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July 19 @ 10AM
DESPICABLE ME 3 (PG)
Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures. It is the third main installment, fourth overall film in the Despicable Me film series and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). The film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Tickets for this event are available in person or by phone at the box office during business hours. No Internet sales.

July 21 @ 2:00PM
TALENTS UNLEASHED
Dance Central, a local dance studio, presents their end of summer dance recital. $15 advanced tickets; $20 day of show.

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July 21 @ 5:30PM
TALENTS UNLEASHED
Dance Central, a local dance studio, presents their end of summer dance recital. $15 advanced tickets; $20 day of show.

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July 22 @ 3PM
ALL ABOUT EVE (PG)
All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It was based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr, although screen credit was not given for it. The film stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, an ambitious young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life, ultimately threatening Channing's career and her personal relationships. The film co-stars George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and features Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Marilyn Monroe in one of her earliest roles, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates and Walter Hampden. Praised by critics at the time of its release, All About Eve received 14 Academy Award nominations and won six, including Best Picture. All About Eve is the only film in Oscar history to receive four female acting nominations (Davis and Baxter as Best Actress, Holm and Ritter as Best Supporting Actress). All About Eve was selected in 1990 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry and was among the first 50 films to be registered. All About Eve appeared at #16 on AFI's 1998 list of the 100 best American films.

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July 26 @ 10AM
WILLY WONKA and the CHOCLOATE FACTORY (G)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Filming took place in Munich in 1970, and the film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 30, 1971. In 2014, 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". Tickets for this event are available in person or by phone at the box office during business hours. No Internet sales.

July 29 @ 3PM
KEY LARGO (NR)
Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall. The supporting cast features Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The film was adapted by Richard Brooks and Huston from Maxwell Anderson's 1939 play of the same name, which played on Broadway for 105 performances in 1939 and 1940. Key Largo was the fourth and final film pairing of married actors Bogart and Bacall, after To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), and Dark Passage (1947). Claire Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a drunken ex-singer, the moll of Robinson's character.

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August 2 @ 7PM ***FREE Event*** Doors open at 6PM.
Sailor Superstitions featuring Tom Ritchie
It is never good to pass the salt at the dinner table without the pepper. Such a practice can be very dangerous for a ship at sea or so the story goes. And that is just one sailor superstition. Hear longtime sea farer, Tom Ritchie, describe why salt and pepper should never be passed separately, along with many more fascinating seaman superstition stories. Ritchie has been at sea for over 40 years, touching many countries on all continents. His work as an expedition leader, naturalist and lecturer with Lindblad Expeditions has taken him to both polar regions many times, to the South Pacific, Africa, Australia, South America, just about any place that touches water. Throughout those years he has picked up a plethora of stories that are both interesting and amusing. Seating capacity of 150.

August 5 @ 3PM
THE THIN MAN (NR)
The Thin Man is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles; Nick is a hard-drinking, retired private detective, and Nora is a wealthy heiress. Their wire-haired fox terrier Asta is played by canine actor Skippy. The film's screenplay was written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, a married couple. In 1934, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The titular "Thin Man" is not Nick Charles, but the man Charles is initially hired to find – Clyde Wynant (part way through the film, Charles describes Wynant as a "thin man with white hair"). The "Thin Man" moniker was thought by many viewers to refer to Nick Charles and, after a time, it was used in the titles of sequels as if referring to Charles.

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August 10 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies***
BODY HEAT (R)
Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir erotic thriller film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna, and features Ted Danson, J. A. Preston, and Mickey Rourke. The film was inspired by Double Indemnity and Out of the Past. The film launched Turner's career—Empire magazine cited the film in 1995 when it named her one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History". The New York Times wrote in 2005 that, propelled by her "jaw-dropping movie debut [in] Body Heat ... she built a career on adventurousness and frank sexuality born of robust physicality." The film was the directorial debut of Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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August 12 @ 3PM
THE GOONIES (PG)
The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner, who produced with Harvey Bernhard. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of kids who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from demolition, and, in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the entire adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals, who also want the treasure for themselves. Warner Bros. released it on June 7, 1985, in the United States. The film grossed $61.5 million worldwide and has become a cult film. In 2017, 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".

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August 19 @ 3PM ***Back by Popular Demand***
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. This classic features the Old Citrus County Courthouse and locations in Inglis, Ocala and Yankeetown.

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August 26 @ 3PM
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (NR)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown is a 1964 American musical film directed by Charles Walters and starring Debbie Reynolds. The screenplay by Helen Deutsch is based on the book of the 1960 musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown by Richard Morris. The song score was composed by Meredith Willson. The plot is a fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Brown, who survived the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. Debbie Reynolds was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Brown.

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September 2 @ 3PM
MARY POPPINS (G)
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical-fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, loosely based on P. L. Travers's book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family's dynamic. Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles.

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September 14 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies***
GREASE (PG)
Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name. Written by Bronte Woodard and directed by Randal Kleiser in his theatrical feature film debut, the film depicts the lives of two high school seniors: a bad boy (played by John Travolta) and a good girl (played by Olivia Newton-John) in the late 1950s. Grease was successful both critically and commercially.

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September 16 @ 3PM
HAROLD & MAUDE (PG)
Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic black comedy drama directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama. The plot revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) who is intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops a strong friendship, and eventually a romantic relationship, with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all.

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September 23 @ 3PM
REAR WINDOW (PG)
Rear Window is a 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written by John Michael Hayes based on Cornell Woolrich's 1942 short story "It Had to Be Murder". Originally released by Paramount Pictures, the film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr. It was screened at the 1954 Venice Film Festival. The film is considered by many filmgoers, critics, and scholars to be one of Hitchcock's best and one of the greatest films ever made. It received four Academy Award nominations and was ranked number 42 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list and number 48 on the 10th-anniversary edition, and in 1997 was added to the United States National Film Registry in the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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September 30 @ 3PM
VERTIGO (PG)
Vertigo is a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson. Scottie is forced into early retirement because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia (an extreme fear of heights) and vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement). Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin's wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely. The film was shot on location in San Francisco, California, and at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. It is the first film to use the dolly zoom, an in-camera effect that distorts perspective to create disorientation, to convey Scottie's acrophobia. As a result of its use in this film, the effect is often referred to as "the Vertigo effect". It has appeared repeatedly in polls of the best films by the American Film Institute, including a 2007 ranking as the ninth-greatest American movie of all time.

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October 13 @ 7:30PM
LANNIE BATTISTINI and the Hands In Motion Latin Jazz Ensemble
Pianist, Arranger, Producer and Grammy Award Winner Lannie Battistini has spearheaded the music industry with three of his Latin Jazz Albums. His original arrangements are known for their powerful fusion of popular mainstream Jazz with his style of authentic, Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz rhythms which trademark each composition. Together with world-class musicians, Lannie will bring a unique jazz experience with a special tribute with standards from Cole Porter and Herbie Hancock and a combination of other musical interpretations and original compositions from his albums.

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November 10 @ 7:30PM
LANDSCAPE of GUITAR
The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art & music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling guitar rivers and vivid guitar worlds in stunning HD. Award winning singer-songwriters Patchouli & Terra Guitarra create a live symphony of color & sound to “inspire the human spirit” Chicago Tribune. Experience the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, the guitars of the Gipsy Kings and the colors of Van Gogh.

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December 8 @ 7:30PM
VOCAL FLASH HOLIDAY SHOW
Get ready to party with Vocal Flash, the singers and dancers who riff, rap and dance to your favorite holiday songs! You won’t want to miss this flash party mob with high energy vocals and dance moves to heat up the Valerie Theatre this holiday season!

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December 15 @ 3:00PM
THE DITCHFIELD FAMILY SINGERS
A Christmas Holiday Show for the entire family! Don't miss the Ditchfield Family who are returning by popular demand, to sing your favorite Christmas songs and more during this unforgettable Holiday experience. The Ditchfield Family Singers has been one of the most popular groups to present at the Valerie!
Come join us in the holiday spirit!

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January 19 @ 3:00PM
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
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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February 16 @ 3:00PM
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
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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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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