The first-ever Newtown Environmental Film Festival will be held Thursday, September 19 at the historic Newtown Theatre.
This event will feature several short environmentally-focused films, a panel of experts, craft beer sampling, light fare, and a free native plant raffle.
Tickets for the film festival are available online or at the box office one hour prior to the event for $10 per person. All ticket sales are final.
The evening will kick off at 6:30 PM with networking and beer sampling from Newtown Brewing Company, a member of the Audubon Society’s Brewers for the Delaware River Association.
At 7:30 PM, several short films will be screened that highlight issues such as the impact of people on bird migration, our connection to the Delaware River, and the importance of native plants in keeping our water clean and providing habitat for birds.
Following the film screening, a panel of experts will discuss these issues and how local residents can help protect local resources. Confirmed panelists include:
Beth Brown (moderator), Audubon Pennsylvania’s Director of the Delaware River Watershed Program
Filmmaker Bruce Byker James
Diane Smith, Director of Education for the Bucks County Audubon Society
Zack Greenberg, Senior Associate for The Pew Charitable Trusts
Steve Meserve, owner of Lewis Fishery in Lambertville
Newtown Township and Newtown Borough officials will also be present to share news about local efforts to increase native plants. Several attendees will win some of the native plants that are part of the pop-up native plan garden that has been installed outside the theatre.
This is event is co-sponsored by the Newtown Theatre and the Newtown Native Plant Project, an initiative of the Bucks County Audubon Society, Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council, Newtown Borough, Audubon Pennsylvania, and Newtown volunteers.
Frequently Asked Questions
I bought tickets but I can't find them in my inbox.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available:
Along North State Street near the theatre
The municipal lot between Washington Ave. and Centre Ave.
The municipal lot next to Newtown Borough Hall (23 N. State St.)
What's the refund policy?
All ticket sales are final, no exceptions. You are welcome to pass along your ticket to another person; the name on the ticket does not have to match the attendee's name.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A mobile or hard copy ticket is fine.
Is the Newtown Theatre wheelchair accessible?
The Newtown Theatre's facility is not fully ADA accessible by today's standards. The theatre will happily make accommodations for any patron with a disability, to the best of our ability.
Can I purchase a particular seat?
All tickets are General Admission. The doors will open an hour before the concert. Seating is first come, first served.
I have another question.
Please drop us a line and we'll get back to you within two business days.