A Night With Iron Horse Cinema
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

A Night With Iron Horse Cinema

  • The Newtown Theatre

An exciting night of movies with Iron Horse Cinema! See the award-winning and highly acclaimed projects from this buzz-worthy indie film team, and participate in a panel discussion and Q&A with the team.

Tickets are available at the door or online.

Comedy Night with Mitch Fatel
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Comedy Night with Mitch Fatel

  • The Newtown Theatre

Mitch Fatel is one of the most requested comedians on Sirius Satellite Radio. Don't miss your chance to see him live at the Newtown Theatre! 

Tickets are $20 each and available only through the Comedy Shoppe. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Comedian Mitch Fatel has showcased his comedic talent for 15 years and is the number-one requested comedian on Sirius Satellite Radio. He's appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman and Howard Stern. Fatel won "Best Comedian" at the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival in 2006, and his half-hour stand-up special debuted on Comedy Central to rave reviews in 2007. He also has a one-hour special for the network, Mitch Fatel is Magical, that debuted in 2009. Fatel currently has a reality show pilot on A&E based on his life. 

Independent Film Night
Mar
9
7:30 pm19:30

Independent Film Night

  • The Newtown Theatre

Come out for our fifth Independent Film Night: an evening of short independent movies created by local filmmakers! 

Admission is free (donations gratefully accepted at the door).

Filmmakers will attend to introduce their work and take questions prior to screening their films. Some content is inappropriate for children. 

  • To My Mother Land: Blending family photographs and home videos, this experimental personal essay film explores the complexities of immigration and integration to life in the United States, the difficulties of returning to the Peruvian motherland, and struggling with a forgotten, decaying language, culture, and ancestry. Directed by Kristal Sotomayor, a comparative literature student at Bryn Mawr College.
  • Dinner: When Dylan goes out for the night, she’s expecting a normal date, but her night doesn’t go as planned. Instead of going to dinner, she may soon become dinner. Directed by Aleksandra Svetlichnaya, of Upper Holland.
  • Skipping Hearts: While spending a day with his crush, Peter fights his jitters to keep a secret. Directed by Megan Mancini, of Green Brook, N.J.
  • Grief: College freshman Wes Donovan is confronted with the suicide of his high school love and must face what her actions mean for his future. Directed by Nick Lallo, a senior TV/film major at DeSales University.
  • Beta Persei: Beta Persei follows Gene Withersby, a delusional planetarium owner headed into a downward spiral. Increasingly haunted by vivid memories of his mother, he further blends reality, myth and dream. Directed by Katherine Elisabeth Clark, of Philadelphia, an MFA graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the co-founder of PopUp Anthology, a Trenton-based organization dedicated to local independent filmmakers.
  • Sketched: Sketched charts the rocky terrain of Jack, who should have so much going for himself but remains troubled. Directed by Aidan Cater-Guynez and written by Tyreese Liverpool-Drayton, of Philadelphia.
  • Not Yet: A man takes his sick wife to the park to cheer her up. After watching events transpire around them, they learn to appreciate the time they have left with each other. Directed by Chad Hamilton, of Philadelphia.
  • Kill The Engine: Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start. Directed by Derek Frey, of Tim Burton Productions.
  • The FBI Blew Up My Ice Skates: Based on a true story, the film tells a story from the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980 from the perspective of Haleh, an eight-year-old who just wants to enjoy her ice skates. Directed by Sara Zia Ebrahimi, an MFA graduate of Temple University.
Newtown Arts Company: Through the Looking Glass (Classics for Kids)
Mar
11
10:30 am10:30

Newtown Arts Company: Through the Looking Glass (Classics for Kids)

  • The Newtown Theatre

The Newtown Arts Company's Classics for Kids program gives young people the opportunity to perform live on our historic stage after a two-week rehearsal period. This year, the classic children's story Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There has been adapted by director Jim Banar especially for this production.

Performances are set for Saturday, March 11, at 10:30 AM and 1 PM.

Tickets are $10 per person (general admission) and $8 per person in groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

For more information, please contact the Newtown Arts Company at 215-860-7058 or email tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

PechaKucha Night
Apr
6
7:30 pm19:30

PechaKucha Night

Before social media and mass communication, people had to gather together to talk face-to-face and learn from each other. The historic Newtown Theatre will take that “old” form of conversation to a new level during our first PechaKucha Night on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM.

Admission is free; however, donations to the non-profit theatre are welcome.

PechaKucha (which means “chit-chat” in Japanese) is an informal, fast-paced, multiple-speaker event that has been held in more than 900 cities worldwide. During a PechaKucha Night, presenters abide by a few simple rules: choose a topic they’re passionate about, be prepared to speak in front of an audience, and limit the talk to 20 slides. The catch? Presenters only get 20 seconds to talk about each slide. That’s bad news for ramblers because the slides keep advancingwith or without the presenter.

Multiple presentations make up a PechaKucha Night, and topics range widely, from history, art and current events to travel, hobbies and more. Those who attend should come with an inquisitive mind and a love for shared ideas in a social setting. The goal is for people to walk away from the night with new knowledge on topics they may never have considered before.

The theatre is currently seeking presenters for the April 6 PechaKucha Night. For more information and to express interest, contact Kara Dellinger at kara@cabincommunications.com.

Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders Screening & Discussion
Apr
15
3:00 pm15:00

Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders Screening & Discussion

  • The Newtown Theatre

The Peace Center in Langhorne is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders, which tells the compelling story of the Mississippi Civil Rights movement from the point of view of its remarkable and courageous women who changed the course of history.

A post-screening discussion will be facilitated by the producers' daughter, Sherry Sadoff-Hanck. The film has been in dozens of film festivals, winning ten awards, and has been shown worldwide.

Donations will be accepted (suggested donation is $15), and all proceeds will benefit the Peace Center. Click here to purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite.


La La Land
Feb
26
7:30 pm19:30

La La Land

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Showing:

La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Rated PG-13

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La La Land
Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

La La Land

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Showing:

La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Rated PG-13

Ticket and parking information

Life, Animated
Feb
26
1:00 pm13:00

Life, Animated

  • The Newtown Theatre

Come out for a special one-time screening of an Academy Award-nominated documentary at a screening presented by the Friendship Circle - Philadelphia North. The group chose this movie to spread awareness about the lives of people with disabilities and making communities more inclusive.

Tickets can be purchased online for $5 and will also be available for $8 at the door. Doors open at 12:45 PM.

Life, Animated tells the story of a young boy, Owen Suskind, who finds in Disney animation a pathway to language and a framework for making sense of the world. By evocatively interweaving classic Disney sequences with scenes from Owen's life, the film explores how identification and empathy with fictional characters forge a conduit for Owen to understand his feelings and interpret reality. With an arsenal of narratives at his disposal, Owen rises to meet the challenges of adulthood in this moving coming-of-age tale. Beautiful, original animations further give form to Owen's fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity.

La La Land
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

La La Land

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Showing:

La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Rated PG-13

Ticket and parking information

La La Land
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

La La Land

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Showing:

La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Rated PG-13

Ticket and parking information

Gone With The Wind
Feb
23
7:30 pm19:30

Gone With The Wind

  • The Newtown Theatre

On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara has everything she could want—except Ashley Wilkes. But as the war devastates the South, Scarlett discovers the strength within herself to protect her family and rebuild her life. Through everything, she longs for Ashley, unaware that she is already married to the man she really loves until she finally drives him away. Only then does she realize what she has lost and decide to win him back.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $7 for children 12 and younger, and $5 for members of the theatre. They will be available at the box office prior to each screening.

Our monthly Classic Film Night series is sponsored by Harris Comfort

Lion
Feb
19
7:30 pm19:30

Lion

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Friday, February 17: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 18: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 19: 4:00 PM

When five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, he must learn to survive alone in Kolkata. He is ultimately adopted by an Australian couple. But twenty-five years later, armed with only memories, unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rated PG-13

 

Lion
Feb
19
4:00 pm16:00

Lion

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Friday, February 17: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 18: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 19: 7:30 PM

When five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, he must learn to survive alone in Kolkata. He is ultimately adopted by an Australian couple. But twenty-five years later, armed with only memories, unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rated PG-13

 

Lion
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Lion

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Friday, February 17: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 19: 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM

When five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, he must learn to survive alone in Kolkata before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only his memories, unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rated PG-13

Lion
Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Lion

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Saturday, February 18: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 19: 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM

When five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train that takes him thousands of miles across India, he must learn to survive alone in Kolkata. He is ultimately adopted by an Australian couple. But twenty-five years later, armed with only memories, unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rated PG-13

Silent Film Screening: Wings
Feb
12
7:00 pm19:00

Silent Film Screening: Wings

  • The Newtown Theatre

Join us for a special screening of the 1927 silent classic, Wings, featuring a live piano score by a professional film accompanist.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Prior to the mid-1920s, all movies were silent and dialogue was transmitted through mute gesture, mime and title cards, which contained a written indication of the plot or key dialogue. For added effect, silent films were commonly accompanied by musicians – often pianists – who provided a live score in the movie house. The Newtown Theatre, which showed its first film in 1906, was one of these places.

This movie is part of the theatre’s 2017 Silent Film Series, which is supported by Newtown attorney Alice Hart Hughes, Esq.

Manchester By The Sea
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Manchester By The Sea

Also Playing:

  • Friday, February 10: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 11: 4:00 PM

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day, he gets a call summoning him to his hometown north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and bouts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Rated R

Manchester By The Sea
Feb
11
4:00 pm16:00

Manchester By The Sea

Also Playing:

  • Friday, February 10: 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 11: 7:30 PM

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day, he gets a call summoning him to his hometown north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and bouts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Rated R

Manchester By The Sea
Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Manchester By The Sea

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Saturday, February 11: 4:00 and 7:30 PM

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day, he gets a call summoning him to his hometown north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian of his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and bouts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.

Rated R

Comedy Night with Ben Bailey
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

Comedy Night with Ben Bailey

  • The Newtown Theatre

You loved Ben Bailey on The Cash Cab…now see him live on our stage!

Tickets are $25 and available through the Comedy Shoppe. Recommended for mature audiences.

Comedian Ben Bailey drove the smash hit Cash Cab series, now in syndication, for more than 400 episodes. He currently hosts segments on NatGeo’s Brain Games and has a new show in the works with A&E, as well as numerous commercial campaigns. Before he got behind the wheel of the Cab, Bailey performed at all the major comedy festivals and at clubs and theaters around the world. He has two Comedy Central specials and a third forthcoming in the spring.

Hidden Figures
Jan
27
7:30 pm19:30

Hidden Figures

  • The Newtown Theatre

Also Playing:

  • Saturday, January 28: 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 29: 4:00 PM, 7:30 pm

See the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Rated PG

 

Classic Film Night: Some Like It Hot
Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

Classic Film Night: Some Like It Hot

  • The Newtown Theatre

Join us for the 1959 classic comedy, Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $7 for children 12 and younger, and $5 for members of the theatre. They will be available at the box office prior to each screening.

Our monthly Classic Film Night series is sponsored by Harris Comfort