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Penn State Altoona Film Series

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!


Fall 2013

To Kill a Mockingbird

September 15
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Rated PG | 129 minutes | Genre: Drama
A white lawyer defends a black man wrongly accused of rape in the 1930s South. Bring some marbles or crayons for a chance to win a copy of the novel!

Les Miserables

September 29
Les Miserables (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 158 minutes | Genre: Historical
Musical. In 19th-century France, fugitive Jean Valjean attempts to escape the wrath of a detective. Bring a loaf of bread for a chance to win a copy of the classic novel!

42

October 13
42 (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 128 minutes | Genre: Baseball Drama
The story of baseball great Jackie Robinson as he signs on to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Wear your favorite baseball cap, shirt, or jersey for a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie!

Frankenstein

October 27
Frankenstein (1931)

Rated PG | 71 minutes | Genre: Classic Horror
A European doctor seeks to bring the dead back to life and creates a monster in the process. Wear a Halloween costume for a chance to win a copy of the original novel!

Battleground

November 10
Battleground (1949)

Rated PG | 118 minutes | Genre: War Drama
The men of the 101st Airborne in WWII dig in to fight the Battle of the Bulge. Bring a photo of your family service member for a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie!

Kon Tiki

November 24
Kon Tiki (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 118 minutes | Genre: Oceanic Adventure
An explorer travels 4,300 miles across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947.

The Dark Knight Rises

December 8
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 165 minutes | Genre: Superhero Drama
Batman returns to save the City of Gotham, which is once again under siege by villains. Wear something black for a chance to win a DVD copy of this movie! At Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center on Campus.

Christmas in Connecticut

December 15
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Rated G | 108 minutes | Genre: Holiday Comedy
A food writer who cannot cook must suddenly play host to a war hero at a country farm. Wear a Santa hat for a chance to win a DVD copy of this movie!


Spring 2014

October Sky

January 12
October Sky (1999)

Rated PG | 108 minutes | Genre: Inspirational Drama
A coal miner’s son in 1950s West Virginia plans to build a rocket for a science project.

The Cove

January 26
The Cove (2009)

Rated PG-13 | 92 minutes | Genre: Nature Documentary
Filmmakers infiltrate a cove in Japan to reveal dolphin abuse and human health risks.

The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show

February 9
The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show (1964)

Takes place at 8 p.m.
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut on American television. As part of the International Beatles Celebration, bring a favorite album to win a free Beatles CD!

Sleepless in Seattle

February 16
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Rated PG | 104 minutes | Genre: Romantic Comedy
A young son tries to play matchmaker for his widowed father. Bring a teddy bear for a chance to win a DVD copy of this movie!

The Express

February 23
The Express (2008)

Rated PG | 131 minutes | Genre: Football Drama
The story of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

The Hobbit

March 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 169 minutes | Genre: Fantasy
A Hobbit and dwarves set out to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon. Wear your favorite ring to for a chance to win a copy of the novel! At Pond View Lounge, Slep Student Center on Campus.

The Impossible

March 16
The Impossible (2012)

Rated PG-13 | 114 minutes | Genre: Inspiration/Thriller
A separated family is forced to overcome the deadly 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Bring a photo of a family member or loved one for a chance to win a DVD copy of this movie!

Inception

March 23
Inception (2010)

Rated PG-13 | 148 minutes | Genre: Action/Adventure
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Special showing in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week.

Mud

March 30
Mud (2013)

Rated PG-13 | 130 minutes | Genre: Adventure Thriller
Two young boys help a love struck fugitive in hiding on the Mississippi River.

Singin' in the Rain

April 13
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Rated G | 103 minutes | Genre: Musical Comedy
A silent movie star tries to save his career as movies with sound emerge in Hollywood. Bring an umbrella for a chance to win a DVD copy of this film!

Oz: The Great and Powerful

April 27
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

Rated PG | 130 minutes | Genre: Fantasy
A magician is swept away to the enchanted land of Oz and is forced to confront three witches. Bring a balloon for a chance to win a DVD copy of this movie!

The Great Escape

May 11
The Great Escape (1963)

Rated PG | 172 minutes | Genre: War Adventure
Allied prisoners of war attempt a daring escape from a German camp in WWII Europe. Held in conjunction with the WWII History Weekend at Baker Mansion, Altoona.