Indoor Movies Returning In July To Edmond Town Hall
Indoor movies will return to Edmond Town Hall (ETH) next month, with four films planned in as many weeks.
The former town hall building at 45 Main Street has not screened films since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the historic location to join the growing list of places that could not host events due to lack of safe spacing.
The town hall did not stop screening films last year, however. It had a very successful run of drive-in movie events thanks to a temporary screen installed on the western exterior wall of ETH.
The theater’s staff also presented multiple virtual offerings, with the public invited to purchase tickets for movies on demand. In collaboration with Kino Marquee, screenings were created through an effort developed to help independent theaters offer movies and generate revenue during the COVID-19 closures.
Dance recitals have been occurring in recent weeks, including Lathrop School of Dance’s Annual Stardust Revue on June 5.
Movies will return on July 1, with four screenings that day of Promising Young Woman, the 2020 release starring Carey Mulligan as an emotionally scarred medical school dropout seeking revenge on many of those who cross her path.
Emerald Fennell won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with this film. Mulligan was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The film also received Oscar nods for Directing and Film Editing, and was also among those nominated for Motion Picture of the Year.
Carey Mulligan did receive the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Award, among many others, for her work as the lead character Cassandra.
In addition to Mulligan, its cast includes Alison Brie, Adam Brody, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox, and Jennifer Coolidge.
The film is rated R for strong violence, including sexual assault, language throughout, some sexual material, and drug use. It has a running time of 1 hour, 53 minutes.
Promising Young Woman will run at Edmond Town Hall, July 1-3. Screenings are planned each day at 1, 4, 7, and 9 pm. The theater will be closed July 4-5 for the Independence Day holiday.
Tickets are $3.50, and should be purchased through edmondtownhall.org.
Effective immediately, discount screenings for senior citizens will be done at 1 pm Friday, instead of 1 pm Tuesday. Those tickets are $2.50 each.
The concession stand will be open during each screening. Snacks can be ordered and paid for in advance, online or from a cell phone, and then picked up upon arrival at the theater. They can also be purchased directly from the concession stand during each show.
Additional Films Scheduled
Ingersoll Auto of Danbury is hosting two weekends of movies in July. The public is invited to enjoy free screenings of Raya and the Last Dragon, Sunday through Tuesday, July 11-13; and/or Tom and Jerry, Friday through Thursday, July 16-22.
Released in March, Raya and the Last Dragon is an animated action-adventure that features the vocal talents of Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, and Genna Chan.
It is rated PG and has a running time of 1 hour, 47 minutes.
Screenings are planned for 1, 4, 7, and 9 pm all three days.
Released in February, Tom and Jerry is the newest offering featuring the longstanding cat and mouse rivals. The live-action/animated film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Michael Peña, and Colin Jost.
It is also rated PG, and has a running time of 1 hour, 41 minutes.
Tom and Jerry will be screened at 1, 4, 7, and 9 pm, Friday through Sunday. It will then run at 7 pm only, Monday through Thursday.
Tickets for both films are available through the ETH website, edmondtownhall.org.
July’s movie schedule will conclude with screenings of the March release Godzilla vs King Kong. The action/sci-fi/adventure film released in March and starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, and Rebecca Hall, will also have daily shows at 1, 4, 7, and 9 pm.
For movie listings, visit edmondtownhall.org/movies. To hear each week’s movie listing, call 203-426-2475.
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