Old Greenbelt Theatre

Week of Friday, October 12

Guest speaker at Saturday, Oct. 13 8:00 pm screening of First Man

Matthew Shindell

Curator of Planetary Science and Exploration, Space History Department

Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum
Dr. Matthew Shindell is a historian of science whose work focuses on the history of the earth and planetary sciences, with an emphasis on the development of research programs in these fields during the Cold War. He curates the Museum’s collection of spacecraft, instruments, and other artifacts related to the exploration and study of the solar system. He joins us to answer your questions about the history of NASA space missions and Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon.
First Man

2018 ‧ PG-13 ‧ CC, DVS ‧ 141 min.
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award (R)-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar (R)-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
"Like its protagonist, 'First Man' doesn’t go in for theatrics or gratuitous emotion, however justified. It gets the job done, with professionalism, immersive authenticity and unadorned feeling..."

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
10/12 Fri.  2:00, 5:00, 8:00 pm
10/13 Sat. 8:00 pm
10/14 Sun. 7:00 pm
10/15 Mon. 5:00, 8:00 pm
10/16 Tues. 5:00, 8:00 pm
10/17 Wed. 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 pm
10/18 Thurs. 5:00, 8:00 pm
Open caption screening planned for
Sunday, October 21, time TBD.
Tickets and Showtimes

The Assassin

Mandarin with English subtitles 
2015 ‧ NR ‧  105 mins

Thurs. Oct. 11, 8:00 pm

During the ninth century, a general’s young daughter is kidnapped and trained to become an exceptional assassin. When she doesn’t execute a mission, she is ordered to kill her betrothed, forcing her to choose between love, family and the assassins.


Part of our Taiwanese Classic Film Series, generously supported by
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in
the United States (DC)

Utopia Film Festival

Sat. Oct. 13
11:00 am - 7:15 pm

Sun. Oct. 14
11:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Now in its 14th year, the Utopia Film Festival presents documentaries, feature films, shorts, and animation which creatively explore the personal, social, political, cultural and environmental issues which challenge humanity’s never-ending quest for a better world. ​

Select films showing at OGT.
All tickets sold through
Utopia Film Festival. 

Full schedule of events here.
Tales of the Night
Sat. Oct. 20, 11:00 am

From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot comes a dazzling and magical film that is certain to delight. Every night, a girl, a boy and an old technician meet in a small derelict movie theatre brimful of wonders. 

Thurs. Oct. 25, 8:00 pm

A Japanese tourist takes refuge from a rainstorm inside a once-popular movie theater, a decrepit old barn of a cinema that is screening a martial arts classic, King Hu’s 1966 Dragon Inn.

Part of our Taiwanese Classic Film Series, generously supported by The Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (DC)

Fall Family Series Live Event! 

Barry Louis Polisar
Sat. Nov. 17, 11:00 am

Barry Louis Polisar is an author, songwriter, poet, and story-teller for children who also writes songs and books for adults. He performs his songs on two different Grammy Award-winning albums and sings his song All I Want is You in the opening credits of the Academy Award winning movie JunoHe has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards.

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