A Star is Born (R) Release Date: October 4th, 2018
Runtime: 2 hr. 15 min.
Director: Bradley Cooper
Genres: Drama, Musical
Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay
In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers - and falls in love with - struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.  But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.A LETTER TO OUR LOYAL MOVIE-GOERS AND THE AREA MOVIE-GOING PUBLIC

We are happy to hold over A Star Is Born directed by and starring Bradley Cooper and also starring Lady Gaga to open A Star Is Born due to the enthusiastic popular demand.

When we attended the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over 8 days in early September we had to choose what movies to preview out of 254 titles from 83 countries. Among these was A Star Is Born. We chose to see it even though we were pre-disposed to dismiss it as a least-common-denominator mainstream Hollywood movie that would be derivative and that it was unlikely that we would play such a movie. So, it was a surprise to us that we were completely wowed by it. It is a consummate impactful work of art.

Even the most jaded among our arthouse exhibitor colleagues, film buyers and film festival purveyors were completely awed by the movie (and the critics agree). And contrary to our pre-dispositions we felt deeply that this was a transcendent work of art which was a result of the whole-hearted dedication of its creators to a laudable level of authenticity. Even though it is playing at virtually every theatre in the State, as a departure from our usual practice, we have chosen to play A Star Is Born as an exemplar of what great movie-making is; and a movie that will dignify our discriminating audience and be of keen interest to them. One can purchase tickets on line at our website, www.madisonartcinemas.com or at Fandango. Check these listings for our schedule.

Please know that we will present A Star Is Born through full Dolby 7.1 Surround sound, through 12 JBL speakers powered by 4 state-of-the-art QSC amplifiers. Do not make the mistake to think that only the multiplexes can provide this high level of quality and dynamic sound. I promise you that no experience in cinema sound on the entire shoreline will exceed ours. You will be amazed what you will experience with us!

We hope to see you.

Arnold Gorlick & Staff
Madison Art Cinemas

A Star Is Born has a naked humanity that leaves you wowed. It is a reminder of the scrappy grand passion that movies are all about.”—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

Click on the link below to read Owen Gleiberman’s rave review.