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December 23 @ 3PM
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (PG)
It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born. It's a Wonderful Life is considered one of the most critically acclaimed films ever made. It was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest movie list and placing number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.

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December 30 @ 3PM
ANOTHER THIN MAN (NR)
Another Thin Man is a 1939 American film, the third of six in the Thin Man series. It again stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, and is based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett. Their son, Nicky Jr., is also introduced in the film. The cast includes their terrier Asta, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Patric Knowles, Sheldon Leonard, Tom Neal, Phyllis Gordon and Marjorie Main. Shemp Howard appears in an uncredited role as "Wacky". The film was originally promoted in the United States under the title of Return of the Thin Man, and was followed by Shadow of the Thin Man (1941).

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January 6 @ 3PM Homage to Burt Reynolds
SMOKEY & THE BANDIT (PG)
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. The film was the directorial debut of stuntman Hal Needham. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3. Smokey and the Bandit was the second highest-grossing domestic film of 1977.

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January 11 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies**
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (R)
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque; Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie Mangano, his dance partner and eventual confidante; and Donna Pescow as Annette, Tony's former dance partner and would-be girlfriend. The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time. In 2010, Saturday Night Fever was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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January 13 @ 3PM
OKLAHOMA! (G)
Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers, and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore and Eddie Albert. The production was the only musical directed by Fred Zinnemann. Set in Oklahoma Territory, it tells the story of farm girl Laurey Williams (Jones) and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly McLain (MacRae) and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry (Steiger). A secondary romance concerns Laurey's friend, Ado Annie (Grahame), and cowboy Will Parker (Nelson), who also has an unwilling rival. A background theme is the territory's aspiration for Statehood, and the local conflict between cattlemen and farmers. In 2007, Oklahoma! was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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January 19 @ 3:00PM *Live Onstage*
ROSS BENNETT
A popular headliner at comedy clubs worldwide, veteran comedian, Ross Bennett has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, and, along with countless other TV appearances, was the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series at LAWEBFEST 2016. A star on Sirius XM’s Comedy Channels, Ross is also a recurring guest on The Bob and Tom Show, a popular morning radio show head by over 5 million listeners daily! His show is PG, Valerie Theatre friendly rated.

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January 19 @ 7:30PM *Live Onstage*
ROSS BENNETT
A popular headliner at comedy clubs worldwide, veteran comedian, Ross Bennett has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, and, along with countless other TV appearances, was the winner of the Best Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series at LAWEBFEST 2016. A star on Sirius XM’s Comedy Channels, Ross is also a recurring guest on The Bob and Tom Show, a popular morning radio show head by over 5 million listeners daily! His show is PG, Valerie Theatre friendly rated.

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January 20 @ 3PM
THE GRADUATE (PG)
The Graduate is a 1967 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The film tells the story of 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), and then falls in love with her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). It won the Academy Award for Best Director and was nominated in six other categories. In 1996, The Graduate was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Initially, the film was placed at number 7 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies list in 1998. When AFI revised the list in 2007, the film was moved to number 17.

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January 26 @ 7PM
CITRUS GOT TALENT
CITRUS GOT TALENT is the finals competition from the Cooter Festival 2018.

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January 27 @ 3PM
TRUE GRIT (G)
True Grit is a 1969 American western film. It is the first film adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Marguerite Roberts. The film was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred Kim Darby as Mattie Ross and John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. Wayne won his only Academy Award for his performance in this film and reprised his role for the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn. Historians believe Cogburn was based on Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas, who brought in some of the toughest outlaws. The cast also features Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Corey and Strother Martin. The title song, sung by Campbell, was also Oscar-nominated.

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February 3 @ 3PM
ROCKY (PG)
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky, a small-time club fighter, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as the champion, Apollo Creed. The film, made on a budget of just over $1 million, was a sleeper hit; it earned $225 million in global box office receipts, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1976, and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. The film received many positive reviews and turned Stallone into a major star. In 2006, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". Rocky is considered to be one of the greatest sports films ever made and was ranked as the second-best in the genre, after Raging Bull, by the American Film Institute in 2008.

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February 8 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies***
8 ½ (NR)
8 1⁄2 is a 1963 surrealist comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi. Its title refers to it being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, the latter three treated as "half" films. 8 1⁄2 won the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute and is also listed on the Vatican's compilation of the 45 best films made before 1995, the 100th anniversary of cinema. It is now considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

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February 10 @ 3PM
FOLLOW THAT DREAM (G)
Follow That Dream is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley made by Mirisch Productions. The movie was based on the 1959 novel Pioneer, Go Home! by Richard P. Powell. Producer Walter Mirisch liked the song Follow that Dream and retitled the picture. The movie reached #5 on the Variety weekly Box Office Survey, staying on the chart for three weeks, and finishing at #33 on the year end list of the top-grossing movies of 1962. The courtroom scene was filmed at the Old Citrus County Courthouse!

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February 16 @ 3:00PM *Live Onstage*
REDHEAD EXPRESS
“If Mumford and Sons hung out with the Dixie Chicks ‘plus one’ at an Eagles Concert, you’d have the Redhead Express” Kendra, guitar player for The Redhead Express. Some refer to Redhead Express as Folk-Rock or Folk-Pop while others like the Alternative Country label. However, it seems that no matter what they sing, it is uniquely their own. While many believe it is their near perfect three and four part sibling harmonies that truly make them unique, after 10 years and over 3,000 shows, their sound and stage presence is undeniable. Sponsored, in part, by Mr. David S. Arthurs, Sr.

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February 16 @ 7:30PM *Live Onstage*
REDHEAD EXPRESS
“If Mumford and Sons hung out with the Dixie Chicks ‘plus one’ at an Eagles Concert, you’d have the Redhead Express” Kendra, guitar player for The Redhead Express. Some refer to Redhead Express as Folk-Rock or Folk-Pop while others like the Alternative Country label. However, it seems that no matter what they sing, it is uniquely their own. While many believe it is their near perfect three and four part sibling harmonies that truly make them unique, after 10 years and over 3,000 shows, their sound and stage presence is undeniable. Sponsored, in part, by Mr. David S. Arthurs, Sr.

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February 17 @ 3PM
SOME LIKE IT HOT (PG)
Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American black and white romantic comedy film set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The supporting cast includes George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee, and Nehemiah Persoff. The screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on a screenplay by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan from the French film Fanfare of Love. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre. Despite Monroe's contract requiring the film to be in color, she agreed to it being filmed in black and white after seeing that Curtis and Lemmon's makeup gave them a "ghoulish" appearance on color film. Some Like It Hot opened to largely positive reviews and is today considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. It was voted as the top comedy film by the American Film Institute on their list on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs poll in 2000. In 2017, the film was voted the best comedy of all time in a poll of 253 film critics from 52 countries conducted by the BBC in 2017. In 2005, the British Film Institute included this film on British Film Institute list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.

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February 24 @ 3PM
THE AFRICAN QUEEN (PG)
The African Queen is a 1951 British-American adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester. The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf. The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier and Peter Viertel. It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and had a music score by Allan Gray. The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor – his only Oscar), and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel. The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, with the Library of Congress deeming it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The film currently holds a 98% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 41 reviews.

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March 1, 2019 8:00PM *General Admission Seating 1st Floor Rows C-K only*
EmiSunshine
Critically-acclaimed teen prodigy, singer/songwriter, and global entertainer, EmiSunshine, is a 14-year-old, who performs more than 100 dates a year.

Emi’s October 2018 appearance on “Pickler & Ben” was her fourth national television appearance to date. Early in her career, she was invited to perform on “Today” (NBC/2014); Earlier this year, she wowed audiences with her extraordinary talents to perform in two separate episodes of “Little Big Shots-Starring Steve Harvey” (NBC-April 2018/July 2018). Most recently, EmiSunshine was invited to record a duet with Grant Maloy Smith; the two recorded the twangy novelty song titled "Fly Possum Fly." The single will be released to radio this holiday season (Suburban Cowboy Records).


An EmiSunshine signature tune is also highlighted in the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary, “The King” (Eugene Jarecki/May 2018); the film was recognized at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and premiered at Cannes Film Festival where Emi performed. Emi makes a cameo appearance in the film among a colorful cast of characters, most notably, Steven Baldwin, Ethan Hawke, James Carville, Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, and Roseanne Cash. Working alongside renowned country music producer Tony Brown (who has more than 100 No. 1 songs to his credit and has enjoyed 100 million in album sales), Emi is currently in the studio recording her next project.

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Accessibility Services

The Valerie Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating. Wheelchair seat locations are available for wheelchair users at all performances. Please advise the box office in advance that you require a wheelchair location. Parking is available in the municipal lots. The Valerie Theatre also provides assisted listening devices free of charge at the concession stand prior to performances (subject to availability).


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