FINDING NEMO Kicks Off New Season of Planters Bank Presents… Film Series

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on April 19, 2017

After a brief hiatus for Easter Sunday, the Planters Bank Presents… Film Series at the Roxy Regional Theatre returns this Sunday, April 23, at 2:00pm, with the Disney and Pixar animated favorite FINDING NEMO. Tickets are now available at the Roxy Regional Theatre during regular box office hours.

The Spring/Summer 2017 schedule of the Planters Bank Presents… Film Series is as follows:

FINDING NEMO
Sunday, April 23 @ 2:00pm

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. A story about family, courage and challenges, Disney and Pixar’s animated adventure captured the Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature Film.”

Rating: G
Running time: 101 minutes
Release year: 2003
Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe, Brad Garrett

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FOOTLOOSE
Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00pm

A city teenager moves to a small Midwestern town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. Starring Kevin Bacon, this fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.”

Rating: PG
Running time: 107 minutes
Release year: 1984
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Christopher Penn

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm

Two sisters (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. The all-star cast also includes Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell, with Tom Hanks as the team’s washed-up, hard-drinking coach.

Rating: PG
Running time: 128 minutes
Release year: 1992
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell

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GREASE
Sunday, May 21 @ 2:00pm

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Featuring such favorites as “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” and the now famous “Greased Lightning,” this timeless classic will have you singing and dancing by the end of the movie.

Rating: PG
Running time: 110 minutes
Release year: 1978
Director: Randal Kleiser
Cast: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn

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ALADDIN
Sunday, May 28 @ 2:00pm

In the heart of an enchanted city, the street urchin Aladdin falls in love with the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie (voiced by Robin Williams) appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery. Revisit this Oscar-winning animated classic (“Best Score and Original Song” for “A Whole New World”) before it returns to the Disney Vault on April 30.

Rating: G
Running time: 90 minutes
Release year: 1992
Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements
Cast: Linda Larkin, Lea Salonga, Scott Weinger, Brad Kane, Robin Williams

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THE KING’S SPEECH
Sunday, June 4 @ 2:00pm

Stuttering King George “Bertie” VI (Colin Firth) finds his confidence thanks to a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush). Over time, the two men forge a bond that helps shape the United Kingdom’s future.

Rating: R
Running time: 118 minutes
Release year: 2010
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Derek Jacobi, Guy Pearce

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THE LITTLE MERMAID
Sunday, June 11 @ 2:00pm

Ariel, a young mermaid, strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface.

Rating: G
Running time: 83 minutes
Release year: 1989
Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements
Cast: Jodi Benson, Rene Auberjonois, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Sunday, June 25 @ 2:00pm

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of strong-willed women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold. Julia Roberts earned her first Oscar nomination as “Best Supporting Actress” in this film adapted from Robert Harling’s stage hit, which also features Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Daryl Hannah.

Rating: PG
Running time: 118 minutes
Release year: 1989
Director: Herbert Ross
Cast: Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis

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FORREST GUMP
Sunday, July 2 @ 2:00pm

Tom Hanks stars in this story of a simple man who is unwittingly swept up in some of the key moments of the 20th century, from landmark events like the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, to key figures of pop culture including Elvis Presley, John Lennon and several presidents.

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 142 minutes
Release year: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field

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101 DALMATIANS
Sunday, July 9 @ 2:00pm

When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella de Vil, parents Pongo and Perdita must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.

Rating: G
Running time: 80 minutes
Release year: 1961
Directors: Wolfgang Reitherman, Hamilton S. Luske, Clyde Geronimi
Cast: Betty Lou Gerson, Cate Bauer, Frederick Worlock, J. Pat O’Malley, Tom Conway

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HOOK
Sunday, July 16 @ 2:00pm

Robin Williams stars as a workaholic yuppie lawyer who remembers he was once Peter Pan after Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children. While returning to Neverland to rescue them, the miserable man is forced to rediscover his inner child and become a better father in the process.

Rating: PG
Running time: 145 minutes
Release year: 1991
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith

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JUMANJI
Sunday, July 23 @ 2:00pm

When two kids (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce) find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades (Robin Williams), along with a host of dangers which can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Rating: PG
Running time: 105 minutes
Release year: 1995
Director: Joe Johnston
Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth

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SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
Sunday, July 30 @ 2:00pm

In Disney’s spectacular screen version of the literary classic by Johann David Wyss, a Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island in the South Pacific, using teamwork and wits to overcome the obstacles of nature and man.

Rating: G
Running time: 126 minutes
Release year: 1960
Director: Ken Annakin
Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Tommy Kirk

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DIRTY DANCING
Sunday, August 6 @ 2:00pm

Spending the summer with her family at an upscale Catskills resort in the 1960s, an innocent teen (played by Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). Featuring the Oscar-winning song “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.”

Rating: PG-13
Running time: 97 minutes
Release year: 1987
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston

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UP
Sunday, August 13 @ 2:00pm

In a determined effort to defy his helpless senior citizen status and fulfill a lifelong dream, 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats away to South America. Soon after his remarkable lift-off, Carl finds that he has a stowaway: an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. The pair find a lost world full of incredible adventures and must learn to survive their new surroundings — and each other.

Rating: PG
Running time: 96 minutes
Release year: 2009
Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Cast: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
Sunday, August 20 @ 2:00pm

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen in this classic sci-fi tale about ordinary people and their extraordinary meetings with extraterrestrials.

Rating: PG
Running time: 135 minutes
Release year: 1977
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Fran├žois Truffaut, Bob Balaban

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Monday, August 21 (Time TBA)

An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

Rating: G
Running time: 139 minutes
Release year: 1968
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter

Sponsored by Planters Bank, the film series features vintage flicks and modern classics presented on Sunday afternoons in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 153-seat auditorium by means of equipment provided by the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council. Since Roxy Regional Theatre Executive Director Ryan Bowie brought film back to the theatre this fall for the first time in 33 years, the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville has played host to such favorites as Hocus Pocus, The Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the Lost Ark, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Toy Story, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Citizen Kane and others.

Admission is $5 (cash or check only). Tickets for each film go on sale one week prior to the showing and are available at the box office between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Monday through Friday. Any remaining tickets are available at the door one hour prior to show time. Popcorn, candy and bottled water are available as concessions.

For more details, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org/filmseries.

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