Movie Night

ACOM Cinema Saturday for September

Saturday September 25, 2021, 7 pm, via ZOOM (6:45pm informal visit time)

Meeting ID: 827 5661 2654     Passcode: 167756


A Tribute to Arlene Francis (Kazanjian) "the First Lady of Television"
Featuring What's My Line? 1959, with special mystery guests
Jack Benny & Groucho Marx (60 mins)

Star of radio, stage, and the big & small screens, Arlene Francis (nee Arline Francis Kazanjian, 1907 - 2001) was the leading lady of television in the 1950's and 60's. She was the first woman to host her own radio show, and then tv show, and went on to host and star on many others. She starred in over 75 plays on and off Broadway. She was most famous for her 25 years on the panel of the game show What’s My Line? where she dis-played her elegant and urbane wit and style. She was the highest-paid TV panelist during the 1950's. Francis paved the way for generations of women in TV and served as a role model for working women.

Event Date 09/24/2021
Event End Date 09/24/2021
Individual Price Free
Attachment ACOM Cinema_ArleneFrancis_9.2021.pdf

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ACOM Cinema Saturday for October


Saturday October 23, 2021, 7 pm, via ZOOM

(6:45pm informal visit time)

My Big Fat Armenian Family

(Dir. Sevak Ohanian, 2008, Armenian w/English subtitles, 98 mins)


This low budget gritty comedy tells the laugh-filled and heartfelt story of an Armenian-American family who must learn to love and accept each other—the hard way. It explores the lifestyle and drama of a traditional Armenian-American family in an unforgettable story full of laughs and tears. Robert, the family patriarch, decides to surprise his kids with a surprise vacation, thinking it will bring his family together. But everything goes wrong as personal agendas collide into a blow-up of epic proportions!

See flyer for more information and ZOOM Link

Event Date 10/23/2021
Event End Date 10/23/2021
Individual Price Free
Attachment ACOM Cinema_MyBigFat_10.23.21.pdf


Lorik Poster

(Dir. Alexey Zlobin, 2018, Armenian w/English subtitles, 95 mins)

This zany and surreal comedy drama, written by and starring Michael Poghosian, tells the story of a lonely self-absorbed theatre actor who finds himself magically plunged into the realities of people afflicted by social injustice. As he is forced to literally live outside of himself, Lorik learns important lessons about life, love, and empathy.

7 pm, via ZOOM
(6:45pm informal visit time)
Meeting ID: 833 8896 1041 Passcode: 925437

Event Date 04/02/2022
Event End Date 04/02/2022
Individual Price Free
Attachment ACOM Cinema_Lorik_04.02.22-Rev.pdf

ACOM Cinema Saturday Banner 2022ACOM Cinema Saturday Returns

Weee....r'e ACOM's movie night returns to an in-person gathering this month. Terry and Nairy will be hosting at their house again. Please join us for a fun get together evening. Movie will start at 7PM. 

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style

(Dir. Leonid Gaidai, 1967, Russian w/English subtitles, 79 mins)

Kidnapping Caucasian StyleThis Soviet era slapstick comedy is a spoof on stereotypes about the trans-Caucasus region. Eager young Russian folklorist Shurik travels to the Caucasus to gather traditional myths, legends, and toasts. Along comes Nina, not only a brilliant student, Komsomol member and athlete, but also a “great beauty.” When Shurik is tricked into helping kidnap Nina as part of a fake traditional pre-marriage ritual, great mayhem ensues. The film was the biggest hit of 1967 and remains one of the most popular Soviet comedies of all time. It inspired a 2014 remake.

Potluck snacks and drinks are welcomed

You can wear a mask if you are comfortable doing so. The hosts will be wearing masks and prefer fully vaccinated guests.

Event Date 05/14/2022
Event End Date 05/14/2022
Individual Price Free
Attachment ACOM Cinema_KidnappingCaucasian Style_5.14.2022.pdf


at the home of Nairy Digris & Terry McGibbon:
1703 Skillman Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113

 Mannix Night

(2 episodes, 1969 & 1971, starring Mike Connors aka Krekor Ohanian)

Mannix PicJoin us to watch 2 episodes of the Classic TV detective show Mannix, starring Mike Connors (Krekor Ohanian): “Return to Summer Grove”, 1969 and “Wine from These Grapes”, 1971. In both episodes Joe Mannix returns to his California hometown where he has adventures within the Armenian community.

 Potluck snacks and drinks are welcomed

You can wear a mask if you are comfortable doing so. The hosts will be wearing masks and prefer fully vaccinated guests.


Event Date 06/18/2022
Event End Date 06/18/2022
Individual Price Free
Attachment ACOM Cinema_Mannix_06.18.22-S11073003.pdf