Count Basie Theatre’s Cinema Society Is Just the Ticket Every Movie Lover Wants

Complimentary popcorn is included with membership, proving they've really thought of everything.

Film buffs looking for the ultimate movie experience can join the Count Basie Theatre’s Cinema Society and catch current award nominees as well as beloved family favorites.

The landmark Red Bank venue, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, offers a deal so tempting, you may just say good-bye to the multi-plex for good. For just $50 a year, movie lovers and a guest are welcome to attend all of the theatre’s film screenings, which range from Hollywood blockbusters to groundbreaking documentaries. Making it that much more enticing, complimentary popcorn is offered to members at each screening.

Marrying the best of both worlds, the stunning 90-year-old concert hall screens films in high-definition with state-of-the-art sound.

The society screens at least one film per month. It also holds a few “Society Choice” nights where members vote for films they’d like to see. Once a year, it hosts a complimentary Cinema Society Members reception in the upstairs lobby on the evening of a screening.

Members wishing to bring more than one guest are welcome to purchase additional tickets for just $5 (unless otherwise posted) and available at the door the night of the screening, or in advance at Count Basie Theatre’s website with no added fees.

Enjoy new films on a huge, high definition screen.

Upcoming screenings include:

Lady Bird: Jan. 30 7 p.m.

Get Out: Jan 31 7 p.m.

Sing-Along Beauty & the Beast: Feb. 3, 11 a.m.

Call Me By Your Name: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

The society’s goal is to screen films that not only appeal to a variety of tastes, but also reflect its status as a community-oriented center for the performing arts.

For more information, call or visit 732.842.900, or visit the website.