Interior films return in July at Edmond Town Hall
Posted: Jun 19, 2021 8:00 AM
Theatrical films will return to Edmond Town Hall (ETH) next month, with four films scheduled in as many weeks.
The old City Hall building at 45 Main Street hasn’t screened films since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the historic site to join the growing list of venues that couldn’t accommodate events due to lack of safe spacing.
However, the town hall did not stop showing films last year. It has had great success with drive-in cinema events thanks to a temporary screen installed on the west exterior wall of ETH.
Theater staff also presented several virtual offerings, with the public being invited to purchase tickets for on-demand movies. In collaboration with Kino Marquee, screenings were created through an effort developed to help independent theaters offer films and generate revenue during COVID-19 shutdowns.
Dance recitals have taken place in recent weeks, including Lathrop School of Dance’s annual Stardust review on June 5.
The films will return on July 1 with four screenings that day. Promising young woman, the 2020 release starring Carey Mulligan as an emotionally scarred dropout from medical school seeking revenge on many who cross her path.
Emerald Fennell won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with this film. Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The film also received Oscar nominations for directing and film editing, and was also among the nominees for Film of the Year.
Carey Mulligan received the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Award, among other things, for her work as the main character Cassandra.
In addition to Mulligan, his cast includes Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox and Jennifer Coolidge.
The film is rated R for intense violence including sexual assault, language throughout, sexual material and drug use. It has an operating time of 1 hour 53 minutes.
Promising young woman will take place at Edmond Town Hall, July 1-3. Screenings are scheduled every day at 1, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. The theater will be closed on July 4 and 5 for Independence Day.
Tickets cost $ 3.50 and must be purchased at edmondtownhall.org.
As of today, the reduced cost screenings for seniors will be at 1 p.m. on Friday instead of 1 p.m. on Tuesday. These tickets cost $ 2.50 each.
The concession stand will be open for each screening. Snacks can be ordered and paid for in advance, online or from a mobile phone, then picked up on arrival at the theater. They can also be purchased directly at the concession stand at each show.
Additional scheduled films
Danbury’s Ingersoll Auto has two Film Weekends in July. The public is invited to enjoy free screenings of Raya and the last dragon, from Sunday to Tuesday July 11-13; and or Tom and Jerry, from Friday to Thursday July 16-22.
Released in March, Raya and the last dragon is an animated action adventure starring the vocal talents of Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina and Genna Chan.
It is rated PG and has an autonomy of 1 hour 47 minutes.
Screenings are scheduled at 1, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. every three days.
Released in February, Tom and Jerry is the latest offering featuring longtime cat and mouse rivals. The action / animation film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña and Colin Jost.
It is also PG rated and has an operating time of 1 hour 41 minutes.
Tom and Jerry will be screened at 1, 4, 7 and 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday. It will then take place at 7 p.m. only, Monday through Thursday.
Tickets for both films are available on the ETH website, edmondtownhall.org.
The July films schedule will end with screenings of the March release Godzilla vs. King Kong. The action / sci-fi / adventure film released in March and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall, will also have daily broadcasts at 1, 4, 7 and 9 pm.
For movie listings, visit edmondtownhall.org/movies. To hear the list of movies for each week, call 203-426-2475.
Associate Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at [email protected]
The town hall of Edmond will welcome the public for the return of films in theaters with screenings of Young promising woman, from July 1 to 3. —FilmNation Entertainment / LuckyChap Entertainment