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Free State of Jones

As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army.

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Fri (6/24)- 4:00, 7:00pm
Sat (6/25)- 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00pm
Sun (6/26)- 11:00am, 2:00pm
Mon (6/27)- 4:00, 7:00 pm
Tues (6/28)- 4:00, 7:00 pm
Wed (6/29)- 4:00, 7:00 pm
Thurs (6/30)- 4:00, 7:00pm

Rated PG-13 Running Time 2 hours 19 minutes

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Returning Monday in 19th Street

Dough

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

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19th St. Theatre
Mon (6/27)- 7:00 pm
Tues (6/28)- 4:00 pm
Weds (6/29)- 7:00 pm
Thurs (6/30)- 4:00 pm

Rated PG-13 Running Time 1 hour 34 minutes

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to a cinema near you, in stunning high definition.

 

PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: MONET TO MATISSE
Tuesday, June 28th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Royal Academy, London.

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Summer Dance Series

Join us on Thursdays throughout the summer to experience dance from some of the greatest choreographers and companies in the world. From San Francisco’s International Ballet to Alvin Ailey’s Dance Theatre, from Lincoln Center to the United Kingdom, Civic Theatre is proud to present our Summer Dance series. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more, please contact the box office for more information.

Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man
June 30th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960’s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge. Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty
July 14th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s smash-hit production, Sleeping Beauty, was filmed at the Bristol Hippodrome in 2013 following a sell-out UK tour. The story begins in 1890, the year of the ballet’s first performance, at the christening of the heroine Princess Aurora. It was the Fin-de-Siecle period when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As Aurora grows into a young woman, we move forward in time to the more rigid, uptight Edwardian era; a mythical golden age of long summer afternoons, croquet on the lawn and new dance crazes. Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day, a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy story! Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is a Gothic Romance that will delight dance fans of all ages.

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Romeo & Juliet
July 28th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colourful and emotional re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has packed houses around the world. Helgi Tomasson’s bravura interpretation of the Bard’s greatest tragedy “lifts Shakespeare’s complex and familiar language off the gilded pages and translates it into lucid classical choreography that is visceral, fresh, and ultimately sublime.” (Huffington Post) San Francisco Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Production Sponsor First Republic Bank. Original production of Helgi Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet was made possible by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

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Alvin Ailey Mixed Programme
August 11th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

This is your chance to witness an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues. The wide-ranging influences and irrepressible passion of Revelations are evident across the rest of this electrifying programme, which features Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma, set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis and Fela Kuti; and Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe.

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Ballet Hispanico
August 25th @ 7:30 PM in 19th St. Theatre

Ballet Hispanico will “whisk us away to contemporary dance’s hottest spot” (Washington Post) in this imaginative and theatrical showcase of Latin-inspired dancing at its best. In Club Havana, the intoxicating rhythms of the conga, rumba, mambo and cha cha are brought to life by choreographer Pedro Ruiz, himself a native of Cuba. Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the Chicago Sun-Times, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s CARMEN.maquia is a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on Bizet’s classic opera about a passionate gypsy. Riveting from start to finish, the physically charged and sensual choreography fuses contemporary dance with nods to the Spanish paso doble and flamenco.

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Latino Film Series

The Civic Theatre continues its partnership with the Allentown Art Museum with a series of films from Latin-American filmmakers in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit Our America.

 

La Nana

July 5, 7:30 p.m., La Nana, The Maid (Chile) The story of a maid called Raquel, who has worked for over 20 years in one affluent Chilean household, rediscovers herself. La Nana is a microcosm of Latin social hierarchy while also focusing on one woman’s journey to free herself from a mental servitude of her own making.

 

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El Hijo De la Novia

 

July 19, 7:30 p.m., El Hijo De La Novia, Son of the Bride (Argentina) At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn’t spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment to his girlfriend. At his lowest point, a minor heart attack reunites him with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend, who helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways.

 

Contracorriente

August 2, 7:30 p.m., Contracorriente, Undertow (Cuba) An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions.

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Y Tu Mama Tambien


August 16, 7:30 p.m., Y Tu Mama Tambien, And Your Mother Too (Mexico) In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Yoga + A Movie

in the Historic 19th St. Theatre

Join registered yoga teacher, Megan Ridge Morris, on Civic Theatre’s main stage for an hour of beginner friendly yoga from 9-10am followed by a viewing of the 1971 romantic comedy and golden globe nominee, “A New Leaf,” starring Walter Matthau and Elaine May. 

Please plan to dress comfortably for the entire event, bring your own yoga mat and water. Children over the age of 12 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 

Advanced registration: $18

Day of: $20

Yoga Only: $12

Movie Only: $12