Friday, April 26, 2013
The locally shot film debuts at the Newtown Theatre next week. The movie recounts Bucks County's role in the Underground Railroad.
After months of writing, casting, shooting and post-production, The North Star is set to screen next week. Since principle photography was shot all over Bucks County by a cast and crew led by Buckingham's Thomas K. Phillips, it's only fitting that the film debuts in Doylestown and Newtown. The County Theater hosts the first preview screening on Thursday, May 2 with a full afternoon of events starting at 4:30 p.m., leading up to the 6:30 p.m. red carpet rollout. The Doylestown Historical Society (DHS) has prepared historic elements from the movie to be staged along State Street before the show. The 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. screenings have sold out, but the DHS invites folks to dress up in period costumes for chance to enter a drawing for a seat…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Newtown Arts Company is holding auditions for its upcoming production of 'The Odd Couple.'
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Mayor's Invitational XV rugby match was held Saturday at George School. It raised money for the Newtown Theatre's digital projector fund.
About 500 people turned out for the Mayor's Invitational XV rugby match Saturday at George School. The event was a fundraiser for the Newtown Theatre. The theatre is currently working to raise $100,000 for a new digital projector system. According to organizers, more than $1,000 was raised for the theatre during the rugby event, which featured a social The Clubhouse Bar and Grill after the match. The event was organized by Mayor Dennis O'Brien, a long-time rugby aficionado and founder of The Hibernian Rugby Club.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Mayor's Invitational Rugby Match will be held March 16 at George School. A social will follow at The Clubhouse Bar & Grill.
Newtown Borough Mayor Dennis O'Brien has organized an invitational rugby match that will serve as a fundraiser for the Newtown Theatre. The theatre is currently working to raise $100,000 for a new digital projector system. O'Brien has partnered with Doylestown Rugby Football Club to organize the Mayor's Invitational Rugby Match, which will feature some of the area's best rugby players, according to a press release. The match will be held March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at George School; there is no fee to attend. Following the match, there will be a social at Clubhouse Bar & Grill, where the England vs. Wales rugby game will be broadcast live. O’Brien is a long-time rugby aficionado, according to event organizers. He founded The Hibernian Rugby …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Oscar-nominated 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' was produced by Newtown resident Paul Mezey.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Newtown Theatre on Sunday will have a special showing of Oscar-nominated 'Beasts of the Southern Wild,' which was produced by Newtown resident Paul Mezey.
Newtown will have its own red carpet event Sunday in honor of the Oscars – and one local residents’ involvement with a Best Picture-nominated film. The Newtown Theatre will have a special showing of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” to celebrate its nomination for Best Picture. Newtown resident Paul Mezey is executive producer of the film. The movie screening begins at 6 p.m., tickets are $10. After the film, residents can stick around to watch the awards show on the big screen. According to the theatre, the awards portion of the event is free and open to the public but donations will be accepted for the digital projector fund. Mayor Dennis O’Brien encourages participants to wear their best. “Black tie is optional, but it would be really cool …
Friday, December 28, 2012
So far, the Newtown Theatre has raised $52,000 of the $100,000 needed to upgrade to digital technology.
The Newtown Theatre is more than half way to its goal of raising the $100,000 needed to upgrade to digital technology. According to information from the theatre, so far $52,000 has been raised to replace the 64-year-old 35mm film projector with digital technology. Last year, the historic Newtown Theatre, built in 1831, launched the fundraising effort. According to a press release from the theatre at the start of the fund drive, movie production companies are phasing out the 35mm film versions. The theatre, a nonprofit, has reached out to its fans and community members with the hopes of raising the funds needed to keep it up to date and able to equipped to screen new releases. The theatre, located on North State Street, has a rich history…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Today's Showtimes are at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.
Friday, December 21, 2012
As part of the Classic Holiday Movie Series, Newtown Theatre will show “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
The Classic Holiday Movie Series continues at Newtown Theatre this Saturday with "It’s a Wonderful Life." TSG Creations is sponsoring the screening, which starts at 10 a.m. Admission to the show is $2 or a donation of four cans of nonperishable food items, which will go to the Penndel Food Pantry. If you can’t make the movies but want to support the charitable effort, donations to the Holiday Food Drive can also be dropped off at the Newtown Theatre any time throughout December. For information about the Christmas movie series visit www.newtowntheatre.com or call 215-968-3859. See the full holiday movie line-up here.
Friday, December 14, 2012
As part of the Classic Holiday Movie Series, Newtown Theatre will show “The Grinch.”
"The Grinch" will be shown on Saturday at Newtown Theatre as part of the Classic Holiday Movie Series. Acting Naturally is sponsoring the screening, which starts at 10 a.m. Admission to the show is $2 or a donation of four cans of nonperishable food items, which will go to the Penndel Food Pantry. If you can’t make the movies but want to support the charitable effort, donations to the Holiday Food Drive can also be dropped off at the Newtown Theatre any time throughout December. For information about the Christmas movie series visit www.newtowntheatre.com or call 215-968-3859. See the full holiday movie line-up here.