Reg Lenna Movie Series Continues Saturday

‘The Shape of Water’

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its March movie series with Best Picture nominees “Phantom Thread” on Saturday at 8 p.m. and “The Shape of Water” on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

Admission is $5.

“Phantom Thread” is set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, where renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. “Phantom Thread” is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis. It is Academy Award-nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Anderson), Best Actor (Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Manville) and two more Oscars. “Phantom Thread” is rated R and is 130 minutes long.

From Guillermo del Toro comes “The Shape of Water,” an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. “The Shape of Water” is nominated for 13 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (del Toro), Best Actress (Hawkins), Best Supporting Actress (Spencer) and Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins). The film is rated R and is 123 minutes long.

Due to construction at The Reg, a temporary box office location is open at 215 Spring St., between Second and Third streets, and the entrance to the theater is next door. This box office is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The temporary theater entrance will be open one hour prior to movies and events, at which time tickets will be available in the box office.

Throughout construction, Forte the Restaurant will remain open.

Upcoming movies include Best Animated Feature nominee Ferdinand showing March 16 at 7 p.m. and again as a sensory friendly matinee March 17 at 2 p.m. and Best Actress nominee Margot Robbie starring with Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney in the ice skating drama, I, Tonya, showing March 21 at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office locations during the times listed above, over the phone at 484-7070 or online at