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StVincentPosterMaggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka, Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.


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1 hour, 43 minutes
Rated R

In the Civic Theatre 514
Friday, October 24 @ 4:00, 6:15, 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 25 @ 2:45, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 26 @ 1:00, 3:15 pm
Monday, October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, October 28-30 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm

In the Nineteenth St Theatre
Friday, October 31 @ 4:00, 6:30, 8:45 pm
Saturday, November 1 @ 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 2 @ 3:30, 5:45, 8:00 pm
Monday, November 3 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 4 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday, November 5 & 6 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm

two-faces-of-january_posterScreenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962, and adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test.

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1 hour, 33 minutes
Rated R

In Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre

Monday, October 27 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 29 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Civic Theatre of Allentown
is proud to offer its 2nd Annual Science on ScreenSM  Series.

Join the fun at Civic’s Science on ScreenSM series which creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively talks by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Discover current scientific research and technological advances from top experts. Enjoy an event that is a perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment – even for the most science-phobic culture vulture!


Inception (2010) PG 13
November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Speaker: Micah Sadigh, Professor of Psychology,
Cedar Crest College
Hands On Activity provided by the DaVinci Science Center.





The Science on ScreenSM series is supported by a grant from the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Science on Screen™ events are:

$9 regular admission
$7 for seniors/students
$5 for Civic Theatre members
& members of the Da Vinci Science Center

Civic’s Marquee Members are admitted FREE to Science on ScreenSM Events!


100FootJourneyIn “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite, combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures.

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2 hours, 2 minutes
Rated PG

In Civic’s Nineteenth Street Theatre

Monday, October 27 @ 4:45 pm
Tuesday, October 28 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 29 @ 4:45 pm
Thursday, October 30 @ 7:30 pm

Civic Theatre of Allentown is proud to offer its 1960’s Pop Culture Series, beginning with a October 21 screening of the classic, The Graduate

Join the fun at Civic’s 1960’s Pop Culture Series which features award-winning classics from the decade. The Civic Theatre presents these films in partnership with the Allentown Art Museum which is celebrating the Museum’s exhibition of Pop Art Icon, Robert Indiana (10/12-01/25). We invite you to celebrate with us!

The Graduate (1967) PG
October 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father’s business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.



The Manchurian Candidate (1962) PG
November 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.




The Apartment (1960) PG
December 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.



Laurence of Arabia (1962) PG
January 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.




Midnight Cowboy (1969) R
January 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.





U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

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2 hours
Rated R


In Civic’s Theatre514

Friday, October 31 @ 4:00, 8:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2 @ 1:30, 8:00 pm
Monday, November 3 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesday, November 4 @ 4:45 pm
Wednesday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 6 @ 4:45 pm

A profile of six pilgrims taking the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage.

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1 hour, 24 minutes
Not Rated


In Civic’s Theatre514

Friday, October 31 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2 @ 4:00, 6:00 pm
Monday, November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Tuesday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 6 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Civic Theatre Film Series on its third annual
film festival excursion to


Sunday, October 19, 2014

You are invited to join members of the Civic Theatre Community — board, staff and volunteers — on a special one-day excursion to the Philadelphia Film Festival.

A coach bus will leave from Civic Theatre (527 N. 19th St, Allentown, PA 18104) at 9:30 am. You will be given tickets for 2 films (titles to be announced later).

After the first film (which will begin around noon) is concluded, you will have time to enjoy lunch in the area (a list of nearby restaurants will be provided on the bus). After the second show (which will begin around 4PM), the bus will be waiting to bring the group back to Allentown non-stop!

The Philadelphia Film Festival has become a launching ground for some of the most highly anticipated films of the year! This is your chance to see two great movies and enjoy a lively discussion and day out with your friends and neighbors who also enjoy fine independent and foreign films!

The cost is $65.00 (includes bus service, driver gratuity, and two films). You may purchase your tickets by calling or visiting the Civic Theatre Box Office at 610-432-8943; with a credit card using the online form below; or may also fill out the form below online and mail it with a check to Civic Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown, PA 18104. Make checks payable to Civic Theatre of Allentown. Please note all sales are final. No refunds.

The absolute deadline for reservations is noon Friday, October 10. Questions? Call Susan at 610 432 8943


Please complete this Registration Form to Reserve your seat(s) for the Philadelphia Film Fest Bus Trip.

Once you have completed this form, you may either pay with a credit card online or send your check made payable to Civic Theatre of Allentown & send to:
Susan McDermott, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 North 19th Street, Allentown, PA 18104

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Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Sunday, October 19 at 7:00 pm – 19th Street Theatre

68 minutes

Silent, B&W, Russia

Accompanied live by The Benshi. 

In the film, a man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

The movie will be accompanied by The Benshi,  an Allentown-based experimental music group composed of Jim Hartman (guitar), Paul McEwan (bass), Scott Sherk (drums and samples), and Brian Wiggins (synthesizers and effects). Formed in 2011, they play long-form improvisations in a variety of styles and genres, jumping decades and musical boundaries wherever possible.

man with movie$9 regular admission

$7 for Civic Theatre members