Javier Bardem in BIUTIFUL Opens + Our Oscar Success!


Hello Everyone. Wow! What a great weekend. On top of our Oscar party seeing its biggest crowd ever (we were at capacity!) BARNEY'S VERSION performed better than the national average. Thanks for your continued support in making THE NEON your destination for great cinema. On top of holding onto BARNEY'S VERSION, we will hold RABBIT HOLE for one more week. If you haven't seen this fantastic film, please hurry down. I've had a few people tell me that they didn't intend to see RABBIT HOLE until I urged them to do so...and they're so glad they saw it. On Friday we will begin a film that was … [Read more...]

RABBIT HOLE is Incredible. Don’t Miss It!


Hello Everyone. While at The Toronto International Film Festival last September, I saw close to 30 films from around the world. Only 2 English-language films made my "Top 5." One was THE KING'S SPEECH (you loved that, right?)...the other was RABBIT HOLE - starring Nicole Kidman & Aaron Eckhart and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. This film has not been performing very well around the country, so folks don't have high hopes for it in Dayton...but you can help change the trend by supporting this film opening weekend. It's true that the subject matter is sad (that's why people are … [Read more...]

New Oscar Nominee Opens Friday at THE NEON


Hello Everyone. As many of you already know, we will open THE ILLUSIONIST on Friday (2/11). Oscar-Nominated for "Best Animated Feature," several of you have expressed a big desire to see this film. Of course we also have the added bonus of checking out a special short film during select screenings. FALLING UP is a beautiful stop-action film made by Dayton native Djuna Wahlrab. This stunning film, with sets based on local architecture (and an opening live/animated scene shot in downtown Dayton), will play before THE ILLUSIONIST during the 3:00 and 7:30 screenings during the week of Friday, … [Read more...]

FALLING UP…A Dayton-Native’s Labor of Love To Make Its Local Premiere


FALLING UP, the beautiful stop-action short film made by Dayton native Djuna Wahlrab, is coming to THE NEON in downtown Dayton.   This stunning film, with sets based on local architecture (and an opening live/animated scene shot in downtown Dayton), will play with select screenings of THE ILLUSIONIST (one of this year’s Academy Award nominated films for “Best Animated Film Feature”). Wahlrab, a working filmmaker and graduate of Stivers School for the Arts, now resides in New York City.  She will be opening a gallery exhibit of sets and puppets from her film later this month at … [Read more...]