Dayton's Victoria Theater Film Series Presents CLEOPATRA, Now thru 7/15

Dayton's Victoria Theater Film Series Presents CLEOPATRA, Now thru 7/15

Victoria Theatre Association invites you to the 2012 Cool Films Series presentation of the iconic film, CLEOPATRA, tonight, July 13 through July 15, 2012, at the historic Victoria Theatre. CLEOPATRA stars the enchanting actress Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison.

Played by the legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, CLEOPATRA chronicles the struggles of the young Queen of Egypt as she attempts to resist pressures from imperialist Rome. Released in 1963, CLEOPATRA holds the record for most expensive film ever made with lavish sets, intricate costumes, and remarkable make-up that won Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects at the 1963 Academy Awards©.

What’s the best part about the 2012 Cool Films Series (besides FREE popcorn and soda)? Tickets are just $5 each, or $28 for a 10-ticket passbook for passbook subscribers – a great entertainment bargain during a year when gas prices have been hovering near $4 per gallon!

Passbooks are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Passbook and individual show tickets may be purchased by phone at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or online at – click on Victoria Theatre Association, then Cool Films Series.

Tickets are also available day-of-show at Ticket Center Stage Box Office at the Victoria Theatre, beginning one hour prior to showtime. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Victoria Theatre. Recreating the feel of the old-time movie palaces, guests may enjoy free popcorn and soda in the lobby beginning one hour prior to showtime, a Mighty Wurlitzer organ concert beginning 30 minutes prior to showtime, and a classic cartoon just before the movie.

Presenting sponsor for the 2012 Cool Films Series is Freund, Freeze and Arnold.

Sunday Matinee Special!

As if free popcorn and soda were not enough, Go Cupcake’s Cupcake Truck will make an appearance one hour before the Sunday 2 p.m. matinee. Go Cupcake’s scrumptious cupcakes will be available for purchase starting at $2.50 per cupcake that come in a variety of flavors.

For the full scoop on this summer’s series, including video clips and much more, go to Be sure to visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for exclusive Victoria TheaTre Cool Films Series updates and offers.

Upcoming Films Include:

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) –July 20–22


170 Minutes

Directed by John Sturges

Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner & Richard Attenborough

Come see this war drama about the escape plans of a group of POWs in WWII - you will be amazed by the real life story (and exhilarated by all of Steve McQueen’s awesome motorcycle chase scenes)!



108 Minutes

Directed by Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier & Katharine Hepburn
When Joey brings her new African American fiancé, John (Sidney Poitier), to her 1960s hometown, they make a whole lot of waves. A political statement at the time, this film promotes respect and love between races and won the director, Stanley Kramer, a United Nations Award.



128 Minutes

Directed by Sidney Lumet

Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall & Ingrid Bergman

Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel is brought to life flawlessly. This is a star-studded film, with Academy Award® nominees Albert Finney and John Gielgud and Academy Award® winner Ingrid Bergman as the leads in this murder mystery that will keep you on The Edge of your seat.