Each summer, Victoria Theatre Association takes a break from live theatre and for a few weeks features the silver screen with their Cool Films Series at the Victoria Theatre. This season they have a new line-up of eight old classics that many will enjoy seeing again or for the first time. Tickets are $5 a piece, or you can get a 10-ticket pass book for $28 at Ticket Center Stage. And Dayton Most Metro has FOUR PASSBOOKS to give away, courtesy of Victoria Theatre Association! Just fill out the form at the bottom of this article and we’ll draw winners on Tuesday July 10 at 3pm.
Here is the complete list of films and showtimes:
Birdman of Alcatraz
Friday 7/6 at 7:30pm | Saturday 7/7 at 7:30pm | Sunday 7/8 at 3:00pm
When you have a life sentence in prison, you probably don’t have much hope of pursuing a career, much less of becoming a leader in a field you didn’t pick up until after your sentence. This fascinating portrayal by Burt Lancaster will give you the inside story on the “Birdman of Alcatraz” and how he managed to achieve fame from behind bars.
Friday 7/13 at 7:30pm | Saturday 7/14 at 7:30pm | Sunday 7/15 at 3:00pm
Winner of multiple Academy Awards®, this film transports you back in time to watch the infamous Queen of Egypt Cleopatra (played by the equally infamous Elizabeth Taylor), as she schemes and seduces to keep her iron grip on the throne.
The Great Escape
Friday 7/20 at 7:30pm | Saturday 7/21 at 7:30pm | Sunday 7/22 at 3:00pm
Come see this war drama about the escape plans of a group of POWs in WWII–you will be amazed by the real life story (and exhilarated by all of Steve McQueen’s awesome motorcycle chase scenes)!
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Friday 7/27 at 7:30pm | Saturday 7/28 at 7:30pm | Sunday 7/29 at 3:00pm
When Joey brings her new African American fiancé, John (Sidney Poitier), to her 1960s hometown, they make a whole lot of waves. A political statement at the time, this film promotes respect and love between races and won director Stanley Kramer a United Nations Award.
Murder on the Orient Express
Friday 8/3 at 7:30pm | Saturday 8/4 at 7:30pm | Sunday 8/5 at 3:00pm
Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel is brought to life flawlessly. This is a star-studded film, with Academy Award® nominees Albert Finney and John Gielgud and Academy Award® winner Ingrid Bergman as the leads in this murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Friday 8/10 at 7:30pm | Saturday 8/11 at 7:30pm | Sunday 8/12 at 3:00pm
From the moment Julie Andrews floats in on those changing winds, you can’t help but become completely and totally entranced with her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ways! Come see the astonishing film version of the magical tale before you see the Broadway musical this season at the Schuster Center!
The Godfather Trilogy
Friday 8/17 at 7:30pm | Saturday 8/18 at 7:30pm | Sunday 8/19 at 3:00pm
THE GODFATHER August 17
Winner of over 20 various prestigious awards (including seven Academy Awards®), this classic film about the New York-Italian Mafia and their need for revenge is 175 minutes of mesmerizing cinema work you won’t want to miss on our big screen.
THE GODFATHER PART II August 18
This continuation of THE GODFATHER is the first sequel to win an Academy Award® for Best Picture. Need we say more?
THE GODFATHER PART III August 19
Michael Corleone wants redemption, but the Mafia is a force to be reckoned with, and they aren’t letting Michael go without a fight.
Friday 8/24 at 7:30pm | Saturday 8/25 at 7:30pm | Sunday 8/26 at 3:00pm
Come see sweet little Doris Day transform into a rootin’, tootin’, shootin’ cowgirl in this classic musical tale full of comedy and romance in the Old West!
DMM has FOUR PASSBOOKS to give away ($28 value courtesy of Victoria Theatre Association)! Simply fill out the form below and then comment below telling us which of these films you’re looking forward to seeing. We’ll draw four random winners on Tuesday July 10 at 3pm – GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations to our winners!