Old Monterey District Blog

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, November 8-14, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

PAIN AND GLORY
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, has a series of re-encounters — some of them in the flesh, others remembered. Through his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, to his first adult love in Madrid of the 80s. The story covers his life from his early discovery of cinema into the void created by his incapacity to keep making films. Watch the trailer.

DOWNTOWN ABBEY
Daily at 1:30pm, 6:45pm
The beloved Crawley family and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance, and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton Abbey hanging in the balance. Watch the trailer.

JUDY
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 1:45am, 4:15pm

It's winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town, 30 years after she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.” Watch the trailer.

GIFT
Daily at 6pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, this documentary is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination. Watch the trailer.

WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 4:15pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like documentary connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Watch the trailer.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS...Read More

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Osio Theater Participating in Monterey County Gives 2019

Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Osio

The Osio Theater has been selected to participate in Monterey County Gives! We are so excited to share our vision of bringing the joy of film to Monterey County and invite you to be a part of our inaugural MCGives! campaign. We're excited to be a part of this collective event, providing you a chance to give back to our community.

Osio Theater's goal is to raise $40,000 to expand our educational programming and better serve our community. Our plans include youth educational filmmaking workshops, a film festival, and hosting field trips for local schools at our theater.

Mark your calendars:
- Monterey County Gives! begins November 7, 2019
- Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019
- Monterey County Gives ends December 31, 2019

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, November 1-7, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

GIFT
Daily at 6pm
Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic, The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, this documentary is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination. Watch the trailer.

WHERE'S MY ROY COHN?
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4pm, 6:30pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues -- from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like documentary connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. Watch the trailer.

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Weekdays at 4:15pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 4:15pm

In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy) hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. Watch the trailer.

FIRST LOVE
Daily at 1:45pm, 6:45pm
The film shows the prolific director Takashi Miike at his most fun and anarchic. A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres, it's the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. Watch the trailer.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
Weekdays at 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm
Sun at 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm

This documentary tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Watch the trailer.

FANTASTIC FUNGI
Daily at 2pm, 4pm
This consciousness-shifting documentary takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet....Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, October 25-31, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

20th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Fri & Sat at 6:30pm
The United Nations Association’s Monterey Bay Chapter presents its 20th Annual International Documentary Film Festival, screening recent award-winning films from around the globe. The festival aims to foster a sense of shared humanity, with films reflecting issues of war and peace, the environment, human rights, migration, and women’s empowerment. Watch the trailer.

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Weekdays at 1:30pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11am, 1:30pm, 7pm

In 1970s LA, struggling comedian Rudy Ray Moore (played by Eddie Murphy) hits it big with his raunchy alter ego, Dolemite, then risks it all to take his act to the big screen. Watch the trailer.

FIRST LOVE
Weekdays at 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm
Sat & Sun at 11:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm, 6:30pm

The film shows the prolific director Takashi Miike at his most fun and anarchic. A noir-tinged yakuza film blending genres, it's the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo. Watch the trailer.

LORO
Daily at 4pm
Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi, the ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. Watch the trailer.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
Mon, Tues, Thurs at 2:15pm, 6:30pm
Wed at 2:15pm
Sun at 12:15pm, 2:15pm 6:30pm

(No screening Fri & Sat)
This documentary tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Watch the trailer.

LUCY IN THE SKY
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Old Monterey Foundation is offering teachers and students throughout Monterey County the opportunity to schedule a weekday visit to the Lower Presidio Historic Park with a class walking tour conducted by historian Tim Thomas. We may also be able to help arrange reduced cost bus transportation for the visiting class.

Old Monterey Foundation also continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author Tim Thomas to offer outstanding “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours” for the public on the third Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm.

A recent class tour by instructor Karen Levy of Robert Down brought about 24 students and 6 chaperones to the Park. According to Levy, “My students and chaperones thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour of the Lower Presidio Historic Park. Tim possesses a plethora of knowledge about California's history and he shared many fascinating stories with my students; especially those involving Monterey. Tim's personal ties to the area and his passion for history shone through during his presentation. My students appreciated the Museum tour as well as the ability to be outside and enjoy the new Path of History walk around the park at the Presidio."

If a teacher would like to arrange a class tour at the Lower Presidio Historic Park, please call Wendy Brickman at 831-633-4444 or email her.

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Butterfly Boutique and Events, located at 458 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey, not only sells beautiful dresses and rents handsome tuxedos, they also have lovely party decorations! It's a one-stop party-planning shop for quinceañeras, weddings, and other large celebrations, and it's all locally-owned. Stop by the showroom and speak with a staff member about your upcoming gathering. They take pride in great customer service.

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Along with a fresh batch of pub Mai Tai on draft, the Fall 2019 Menu is here at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill and we have rolled out some rad new food and cocktail additions for you all to try! Visit us at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

New menu items include:

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken
spicy fried chicken, potato salad, okra, bell pepper, onion.

Al Pastor Pizza
Al Pastor, mozzarella, garlic cream, grilled pineapple & onion, arbol sauce, cilantro.

Fresh Catch (rotating)
Verlasso Salmon with garbanzo & beet purée, rainbow carrots, French green beans, lemon butter, garnished with radish micro greens and lemongrass micro greens.

Spanish Mussels
mussels, Spanish chorizo, onion, white wine, butter, Fresno chilies, garlic bread.

"Road Less Traveled"
California espresso barrel-aged whiskey, raspberry sweet vermouth, cacao nib Campari, coffee liqueur- served on a rock.

"#SquashGoals"
anejo rum, batavia arrack, falernum, all-spice dram, spiced butternut squash syrup.

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