgeon.

COLUMN: The realities of a dream job