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At The Theater

Closing the doors of the Liberty Theater, clearing the marquee, wiping everything down with sanitizer, cancelling all our film bookings for the time being and issuing notices of postponement for all the live shows we have been planning…none of this...

 

At The Theater

I am a dog fan. The few books I’ve read about the connection between a human and a working dog are especially fulfilling to me. It’s harder for me to read books about rescued dogs that have been abused. Animal abuse is a capital crime in my...

 

At The Theater

Murder mysteries are a favorite past time of folks in Dayton and surrounding acreage. A hotel here, has sponsored murder mystery weekends for guests and locals to enjoy. Live productions at the...

 

At the Theater

As a writer, I’m well aware that the most compelling stories–and often the ones most meaningful to witness–are those that are born from personal experience. I want you to know this because the Academy-Award winning film “1917” was written... Full story

 

At the Theater

Louise May Alcott wrote “Little Women” in 1869, in response to her publisher’s request that she write a novel that would appeal to girls. Alcott balked: she herself had been something of a tomboy, and she said she preferred boys. Nevertheless,... Full story

 

At the Theater

They did a decent job of resurrecting the “Jumanji” film franchise without ruining the loyalty of the original film with Robin Williams. However, Hollywood doesn’t like to do too many things without a sequel…provided the first release did...

 

At the Theater

It’s been a long time since I looked forward to seeing a race car movie like “Ford v Ferrari,” with Christian Bale and Matt Damon. I don’t usually pay attention to car racing anyway. Having a step-father who builds award-winning custom autos...

 

At The Theater

I enjoyed the 2018 documentary film about Fred Rogers - “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” - so much that I was skeptical about bringing in the new film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks has played so many...

 

At the Theater

Kirsten Bell and Idina Menzel reprise their voice-acting roles as Anna and Elsa in “Frozen 2,” playing at the Liberty Theater, just in time for Christmas break. In this sequel to “Frozen,” Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle...

 

"Last Christmas"

Romantic comedies are popular around the holidays, especially on TV and I’m one of those guys who can happily ignore most of them. But for the big screen this season, Emma Thompson herself has helped pen a new take on the old formula: “Last Chris...

 

At The Theater

In 1938 Samuel Charles Addams began drawing and publishing a series of single-panel cartoons for The New Yorker magazine called, “The Addams Family.” Meant to be a satirical inversion of the ideal 20th-century American family, Addams populated th... Full story

 

At The Theater

“Ad Astra” is the new science-fiction film starring Brad Pitt as astronaut Roy McBride and Tommy Lee Jones as his late astronaut father, Clifford. The title is Latin for “To the Stars” and points to the perilous journey Roy must make to find...

 

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