Christmas Classic: A Christmas Story
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Classic: A Christmas Story

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues with A Christmas Story on Saturday, December 15 at 3 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 2 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Starring Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, and Darren McGavin.

Sponsored by Christine McKee and Tony Walsh

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Blue Christmas: Elvis Tribute Artist Matthew Boyce
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Christmas: Elvis Tribute Artist Matthew Boyce

Award-winning Elvis Presley tribute artist Matthew Boyce will return to the Newtown Theatre for a "Blue Christmas" on Saturday, December 15 at 8 PM.

Showcasing the King's hits from the 50s through the 70s, this concert will cover Elvis's heartwarming Christmas tunes and many fan favorites, too. 

Tickets are $20 (plus service fee). Tickets can be collected at Will Call or printed at home. 

 

Matthew Boyce has performed professionally since the age of eight. He has competed at Elvis festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada and recently placed first at the Lake George Elvis Festival.

He says he was “bit by the Elvis bug early,” under the influence of his grandmother and aunt, who were huge Elvis fans.

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Christmas Classic: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Classic: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues on Sunday, December 16 at 1 PM with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at noon. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue as America's most dedicated dad is determined to stay at home to create "the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever" -- but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold's fire.

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Christmas Classic: Miracle on 34th Street
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Classic: Miracle on 34th Street

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues with Miracle on 34th Street on Sunday, December 16 at 4 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 3 PM. Tickets can be purchased only at the box office, just before the screening.

When a nice old man, employed as a department store Santa Claus, is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Starring Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, John Payne, and Natalie Wood

Sponsored by Johnson, Kendall & Johnson, Inc.

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Christmas Classic: The Bells of St. Mary's
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Classic: The Bells of St. Mary's

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues with The Bells of St. Mary's on Tuesday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 6 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office, just before the show.

At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman

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Christmas Classic: Holiday Inn
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Classic: Holiday Inn

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues with Holiday Inn on Thursday, December 20 at 7 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 6 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

A song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays and his former partner and rival in love find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady. Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds.

Sponsored by Newtown attorney Alice Hart Hughes

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Acoustic Christmas
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Acoustic Christmas

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy unplugged versions of your favorite Christmas songs!

Acoustic Christmas starts at 8:00 PM on Friday, December 21. Admission is $10 per person and includes free cocoa and cookies.

PERFORMERS

  • Chris Huff: A Kansas City and New York City native, Chris describes his music as, "Like John Mayer if his mom was Grace Slick and he grew up in Andy Warhol's Factory raised by Bowie who force-fed him Dylan records."

  • Meg Russell: Two-time Parents Choice Award Winner for her children's music CD, Hat Parade and Puzzle, singer/songwriter Meg Russell is a special education teacher, children’s entertainer, and mom of two boys.

  • Matt Dorsey: Originally from Tennessee, Matt Dorsey has a family line and a history of music rooting from the Carter Family (June Carter). Matt and his wife Camille moved to Newtown in 2011 and Matt is now a member of the band Dorsea.

  • Brianna Nelson: A writer and performer of her own music since 2012, Brianna was cast on The Voice Season 6 - Blind Auditions in LA in 2014. Brianna currently studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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The Dance Academy Solo Showcase
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

The Dance Academy Solo Showcase

The Dance Academy dancer will showcase their 2018-2019 competitive solo material on stage at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00 AM.

The Dance Academy is a Bucks County dance studio dedicated to instilling the love of dance in all of our students.

Located in Holland, Pa., we offer classes from children to adult including: toddler dance, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, creative dance, theater dance, and acrobatics. Our classes are built to help each child develop strong core techniques and their personal artistic talent to the best of their abilities.

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Christmas Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Classic: It's a Wonderful Life

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues with It’s a Wonderful Life on Saturday, December 22 at 7 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

Here’s information on the first It’s a Wonderful Life screening on Sunday, December 9.

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all—and it's Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if he'd never been born.

Starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore

Sponsored by Karen Ulmer Pendergast, P.C., Attorneys At Law

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SOLD OUT: Polar Express
Dec
23
to Dec 24

SOLD OUT: Polar Express

Your family is invited to join a young boy as he embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express.

This year, you have two opportunities to attend this special event: Sunday, December 23 at 10 AM, and Christmas Eve at 10 AM.

Come to the Newtown Theatre in your Christmas PJs and enjoy the movie, free hot chocolate, a free Santa sleigh bell for every child, and a special reading of the poem Twas the Night Before Christmas before the film.

Thanks to Harris Comfort for supporting these screenings.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will the concession stand be open?
Yes, you're welcome to purchase popcorn, candy, and drinks at the concession stand. We will also offer free hot chocolate to all attendees.

What's included with my ticket purchase?
In addition to the screening of The Polar Express, enjoy free hot chocolate (for everyone), a free Santa sleigh bell (one per child), and a special reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" before the movie.

Can I reserve seats?
All tickets are general admission. Seating is first come, first served. We recommend arriving early if you're attending with a large group.

What are my parking options?
Free street parking is available along State Street, in the municipal lot between Washington and Centre Avenues, or the municipal lot next to Newtown Borough Hall (23 North State Street).

What's the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final, and refunds will not be offered for any reason—no exceptions. If you can't attend, you're welcome to give your tickets to someone else.

Should I bring my tickets to the event?
Please do! Electronic or hard copy is fine. We recommend printing them out (or saving them to your phone) as soon as soon as you buy them because we can't guarantee we'll be able to resend your order on the day of the screening.

I have a question that wasn't answered here.
Please contact us and we'll get back to you soon.

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Christmas Classic: Home Alone
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Classic: Home Alone

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series wraps up on Sunday, December 23 at 3 PM with Home Alone.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 2 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

Starring Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci

Sponsored by the Newtown Democratic Club

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Comedy Night: Jessica Kirson
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy Night: Jessica Kirson

The hilarious Jessica Kirson will kick off a new year of comedy at the Newtown Theatre on Saturday, January 5. Doors will open at 7 PM for the 8 PM show. 

Jessica Kirson is a powerhouse on stage. Jessica’s act is a hilariously relatable performance of sheer silliness, vulnerability and ridiculous characters. Her countless comedic character videos have racked up over 30 million views on social media. Her audience is multi-generational, creating an excuse for large groups of friends and families to spend a night out together.

This year, Jessica will be featured playing herself on the HBO series Crashing with Pete Holmes. She recently served as a consultant, producer and writer as well as acted in the Robert De Niro’s film “The Comedian.” She has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The View, and “Kevin Can Wait.”

She was recently awarded “Best Female Comic” by the MAC association in New York City and received the prestigious Nightlife Award for “Best Stand-up Comedian.” And in her spare time, Jessica is a regular contributor to the “Howard Stern Show, where she produces and stars in prank calls for the program.

Stand-up comedy at the Newtown Theatre is sponsored by the Green Parrot in Newtown.

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Independent Documentary Night
Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Independent Documentary Night

Independent Film Night will return on Sunday, February 3—with a twist! At this unique screening event, all shorts screened will be documentaries.

Admission is just $5 per person and free for theatre members.

Filmmakers: submissions are open now on FilmFreeway! Preference is given to those from the greater Philadelphia area, but submissions are welcome from filmmakers across the country.

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Christmas Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Classic: It's a Wonderful Life

The theatre’s Christmas Classic series continues on Sunday, December 9 at 7 PM with It’s a Wonderful Life.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 6 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

Don’t forget, we’ll screen It’s a Wonderful Life again on December 22!

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all—and it's Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if he'd never been born.

Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore

Sponsored by Karen Ulmer Pendergast, P.C., Attorneys At Law

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Christmas Classic: Elf
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Classic: Elf

The theatre’s Christmas Classics series kicks off with Elf on Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 PM.

Admission is $5 per person, and the box office will open at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available only at the box office just before the show.

When one of Santa's elves learns that he's actually a human whom Santa inadvertently brought back from an orphanage when he was a baby, he sets out for NYC to track down his real father.

Starring Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart, and James Caan

Sponsored by Meaghan and Ryan Vogel

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Live on Stage: Mame
Dec
6
to Dec 12

Live on Stage: Mame

One of musical theatre’s greatest heroines in a brassy, hilarious and touching tour-de-force.

PURCHASE TICKETS

This is a production of the Newtown Arts Company.

For additional information, please call 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownartscompany.com

PERFORMANCES

  • Thursday, December 6: 7:30 PM

  • Friday, December 7: 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 8: 8:00 PM

  • Sunday, December 9: 2:00 PM

  • Monday, December 10: NO SHOW

  • Tuesday, December 11: 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, December 12: 7:30 PM

 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Eric Mintel Quartet
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas with The Eric Mintel Quartet

From the White House to the Kennedy Center to the UN and beyond, the Eric Mintel Quartet has thrilled audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz. Kick off the holiday season with the Eric Mintel Quartet on Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM at the historic Newtown Theatre.

Featuring Eric Mintel on piano, Nelson Hill on saxophone, Jack Hegyi on flute and Dave Mohn on drums, the quartet will play the music of Vince Guaraldi for the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon as well as a few original tunes.

Tickets are $20 through Eventbrite or $25 at the door on the day of the performance.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 23 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 24 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 25 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Rated PG-13

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Bohemian Rhapsody

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 23 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 24 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 25 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Rated PG-13

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 23 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 24 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 25 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Rated PG-13

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Bohemian Rhapsody
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsody

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 23 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 24 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 25 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Rated PG-13

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Classic Film Night: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Film Night: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Local film enthusiast and Newtown Theatre member Cheryl Harris will offer a 10-minute introduction to the film starting at 7:20 PM, during which she’ll share backstory, trivia and other interesting insights into this classic. Audience members are invited to stay after the movie for 10 to 15 minutes of discussion, thoughts and additional trivia questions with prizes.

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Sponsored by Harris Comfort

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Free Solo
Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

Free Solo

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 16 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 17 - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 18 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

In this breathtaking documentary, free soloist climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Rated PG-13

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

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Free Solo
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Free Solo

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 16 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 17 - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 18 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

In this breathtaking documentary, free soloist climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Rated PG-13

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

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The Big Lebowski
Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Big Lebowski

“The Dude” will return to the big screen when the Newtown Theatre screens The Big Lebowski on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM.

This fun-filled night will feature movie trivia, White Russians for sale and prizes for the best Lebowski attire. Tickets are $10 for everyone and $5 for theatre members.

Released in 1998, The Big Lebowski stars Jeff Bridges as The Dude, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler who is assaulted as a result of mistaken identity.

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Free Solo
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Free Solo

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 16 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 17 - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 18 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

In this breathtaking documentary, free soloist climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Rated PG-13

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

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Free Solo
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Free Solo

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 16 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 17 - 4:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 18 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors and students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for theatre members

In this breathtaking documentary, free soloist climber Alex Honnold prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold's climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Rated PG-13

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening.

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Beautiful Boy
Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Beautiful Boy

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 9 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 10 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 11 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney — Rated R

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online at this time.

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Beautiful Boy
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Beautiful Boy

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 9 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 10 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 11 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney — Rated R

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online at this time.

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Beautiful Boy
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Beautiful Boy

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 9 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 10 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 11 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney — Rated R

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online at this time.

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Beautiful Boy
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Beautiful Boy

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 9 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, November 10 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, November 11 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney — Rated R

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online at this time.

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Independent Film Night
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Independent Film Night

Come out for our eighth Independent Film Night: an evening of short indie films.

For this event, we accepted submissions from filmmakers across the country and chose films with compelling stories and stellar production value.

Admission is just $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before the screening starts.

Please note that some content and language may be inappropriate for young viewers. 

Short Films To Be Screened

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Salam
Synopsis: A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life-or-death news from her family in Syria.

Directed by Claire Fowler, a Welsh writer and director based in Brooklyn. She attended Columbia University’s MFA program in film on a Fulbright scholarship and the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women.


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Key Change (Documentary)
Chris Cromer is one of the most important brass and trumpet repairmen on the East Coast. The documentary explores the philosophy of consumerism and why the tried-and-true equipment might be of more importance and quality than the fast and the new.

Directed by Samuel Inden, of Wilmington, DE


Perfect Little Parcel
Perfect Little Parcel is a tribute to the power of good food and friendship.

The film was created and produced by life-long friends and New York actors Adam Langdon and Brian Evans in collaboration with Max Woertendyke and David Corenswet.


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Bear With Me
A rusty nursing robot must decide between dragging his former patient back to the hospital or letting him catch a glimpse of the horizon in the wilderness.

Directed by Carlos Cortes, a student in the MFA Film Production Program at Loyola Marymount University. He interned at Worldwide Motion Pictures Corporation and Langley Park Pictures, a production company of Warner Bros.


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T.S.A.
A man with an unusual genetic disorder seeks help from a support group.

Directed by Jason Taylor. T.S.A. was a production of the Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project and was awarded Best in City (Runner-up), Best Writing, and Best Acting (Ensemble)


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Justin Geller - Thought It Would Be a Good Story (Documentary)
After being diagnosed with a super rare form of leukemia at 30, Justin's doctor convinced him to donate sperm before starting an experimental cancer treatment.

Without hesitation Justin walked into that sperm bank thinking he would just leave with a funny story. Ten years later, he ended up with a lot more. 

Directed by Jon Rehr, a Philadelphia-based video editor, producer and director.


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That Smell
This unusual comedy takes us into the secretive and persecuted world of book-sniffing. Nate is an awkward man who is pulled into the world by Trisha, the underground movement’s leader.

Directed by Kyle Lavore, a New York-based film director and writer. That Smell won awards at the Mestre Film Festival, Video Hackers Festival, and Burien Film Festival and has been screened at dozens of festivals around the world.


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Hoan Alone - Personal Stories from the Bridge (Documentary)
Milwaukee’s Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge has become one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. But it’s also a popular site for suicides. This animated documentary explores the issues of the bridge and suicide through three intimate interviews.

Directed by Aaron Johnson, an independent filmmaker with a 20-year career in animation. He has been nationally recognized for his independent animation, including television commercials.


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Matchstick Willie
An alcoholic rodeo clown goes to his estranged wives funeral in hopes of reconnecting with his daughter whom he has not seen in over 20 years.

Directed by D. R. Garrett, of Texas. This film was produced as an undergraduate thesis film for the University of Texas at Austin.


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Fearless (Documentary)
A community activist group struggles to mentor youth and intervene gun violence on the South Side of Chicago. 

Directed by Jasmine Cannon, Yingxu Jane Hao and Branden Hampton


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When Darkness Falls
After becoming paraplegic (paralyzed) in a car accident, the 18-year-old OCD musical genius, Annie, is left alone to rebuild her life to try and keep her promising future from slipping through her fingers.

Directed by Oliver Granö, a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles

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Frank Sinatra Tribute Show
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Frank Sinatra Tribute Show

Vocal impressionist Tony Sands will bring Frank Sinatra back to the Newtown Theatre stage on Sunday, November 4, at 2 PM.

Tickets are $20 and are available online.

The show starts with Sinatra’s early days with Tommy Dorsey in New York City and later puts attendees in Madison Square Garden for his comeback. Hits that will be performed during the show include That's Life, Come Fly With Me, Luck Be a Lady, My Way, New York New York, and many more. 

Sands’ uncanny portrayal of Sinatra’s mannerisms and voice will make you think Ol’ Blue Eyes walked off the screen and onto the stage of the Newtown Theatre.

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Comedian Bob Nelson
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Bob Nelson

Back by popular demand: it's Bob Nelson! Join us on Saturday, November 3, from 8 to 10 PM for this laugh-out-loud performance (doors open at 7 PM).

Watching a Bob Nelson live performance is like watching several different types of top comedians all rolled up into one. Characters like the lovable nerd Eppy Epperman, punchy boxer Jiffy Jeff and chicken rancher Wilby Stuckinson are as funny and memorable as any you will see in comedy today. Bob's football routine is a recognized comedy classic and "Morning", his tale of a farmer and a duck, is one of  the finest works of one man showmanship to grace the modern stage.

If all that were not enough, Bob's  ability to relay personal stories and observations about everyday life put him in the same league as the  best of today's stand-up comics. His shows are filled with spontaneity, zaniness and singular moments that will astound you. Throughout his career Bob Nelson has been hailed as one of the most gifted funny people on the planet.

A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, Mr. Nelson's extraordinary talents have been refined by a career that has included multiple appearances on the Merv Griffin Show, the Tonight Show and David Letterman. Bob has performed live thousands of times at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges and other exciting live venues including the Las Vegas strip, Radio City Music Hall and on NYC's Broadway. He has also had the great honor to perform at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. for president Ronald  Reagan. Most recently, he has performed on stage at The Grand Ole Opry.

Bob Nelson was Rodney Dangerfield's opening act for eight of the most popular years of Mr Dangerfield's career. Bob was prominently featured in two of Rodney's enormously popular HBO stand up comedy showcases, alongside other comedy phenoms like Rosanne Barr and Sam Kineson. That led to two HBO specials starring Bob Nelson, including the ground breaking classic Nelson Schmelson.

Bob won an Emmy Award in Philadelphia for a children’s show he wrote and starred in. Bob has since had supporting roles in Nora Ephram's directorial film debut This Is My Life with Julie Kavner and Ivan Reitman's box office smash Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bob also starred in the Zucker Brother's Marx Brother's take off Brain Donors.

From 2006 to 2010 Bob had his own One Man Comedy show in Branson, Missouri. In 2012 he moved the show to Pigeon forge, Tennessee and performed at the Bob Nelson Family Theatre until 2014.

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Newtown Live Presents: Country Classics
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Newtown Live Presents: Country Classics

The theatre’s Newtown Live! music series continues Friday, November 2, at 8:00 PM with live covers of country classics from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

A handful of local musicians will perform separately, each bringing a unique style to some of the most treasured country tunes of all time.

Tickets are available online through Eventbrite. Any tickets not sold online in advance will be available at the door for $10. Seating is first-come, first-served.


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Michael Southerton (Song Dogs/Route 611) has been playing in and around the Philadelphia music scene for over a decade. His songs are of the wild country, of the Buffalo Crossroads, of the laurel, oak, and pine.


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Brad Hinton has been a staple of the Philadelphia folk music scene for over a decade now, having played in such seminal groups as Wissahickon Chicken Shack, Mason Porter, Hezekiah Jones, Spinning Leaves, and others.

He is a song-writer and performer, but also an accomplished side-man, continually honing his skills on guitar, lap steel, dobro and banjo.

You can see him play around town with Hezekiah Jones, Tin Bird Choir, Tumbleweed, Hinton, Bower, Jones, and his own ever-changing band.


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Vintage Country is the husband/wife duet of Mark and Leticia Arrington. They've been singing these songs for over 25 years, recreating the classic Nashville sound that's not often heard in today's country bands.

Vintage Country sings classic country music from the all-time greatest country music stars including, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, (and George/Tammy!), Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner (and Dolly/Porter!), Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Everly Brothers, Kitty Wells, Louvin Brothers, Don Gibson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Ray Price.


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A Star Is Born
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

A Star Is Born

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, October 26 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 27 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, October 28 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Rated R.

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A Star Is Born
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

A Star Is Born

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, October 26 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 27 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, October 28 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Rated R.

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A Star Is Born
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

A Star Is Born

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, October 26 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 27 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, October 28 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Rated R.

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A Star Is Born
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

A Star Is Born

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, October 26 - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 27 - 7:30 PM

  • Sunday, October 28 - 4:00, 7:30 PM

ADMISSION

Tickets can be purchased at the box office half an hour before each screening time. We don't sell tickets online.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. Starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Rated R.

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Classic Film Night: The Shining
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Classic Film Night: The Shining

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter, where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence and his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and future.

Starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall

Sponsored by Harris Comfort

ADMISSION

  • $10 for adults

  • $8 for seniors/students

  • $7 for children 12 and younger

  • $5 for all theatre members


Local film enthusiast and Newtown Theatre member Cheryl Harris will offer a 10-minute introduction to the film starting at 7:20 PM, during which she’ll share backstory, trivia and other interesting insights into this classic. Audience members are invited to stay after the movie for 10 to 15 minutes of discussion, thoughts and additional trivia questions with prizes.

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Divine Hand Ensemble Halloween Concert
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Divine Hand Ensemble Halloween Concert

Straight from the crypt of Laurel Hill Cemetery, one of their favorite haunts, comes the Divine Hand Ensemble with a live musical performance guaranteed to send shivers up your spine!

For the first time ever in Newtown, this eight-piece string ensemble, led by maestro of the theremin, Mano Divina, will put you in the Halloween mood with scores from your favorite spooky movies (think David Lynch, Tim Burton, Harry Potter), alien pop songs, funerary music, and the kind of otherworldly sounds that only a theremin can produce.

The performance will end with a demonstration of the theremin, tales of its weird history, and Q&A about this most unusual instrument. Suitable for all ages!

Online ticket purchases are recommended as tickets at the door may disappear quickly.

Ticket sales are managed by the Langhorne Council for the Arts, the organizers of this event. If you have any questions about tickets, please call 215-752-0854 or email info@langhornearts.org.


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Live on Stage: The Taming of the Shrew
Oct
18
to Oct 24

Live on Stage: The Taming of the Shrew

A lighthearted romantic comedy by the most influential writer in all of English literature celebrates the quick wit and fiery spirit of its heroine.

PURCHASE TICKETS

This is a production of the Newtown Arts Company. For additional information, please call 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownartscompany.com

PERFORMANCES

  • Thursday, October 18: 7:30 PM

  • Friday, October 19: 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, October 20: 8:00 PM

  • Sunday, October 21: 2:00 PM

  • Monday, October 22: NO SHOW

  • Tuesday, October 23: 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday, October 24: 7:30 PM

 

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