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Reg Lenna To Screen ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’ Wednesday; ‘Candyman’ On Saturday

A scene from “The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” is pictured.

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “Candyman” show this week at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which will sh ow at 7 p.m. Wednesday, stars Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain as the title character.

In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life.

However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire. The Eyes of Tammy Faye is rated PG-13 and is 126 minutes long.

Candyman, which shows at 8 p.m. Saturday, is director Nia Dacosta’s direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist and his girlfriend move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. The film stars Yahya Adbul-Mateen II (HBO’s Watchmen, The Trial of the Chicago 7) and Teyonah Parris (AMC’s Mad Men, If Beale Street Could Talk). Candyman is rated R and is 91 minutes long.

Upcoming screenings include a special engagement of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 29 at 10 p.m.

Tickets to Movies at The Reg are $7, with an additional $1 theater restoration fee added.

They may be purchased from noon to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, by calling 484-7070 and online at reglenna.com. Special engagements are priced differently than Movies at The Reg.

Masks are recommended for all patrons regardless of vaccination status.

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St., Jamestown.

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