Big Screen is Back

Laughlin guests can get back to the big screen to catch a flick with friends at Riverside Cinema within the Riverside Resort, opening this Friday, June 26.
The cinema is debuting a new cool and comfortable atmosphere with luxurious seating and upgrades for movie-goers.
“We have fully renovated all six theaters including new carpet, LED floor lighting, plus brand new motorized recliners, each recliner with a personal swivel table — and I can’t believe how comfortable they are!” Riverside COO Matt Laughlin said. “We have also installed new carpet throughout the entrance and concession lobby, plus added LED lighting to our lobby crown molding. We made a real improvement from what we offered before and we are just thrilled to be able to debut this upgrade.”
Full concessions will be open, including bar service.
“Our cocktail and beer concession bar is not going away,” Laughlin said. “Some people love having a glass of wine or a large draft beer with their popcorn, relaxing at our theater. It’s an enjoyable way to unwind.”
Laughlin mentioned to ensure guests’ safety there will be floor decals to support distancing between small groups as well as signage to help with physical distancing of recliners.
“My grandfather and I are really proud of this upgrade and hope everyone has a chance to enjoy our new movie experience,” Laughlin said. “Just another reason to visit your friends at the Riverside.”
The wait is over — experience the new theater and catch one of the films below!

Irresistible (Rated R)
“Irresistible” follows a Democratic political consultant (Steve Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small right-wing Wisconsin town. However, he’s thrown a curve ball after the Republican National Committee sends in his nemesis (Rose Byrne) to lead the opposition. The cast also includes Mackenzie Davis, Topher Grace and Natasha Lyonne.

The Wretched (Not Rated)
Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken a hold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror.

Trolls World Tour (Rated PG)
Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder. A member of hard-rock royalty, Queen Barb, aided by her father King Thrash, wants to destroy all other kinds of music to let rock reign supreme. With the fate of the world at stake, Poppy, Branch and their friends, set out to visit all the other lands to unify the Trolls in harmony against Barb, who’s looking to upstage them all.

The High Note (Rated PG-13)
Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent — and ego — have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

The Invisible Man (Rated R)
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid). But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Jaws ($5 Movie Throwback)
(Rated PG)
It’s a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they’re going to need a bigger boat.