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Throwback Thursday - A Christmas Story

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A Christmas Story

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A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark and based on Jean Shepherd's semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash, with some elements from his 1971 book Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It stars Melinda DillonDarren McGavin, and Peter Billingsley. A seasonal classic in North America, it is shown numerous times on television, usually on the networks owned by the Turner Broadcasting System. Since 1997, a marathon of the film titled "24 Hours of A Christmas Story" has aired annually on TNT or TBS, comprising 12 consecutive airings of the film on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year.[2] It is often ranked as one of the best Christmas films.

The film was released on November 18, 1983. It earned two Canadian Genie Awards in 1984 and in 2012 was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[3]

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Christmas_Story

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Musical Mondays - White Christmas

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White Christmas (film)

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White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing CrosbyDanny KayeRosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, "White Christmas", introduced by Crosby in the film Holiday Inn.[3]

Produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film is notable for being the first to be released in VistaVision, a widescreen process developed by Paramount that entailed using twice the surface area of standard 35mm film; this large-area negative was used to yield finer-grained standard-sized 35mm prints.

 

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Christmas_(film)

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Throwback Thursday - Back to the Future

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Back to the Future

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Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox as teenager Marty McFly, who accidentally travels back in time from 1985 to 1955, where he meets his future parents and becomes his mother's romantic interest. Christopher Lloyd portrays the eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, inventor of the time-traveling DeLorean, who helps Marty repair history and return to 1985. The cast also includes Lea Thompson as Marty's mother LorraineCrispin Glover as his father George, and Thomas F. Wilson as Biff Tannen, Marty and George's arch-nemesis.

Zemeckis and Gale wrote the script after Gale wondered whether he would have befriended his father if they had attended school together. Film studios rejected it until the financial success of Zemeckis' Romancing the Stone. Zemeckis approached Steven Spielberg, who agreed to produce the project at Amblin Entertainment, with Universal Pictures as distributor. Fox was the first choice to play Marty, but he was busy filming his television series Family Ties, and Eric Stoltz was cast; after the filmmakers decided he was wrong for the role, a deal was struck to allow Fox to film Back to the Future without interrupting his television schedule.

Back to the Future was released on July 3, 1985 and it grossed over $381 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1985. It won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing. It received three Academy Award nominations, five BAFTA nominations, and four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy). In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute's special AFI's 10 Top 10 designated it the 10th-best science fiction film. The film began a franchise including two sequels, Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990), an animated series, a theme park ride, several video games, a number of comic books, and an upcoming stage musical.

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Western Wednesday - The Outlaw Josey Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Outlaw Josey Wales

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The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western DeLuxe Color and Panavision film set during and after the American Civil War. It was directed by and starred Clint Eastwood (as the eponymous Josey Wales), with Chief Dan GeorgeSondra LockeSam Bottoms, and Geraldine Keams.[3] The film tells the story of Josey Wales, a Missouri farmer whose family is murdered by Union militants during the Civil War. Driven to revenge, Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla band and fights in the Civil War. After the war, all the fighters in Wales' group except for Wales surrender to Union officers, but they end up being massacred. Wales becomes an outlaw and is pursued by bounty hunters and Union soldiers.

The film was adapted by Sonia Chernus and Philip Kaufman from author Forrest Carter's 1972 novel The Rebel Outlaw: Josey Wales (republished, as shown in the movie's opening credits, as Gone to Texas).[4] The film was a commercial success, earning $31.8 million against a $3.7 million budget. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Josey Wales was portrayed by Michael Parks in the film's 1986 sequel, The Return of Josey Wales.[5]

 

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Outlaw_Josey_Wales

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Musical Mondays - The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman

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The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical biographical drama film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh JackmanZac EfronMichelle WilliamsRebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. Featuring 9 original songs from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

Principal photography began in New York City in November 2016. The film premiered on December 8, 2017, aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. It was released in the United States on December 20, 2017, by 20th Century Fox, seven months after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ceased to exist, and grossed over $434 million worldwide, making it the fifth-highest grossing live-action musical of all time.

The Greatest Showman received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the performances, music, and production value, but criticism for its artistic license, with some reviewers calling it "faux-inspiring and shallow".[4][5][6] At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, the film received nominations for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for Jackman. For the song "This Is Me", the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards[7] and won the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.[8]

 

Read more at:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Showman

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

 

Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Book Club with Annie

 

Join Annie for the October Book Club featuring: Brazen by Penelope Bagieu

Goodreads says: Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. Against overwhelming adversity, these remarkable women raised their voices and changed history.

With her one-of-a-kind wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world-famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

Brazen by Penelope Bagieu

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Throwback Thursday - Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters

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Ghostbusters is a 1984 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as, respectively, Peter VenkmanRaymond Stantz, and Egon Spengler, a trio of eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. The film also stars Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis, and features Annie PottsWilliam Atherton, and Ernie Hudson in supporting roles.

Based on his own fascination with spirituality, Aykroyd conceived Ghostbusters as a project for himself and John Belushi. The protagonists would travel through time and space to combat a host of demonic and supernatural threats. Following Belushi's death, and with Aykroyd's concept deemed financially impractical, he was paired with Ramis to rewrite the script to set it in New York City and make it more realistic. Ghostbusters was the first comedy film to employ expensive special effects. There was concern about the budget it would require, and little faith in its potential for box office success. On an approximate $25–30 million budget, filming took place between October 1983 to January 1984, on location in New York City and Los Angeles, and on sets at Burbank Studios, Los Angeles. Competition for special effects studios among various movies in development at the time meant that part of the budget was used to co-found a new studio under Richard Edlund. He used a combination of practical effects, miniatures, and puppets to deliver the ghoulish visuals.

Ghostbusters was released on June 8, 1984, to critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon. It was well-received for its deft blend of comedy, action, and horror, and Murray's performance was repeatedly singled out for praise. The film earned $282.2 million during its initial theatrical run, making it the second highest-grossing film of that year, and the highest-grossing comedy of all time at that point. It was the number one film in theatres for seven consecutive weeks and was one of only four films to gross more than $100 million that year. Further theatrical releases have increased the total gross to approximately $295.2 million, making it the most successful comedy film of the 1980s. In 2015, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Its theme song, "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr., was also a number one hit.

Ghostbusters was followed in 1989 by a sequel, Ghostbusters II, which fared less well financially and critically. Repeated attempts to develop a further sequel had ended following Ramis' death in 2014. A 2016 reboot, also called Ghostbusters, was released to mixed reviews and financial failure. A second, direct sequel Ghostbusters 2020 is scheduled for release in 2020. With its impact on popular culture, and a dedicated fan following, the success of Ghostbusters launched a multi-billion dollar multimedia franchise. This includes the popular animated television series The Real Ghostbusters (which itself spawned a media franchise), its sequel series Extreme Ghostbustersvideo games, board games, comic books, clothing, music, books, food, toys, collectables, and haunted houses.

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostbusters

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

 
Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Western Wednesday - The Shootist

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The Shootist

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The Shootist is a 1976 American western film directed by Don Siegel and based on Glendon Swarthout's 1975 novel of the same name.[2] It is notable as John Wayne's final film role. The screenplay was written by Miles Hood Swarthout (the son of the author) and Scott Hale. The supporting cast includes Lauren BacallRon HowardJames StewartRichard BooneHugh O'BrianHarry MorganJohn CarradineSheree NorthScatman Crothers and Rick Lenz.

In 1977, The Shootist received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction (Robert F. Boyle, Arthur Jeph Parker), a BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Actress (Lauren Bacall), and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Ron Howard), as well as the National Board of Review Award as one of the Top Ten Films of 1976. The film received widespread critical acclaim, garnering a 95% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shootist

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Musical Monday: An American In Paris

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An American in Paris (film)

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An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Starring Gene KellyLeslie CaronOscar LevantGeorges Guétary, and Nina Foch, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner. The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director.

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin's music. Songs and music include "I Got Rhythm", "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise", "'S Wonderful", and "Love Is Here to Stay". The climax of the film is "The American in Paris" ballet, a 17-minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin's An American in Paris. The ballet sequence cost almost half a million dollars to shoot.

An American in Paris was an enormous success, garnering eight Academy Award nominations and winning six, as well as earning other industry honors. In 1993, it was selected for preservation by the United States Library of Congress in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[4] It is ranked #9 among AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals.

 

Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_in_Paris_(film)

 

All movies will be shown at 7 PM at the Capitol Theatre located at 22 West High Street in Mount Gilead. Concession stand will be open for refreshment sales.

Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Help Fight Local Hunger!

Join Morrow County Gleaners and the Morrow County libraries as they help fight hunger!

The Morrow County Gleaners, with help from the four Morrow County libraries, are two-week food drive starting Saturday, September 14th and running through September 26th. Featuring locally themed prize drawings, the event highlights the fact that many families in Morrow County live in poverty and may not know from day to day if they will get the food they need.

A food drive is an opportunity for the community to donate non-perishable items, to be passed along to local food banks. When shopping for items to donate, look for packaging that can withstand multiple moves (plastic jars over glass jars) and that can be opened without any extra tools (pop-top canned goods over ones that require a can-opener). Monetary donations will also gladly be accepted.

Keep in mind that many food pantry clients struggle with health issues like diabetes, so high-fiber, low-sugar, whole-grain foods are better than high-sodium or processed foods, whenever possible. Most requested items include:

  • Pasta and sauce
  • Ready to eat meals (canned: chili, soups (with meat are the best), beefaroni, ravioli, mac & cheese, beef stew)
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Peanut and other nut butters; nuts
  • Canned meats: chicken, tuna, dried beef
  • Canned beans; fruits; and vegetables; applesauce
  • Instant or just add water mashed potatoes
  • Grab-and-go snacks: granola bars, fruit bars; dried fruit; crackers
  • Healthy Cereal and oatmeal
  • Juice and juice boxes

Now all that’s left to do is shop, donate and feel good knowing you’ve helped stock a home with nutritious and filling groceries.

If you or a loved one are in need of food assistance, please visit https://www.midohiofoodbank.org/get-help/get-food/

Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 10:30am
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