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March Movies

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  Friends of the R. H. Johnson Library Presents

March 1, 2018  –  “Darkest Hour”

As Hitler’s forces storm across the Europe and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman, 2018 Best Actor Nominee) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James. (C) (2017) (2H 5M) (PG-13)

March 8, 2018  –  “Murder On The Orient Express”

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad. (C) (2017) (1h 54M) (PG-13)

March 15, 2018 – “Victoria & Abdul”

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. (C) (2017) (1H 51M) (PG-13)

 March 22, 2018  –  “Breathe”

“Breathe” is the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish (Andrew Garfield & Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of devastating odds. When Robin contracts polio and is given only a few months to live, Diana plots a daring escape from the hospital and they seek a full and passionate life together — raising their young son, traveling and devoting their lives to helping others. “Breathe” is a heartwarming celebration of love and human possibility. (C) (2017) (1H 58M) (PG-13)

 March 29, 2018  –  “Angels In The Outfield”

To celebrate this year’s opening day we present “Angels In The Outfield.” It looks like the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t got a prayer…until the prayers of a young orphan girl get the Pirates some celestial support! Comedy and charm form the winning lineup of “Angels in the Outfield,” starring Paul Douglas as the team’s short-fused manager. “Dogs have fleas, managers have sportswriters,” he grouses to a columnist (Janet Leigh) covering the team. Keenan Wynn, Spring Byington and more familiar talents plus unbilled bits by baseball greats Joe DiMaggio and Ty Cobb. (BW) (1951) (1H 39M) (NR)

   STARDUST THEATRE

Kuentz R.C. (Johnson Blvd. @ Stardust Blvd.)

$2.00/Person Suggested Donation – (Doors Open @ 6 P.M.)

Program starts at 7:00 P.M. or when all seats filled.

Please, no saving of seats

(Hearing assisted devices are now available for your use)

Please no food or drink in the theater

  1. Max & Rick says:

    The first showing of “Sully” a few months ago was a sellout. A suggestion was made and all the volunteers agreed to present the movie again as soon as we cleared the theatre. The folks who missed the 1 p.m. showing returned at 3 p.m. to view the movie.

    That same tired group of volunteers stayed to host the 7 p.m. for the scheduled Thursday Night movie. That made three showings in one day by a limited number of volunteers.

    Every Thursday, as emcee, I ask for people to join the Thursday Night Movie family. We offer training for every position a volunteer might be interested in.

    Your Thursday Night Movie volunteer staff work hard to ensure our moviegoers are made welcome and comfortable. The logistic issues for availability of the auditorium, reserving seats, and any method other than “first come, first serve” are too numerous and would require still more Volunteers.

    We appreciate your frustrations when you arrive later than 300 other people and there are no seats available. Perhaps, if enough of you would volunteer to become part of our family, we could arrange for additional showings on the days the theatre is available.

    By the way…I was honored to be part of the volunteers who made it through that three movie showing Thursday.

  2. Hello, is there any chance that you will be showing The Darkest Hour again? It was sold out almost immediately when the doors opened. Thanks.

    • Multimedia says:

      Hello Mickey. We checked with the Friends of the Library. The Film Committee notified us that “Darkest Hour” will be shown as a special matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in the Stardust Theater. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

  3. Marg Aromando says:

    That’s the answer, why not?
    Why not a matinee and an evening, instead of turning people away”sold out” after they are in line for one hour.

    Or try pre paid in advance this way you know people will show up if they pay in advance. Just an opinion , we were very disappointed.

    • RCSCW PR says:

      Marg, the first-come, first-serve policy is that of the Friends of the Library, who run the movies. It would be up to them if they wanted to change to offer a matinee and evening show, or if they wanted to charge for tickets in advance. Right now, they ask for a suggested donation of $2 per person – it is not technically a charge. The shows, like the Friends, are run by volunteers as a community service and to raise funds for Library materials. All materials in our R.H. Johnson Library are funded by the Friends, who raise money through these movies and their book sales. Charging for movies in advance – if it is even possible under their regulations – would require an inordinate amount of extra volunteer time, or paying for a ticketing service, which would cut into their revenue. If you have additional questions, please contact the Friends’ President Larry Woods at 623-556-8929. Thank you.

  4. Marg Aromando says:

    Can we purchase seats via email or phone before movie?

    • Multimedia says:

      Hello Marg. Tickets for the Stardust movies are first come, first serve and cannot be purchased in advance, sorry.

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