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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

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Rated R
1 hour, 44 minutes

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In Civic’s Theatre514
Monday – Thursday, July 21 – 24 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Friday, July 25 @ 4:00, 6:15, 8:45 pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27 @ 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Monday – Thursday, July 28 – 31 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm

An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

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Unrated
1 hour, 36 minutes

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In Civic’s Nineteenth St Theatre
Friday, July 25 @ 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 26 @ 9:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday, July 27 – 31 @ 8:30 pm

VioletteViolette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, relationship based on the quest for freedom by writing to Violet and conviction for Simone to have in their hands the fate of an extraordinary writer.

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Unrated
2 hours, 12 minutes

In French with English Subtitles

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In Civic’s Nineteenth St Theatre
Friday, July 25 @ 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 26 @ 3:45 pm
Sunday – Thursday, July 27 – 31 @ 8:30 pm

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Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck . Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

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Rated R
1 hour, 55 minutes

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In Civic’s Nineteenth Theatre
Wednesday & Thursday, July 23 & 24 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, July 25 @ 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 26 @ 1:15, 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 27 @ 12:30, 6:00 pm
Monday – Thursday, @ 6:00 pm

 


8 and half posterFresh off the international success of La Dolce Vita, master director Frederico Fellini’s next film was a more self-reflexive autobiography that is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni again delivers a brilliant performance as Fellini’s alter ego Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large- scale production he has undertaken. World famous for his antics onscreen and off, he juggles his romantic relationships while trying to come up with an idea for his next picture. 8 1/2 is the source material for the Tony-winning and Oscar nominated musical Nine.

 

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Not Rated | 2 hours and 18 minutes
In Italian with English subtitles

August 5 at 7:30 pm

General admission tickets are $7 | Civic Members and Allentown Art Museum Members are $5

 

“8 1/2″ is being presented in partnership with the Allentown Art Museum in celebration of the Museum’s exhibition “OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

ETE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- Coming in August!

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups.

Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he’s right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn’t sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the “little squashy guy,” perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he’ll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects.

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Rated PG | 1 hour and 58 minutes

Coming to Civic Theatre on August 9

General admission tickets are $5 | Member tickets are $4

 

Family Film Series

Civic Theatre of Allentown is pleased to present our Family Film Series.

Share your love of the film with the important children in your life in our historic 19th Street Theatre.

 

 

** All films are at 11 am

  • Saturday, June 28 – - – “The Black Stallion”

  • Saturday, July 12 – - – “Babe”

  • Saturday, July 26 – - – “The Princess Bride”

  • Saturday, August 9 – - – “E.T.”

  • Saturday, August 23 – - – “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

     

Member Admission $4
Non Member Admission $5

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
- Coming in August!

A wily fox uses his formidable cunning to outsmart three feeble-minded farmers, who resort to extreme tactics to protect their chickens in director Wes Anderson’s animated adaptation of the popular Roald Dahl children’s book. For 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep) have lived a peaceful life in the wilderness with their son, Ash (voice of Jason Schwartzman). Shortly after their young nephew Kristofferson (voice of Eric Anderson) arrives for a visit, Mr. Fox’s long-suppressed animal instincts begin to take over and the faithful family man resorts back to his old ways as a cunning chicken thief, endangering not only his family but the entire animal community as well. When evil farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean force the animals underground in a desperate attempt to capture the audacious Mr. Fox, dwindling food supplies force the frightened animals to band together in one last attempt to fight for the land that is rightfully theirs. Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, and Owen Wilson provide additional voices.

In 2002, Steven Spielberg re-released E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in a revised edition, with several deleted scenes restored and digitally refurbished special effects.

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Rated PG | 1 hour and 27 minutes

Coming to Civic Theatre on August 23

General admission tickets are $5 | Member tickets are $4

MarriageItalian_DVDDirected by Vittorio De Sica, Marriage Italian Style is a light-hearted film featuring memorable performances by two legends of the Italian cinema — Marcello Mastoianni and Sophia Loren. Mastroianni plays Domenico, a successful businessman with an eye for the girls, who begins an affair with Loren’s Filumena when she is 17 years old. Years later, when Domenico announces plans to marry a young employee, however, Filumena tricks him into marriage by faking an illness. It’s not until their lives are turned upside down, and more complications ensue, that Domenico realizes his love for Filumena. 

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Not Rated | 1 hour and 42 minutes
In Italian with English subtitles

August 19 at 7:30 pm

General admission tickets are $7 | Civic Members and Allentown Art Museum Members are $5

 

“Marriage Italian Style” is being presented in partnership with the Allentown Art Museum in celebration of the Museum’s exhibition “OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.