ASBURY PARK, NJ  – The ShowRoom Cinema today announced it will commemorate its brand new, from-the-ground-up movie theater with a month-long celebration starting the weekend of February 2. Movie-lovers and entertainment fans are invited to experience the venue’s 75- and 25-seat theaters, as well as its second-floor screening room, at a number of film screenings, live performances and special events throughout the month.

The grand opening celebration will kick-off on February 2 with the premiere of the Dave Grohl-produced documentary “Sound City” and the fifth installment of the theater’s renowned comedy series, “Saturday Stand-up at The ShowRoom.” Headlined by Gordon Baker Bone and featuring live performances from New York City comics Jamarr John Johnson, Kate Wolff, Brett Druck, Vinnie Pagano and Sarah Smallwood, the stand-up event will be emceed by The ShowRoom’s in-house host Fred Austin.

Additional highlights of The ShowRoom Cinema’s celebratory grand-opening events occurring throughout February include:

•$5 Movie Mondays: All Monday movie screenings will be $5 throughout February

•Cinema Studies Tuesday: Movie-goers who present a valid student ID will charged a discounted $5 admission fee every Tuesday throughout February.


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• “The ShowRoom is for Lovers” Valentine’s Day ticket promotion: Movie lovers struck by cupid’s arrow can enjoy $14.00 couples’ tickets on Valentine’s Day.

•Screenings of the 2013 Oscar-nominated Shorts: As a prelude to Hollywood’s biggest awards night, The ShowRoom Cinema will screen the 2013 Oscar-nominated Shorts in the live action, documentary and animated categories. The screenings will include audience predictions for which nominees will win big on Oscar night.

•Oscars Pre-Party with Blue Hawaii Vintage: On Oscar Sunday, February 24, The ShowRoom Cinema will partner with Blue Hawaii Vintage, a boutique vintage clothing store, to roll out the red carpet with an Academy Awards pre-party complete with old-world Hollywood garb.

•Promotional Giveaways throughout the month of February

Although cinephiles and movie enthusiasts from throughout the region have experienced a preview of the new ShowRoom Cinema since its soft opening in late November, owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino wish to commemorate the nearly year-long construction of their new venue with the community of fans, neighbors and friends who have helped validate the theater’s success since its original location first opened in 2009.

“We envisioned many special events and world-class screenings to help re-introduce our new space to our loyal audience and to those who haven’t discovered us yet. These unique offerings will enable everyone more than one opportunity to visit the new ShowRoom Cinema and celebrate the revival of film exhibition in Asbury Park,” commented Michael Sodano of The ShowRoom Cinema.

Located at 707 Cookman Avenue, The ShowRoom Cinema offers a year-round schedule of independent film screenings, interactive webcasts, live performances, community events and more. To learn more about the various grand opening events happening throughout February, or for more information about The ShowRoom Cinema, visit or call 732-502-0472.

About The ShowRoom Cinema

Since opening in downtown Asbury Park in April 2009, The ShowRoom Cinema has continued to present relevant and provocative movies and events that engage audiences for a memorable experience. In early 2012, The ShowRoom Cinema announced its plans to relocate to a larger venue. Less than 12 months later, the doors to the new ShowRoom Cinema were opened . During the last three years, this art-house movie theater has become renowned for its roster of critically acclaimed, independent, classic, international and festival-winning films. In addition, The ShowRoom Cinema endeavors to provide the community with a welcoming and acoustically ideal environment for live performances, workshops, seminars and mixed-media presentations. Owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino are film-industry veterans with more than 25 years of experience in creative communications for corporate productions. With The ShowRoom Cinema, first-rate film and a dedicated entertainment venue has returned to Asbury Park’s growing downtown arts community. For more information, please visit or call 732-502-0472.

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