Ex MachinaA young programmer at the world’s largest internet company wins a private retreat with the CEO of the company. Upon arrival, the programmer realizes he must participate in an experiment, which involves evaluating and interacting with the first true artificial intelligence, a female robot named Ava.

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In Civic Theatre 514
1 hour and 50 mins.

Rated R

Friday, May 1 @ 3:30, 8:15 pm
Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3 @ 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 pm
Mon – Thurs, May 4-7 @ 5:00, 7:30 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!

The GooniesIn The Goonies (1985), a group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

Dr. Alec Bodzin
Lehigh Environmental Initiative

Come early for a 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!

In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre
1 hour and 55 mins.
Tuesday, May 5
@ 7:00 pm

showboatvertFrom San Francisco Opera and directed by Francesca Zambello

A true classic of American musical theater comes to life on the big screen in this new lavish production of Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern’s masterpiece, “Showboat.” Filmed live at the San Francisco Opera, Director Francesca Zambello’s grand-scale production of “Showboat” is “a triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long.” The magnificent score includes such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Make Believe” and “You Are Love.”

“One memorable song follows another, each an enduring thread in the fabric of American popular culture.” –Chicago Tribune

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Regular Admission $15
Member Admission $11
(Members must have valid Civic Member Card; please call Box Office)

 In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre

Monday, June 29 @ 7:30 pm


matisse_vertHailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Civic, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this acclaimed exhibition with contributions from people who knew Matisse and experts such as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota, and MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry. At the intersection of all of these creative forces, Matisse: From Tate Modern and MoMA is what Apollo Magazine calls “genuinely inspiring.”

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In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre

Monday, May 11, 2015 @7:30 pm

hermitage vertHermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the Russian museum’s tumultuous history, from imperial palace to state museum. The camera takes the point of view of an unseen narrator as it explores the museum and travels through Russian history, creating a 99-minute exploration of both the museum and the Russian history it encompasses. Hermitage Revealed is a must-see not only because it is the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take, but because it celebrates the intersection of art, architecture, and the culture and history of Russia.

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In the 19th Street Theatre

Monday, June 1 @ 7:30 pm

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Broadcast in HD from the English National Opera

Guaranteed to be a major event, Mike Leigh (Palme d’Or winner & 5 times Oscar nominee) directs his first ever opera for the stage. Gilbert & Sullivan’s popular comic opera features much-loved favorites including ‘A Policeman’s Lot is not a Happy One’ and ‘I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General’. Watch as Frederic, at the completion of his apprenticeship to a group of gentlemanly pirates, searches for love and a way to do his duty in this ever-popular melodrama.

At the 19th Street Theatre
Tuesday, June 9 @ 7:30 pm

hte vertThe New Tim Rice Musical
From Here to Eternity: The Musical
Filmed Live in HD From London’s West End

Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away … is the setting for “From Here to Eternity: The Musical.” When the troubled Private Prewitt falls for the kindhearted escort club girl Lorene, and when his platoon sergeant, Warden, embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control. As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart.  Sir Tim Rice’s magnificent new musical “From Here To Eternity” is adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century and the source of one of Hollywood’s most memorable film classics.

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In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre

Monday, June 15 @ 7:30 pm

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If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never felt quite cool enough to pull it off, now is your chance! So don those embroidered jackets, let your inhibitions go, and get ready to burst into song because the Civic will be showing a Sing-a-Long version of your favorite movie-musical.

Join us to watch Danny, Sandy, and the gang finish up their last year at Rydell High in style, all while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen.

Just remember: Grease is STILL the word!

In Civic’s 19th Street Theatre
2 hours 40 minutes including interval

Sunday, June 21 @ 2:00 pm