ETH offers two screenings of Dramedy 2012

Published: 07/29/2022 08:00

Edmond Town Hall is planning two screenings of a Wes Anderson film next month. Moonrise Kingdom will be on Friday and Saturday, 5.-6. Offered at 9 p.m. Aug.

Tickets are the theater’s regular $3.50.

Contestants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite coming-of-age movie character, with a competition scheduled for each night. According to ETH employee Kat Moran, the winners will receive a free book of film vouchers with popcorn, sweets, a drink and a ticket.

“The idea for the competition came about when all the staff wanted to dress up as our favorite characters during the performances. We recognized that viewers of the film might also dress up as characters, so we wanted to bring it to the community as well,” said Moran The Newtown Bee.

Moran also explained the thinking behind the screening of the ten-year-old film.

“We want to be able to appeal to a newer/younger audience by showing films that are very popular but maybe not as well known,” she said. “Moonrise Kingdom takes place in New England during the summer, so we thought August, before school starts again, would be the perfect time to show it.”

Released in June 2012, Moonrise Kingdom is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, and starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban and the intro by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.

Set largely on the fictional island of New Penzance in New England, it tells the story of an orphan boy (Gilman) who escapes from a Boy Scout camp to reunite with his pen pal and his love interest, a girl with aggressive tendencies (Hayward). Feeling alienated from their guardians and shunned by their peers, the lovers flee to a secluded beach.

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Meanwhile, the island’s police captain (Willis) organizes a search party of scouts and family members to track down the runaways.

The film has a running time of 1 hour, 34 minutes and is rated PG-13.

Edmond City Hall is located at 45 Main Street. Tickets can be purchased at the box office before each performance and in advance online at

The theater’s upcoming schedule also includes performances by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness8th-10th July; Top Gun: Maverick14-16 July; The Bad Boys, July 22-24, which will also be the next weekend of free demonstrations hosted by Ingersoll Auto of Danbury; and The Bob’s Burgers Movie, 29.-31. July. Check our calendars, printed and online, for more details.

Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at [email protected]

Those planning to attend screenings of Moonrise Kingdom at Edmond Town Hall in early August are invited to dress up as their favorite character.

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