Film Festival brings ‘Terms of Endearment’ to Big Screen March 27

Another enduring Oscar winner is coming to Coronado’s Village Theatre as part of the Classic Movie Series, presented monthly by the Coronado Island Film Festival. Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley McLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson, will screen at 5pm on Wednesday, March 27.

All tickets are $10, and are available now at the theatre box office. Early arrival and lineup is recommended for best seat selection. Theatre doors will open at 4:30.

Adapted from author Larry McMurtry’s bestselling 1975 novel of the same name, it was the feature-film directorial debut for James L. Brooks, who also wrote the screenplay. Brooks went on to win the 1983 Oscar in both categories, as well as Best Picture.

The film was nominated for a whopping total of eleven Oscars, ultimately winning five, including Best Actress for Shirley McLaine and best Supporting Actor for Jack Nicholson. Watching these two seasoned pros work together is captivating; theirs is a chemistry that jumps off the screen.

At its heart, the comedy-drama is a story about relationships, spanning three decades in the lives of the widowed Aurora (MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Winger), and the people who join them on their complicated journey. It’s a movie that will make you laugh and make you cry, and it will stay with you.

The Coronado Island Film Festival, now in its fourth year, is set for November 8-11, 2019 (Veterans Day weekend). Passes will go on sale on or about May 1. To find out how to become involved as a volunteer, or for more information about the festival, please visit

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: