As the only national magazine with a focus on early jazz and the people making it today, The Syncopated Times has tapped our experts to bring you The Real Buddy Bolden in a series of exclusive articles. You’ll find some of our best at the bottom of this page.
Bolden, about jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, was shown in 232 theaters when it premiered Friday, May 3rd. Rather than distribute exclusively to the specialty theaters that usually host limited releases they chose to target a broader American public by using neighborhood theaters within the AMC chain. As of May 17th, the AMC chain has dropped the movie and it is only playing in 5 theaters nationwide, we’ve listed them below. This doesn’t mean the film will never be on the big screen in your area, the first two theaters in the list are new this week. Call your local specialty theaters and tell them to pick up the movie.
RIALTO CINEMAS ELMWOOD 2966 COLLEGE AVENUE AT ASHBY, BERKELEY, CA
LAEMMLE’S MONICA FILM CENTER 1332 2ND STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA
PACIFC Arclight Chicago 141500 North Clybourn Chicago, IL
ESPBroad Theatre 4636 N. Broad Street New Orleans, LA
BRIELL Kew Gardens Cinemas 681-05 Lefferts Blvd Kew Gardens, NY
On May 11th Bolden also became available as premium content on several online streaming services.