Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Movie Series at the Weinberg

Movie Series at the Weinberg

January and February

Show Listings and Times

Relax after the busy holiday schedule and join the Weinberg Center for their exciting Movie Series featuring some of the most loved and classic films. From Francis Ford Coppola’s must-see masterpiece The Godfather, to the popular Family Cartoon Festival there is a selection of movies sure to please everyone! Tickets are only $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. There’s no better way to spend a cold winter day than a day at the movies in the historic Weinberg theatre.

Cartoon Festival

Saturday, January 9 – 10:30 a.m.

If you loved cartoons as a kid, are a kid at heart or want to bring some kids, the Weinberg’s Family Cartoon Fest is a great chance to see some of the most loved cartoon characters and all their friends on the Big Screen.

Back by popular demand, the Family Cartoon Festival continues its established tradition of bringing you the finest of the famous and not-so-famous animated shorts in a day filled with fun and humor.

As so many of our familiar cartoons have been reformatted for television, few people have ever seen them in their original form. This is your opportunity to see these 'toons unedited and on the big screen - as they were meant to be seen.

The Weinberg’s Cartoon Festival isn't just for kids, but also appeals to aficionados of the art form. Much more than just light entertainment, these classic cartoons represent the work of talented artists who took animation to new heights during the 1930's through the 1960's with some of the finest and best-loved cartoons ever produced. This is a very special presentation that the whole family won't want to miss.

Shane (1953)

Saturday, January 9 – 8:00 p.m.

Take a ride into the Wild West with cowboy Shane (Alan Ladd) in this enduring Oscar-winning Western. Often hailed as one of the greatest Westerns of all time, this film combines adventure, friendship, danger and romance in a classic battle of good versus evil. Shane, a quiet gunslinger who has drifted into an isolated western valley soon finds himself drawn into conflict between a simple homesteader Joe Starrett and a powerful cattle baron Rufu Ryker, who wants to force the homesteaders off the land. Whether you’ve seen the film before or whether it’s your first time, you are sure to enjoy watching the action unfold on the big screen.

Funny Face (1957)

Sunday, January 24 – 2:00 p.m.

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Hepburn’s first musical, this filmed version of the 1927 Broadway musical, Funny Face, is filled with color, fashion, music, dance and comedy. Fashion photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a "new face". It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo (Hepburn), a Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world's hottest model, falling in love along the way. But will the romance between Jo and Dick survive the photo shoot? Will Jo be a part of the extravagant Paris fashion show? You'll just have to watch this charming film to find out!

Godfather I (1972)

Saturday, February 6 – 2:00 p.m.

Godfather II (1974)

Saturday, February 6 – 8:00 p.m.

There’s nothing like seeing Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece, The Godfather on the big screen. As one of the very best movies to ever come out of Hollywood, the 1972 film The Godfather looks at a Mafia family, the Corleone’s, in the 1940s and 1950s. The movie won Oscars for Best Picture, best actor (Marlon Brando), Best Screenplay and has become one of the most popular and influential movies of all time. Join us for The Godfather I at 2:00 p.m. and more of the Corleone crime family in the sequel, The Godfather II at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to experience these thrilling movies with an all-new level of intensity and passion on the big screen.

Moonstruck (1987)

Sunday, February 14 – 2:00 p.m.

Spend your Valentine’s Day under the delightful spell of a classic love film, Moonstruck, starting Cher and Nicholas Cage. This mesmerizing romantic comedy is a story of a widowed Brooklyn book-keeper, Loretta (Cher), who is torn between her finance, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) and his younger brother Ronny. With her wedding just weeks away, Loretta discovers the startling contrast between her pleasant, mild tempered fiancĂ©, Johnny, and his passionate brother Ronny. Add Loretta’s equally passionate family and you get an unforgettable film that is sure to be a perfect Valentines treat.

African Queen (1952)

Sunday, February 28 – 2:00 p.m.

This classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn will take you on a ride down through the dangerous and tense waters of World War I in Africa. When Bogart, a riverboat captain in Africa provides passage for a Christian missionary spinster (Hepburn), the rough waters, encounters with German soldiers and quarrels they endure develop into a hard earned love for each other. Part adventure, part quest, this classic tale of romance, adventure, love and human character is one that never gets old

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit

1 comment:

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Cher, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.