Virtual Cinema

Watch New Release films and support your local nonprofit, the Des Moines Film Society.


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“Meeting The Beatles in India”

Through October 1


In 1968, with the eyes of the world upon them, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, India to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This highly-anticipated documentary recounts the most mythical chapter in the legendary band’s career, with filmmaker Paul Saltzman retracing a 50-year-old journey with John, Paul, George and Ringo, revealing the inner workings of the masterful “White Album.”


At the link below, click “WATCH NOW” and select “Guest Checkout” to rent the film. Rentals ($12 ticket) are valid for 24hr.


“Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Through October 1


Known for iconic hits “Little Queenie” and “Rock and Roll Music,” legendary rocker Chuck Berry is back in the spotlight once again. In this feature-length documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock ‘N’ Roll is unraveled and revealed, with exclusive access to Berry’s family, friends, famous fans and music icons he inspired.


*Promotional Code (must be used): desmoines
Viewers must create an account on the website linked below to rent the film. After creating an account, proceed to checkout and enter the promotional code desmoines to receive a $2 discount ($10 ticket). Rentals are valid for 48hr. 


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