CineProv! is starting a new run of weekly comedy at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta every Sunday beginning April 7, 2013 at 7:30pm with a riff of the movie Eddie the Sleepwalking Cannibal. With over 8 years of practice in the art of mocking movies, also known as riffing, CineProv! is bringing a new line up of movies to riff every Sunday evening at The Plaza Theatre, one of Atlanta’s most storied movie theaters. This is an exciting development on Atlanta’s cultural landscape, and indicative of the Plaza’s new creative focus, creating a unique blend of a historic venue with the quality and reputation of CineProv!’s own brand of entertainment for audiences to experiences.
Members of CineProv! state that they provide audiences appeal by blending comedy riffing with a distinctly local flavor. “We make Atlanta jokes, and our Atlanta audiences get the jokes,” said Johnson, “but more importantly, CineProv! carries a wide range of one-liners and can follow a joke about playwright Harold Pinter with one about farts.”
Formed in 2005, CineProv! was originally founded at The Basement Theater, and moved until they outgrew that space and found a home with the Sketchwork Theater of Avondale estates. They then moved to the Relapse Theater, where the performed for several years up until the theater was permanently closed. Promotions Director and newest CineProv! member Dan Carroll said, “I had tickets for CineProv! at will call the day the Relapse Theater closed in December 2012. I was devastated.”
Cineprov! members gathered together to plan what do next and while they were waiting for a new theater home, they practiced their improvisational craft, their writing, and their ability to deliver a better show to the audience. They produced a handful of CineProv! Shorts, mainly focusing on short hygiene films. During the hiatus, a core team of improvisational experts emerged in Larry Johnson, Ken Hudack, Don Emery, Molly Getson, and Lowrie Scott Taylor.
In February of 2013, the Plaza Theatre announced they are bringing CineProv! to The Plaza for regular Sunday night shows. “Beginning April 7,” said Johnson, “we will be providing improvisational comedy and some scripted gags to the 7:30 plaza show every Sunday.”
Opening night, the respected troupe will be skewing the Canadian/Finnish film Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal. According to CineProv! founder Larry Johnson, “There are lots of zombie movies, but the sleepwalking cannibal is under-represented in American Film. Thankfully, the Canado-Finnish alliance filled that gap.” When asked about the content of the film, Johnson said, “We make fun of movies and are grateful when a movie like Eddie comes along that gives us so much to ridicule.”
CineProv! upcoming shows include Krull on April 14 and Mighty Morphing Power Rangers on April 21.
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When: April 7, 2013 7:30 PM
Where: Plaza Theatre 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306
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About the Plaza Theatre
“The plaza is a natural home for Cineprov! because the new ownership is really emphasizing retro and unusual film. We will l have no problem making fun of most of the movies they provide for us,” said Emery. The Plaza Theatre located on Ponce Deleon Ave, is oldest continuously operating movie theatre in Atlanta, and the only truly independent art theater in the city. Hosting the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Silver Scream Spookshow and Splatter Cinema, the theater is used to unique programming.