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Penn State Altoona Film Series

The highly popular Penn State Altoona Downtown Movies series continues again this year with a great selection of cinema for audience members of every age and taste. Ranging from classic dramas to contemporary romance and suspense, this year's lineup is bound to please. Pay special note to different promotional giveaways for each movie showing. Wear some thematic apparel or donate to local charity to be entered into special prizes for each week.


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All films will be shown on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in the theater of Penn State Altoona's Devorris Downtown Center unless otherwise noted. Please check each individual film listing to confirm times and locations.

Films are free and open to the public. Free popcorn and soda!


2015-2016 Film Series

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August 30
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

1982 | Sci-Fi | PG | 115 min

A lonely boy befriends a homesick alien. Bring Reese’s Pieces to win the DVD.

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September 6
Some Like it Hot

1959 | Comedy | PG | 120 min

Two male musicians on the run pose as women. Donate cereal to win the book Altoona.

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September 13
The Ghost Writer

2010 | Suspense | PG-13 | 128 min

A memoirist uncovers a prime minister’s scandals. Donate a used book to win the novel.

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September 27
A Foreign Affair

1948 | Comedy | PG | 116 min

A congresswoman falls for an officer in postwar Berlin. Bring a key to win the book Year Zero.

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October 4
The Birdcage

1996 | Comedy | R | 117 min

A gay couple must play it straight when the in-laws visit. Donate a can of food to win the DVD.

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October 11
The Theory of Everything

2014 | Romance | PG-13 | 123 min

Stephen Hawking finds love and beats the odds of life. Donate a box of chalk to win the book.

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October 25
Psycho

1960 | Suspense | PG-13 | 109 min

Horror awaits a fugitive secretary at the Bates Motel. Bring a newspaper to win the novel.

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November 8
War Horse

2011 | Drama | PG-13 | 146 min

A boy searches for his horse in WWI. Bring a photo of a loved one in uniform to win the DVD.

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November 15
The Professionals

1966 | Western | PG-13 | 117 min

Bounty men agree to rescue a missing wife from bandits. Wear a cowboy hat to win the DVD.

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November 29
Philomena

2013 | Drama | PG-13 | 98 min

A journalist helps a woman look for her long-lost son. Donate a notebook to win the book.

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December 13
The Muppet Christmas Carol

1992 | Family | G | 85 min

The Muppets assume the roles of the Dickens classic. Wear a Santa hat to win the novel.

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January 17
Secondhand Lions

2003 | Adventure | PG | 110 min

A teen moves in with two colorful uncles in 1962 Texas. Donate a can of corn to win the DVD.

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February 21
Lincoln

2012 | Drama | PG-13 | 150 min

The 16th president fights to end slavery. Donate a roll of pennies or $5 to win the book.

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March 13
Gravity

2013 | Sci-Fi | PG-13 | 91 min

A lone astronaut struggles to return to Earth. Bring a family photo to win the DVD.

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March 20
The Manchurian Candidate

1962 | Suspense | PG-13 | 126 min

A brainwashed Korean War vet becomes an assassin. Donate a deck of cards to win the DVD.

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April 3
The Natural

1984 | Sports | PG | 134 min

A baseball player overcomes adversity with his lucky bat. Wear a ball cap to win the novel.

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April 17
On the Town

1949 | Musical | G | 98 min

Three sailors on leave seek fun and romance in New York City. Wear white to win the DVD.

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April 24
WALL-E

2008 | Family | G | 98 min

A robot leaves the polluted Earth to find true love. Make a donation to win the DVD.

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May 1
The Glenn Miller Story

1954 | Drama | G | 115 min

The Big Band musician inspires 1930s-1940s Americans. Bring your favorite music to win a CD.


Movie posters and stills are copyright of their respective studios. All films are obtained legally through our distributor, Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.