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Newtown Theatre kicks off Foreign Films Series


Eleven foreign films will be shown on the big screen as part of the historic Newtown Theatre’s new monthly Foreign Film Series.

The series features some of the world’s most well-known and critically acclaimed movies from a variety of countries and decades. All films will be shown in their original languages with English subtitles.

The series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 with “Life is Beautiful,” a 1998 Italian drama-comedy in which a gentle Jewish librarian (Roberto Benigni) uses humor, imagination and shear will to protect his son when they are imprisoned in a concentration camp.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Music (Original Dramatic Score), and Best Foreign Language Film.

Other foreign films scheduled for this year include:

“Breathless” (France, 1960) – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20,;

“Belle de Jour” (France, 1968) – 7:30 p.m. March 19;

“The 400 Blows” (France, 1959) – 7:30 p.m. April 9;

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (China, 2000) – 7:30 p.m. May 21;

“La Dolce Vita” (Italy, 1960) – 7 p.m. June 25;

“Seven Samurai” (Japan, 1954) – 7 p.m. July 16;

“Scenes from a Marriage” (Sweden, 1974) – 7 p.m. Aug. 20;

“Rome, Open City” (Italy, 1945) – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17;

“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Spain, 2006) – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22; and

“In the Mood for Love” (China, 2000) – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

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

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