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The Road @ Lethbridge Movie Mill

The Road Movie Poster - Wikipedia

The Road Movie Poster - Wikipedia

The Road is a novel written by Cormac McCarthy in 2006. It is about a post-apocalyptic journey of a father and his son that spans the course of several months after an event that destroyed almost all life on Earth. The novel won a few awards including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. The Road was even one of the books chosen to read in Oprah Winfrey’s book club in 2007, and more recently a film adaptation was released for it that starred Viggo Mortensen.

The film release was pushed back two or three times over the course of 2009. Taylor and I, who have both read the book, were eagerly awaiting the release and were crushed each time it was delayed. Finally on November 25, 2009, it was released. Unfortunately, this was only a limited release that was shown in under 400 theatres, and the film only made just under $12 million worldwide in the two months since its release.

The film seems to have skipped Medicine Hat completely and gone to the cheaper theatres, such as the Lethbridge Movie Mill. So make a day trip and go see it, and check out Red Dog Diner along the way.

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5 Responses to “The Road @ Lethbridge Movie Mill”

  1. January 30th, 2010 at 12:28 PM

    Gary says:

    The Road came to the Monarch for one or two weeks, a while ago.

  2. January 30th, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Justin says:

    Really? I’ve emailed them a few times begging to get it in, they didn’t even reply.

  3. January 30th, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Brian says:

    It’s true. I saw it advertised on their website either right before or after Christmas. I wanted to go but I couldn’t make it out that week. I also missed the Fantastic Mr. Fox which they showed for a few days. I check the Monarch’s website regularly so I don’t have to miss out if I can help it.

  4. January 30th, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    Sean says:

    I also emailed the Monarch, Justin; although the person I was emailing (who lead the Monarch’s revitalization project), which I found out like a month after the fact, no longer works there, so my email went unanswered. I check their website every couple weeks and definitely never saw any advertisements for The Road there.

  5. January 31st, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Justin says:

    Oh well, as luck should have it I’ll be working in Lethbridge this coming week and will be able to check it out there. I read the book when I heard the movie was being made and enjoyed it.

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