Films Series Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Plus Beer-Tasting


Victoria Theatre Association and the Heidelberg Distributing Company present the 2011 Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series showing of Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, July 22-24, 2011 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Arrive early and partake in the Second Annual Cool Films Series Beer-Tasting, beginning at 6:30pm.

Ranked #33 on American Film Institute's 100 Years ...100 Movies 10th Anniversary List, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) stars Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny DeVito. Nicholson plays a rebellious patient in a mental institution who tries to rally his fellow patients to overthrow the oppressive and dictator-like Nurse Ratched (Fletcher) who runs the asylum.

A dramatic look at what goes on behind closed doors at a mental institution, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest hit a "grand slam" at the 1976 Academy® Awards Ceremony, sweeping the awards with five awards including: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicolson); Best Actress in a Leading Role (Fletcher); Best Director (Milos Forman); Best Picture; and, Best Adapted Screenplay.

Beer-Tasting Friday and Saturday!

Come early and visit the Second Annual Cool Films Series Beer-Tasting! For $5 (4 pours) or $8 (6 pours) patrons can sample a selection of summer beers beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23! The Beer-Tasting price is in addition to the $5 movie admission.

The 2011 Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series is made possible through the generous support of Heidelberg Distributing Company.

What's the best part about the 2011 Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series (besides FREE popcorn and soda)? Tickets are just $5 each, or $28 for a 10-ticket passbook- a great entertainment bargain during a summer when gas prices are projected at over $4 a gallon!

Passbooks are on sale now through Ticket Center Stage. They may be purchased at the Schuster Center Box Office in downtown Dayton, by phone at (937) 228-3630 or toll free (888) 228-3630, or online at - click on Victoria Theatre Association, then Michelob Ultra Cool Films.

Individual tickets are available day-of-show at the Victoria Theatre box office, 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 air-conditioned comfort of 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.

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Upcoming Films

Mel Brooks WEEKEND July 29 - 31
Before you see the stage production of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein at the Schuster Center in October, celebrate the comedy genius of Mel Brooks this summer with Young Frankenstein (1974), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Producers (1968).

Young Frankenstein (1974) - July 29
Black and white
106 minutes
Directed by Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman
Young Neurosurgeon, Dr. Frankenstein, continues his fathers' reanimation experiments with the help of his hunchback sidekick, beautiful lab assistant and old housekeeper.

Blazing Saddles (1974) - July 30
93 minutes
Directed by Mel Brooks
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder and Slim Pickens
To make a small western town unlivable and then gain political control, corrupt political boss Hedley Lemar gives the townspeople their first black sheriff. However, this soon backfires as the new sheriff spoils his crooked plans.

The Producers (1968) - July 31
88 minutes
Directed by Mel Brooks
Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder and Dick Shawn
In pursuit of a fortune, down-and-out theater producer Max Bialystock swindles rich elderly women into financing the worst musical of all time!

PLEASE NOTE: This film will be shown on DVD as there is not a 35mm print available.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) - August 5-7
101 minutes
Directed by Victor Fleming
Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan and Ray Bolger
Luckily there's no need to worry about lions, tigers or bears when this beloved film comes to the Victoria Theatre. Sing along as you watch Judy Garland's unforgettable performance and travel through the Land of Oz.

The African Queen (1951) - August 12-14
101 minutes
Directed by John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morley
What could possibly happen to two people travelling down a river in Africa in a run-down boat? A whole lot of adventure! Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar® for his portrayal of Charlie Allnut, and with the strong and independent Katharine Hepburn by his side the duo can take on anything the jungle throws at them--even the Germans!

Rear Window (1954) - August 19-21
101 minutes
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Wendell Corey
Hitchcock knows how to keep an audience in suspense--and this film is no exception. When L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) breaks his leg, he is left to entertain himself by spying on his neighbors. His interest is piqued when one neighbor's nagging wife suddenly disappears. Grace Kelly stars as Stewart's love interest in this classic thriller.

Grease (1978) - August 26-28
110 minutes
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing
Are you born to hand jive? Spend the last of your summer nights dancing and singing along with the cast of Grease! Still one of the most adored movies of all time, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this catchy musical about the ups and downs of young love. You'll feel like you're back in high school all over again!!

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.

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