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.<

MARY POPPINS (1964) – August 10-12


139 Minutes

Directed by Robert Stevenson

Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke & David Tomlinson

From the moment Julie Andrews floats in on those changing winds, you can’t help but become completely and totally entranced with her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ways! Come see the astonishing film version of the magical tale before you see the Broadway musical this season at the Schuster Center!


Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

THE GODFATHER (1972) –August 17

175 Minutes

Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino & James Caan

Winner of over 20 various prestigious awards (including seven Academy Awards®), this classic film about the New York-Italian Mafia and their need for revenge is 175 minutes of mesmerizing cinema work you won’t want to miss on our big screen.

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) –August 18

200 Minutes, 1974

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro & Robert Duvall

This continuation of THE GODFATHER is the first sequel to win an Academy Award® for Best Picture. Need we say more?

THE GODFATHER PART III (1990) –August 19

170 Minutes

Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton & Andy Garcia

Michael Corleone wants redemption, but the Mafia is a force to be reckoned with, and they aren’t letting Michael go without a fight.

CALAMITY JANE (1953) –August 24-26

101 Minutes

Directed by David Butler

Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel & Allyn Ann McLerie

Come see sweet little Doris Day transform into a rootin’, tootin’, shootin’ cowgirl in this classic musical

tale full of comedy and romance in the Old West!

For tickets call the Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or go online or visit the Box Office located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.

For more information about Victoria Theatre Association’s entire 2012-2013 season, visit

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton’s premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Partners Broadway Series, the PNC Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Star Attractions, the Projects Unlimited Variety Series, KeyBank African-American Arts Festival, and the Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. Victoria Theatre Association is proud of its alliance with the Dayton Opera. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.