Hello Everyone, We had a great holiday weekend at THE NEON. Thanks to everyone who came out. Though critics had luke-warm reviews of OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, many of our regulars truly enjoyed the film. In addition, THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY had a couple sell-outs over the weekend - it's a film that has incredible word-of-mouth business. And then there's WEINER - a documentary like you've never seen before. We will keep all three films for another week, and we'll add a brand new film into the mix - DARK HORSE. This delightful documentary is currently rated "97% Fresh" on … [Read more...] about Beloved DARK HORSE Opens Friday at THE NEON! WEINER and MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY Continue!
Before the fireworks light up the sky, head to downtown Dayton where locally owned businesses are celebrating their own “independents” day for First Friday, 5 to 10 pm Friday, July 1. Check out the sales at local retailers, enjoy the food specials at independent restaurants, and take in a few performing arts – time is running out to see Disney’s The Lion King at the Schuster Center! The show rolls out of Dayton on Sunday, July 3. For more information about First Friday, or to find business addresses, parking, upcoming activities and more, visit the DDP website at downtowndayton.org or use … [Read more...] about Celebrate ‘Independents’ Day with Locally Owned Businesses on July 1 First Friday
Dayton PRIDE will close out month-long events with the screening of the award-winning film CLOSET MONSTER...and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims' families of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. "CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly, a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him." (taken from press notes) Tickets available now at THE NEON's box … [Read more...] about One-Time CLOSET MONSTER Screening – Proceeds Benefit Orlando
This year marks the 11th time the Dayton Circus Creative Collective's has presented their annual two-day community arts festival, The Sideshow. It's an exciting milestone that this group and the community have made it possible all these years. The Sideshow celebrates the local arts scene and is unique in Dayton for its variety and ambition. The Sideshow recognizes the potential of every individual to create. We empower the members of our community by helping them actualize their dreams. We value the contributions of everyone, and we support each other with a true sense of community. We … [Read more...] about Sideshow, a free music and art festival, is happening downtown May 13-14
Springtime is coming and Subterranean is preparing an incredible night of pure shenanigans to rupture your mind & thaw out your soul. Subterranean's Regional Revue is going to be one of epic proportions. This indoor festival features a unique lineup of hidden gems of amazing talent tucked throughout the region! You won't find another event that provides a cast of characters as distinct and special as this one. SubT's Regional Revue showcases explosive & funky Cincinnati natives, The Almighty Get Down, the young & vibrant Electric Orange Peel out of Columbus, and Michigan-based … [Read more...] about Subterranean’s Regional Revue is best bet for weekend entertainment!
Hello Everyone, Many thanks to everyone who came out to see HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS this weekend. The response was terrific, and DORIS will certainly stick around. If you're a Terrence Malick fan (or a fan of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett or Natalie Portman) and you still need to see KNIGHT OF CUPS, Thursday will be your last chance to see it at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open the new Hank Williams biopic - I SAW THE LIGHT - featuring an incredible central performance by Tom Hiddleston. Synopsis for I SAW THE LIGHT: "I SAW THE LIGHT tells the story of the iconic, tormented … [Read more...] about Sally Field’s DORIS Soars! Hank Williams Biopic Opens Friday at THE NEON!
Soul Food at Its Finest, Comfort Food at its Best, The Taste will past your Test! Marilyn's Grill has set the bar high with their description of their business on their Facebook page. Albert Smith and partner Lolita Frazier signed a lease last March for the first floor restaurant space at the Barclay Building on the corner of Main and First Street. They've spent months refreshing the interior of the place and are finally ready to reveal their plans to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Smith shared, "on Gettysburg we were known as a comfort food establishment. Downtown at this … [Read more...] about New Downtown Dining Option: Marilyn’s Grill
This weekend's Dayton Philharmonic "Folk Rock of the 70's" SuperPops series is being offered at a special 50% discount rate! This is a great opportunity to see one of Dayton's finest performance arts groups, featuring songs many of you know and love. Prepare to be transported by the talents of AJ and Jayne when they join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of folk rock favorites made famous by Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Jim Croce, James Taylor, The Eagles, Carole King and more. Guest artists AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli are singer/guitarists steeped in … [Read more...] about Dayton Philharmonic’s Weekend Performance 50% Off!
Join the newly opened Dayton Beer Company in downtown Dayton for a Breathe and Brew all-levels yoga class this Sunday June 21st from 10:30am - 11:45. This is the perfect way to uplift each other, connect to our community, and celebrate Dayton! Enjoy the open air patio as we practice next to the beer being made. With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a 75 minute yoga class + a flight of beer (a $10 value). Food trucks will be available for post class snacks as well. Oh, and don't forget to bring Dad -- this is a great way to spend Father's Day together! Tickets are $20.00 … [Read more...] about Breathe & Brew Yoga at Dayton Beer Company
Hello Everyone, Over the past 14 years that I've been at THE NEON, THE D TRAIN ranks as one of the biggest box office disappointments we've ever had. We had to lose it quickly. Today, we opened a new film with Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart - CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA. (Stewart became the first American to ever win a Cesar award for her role in this film. The Cesar Awards are France's equivalent to our Academy Awards.) In addition, we will open the 40th Anniversary Restoration of GREY GARDENS - the documentary that became the basis for numerous books, an HBO narrative film and even a … [Read more...] about GREY GARDENS and New Juliette Binoche Film at THE NEON!