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Ladies Night Out

Upcoming: On Golden Pond!

Thursday February 18th is your night out! Bring your friends to the show and our complimentary pre-show reception!


Pre-registration is required & your ticket will be collected at the reception. Call the Box Office to reserve your reception tickets – 610-432-8943.



Civil Rights Art Museum Film Series

This is in partnership with the Allentown Arts Museum and their Civil Rights exhibit, “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement,” opening January 17th and running through May 15th.  The exhibition presents the Southern Freedom Movement through the visions and voices of eight men and one woman who lived and worked in the South between 1963 and 1967.  These films speak to the movement.


 Talk to Me

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

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In Civic Theatre 514
Monday, February 29th at 7:30 pm

Rated R
Running Time 1 hour 58 minutes

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A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

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In Civic’s Historic 19th Street Theatre
Monday, March 28th at 8:00 pm

Rated PG-13
Running Time 2 hours 8 minutes

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The Butler

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.

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In Civic Theatre 514
Monday, April 11th at 7:30 pm

Rated PG-13
Running Time 2 hours 12 minutes

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In the Heat of the Night

An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

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In Civic Theatre 514
Monday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm
Running Time 1 hour 49 minutes

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Allentown Arts Commission’s 28th Annual Awards Event on May 10, 2016
Nominations due February 1, 2016 at 5 pm

        2016 AO Nomination news release1   NEWS RELEASE2016 AO Nomination news release
For more information, please contact:
Susan Rutt, Allentown Arts Commission, 610-791-3497,
(Allentown PA) –January 4, 2016 – Jane Heft and Susan Rutt, Co-Chairs of Arts Ovation, announce that nominations are now being requested for awards to be presented at the Allentown Arts Commission’s Arts Ovation Awards Presentation on May 10, 2016 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown, PA.

The public is invited to submit their nominations in writing or via email in the following categories:

1. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS: May be an individual and/or arts organization
2. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PERFORMING ARTS: May be an individual and/or arts organization
3. OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN LITERARY ARTS: May be an individual and/or arts organization
4. OUTSTANDING SERVICE: May be an individual or organization who has had a major impact on the arts through exceptional service, volunteerism or leadership
5. OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST: May be an individual, business, corporation or foundation that has provided extraordinary support for the arts.
6. OUTSTANDING TEACHER IN THE ARTS: An individual who has taught the arts in K-12 education or in higher education and had a significant impact on their students.
7. EMERGING ARTIST: An award given for an emerging talent.

Only fully completed nomination forms will be considered.
The established guidelines state the eligibility for awards: arts organizations or individuals whose achievements have had a significant and positive impact on the citizens of Allentown and the quality of life in Allentown’s cultural community. Award recipients will be selected from the nominations received by the Arts Ovation Committee of the Allentown Arts Commission.
Nominations must be submitted by no later than February 1, 2016 at 5 pm. Each must contain the name, address, phone number and email of the nominee, as well as the specific category of the nominee. A brief summary is requested stating why the nominee meets the qualifications for the award. Name, address, phone number and email of the nominator are also requested. Applications for nominations are available by emailing Susan Rutt at or 610-791-3497. For Arts Ovation sponsorship information, please contact Jane Heft at 610-625-5522,
Reference attached nomination form.