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By George Basler Some sad news came in over the holidays: The Art Mission and Theater gave up the ghost after showing independent films in downtown Binghamton for the past 10 years. I can’t say I was totally surprised. Sometimes I wondered how the place hung on for so long as it had, given the movie market here in Binghamton. Nonetheless, it was disheartening for me as a movie buff. Some of my friends would put the theater down, comparing it unfavorably to Cinemapolis, an independent movie house...
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An Important Announcement from the Art Mission

It is with great sadness that we must inform our patrons that the Art Mission and Theater will be closing as of Friday 12/29/2017. After much thought regarding the organization's financial position and the current film viewing climate the board of directors has voted to proceed with dissolution. The Art Mission and Theater has always been an organization that purely ran on love. We are truly grateful to the movie lovers of the Binghamton area for the support of independent film. There will be a final screenings...
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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society will dedicate its 2017-2018 season to its founder and volunteer executive director, Paul F. Stapel, who passed away recently. Stapel, a native of Muskegon, Michigan, came to this community to serve as executive director of the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra (now the Binghamton Philharmonic) from 1983 to 1986.  He later was instrumental in the merger of the Art Theater and Art Mission to become the ART Mission and Theater and was its first executive director. Read more
Reviewed by George Basler In the late 1940s and 1950s, Dalton Trumbo went from being one of the highest paid and most respected screenwriters in Hollywood to being a social and political pariah. The reason was the Hollywood blacklist, which banned actors and writers with Communist, or even leftist, leanings from working in the movie business. Trumbo, who wrote such films as Spartacus, Roman Holiday and Exodus, was a member of the Communist Party from 1943 to 1948. He became a prime target when he defied the House Un-American...
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Reviewed by Patrick Hao

There is a genre of Hollywood movies that can be classified as nothing other than “charming.” These movies bathe Hollywood in a conceptual sleekness, in which big stars play on their charisma and persona and stakes are just high enough to warrant investment that is impossible to resist. Danny Collins, directed by Dan Fogelman, embraces “charming” without conviction.

At first, Danny Collins seems like it is heading down a familiar "rock star redemption story" road. Al Pacino plays the...

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EDITOR's NOTE: This fall, BAMirror is chatting with recently appointed leaders of local arts organizations. Today we talk with Rebecca Sheriff, the new executive director of the Art Mission and Theater in downtown Binghamton. Sheriff, it should be noted, is a former reviewer for BAMirror. By George Basler With gas prices being the way they are, film enthusiasts should tip their hats to the Art Mission and Theater in downtown Binghamton. Located at 61 Prospect Ave., the small, two-screen theater -- with a total of 78 seats -- shows independent,...
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