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A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

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1 hour, 45 minutes
Rated PG-13
Biography | Drama

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In Theatre514

Thursday, December 25 @ 5:15, 7:45 pm
Friday – Sunday, December 26 – 28 @ 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Monday & Tuesday, December 29 & 30 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday, December 31 & January 1 @ 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

 

 

 

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

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1 hour, 54 minutes
Rated R
Documentary

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In Nineteenth Street Theatre

Sunday, December 21 @ 3:00, 5:30 pm
Monday, December 22 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 24 @ 2:45 pm

 

 

 

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

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1 hour, 43 minutes
Rated R
Biography | Drama

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In Nineteenth Street Theatre

Sunday, December 21 @ 12:30, 8:00 pm
Monday, December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 23 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 24 @ 12:30 pm

 

 

 

OPENING CHRISTMAS DAY in Civic’s NINETEENTH STREET THEATRE!

Imitation GameDuring the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

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1 hour, 54 minutes
Rated PG-13
Biography | Drama

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In Nineteenth Street Theatre

Thursday, December 25 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 26  – Sunday, December 28 @ 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 pm
Monday, December 29  – Tuesday, December 30 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 31 – Thursday, January 1 @ 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 pm

 

 

 

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.

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2 hours, 3 minutes
Rated PG-13
Biography | Drama | Romance

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In Theatre514
Wednesday & Thursday, December 17 & 18 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 19 @ 3:00, 5:30, 8:15 pm
Saturday, December 20 @ 12:00, 2:45, 5:20, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 21 @ 12:00, 2:45, 5:20 pm
Monday & Tuesday, December 22 & 23 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 24 @ 12:00, 2:30 pm

“Henry V” is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and features Jamie Parker in the title role. Other cast members include Brid Brennan, Graham Butler, Nigel Cooke, Giles Cooper, Sam Cox, Kurt Egyiawan, Matthew Flynn, David Hargreaves, Beruce Khan, James Lailey, Brendan O’Hea, Paul Rider, Olivia Ross, Chris Starkie, Lisa Stevenson and Roger Watkins.

Old Globe bills the production as: Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

“Bold and enthralling”

- The Times

2 hours, 18 minutes
Including 15 minute interval

In 19th St Theatre
Thursday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm

“Twelfth Night” is directed by Tim Carroll. It features Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Ian Drysdale, Johnny Flynn, Stephen Fry, James Garnon, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Colin Hurley, Roger Lloyd Pack, Mark Rylance, Jethro Skinner and Ben Thompson.

The all-male Original Practices production — exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601 — stars Mark Rylance, who won his third Tony Award for his role as the love-struck noblewoman Olivia.

“Remarkable… Superb”

- The Independent

3 hours, 10 minutes
Including 15 minute interval

In Theatre514
Thursday, January 29 @ 7:00 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!

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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.

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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!

 

“The Taming of the Shrew” is directed by Toby Frow and features Tom Anderson, David Beames, Jamie Beamish, Michael Bertenshaw, Simon Paisley Day, Pip Donaghy, Patrick Driver, Tom Godwin, Christopher Keegan, Sarah MacRae, Pearce Quigley, Samantha Spiro, Joseph Timms, Rick Warden and Helen Weir.

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew” introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.

“A laugh out loud production”

- Time Out

3 hours, 2 minutes
Including 15 minute interval

In Theatre514
Thursday, February 12 @ 7:00 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.