Penn State Altoona Film Series
In recognition of Penn State Altoona’s 75th anniversary, the college is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Downtown Movies Film Series. As a special commemorative aspect, the eighteen films for this season reflect seventy-five years of American cinema. Featuring two films from each decade of the college’s operation, the series will be a cinematic and historical journey not to be missed.
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!
The Wizard of Oz
1939 | Fantasy | Rated G | 102 minutes
A Kansas girl finds herself in a mysterious land. Wear green to win the book.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
1939 | Drama | Rated G | 129 minutes
The classic political underdog film. Bring a box of cereal to win the DVD.
The Major and the Minor
1942 | Comedy | Rated G | 100 minutes
A woman poses as a girl to save on fare but becomes trapped at a military school.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942 | Musical | Rated G | 126 minutes
The colorful life of musician George M. Cohan. Wear red, white, and blue to win the DVD.
Trouble Along the Way
1953 | Football | Rated PG | 110 minutes
Coach John Wayne struggles with his college team. Wear sports apparel to win a PSU prize.
House of Wax
1953 | Horror | Rated PG | 88 minutes
A wax museum owner has villainous plans in store! Wear a costume to win the DVD.
The Great Escape
1963 | Action | Rated PG | 172 minutes
POWs try to evade their captors. Bring a photo of a loved one in uniform to win the book.
In the Heat of the Night
1967 | Drama | Rated PG | 109 minutes
A bigoted white sheriff and a black detective join forces. Bring a can of food to win the DVD.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
1977 | Sci-Fi | Rated PG | 137 minutes
A man is drawn to an impending UFO arrival. Bring a box of instant potatoes to win the DVD.
1973 | Crime | Rated PG | 129 minutes
Two con men try to pull their greatest heist. Bring a deck of cards to win the soundtrack.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
1988 | Fantasy | Rated PG | 104 minutes
A bitter detective helps a cartoon rabbit on the run. Bring a magnifying glass to win the DVD.
The Color Purple
1985 | Drama | Rated PG-13 | 154 minutes
The life and trials of a young African American woman. Wear purple to win the classic book.
1992 | Suspense | Rated PG-13 | 126 minutes
Computer hackers discover the ultimate government secret. Wear sneakers to win the DVD.
1998 | Comedy | Rated PG-13 | 124 minutes
Two modern teens are transported to a 1950s sitcom. Bring a TV remote to win the DVD.
3:10 to Yuma
2007 | Western | Rated R | 122 minutes
A poor rancher escorts a condemned outlaw to prison. Wear a watch to win the book.
2001 | Drama | Rated PG | 152 minutes
An amnesic Hollywood screenwriter is mistaken for a hero. Win TCM Classic Movies Trivia.
2010 | Sports | Rated PG | 123 minutes
The story of the famous race horse and the Triple Crown. Bring a coin to win the DVD.
The Monuments Men
2014 | War | Rated PG-13 | 118 minutes
Art experts try to save priceless treasures from the Nazis. Bring a copy of your favorite work of art to win the book. Coincides with the Baker Mansion WWII Weekend.
Movie posters and stills are copyright of their respective studios. All films are obtained legally through our distributor, Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.