Davis: Stars align for wedding weekend

Melissa McCarthy (left to right), Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in Bridesmaids.  - Contributed
Melissa McCarthy (left to right), Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in Bridesmaids.
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I have said in the past that movie theatres are not just for movies anymore and this weekend is a perfect example.

Laura Gordon and Erich Neumann are regular movie-goers at the Capitol Theatre who asked if they could have their wedding ceremony at the theatre. I jumped at the opportunity to host another wedding as I had done it at the Paramount Theatre 12 years ago as part of a promotion for The Wedding Singer. (I have lost contact with that couple, but I have heard that they are still together and have five kids.)

Laura and Erich will be exchanging vows starting at noon this Saturday, May 14 and although the ceremony will not be held in the auditorium of either Something Borrowed or Bridesmaids (it will be in the auditorium that Thor is currently playing in), theatre patrons seeing any movie Saturday afternoon are welcome to come early and watch something extra special before their movie starts.

The release of Something Borrowed last weekend and Bridesmaids this weekend actually coincides purely by accident with Laura and Erich’s wedding, as when they approached me last year we had no idea what was going to be playing. I just hope that their wedding goes smoother than the one in Bridesmaids.

In it Kristin Wiig stars as Annie, a maid of honour whose life unravels as she leads her best friend and a group of colourful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Since it is from the producer of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, expect it to have its crude moments. One review says “chick flicks don’t have to suck,” and that it “sets the bar for any R-Rated comedy this year.” (Note that in B.C. it is rated 14A with a warning of sexually suggestive scene and coarse language.)

In his last starring role, Paul Bettany played Archangel Michael in the apocalyptic supernatural thriller Legion, in which he had to protect humans from God’s legion of angels.

In Priest, he stars as the title character in an alternate apocalyptic world where humanity and vampires have warred for centuries. After the last vampire war, he went to live in obscurity inside one of the church’s walled cities. However, he breaks his vows when his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires. Rated 14A with a warning of violence.

The Grand 10 is giving you another chance to see the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis. Filmed live featuring the original Broadway cast, it is the story of fame, forbidden love and the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in Memphis, Tennessee.

It shows Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grand 10 Cinemas.

Also, your first chance to see the return of Cap’n Jack is on Thursday, May 19 at midnight.  Officially, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 20 at the Paramount Theatre in 2D and Capitol Theatre in 3D.

Rick Davis is the manager of the Capitol Theatre in West Kelowna.



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