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“Airplane” returns to big screen in Newtown


“Airplane” returns to the big screen at the historic Newtown Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 This fun-filled night will feature movie trivia and a roving stewardess offering beer and wine for purchase. Admission is $10 for everyone and $5 for theatre members.

Released in 1980, this spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 1970s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. The film is best known for its fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns, gags and obscure humor.

For the latest news about the Newtown Theatre visit The theatre is located at 120 N. State Street in Newtown Borough.