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Coming Soon to the Neon
(Opening dates are subject to change)
June 24
RITA MORENO (IN PERSON)
July 1
SUMMER OF SOUL (IN PERSON)
July 9
THE LONELIEST WHALE (IN PERSON)
July 16
ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN (IN PERSON)
July 16
SUMMERTIME (IN PERSON)
Aug ?
AILEY

Now playing at The Neon...
12 MIGHTY ORPHANS
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 58 Min
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Synopsis (Sony Classics)
"12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football." CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM.
12 MIGHTY ORPHANS
12 MIGHTY ORPHANS
Tuesday & Wednesday (June 22 & 23)
3:30, 7:00
Thursday (June 24)
3:30
Friday (June 25)
1:00, 4:15, 7:30
Saturday (June 26)
4:15, 7:30
Sunday (June 27)
1:00, 4:15, 7:30
Monday - Wednesday (June 28-30)
3:30, 7:00
HOLLER + WE STILL MAKE THINGS
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 43 Min (combined running time)
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Synopsis (IFC & filmmakers)
2 films, both made by graduates of Wright State's Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures, will open on June 10! HOLLER, the feature directorial debut from Nicole Riegel that was shot in Ohio, played at The Toronto International Film Festival last year and has been picked up for North American distribution by IFC Films. VARIETY named Riegel as one of “10 Directors To Watch.” "In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are drying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories by night." WE STILL MAKE THINGS, a short documentary made during the pandemic, was directed by Wright State graduate Ian Cook. The film had its premiere at The Cleveland International Film Festival earlier this year, and it was executive produced by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar. It tells the story of a team of Dayton folks pulling together to solve the PPE shortage facing Premier Health at the start of COVID last year…and it showcases the inspiring can-do spirit of the Dayton community as Premier Health joins forces with the University of Dayton Research Institute and eventually an auto parts manufacturer in Piqua to make sure the hospitals had the PPE they needed. CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR HOLLER. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR HOLLER.
HOLLER + WE STILL MAKE THINGS
HOLLER + WE STILL MAKE THINGS
NOW PLAYING!
NOW PLAYING!
Tuesday (June 22)
3:15
Wednesday (June 23)
3:15, 7:15
Thursday (June 24)
3:15
FINAL DAY - June 24!
FINAL DAY - June 24!
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 26 Min
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Synopsis (Kino Lorber)
We have 2 in-person screenings set for this great new documentary. "The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood. Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (Capote) and Zachary Quinto (Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men's fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and – most significantly – each other."
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE
2 Special Screenings
2 Special Screenings
Saturday (June 19)
Noon
Thursday (June 24)
7:30
RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 30
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Synopsis (Roadside Attractions)
Opens June 24! "Over a 70+ year career, Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become a celebrated and beloved actor, one of the rare EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Award Winners of our time. Born into poverty on a Puerto Rican farm, Moreno and her seamstress mother immigrated to New York City when Moreno was five years old. After studying dance and performing on Broadway, Moreno was cast as any ethnic minority the Hollywood studios needed filled, be it Polynesian, Native American or Egyptian. Despite becoming the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award for her role as Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), the studios continued to offer Moreno lesser roles as stereotypical ethnic minorities, ignoring her proven talent." CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM.
RITA MORENO
JUST A GIRL...
Opens June 24
Opens June 24
Thursday (June 24)
7:20
Fri,Sat,Sun (June 25-27)
1:20, 4:00, 7:00
Monday-Wednesday (June 28-30)
3:15, 7:15
Thursday (July 1)
3:15, 7:30
DISCLOSURE
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 48 Min
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Synopsis (NEON & Netflix)
"An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture." The Dayton LGBT Film Festival is hosting a special PRIDE-Months screening of this incredible documentary on Saturday, June 26. We had booked this film back in early 2020...but had to cancel our screening due to COVID restrictions. Now it's finally on our big screen...and we're raising money for David's Place at Daybreak. Click the "official website" link under the film's title to request your tickets.
DISCLOSURE
DISCLOSURE
Benefit Screening
Free Admission
Saturday (June 26)
Noon
SUMMER OF SOUL
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 57 Min
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Synopsis (Searchlight Pictures)
"In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. SUMMER OF SOUL (...or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” is the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand. The winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival will be released theatrically by Searchlight Pictures and will begin its NEON run on July 1."
SUMMER OF SOUL
SUMMER OF SOUL
Opens July 1
Opens July 1
Thursday (July 1)
7:15
Friday,Saturday,Sunday (July 2-4)
12:50, 4:00, 7:15
Monday-Wednesday (July 5-7)
3:30, 7:15
THE FAMILY SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL
Rating: NR
Running Time: approx 1 hour each week
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Synopsis (THE NEON & ThinkTV PBS)
On Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11am, THE NEON and ThinkTV PBS will kick off a 10-week series of FREE Family Films on Saturday mornings. Each week, doors will open at 10:30am, and tickets will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Featuring episodic shorts from popular characters in the PBS Kids library, these screenings will give an opportunity for families to enjoy the movie-going experience together in a budget-friendly way while keeping kids thoughtfully engaged over the summer. Each Saturday will focus on a different program – from DINOSAUR TRAIN, DANIEL TIGER, and NATURE CAT to CURIOUS GEORGE, WILD KRATTS, and ODD SQUAD. Activity books will be available for children to take home after the screenings, and a fun celebration is being planned for the final screening on Saturday, September 4. (Details in progress.) This film festival is made possible from the generous support of The RubiGirls Scholarship Initiative.
FAMILY SUMMER FEST
Tickets Are First-Come, First-Serve!
Saturday (July 3)
11:00am - NATURE CAT
Saturday (July 10)
11:00am - WILD KRATTS
Saturday (July 17)
11:00am - DINOSAUR TRAIN
Saturday (July 24)
11:00am - ODD SQUAD
SCRIPTED IN BLACK FILM SERIES
Rating: R
Running Time: vary
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Synopsis (Scripted in Black)
"When SIB thinks of super chill kick back Thursday vibes, we envision a film series featuring just a few of the greatest Black classics + favorites to date. Whether we are learning from the past, relishing in hood politics, or examining the dynamics of friendship, this film series allows us to collectively experience the art of cinema, together. Featuring three Black-owned local businesses and partnering with THE NEON in Dayton allows for mingling amongst the creative community + supporting the local business ecosystem. This movie night series is a chance to celebrate as a community the importance of Black storytelling and the way it honors the multi-dimensional layers of our culture, experience, and perspective. This movie night series is the perfect way to close out a busy work week and step into the weekend with laughs, high vibes, + a little reminiscing on the good old days." Tickets are $20 each and come with a complimentary popcorn and soda. Reserve your tickets on-line by clicking the "TICKETS" button on the top of this page. Each film will be preceded by a business mixer from 6:00-7:00 on THE NEON's patio...then films will start at 7:15! Check out the list of films and featured businesses below. Sponsored by Westchester Education Services.
SCRIPTED IN BLACK FILM SERIES
3 Films + Featured Businesses
Thursday (July 8), 7:15
JUST MERCY - Dayton Young Black Professionals
Thursday (July 15), 7:15
PAID IN FULL - AKenlo
Thursday (July 22), 7:15
THE WOOD - Teddy’s World
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS - Updated 6/17/21
Rating: NR
Running Time: Stay tuned!
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Synopsis (NEON MGMT.)
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the movies! THE NEON's Board determined the following guidelines for reopening. The safety and health of our staff and customers is paramount. TO ENSURE THAT NEON STAFF & GUESTS STAY HEALTHY: Masks will continue to be required for all staff and all unvaccinated guests. As of June 11, masks are optional for vaccinated patrons. Our entrance to the building has moved to our patio doors - this will streamline transactions - separating ticketing from food purchases. Additional time between screenings will also minimize lobby traffic; Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized every 30 minutes; Floor markers will assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby; Please arrive before the scheduled showtime; Auditoriums will be available for seating up to 40 minutes before each show; In the auditoriums, every other row will be unavailable; Groups may sit together, but 3 seats will be required between parties in each row (starting June 25, only 1 buffer seat will be required between parties); We have increased the time between screenings to allow us sufficient time to sanitize the auditoriums; For additional assurance, seat wipes will also be available for customer use. HEPA filtration & Ultra Violet air recirculation units have been added in the lobby and each auditorium. Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste/smell.
NOW OPEN!
IN-PERSON SCREENINGS!
PNC Presents WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES
Rating: varies
Running Time: varies
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Synopsis (THE NEON)
We were delighted to partner with The Human Race Theatre Company during their 2019/2020 Season - "Women of Influence: Their Power, Passion & Pitfalls." PNC came on board to sponsor this spectacular line-up of films - and then the world closed down in the middle of the season. Our first three screenings were very successful. Unfortunately, we will have to find a new date for BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY BLANCHE as well as DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! Once we are back to traditional capacity, we will determine new screening times and move forward - passes for this program will be honored at that time. Please stay tuned!
PNC's WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Each Film Screens One Time
BE NATURAL
New Date TBD!
DIE! DIE! MY DARLING!
New Date TBD!