Old Greenbelt Theatre showtimes beginning Friday, March 30, 2018
Week of Friday March 30, 2018
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Opening Friday, March 30

R | CC | 107 mins | 2017 | Dir. Armando Ianucci

"As Stanley Kubrick did with Dr. Strangelove, Iannucci has built a satire not by twisting the truth but by nudging reality just a few inches further in the direction it was already going."
-Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

See a trailer here.
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

Mar. 30, Fri. 2:30, 5:15, 7:45 PM
Mar. 31, Sat. 12:00, 2:30, 5:15, 7:45 PM
Apr. 1, Sun. 12:00, 2:30 (Open Captions), 5:15, 7:45 PM
Apr. 2, Mon. 5:15 PM
Apr. 3, Tues. 5:15, 7:45 PM
Apr. 4, Wed. 2:30, 5:15, 7:45 PM
Apr. 5, Thurs. 5:15, 7:45 PM


Monday Matinee Classics Series - Free!

NR | 101 mins | 1951 | Dir. Alfred Hitchcock

"Strangers on a Train is an admirable demonstration of Alfred Hitchcock's virtuosity in the area of suspense dramas."
-The Hollywood Reporter, 1951

Monday, April 2 @ 1:00PM - Free

See a trailer here.
In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one.


How to Resist, Then & Now: Cinema & Politics - Free!



Monday, April 2 @ 8:00PM - Free!

Our last event in this series will explore the ways in which we can contribute to our society to make a difference and resist injustice. We will be featuring two 16mm films from our archive. Descriptions for the films can be found below. Free and open to the public.

Old Greenbelt Theatre is proud to continue our series How to Resist, Then & Now: Cinema & Politics in partnership with the Clarice Center for Performing Arts and Indivisible. These films and discussions aim to educate, inspire, and reinforce the importance of taking action to make positive change in our society and in the world. Each screening will feature films, a post-screening discussion of each topic, and waysto get involved. This series complements the Do Good Dialogues which will take place at the Clarice Center For Performing Arts this season. To learn more about the Do Good Dialogues click here.

Films from our archive:

THE DETACHED AMERICANS 1964 32min sd b&w 16mm
 Dramatizes real incidents in which Americans stood by and refused to heed the cry for help. Points up some of the reasons for this lack of involvement on the part of citizens.

WHAT CAN I DO? 1975 22min sci color 16mm
A practical film about responsible, personal, political, and social action. It shows how the average citizen can make his voice heard, his influence felt, his vote count, and to bring about change by becoming involved and participating in our system of government.

(As always, our schedule before March 30th 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: MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936) Sun. Apr. 15 (time TBD) - FREE!

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.


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