Courtroom drama: Edmund Gwenn, right, as Kris Kringle, and John Payne as Kris’s lawyer in “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947). (Foxmovies.com)
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Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

14 cool and classic films you have to see at the Victoria this summer

What could be better than watching classic film favorites in a cool, dark theater? 

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According to the Victoria Theatre Association -- almost nothing, which is why they are launching their 2018 Summer Cool Films Series. The series runs from July 6 to Aug. 26, and will show film favorites like The Princess Bride, Planet of the Apes (50th anniversary), The Towering Inferno and more.

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“There’s no better way to spend your summer than at the historic Victoria Theatre watching classic films,” said Ken Neufeld, president & CEO of Victoria Theatre Association and The Arts Center Foundation in a press release to this news organization. “This summer we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Planet of the Apes and 30th anniversary of Die Hard. Bring the family for a fun Christmas in July weekend with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf and Miracle on 34th Street and meet the new Rike’s Elves Gustaf and Gigi. Or, bring a date to the Disaster Weekend featuring The Poseidon AdventureThe Towering Inferno, and Earthquake.”

Terry Jones (far right in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) will appear at Dragon Con and the Fox Theatre. (Sony Home Entertainment)

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The series kicks off July 6 with the showing of Adam’s Rib, starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. The series concludes Aug. 26 with Annie Get Your Gun starring Betty Hutton, Howard Keel and Louis Calhern. 

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Tickets to the screenings are $6, or you can purchase a 10-ticket passbook for $39. Passbooks are not valid for Reel Late at the Vic movies. New this year, guests can now purchase show tickets in advance at Ticket Center Stage.

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“We also have old and new classic films Adam’s Rib, The Princess Bride, Irma La Douce, and Annie Get Your Gun. Our Reel Late at the VIC series continues with the return of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on July 14 and Monty Python’s The Holy Grail on Aug. 11. We are still using 35 mm prints as much as possible, keeping the prices low, and, of course, free popcorn and soda at most every show,” said Neufeld. 

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Want to go?

WHAT: VTA’s 2018 Summer Cool Films Series

WHERE: 138 N. Main St., Dayton

WHEN: July 6 through Aug. 26

TICKETS: Call 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630 | Website

INFO: Website

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