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Historic Newtown Theatre opens 2020 Classic Film Series


Eleven beloved films will return to the big screen as part of the historic Newtown Theatre’s 2020 Classic Film Series. Many of these movies haven’t been seen on the big screen in decades.

The series kicks off on Friday, Jan. 10, with “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a 1967 drama-comedy in which a couple’s attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Katharine Houghton.

Other classic films scheduled for this year include: “Moonstruck” (1987) – Feb. 7.; “Tootsie” (1982) – March 6; “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963) – April 17; “It Happened One Night” (1934) – May 1; “A League of Their Own” (1992) – June 5; “Apocalypse Now” (1979) – July 10; “An American in Paris” (1951) – Aug. 14; “Vertigo” (1958) – Sept.; “Hoosiers” (1986) – Oct. 2; “The Big Sleep” (1946) – Nov. 6. All films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Prior to each movie, local film enthusiast and Newtown Theatre member Cheryl Harris will offer a 10-minute introduction, during which time she will share backstory, trivia and other insights into each classic.

Tickets for all films are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, $8 for children 12 and younger, and $6 for theater members. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the theater before each movie.

The Newtown Theatre is located at 120 N. State St. in Newtown Borough. For information, visit