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What’s At Edmond Town Hall (full listing)

Published: June 21, 2017

MOVIE LISTINGS:

Beauty and The Beast movie poster

EXTENDED!

FRIDAY, JUNE 9-THURSDAY, JUNE 22

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Screenings daily, 7 & 9:15 pm;

matinees daily 4 pm

Rated  PG * running time 2:09

All tickets $3

Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans & Josh Gad

The Disney magic once again casts its spell in this enchanting retelling of the classic fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince (Stevens) imprisoned in the form of a beast, who can be freed only by true love, and Belle (Watson), the only human girl to visit the prince’s castle since it was enchanted. The celebrated cast also features Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregoy, Ian McKellan and Stanley Tucci.

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Born in China movie poster

ALSO FRIDAY, JUNE 16-THURSDAY, JUNE 22

BORN IN CHINA

Screenings daily 1 pm

Rated  G * running time 1:20

All tickets $3

Narrated by John Krasinski

A Disneynature release, filmmaker Li Chuan’s documentary follows the adventures of three animal families in China from frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

*PARENTAL NOTE (from CommonSenseMedia.org): “While it’s family friendly overall and promotes messages related to courage and family, there are scenes of animals in peril and fighting for survival and death that could be scary for very little or sensitive kids. The harsh realities of living in the wild include seeing a baby monkey being swept up by a hawk, animals viciously attacking each other, the death of an animal mother. But older kids and parents will likely be interested in seeing this remote part of the world and its inhabitants.”

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TWO FILMS THIS WEEK

The Boss Baby movie poster

FRIDAY, JUNE 23-THURSDAY, JUNE 29

THE BOSS BABY

Screenings Friday, Saturday & Monday through Wednesday, 7 pm;

matinees daily 1 pm

Rated PG * running time 1:37

All tickets $3

Featuring the vocal talents of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel & Miles Bakshi

A 7-year-old (Bakshi) finds the addition of a new and rather strange suit-wearing, briefcase-wearing baby brother (Baldwin) is upsetting his cushy  only-child existence in this imaginative animated family comedy.

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Logan movie poster

 FRIDAY, JUNE 23-THURSDAY, JUNE 29

LOGAN

Screenings Friday, Saturday and Monday through Wednesday, 9 pm;

matinees daily 4 pm

Rated R * running time 2:09

All tickets $3

Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart & Dafne Keen

Safely hidden on the Mexican border, an aging, world weary Wolverine (Jackman) spends his days drinking to excess while caring for a mentally deteriorating Professor X (Stewart). Their isolation is about to change when a stranger asks Logan to drive a young girl (Keen) to the Canadian border.

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Princess Bride movie poster

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Screenings 4 and 7 pm

Rated  PG * running time 1:38

All tickets $3

Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon,

Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Wallace Shaun, Peter Falk & Fred Savage

Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents Of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair … true love has never been a snap. Rob Reiner brought William Goldman’s book to life in this star-studded 1987 fairy tale adventure centered around a beautiful young woman (Wright) and her one true love (Elwes), who must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin and its ruler (Sarandon) to be reunited with each other. The screenings are the next offering in Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s ongoing Someday Cinema Series.

Read more here: Special 30th Anniversary Screenings Of ‘Princess Bride’ Scheduled

SPECIAL EVENTS:

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION LOGO

ACBL LONGEST DAY: AN ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISER

Wednesday, June 21 (Alexandria Room): 8:30 am-9 pm, $10/game ($8 Newtown Bridge Club members), bagels breakfast, then 30-minute bridge lesson (9 am), morning game 10 am-1 pm (open duplicate section and social bridge games available), lunch break, afternoon session 2-5 pm (Pro-Am duplicate game), then evening duplicate game 6-9 pm (both Open section and games for newer players available), hosted by Newtown Bridge Club, all proceeds to benefit The Alzheimer’s Association, anyone bringing in $100 in donations can play free all day; 203-733-8525, newtownbridge.org.

Read more here: Bridge Club Planning Longest Day Benefit For Alzheimer’s Association

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JONI MITCHELL JAZZ TRIBUTE

Friday, September 8 (Alexandria Room): 8 pm (doors open at 7), $12, performance by seven-member local band will celebrate ongoing popularity and influence of singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mitchell, seating limited, reservations suggested, partial proceeds to benefit ETH Restoration Fund, rescheduled from June 16, original tickets will be honored; 203-426-2475, jonijazz.brownpapertickets.com.

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~ALSO AT EDMOND TOWN HALL~

WEEKLY:

Newtown Bridge Club

Newtown Bridge Club

Club hosts ACBL-sanctioned duplicate games, social players welcome, in Alexandria Room, $10/session ($8 NBC members); 203-733-8525, NewtownBridge.org

Mondays, 12:30; Tuesdays 10 am (20-minute lunch break) and 7 pm; Wednesdays, 10 am; and Thursdays, 12:30 pm.

ALSO: Easybridge! 1 Lessons, Wednesdays through June 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, first two lessons (March 22 & 29) free, remaining 11 lessons (April 5-June 14) $12/week, optional textbook $15, series to be led by Georgeann Kishner is geared for beginners and players who have been away from the game for a number of years; 203-748-5445, gkishner@comcast.net.

ALSO:  ACBL Longest Day: An Alzheimer’s Association Fundraiser, Wednesday, June 21 (see details above, under Special Events).

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Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club

Club dances on the first and third Friday of each month, 7:30 pm, in ETH gymnasium (entry through lower rear parking lot), most events done at plus level (with rounds), with advanced tip during break; call 203-426-4817 for information.

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Newtown Hikers

Group meets in lower parking lot of town hall, spring hikes meet for 9 am, then carpool to hike site, children must be accompanied by parents, call hike leader (changes weekly, see names and phone numbers in parentheses) to see if dogs allowed on trail, also call if planning to meet group at hike site, BYO snack and water, traction devices suggested for winter hikes, sturdy boots/shoes strongly suggested, all participants will be asked to sign waiver for Newtown Parks & Recreation; additional information 203-426-9903, 203-830-9032, NewtownHikers@gmail.com.

 

 

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