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Newtown Theatre plans concert film screening


The historic Newtown Theatre will screen “The Last Waltz” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 .

“The Last Waltz” was a farewell concert by the rock group The Band, held Nov. 25, 1976 in San Francisco. During the concert, The Band was joined by more than a dozen guests, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters and Neil Young.

The event was filmed by Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary that was released in 1978. Today, it is considered one of the greatest concert films ever made.

Tickets for this one-time showing are $12 for adults, $10 for senior and students, and $6 for theater members. Tickets will only be sold at the door starting an hour before show time. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the theater before the movie.

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