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Newtown Theatre to screen sci-fi classic


The Newtown Theatre screened “The Day the Earth Stood Still” on Friday, Feb. 22, 1952.

The theater knows this thanks to the recent discovery of an old promotional poster produced by the theater in the 1950s.

As a tribute to its historic past, the Newtown Theatre will screen “The Earth Stood Still” on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 – exactly 67 years to the day when it screened it in 1952.

Thanks to support from Newtown attorney Alice Hart Hughes, admission to the film is only 48 cents, roughly what it would have cost in 1952. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1950s clothing and enjoy space-themed cocktails at the theater before the film.

Considered a trail-blazing science fiction movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” involves a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu who comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful 8-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race.

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