Cinematique Presents: "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Aug 22, 2016

From the director of The Queen and Philomena comes the story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), an inspiring true story of the American socialite and amateur operatic soprano who pursued her dream of becoming a singer.

This delightfully hilarious drama directed by Stephen Frears tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) hears in her head is divine, but to the rest of the world it is hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), manages to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decides to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realizes he had perhaps bitten off more than he can chew. With much eccentricity and heart the film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. (Rated PG-13, Runtime: 110 minutes)

“A damn fine and funny film. Streep could be looking at her 20th Oscar nomination. It's a whole new direction for Grant. And Helberg is irresistible.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“With such a high-powered cast at his disposal, Frears' latest is probably the most fun you'll have at a movie this summer.” –Lou Lumenick, New York Post

September 19-21
Monday-Wednesday: 7:00pm
& Wednesday: 4:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Contact the Thalian Hall Box Office for Ticket Information:
Thalian Box Office: (910) 632-2285
310 Chestnut Street
Open Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM
Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.

Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee)