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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.


Moonlight PosterMagic in the Moonlight

Chinese conjurer Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan , Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace, son Brice, and daughter Caroline. He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker  who is staying there with her mother. Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.

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1 hour, 37 minutes
Rated PG-13

Opens Friday, August 15!


In the Nineteenth Street Theatre
Tuesday, August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 20 @ 2:00, 5:00, 7:30 pm
Thursday, August 21 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 22 @ 3:30, 5:45, 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, August 23 @ 1:10, 3:30, 5:45, 8:00 pm
Monday – Thursday, August 24 – 28 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm


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

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