Old Greenbelt Theatre showtimes beginning Friday, April 13, 2018
Week of Friday April 13, 2018
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Opening Friday, April 13

PG-13 | DV | CC | 101 mins | 2018 | Directed by Wes Anderson

"Wes Anderson's stop-motion canine fairy tale-with a timely political subtext-is a triumph of pure imagination. Expect to wag your metaphorical tail in delight."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

See a trailer here.
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Apr. 13, Fri. 2:30, 5:30, 8:00 PM
Apr. 14, Sat. 2:30, 5:30, 8:00 PM
Apr. 15, Sun. 2:30 PM (Open Captions), 5:30, 8:00 PM
Apr. 16, Mon. 5:30 PM
Apr. 17, Tues. 5:30, 8:00 PM
Apr. 18, Wed. 2:30, 5:30, 8:00 PM
Apr. 19, Thurs. 5:30 PM


Family Series

PG | 60 mins | 2016 | Directed by Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh

Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Short

Saturday, April 14 @ 12:00PM

See a trailer here.

Based on the much-loved children’s book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes combines the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack & the Beanstalk, and Cinderella and serves them with a mischievous twist.

Films for a Better Tomorrow 35mm Series - FREE!

NR | 35mm | 115 mins | Directed by Frank Capra

Sunday, April 15 @ 12:00PM - Free!

As Old Greenbelt Theatre enters its 80th year, we're celebrating by looking back at some of the great films watched here by Greenbelters 80 years ago! All in 35mm, all free! This is part of our "Films for a Better Tomorrow" series sponsored by Colorlab

See a trailer here.
Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow?

See the rest of our Films for a Better Tomorrow series here.

Isao Takahata Tribute

PG | Japanese with subtitles | 137 mins | 2013 | Directed by Isao Takahata

"'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' is a marvel of Japanese animation, a hand-drawn, painterly epic that submerges us in a world of beauty."
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Monday, April 16 @ 8:00PM

In memory of legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata who passed away on April 5.

See a trailer here.
Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.


Stranger Origins

PG | 138 mins | 1977 | Directed by Stephen Spielberg

Thursday, April 19 @ 8:00pm

Stranger Origins explores the cinematic inspirations behind your favorite Netflix series
STRANGER THINGS! Your ticket enters you into a raffle to win the poster above! 

Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

See the rest of our Stranger Origins Series here.

(As always, our schedule before April 13th may be found at

Coming Soon: ANGST - Anxiety Documentary Screening - FREE!
Sat. Apr. 21 at 11:00AM

Free movie for students and parents!

Featuring Olympian Michael Phelps, this movie aims to raise awareness about anxiety in children and teens. This topic is timely since students will begin PARCC testing the following week and because schools have seen an increase in bullying over the past few years. Following the movie a brief discussion will be lead by Gretchen Schock, Owner of Bee Yoga Fusion, and Donna Behe, PGCPS Guidance Counselor, where students can ask questions and gain access to additional resources. Whether you think you suffer from anxiety or would just like to learn more, everyone is welcome to attend. The Old Greenbelt Theatre will also offer a small popcorn for $1.50! Run time is 55 minutes; appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Special thanks to our sponsors Bee Yoga Fusion, City of Greenbelt ACE, Eleanor Roosevelt High School PTSA, Greenbelt Elementary School PTA & Greenbelt Middle School PTA.

Coming Soon: Stage on Screen - The Royal Opera: Bizet Carmen, Sun. Apr. 22 at 8pm & Mon. Apr. 23 at 1pm

Bizet's greatest opera tells the story of the enigmatic and seductive Carmen and the dangerous passion she arouses in Don José.

See the rest of our Stage on Screen Series here.


If you are considering ways to contribute to the Old Greenbelt Theatre, please consider sponsoring one of our current or upcoming series. With sponsorship tiers starting at just $250, your name or business will appear prominently on screen before our shows. Your support helps us to provide excellent programming and services to the community!

Contact us at
(301) 329-2034 or for more information.

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