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Free Movie Tonight At Edmond Town Hall

Published: September 9, 2017

The next offering in the ongoing series of free monthly movies at Edmond Town Hall will be offered Saturday, September 9.

War for the Planet of the Apes, the featured film September 8-14 at the historic building at 45 Main Street, will be screened Saturday at 7:15 pm. Anyone interested in seeing the PG-13 film can do so, thanks to Ingersoll Auto of Danbury.

Owned by Newtown resident Todd Ingersoll, the auto dealer and service center has been sponsoring at least one free movie screening monthly since January 2013.

Released in July, the third installment in this rebooted sci-fi trilogy picks up with Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes being forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer huge losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own quest to avenge his kind. Caesar and the colonel are eventually pitted against each other “in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet,” according to press materials from Twentieth Century Fox.

The film, directed by Matt Reeves, also features Steve Zahn.

Writing for Screen Rant, Sandy Schaefer said in part that the finale “is as satisfying a conclusion to Caesar’s journey as it is a compelling standalone, big-budget blockbuster experience.” Fellow reviewer A.O. Scott (The New York Times) said the entry “ is the grimmest episode so far, and also the strongest, a superb example of clear thinking wedded to inventive technique in popular filmmaking.”

Made with a budget of $150 million, the film had grossed $366.7 million as of September 8.

Additional screenings of War for the Planet of the Apes have also been scheduled for Sunday through Thursday at 7 pm. Matinees will be offered today at 1 and 4:10, and Tuesday afternoon at 1.

Tickets for those shows will be the regular cost of $3 each.


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