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Newtown Theatre to host Earth Day movie screening


In celebration of Earth Day, the historic Newtown Theatre is partnering with local environmental groups to present a special movie screening and informational discussion at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

The night will include a screening of “2040,” an Australian documentary that follows director Damon Gameau’s imaging of a future for his 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, where climate change has been solved.

Described as “an exercise in fact-based dreaming,” the film is structured as a letter to his daughter whereby Gameau travels around the world investigating numerous solutions that can contribute toward climate mitigation and imagining what a future would be like where they have been implemented at scale.

In choosing what to feature in the film, Gameau restricted it to solutions that are either already available or have a realistic potential to greatly contribute to reversing climate change by the year 2040. The film features interviews with numerous academics, ecological experts and entrepreneurs.

Following the film, members of the Newtown Township and Newtown Borough Environmental Advisory Councils will discuss and answer questions about ways we can all live a more sustainable life.

Tickets for this special one-night-only screening are available at for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, or $6 for members of the theater or any of the partner organizations. Tickets will also be sold at the door (if available). All seating is general admission.

The Newtown Theatre is located at 120 N. State St. in Newtown Borough.

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