To say that last year’s closing of the Albany’s Madison Theatre was a disappointment is understatement. A neighborhood mainstay since 1930, the theater was worse for wear but still vital to the local movie scene. Happily, the gang at Tierra Coffee Roasters bought the building, and spruced up the lobby, marquee and two main screens; it reopens tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 17) with a weeklong Paul Newman film festival.
The films? They’re all terrific. There’s the wildly inappropriate—and hilarious—hockey comedy Slap Shot (7 PM); the iconic 1960s road-gang drama Cool Hand Luke (pictured, 7 PM); the Oscar-winning con-man comedy The Sting (9:30 PM); and the bittersweet comedy-western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (9:30 PM).
The Madison Theatre (1036 Madison Ave., Albany) is open Fridays through Sundays and Tuesdays through Thursdays, with show times at 7 and 9:30 PM. For more info, including ticket prices, call 438-0040.