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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 11, Noon to 7PM
9/11 EXHIBIT and TRIBUTE
The City of Inverness, the Valerie Theatre Cultural Center and the National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers invite you to an exhibit of artifacts, first responder memorabilia, flags & news clippings.
Come see the largest collection of 9/11 memorabilia and artifacts in the state of Florida. Meet responders and hear their harrowing tale on that new day of infamy. New this year at the exhibit and tribute are newly acquired never before seen artifacts from ground zero will be on display.
Freedom Walk to Liberty Park at 5:30PM
FREE to the public

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 15 @ 6:00PM
SPANISH AMERICAN CLUB of CITRUS COUNTY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
The Spanish American Club of Citrus County presents their Annual Scholarship Fundraiser to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Presenting Grupo Tradicional Nativa con El Mostro del Cuatro Orlando Santiago.

All proceeds go to benefit the Spanish American Club Scholarship Program.

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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 7 @ 3PM
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (G)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 British musical adventure fantasy film, directed by Ken Hughes and written by Roald Dahl and Hughes, loosely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. The film stars Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Lionel Jeffries, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann and Gert Fröbe. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, the regular co-producer of the James Bond series of films (also based on Ian Fleming novels). John Stears supervised the special effects. Irwin Kostal supervised and conducted the music, while the musical numbers, written by Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman of Mary Poppins, were staged by Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood. The song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was nominated for an Academy Award.

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October 12 @ 7:30PM ***Friday Nite at the Movies***
THE SHINING (R)
The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson. The film is based on Stephen King's 1977 novel The Shining. The Shining is about Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Wintering over with Jack are his wife Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) and young son Danny Torrance (Danny Lloyd). Danny possesses "the shining", psychic abilities that include him seeing the hotel's horrific past. The hotel's cook, Dick Hallorann (Scatman Crothers), also has this and is able to telepathically communicate with Danny. The hotel had a previous winter caretaker who went crazy and killed his family and himself. After a winter storm leaves the Torrances snowbound, Jack's sanity deteriorates due to the influence of the supernatural forces that inhabit the hotel, placing his wife and son in danger. Although contemporary responses from critics were mixed, assessment became more favorable in following decades, and it is now widely regarded as one of the greatest horror films ever made. American director Martin Scorsese ranked it one of the 11 scariest horror movies 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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October 14 @ 3PM
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (PG)
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and Peter Boyle as the monster. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks. The film is a parody of the classic horror film genre, in particular the various film adaptations of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein produced by Universal in the 1930s. Most of the lab equipment used as props was created by Kenneth Strickfaden for the 1931 film Frankenstein. To help evoke the atmosphere of the earlier films, Brooks shot the picture entirely in black and white, a rarity in the 1970s, and employed 1930s' style opening credits and scene transitions such as iris outs, wipes, and fades to black. The film also features a period score by Brooks' longtime composer John Morris. A critical favorite and box office smash, Young Frankenstein ranks No. 28 on Total Film magazine's readers' "List of the 50 Greatest Comedy Films of All Time", No. 56 on Bravo TV's list of the "100 Funniest Movies", and No. 13 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest American movies. In 2003, it was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the United States National Film Preservation Board, and selected for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry. On its 40th anniversary, Brooks considered it by far his finest (although not his funniest) film as a writer-director.

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October 21 @ 7:00PM
STILL ALICE (PG-13)
Two special screenings at the Valerie Theatre in celebration of Citrus County Walk Aware, a fund-raising weekend for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), a regional non-profit that serves and supports caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in eight west-central Florida counties, including Citrus County.

Each showing will be followed by an audience Q&A hosted by AFO Executive Director Kathleen Winters, and AFO Board President Debbie Selsavage.

Still Alice (PG-13) is a 2014 American independent drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and based on Lisa Genova's bestselling 2007 novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor diagnosed with familial Alzheimer's disease shortly after her 50th birthday. Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom. Glatzer and Westmoreland were approached by Lex Lutzus and James Brown to adapt Genova's novel in 2011, when Glatzer had just been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Moore was their first choice for the lead role; she researched Alzheimer's disease for four months to prepare for the part. The film was shot in New York in March 2014, with a budget of $4 million. Still Alice had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014. It received critical acclaim, particularly for the performance given by Moore, who won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress. She dedicated her Academy Award win to Glatzer, who died from ALS in March 2015. The film was named among the year's top ten independent films by the National Board of Review.

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October 21 @ 3PM
STILL ALICE (PG-13)
Two special screenings at the Valerie Theatre in celebration of Citrus County Walk Aware, a fund-raising weekend for the Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO), a regional non-profit that serves and supports caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in eight west-central Florida counties, including Citrus County.

Each showing will be followed by an audience Q&A hosted by AFO Executive Director Kathleen Winters, and AFO Board President Debbie Selsavage.

Still Alice (PG-13) is a 2014 American independent drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland and based on Lisa Genova's bestselling 2007 novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore as Alice Howland, a linguistics professor diagnosed with familial Alzheimer's disease shortly after her 50th birthday. Alec Baldwin plays her husband, John, and Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish play her children, Lydia, Anna and Tom. Glatzer and Westmoreland were approached by Lex Lutzus and James Brown to adapt Genova's novel in 2011, when Glatzer had just been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Moore was their first choice for the lead role; she researched Alzheimer's disease for four months to prepare for the part. The film was shot in New York in March 2014, with a budget of $4 million. Still Alice had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014. It received critical acclaim, particularly for the performance given by Moore, who won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress. She dedicated her Academy Award win to Glatzer, who died from ALS in March 2015. The film was named among the year's top ten independent films by the National Board of Review.

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October 28 @ 3PM
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (G)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (a.k.a. Farewell to the Master and Journey to the World) is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film released by 20th Century Fox and produced by Julian Blaustein. Directed by Robert Wise, it stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe. The screenplay was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. The score was composed by Bernard Herrmann. In The Day the Earth Stood Still, a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful eight-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race. In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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October 31 @ 7:30PM ***No Props, Please!*** $8.00
THE ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW (R)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, O'Brien himself, and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original Royal Court Theatre, Roxy Theatre, and Belasco Theatre productions. Still in limited release four decades after its premiere, it is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It is often shown close to Halloween. Today, the film has a large international following. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.

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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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