Coming Soon to the Neon
(Opening dates are subject to change)
July 15
CREATING A CHARACTER (VIRTUAL)
July 22
FLANNERY (VIRTUAL)
July 29
NEVER TOO LATE (VIRTUAL)
July 31
SUMMERLAND (IN PERSON)
Aug 7
BURNT ORANGE HERESY (IN PERSON)

Now playing at The Neon...
THE TOBACCONIST - In Person & Virtual!
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 58 Min
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Synopsis (Menemsha)
"Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?" On July 20 at 7pm, Jonathan from THE NEON will be joined by Dr. Judy Schwartzman on a special Zoom discussion. This film will be available for both in-person screenings at THE NEON and via our Virtual Cinema starting July 10. Click on the "official website" link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 hour access to the film for $12.
THE TOBACCONIST
THE TOBACCONIST
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Fri,Sat,Sun (July 10-12)
1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Mon-Thu (July 13-15)
3:00, 7:00
PSYCHO
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 46 Min
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Synopsis (Universal)
"Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother." This film is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year...so we're bringing it and other Hitchcock films to the big screen! We hope you'll join us.
PSYCHO
PSYCHO
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Fri & Sat (July 10&11)
1:30, 7:30
Sun (July 12)
4:30
Mon & Tue (July 13&14)
7:30
Wed & Thu (July 15&16)
3:30
VERTIGO - In Person Engagement!
Rating: PG
Running Time: 2 Hrs 8 Min
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Synopsis (Universal & THE NEON)
"An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems." That's the basic, plot, and most critics didn't hold the film in high regard upon its initial release. But in 2018, the SIGHT AND SOUND Readers' Poll put VERTIGO into the top spot of the greatest film of all time (pushing CITIZEN KANE down a peg). We hope you'll come out to see this gorgeous restoration on the big screen!
VERTIGO
VERTIGO
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Fri & Sat (July 10&11)
4:30
Sun (July 12)
1:30, 7:30
Mon & Tue (July 13&14)
3:30
Wed & Thu (July 15&16)
7:30
REOPENING NEWS!
Rating: NR
Running Time: Stay tuned!
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Synopsis (NEON MGMT.)
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the movies! THE NEON's Board has met and the following guidelines are the initial steps we have taken for reopening. The safety and health of our staff and customers is paramount. We are now open! TO ENSURE THAT NEON STAFF & GUESTS STAY HEALTHY: Masks are required for all staff and guests except when eating in an auditorium; Our entrance to the building has moved to our patio doors - this will streamline transactions - separating ticketing from food purchases. Additional time between screenings will also minimize lobby traffic; Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized every 30 minutes; Floor markers will assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby;Please arrive before the scheduled showtime; Seating will begin approximately 40 minutes before each show; In the auditoriums, every other row will be unavailable; Groups may sit together, but 3 seats will be required between parties in each row; We have increased the time between screenings to allow us sufficient time to sanitize the auditoriums; For additional assurance, seat wipes will also be available for customer use. - Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste/smell.
NOW OPEN!
IN-PERSON SCREENINGS!
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE - Virtual Cinema
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 36 Min
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Synopsis (Magnolia Pictures)
"Rated "100% Fresh" on Rottentomatoes! "Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis' 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter's primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life." Click the "official website" link under the film's title to gain 72 hour access for $12.
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
Now Playing Virtually
72 Hour Access for $12
ONE SMALL STEP - Virtual Cinema
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 20 Min
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Synopsis (ShortsTV)
We know that Daytonians love a collection of short films! So here's one that's good for the entire family. "Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV-presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family-friendly animated short films. Featuring the OSCAR® winning Bear Story and OSCAR® nominees One Small Step, Gopher Broke and Borrowed Time, plus many more fun films. On this heart-warming ride, you'll befriend the kookiest animals, experience the fast paced thrills of the Wild West and a cablecar chase through the San Francisco streets before embarking on a journey to the far reaches of outer-space, all from the comfort of your living rooms." Click the "official website" link under the title to watch the trailer. This is where you can gain 72 hour access to this collection for $7.99.
ONE SMALL STEP
ONE SMALL STEP
Now Playing Virtually!
72 Hour Access for $7.99
THE LAST TREE - Virtual Cinema
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 38 Min
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Synopsis (ArtMattan Films)
"THE LAST TREE is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother. In his teens, Femi (Sam Adewunmi) is struggling with the culture and values of his new environment. Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s. Going back home to Nigeria with his mum to find his Nigerian roots will help adolescent Femi find grounding and hope for a better future...THE LAST TREE scooped two wins for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Award. Its Sundance 2019 World Premiere screening was followed by multiple festival screenings in the USA and Canada." Click the "official website" link under the film's title to gain 72 hour access for $10.
THE LAST TREE
THE LAST TREE
Now Playing Virtually!
72 Hour Access for $10
ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS - Virtual Cinema
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
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Synopsis (eagle rock entertainment)
"Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. The film uses never-before-seen images and unheard interviews to bring Ella Fitzgerald to life and to tell the story of her music - a black woman who makes her career in the face of horrifying racism. Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator. The film also uncovers Ella’s commitment to the battle for Civil Rights; and it explores the conflicts that always haunted this intensely private woman: the struggle to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her husband and son. At a time when she was the biggest singing star in the world, her pianist and friend Oscar Peterson said Ella was 'the loneliest woman in the world.' But as Jamie Cullum says 'her music is one of the reasons it’s worth being on this planet.' Featuring interviews with: Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Cleo Laine, Andre Previn, Norma Miller, Patti Austin, Izsak Perlman, Margo Jefferson, Will Friedwald and a rare interview with Ella’s son, Ray Brown Jr." This film will be available starting June 26 in our Virtual Cinema. Visit the "official website" link under the title to watch the trailer and pre-order 72 hour access to the film for $12.
ELLA FITZGERALD
JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Now Playing Virtually!
Now Playing Virtually!
72 Hour Access
$12
THE SURROGATE - Virtual Cinema
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 33 Min
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Synopsis (Monument Releasing)
Wright State University grad Jasmine Batchelor stars in this incredible new film that was initially scheduled to premiere at SXSW. "Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when a prenatal test comes back positive, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship." (Monument Releasing) The Playlist says that the film is "One of the most thought-provoking movies centered about parenting released in recent memory - bar none." The Moveable Fest says that "Star Jasmine Batchelor is an effervescent screen presence." And The Hollywood Outsider called it, "Insightful, daring, and genuine in its approach to such a complicated topic." Click the "official website" link under the film's title to gain 72 hour access to this film for $12.
THE SURROGATE
THE SURROGATE
Now Playing Virtually!
Now Playing Virtually!
72 Hour Access
$12
CREATING A CHARACTER - Virtual Engagement
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 16 Min
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Synopsis (First Run Features)
"What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and Adam Driver have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under the renowned acting teacher Moni Yakim at Julliard - America’s greatest performing arts school. Born in Jerusalem, Moni was a principal performer with Marcel Marceau’s mime company before becoming a director and teacher. CREATING A CHARACTER explores his extraordinary life and includes insightful interviews with luminaries like Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Kline and more." As a special bonus to fans of THE NEON and the Dayton Performing Arts Community, a special Artists' Roundtable via Zoom has been scheduled for Sunday, July 19 at 5:00. Visit this site to RSVP: https://forms.gle/AdHTGwWYtwgiz3zV9 The Artists' Roundtable will include Kevin Moore from The Human Race Theatre Company, Joe Deer from Wright State University, and two New York performing artists who have both worked in Dayton as well as studied with Moni - Colby Lane Chambers and Jasmine Batchelor. (Batchelor appears in this documentary and is also the star of the critically acclaimed film THE SURROGATE - also offered in THE NEON's Virtual Cinema.) Click the "official website" link under the film's title to gain 72 hour access to CREATING A CHARACTER for $10.
CREATING A CHARACTER
CREATING A CHARACTER
Virtual Engagement
72 Hour Access for $10
FIRST COW - Cancelled
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 Hrs 2 Min
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Synopsis (A24)
We're sorry to report that A24 has decided not to release this film theatrically at this time. We just received notification on July 6 of this decision.
FIRST COW
FIRST COW
Booking Cancelled.
Booking Cancelled.
PNC Presents WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES
Rating: varies
Running Time: varies
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Synopsis (THE NEON)
We're delighted to partner with The Human Race Theatre Company during their 2019/2020 Season - "Women of Influence: Their Power, Passion & Pitfalls." PNC has come on board to sponsor this spectacular line-up of films - with each film commenting on/speaking to a play in this prestigious theatre company's season. Our first three screenings were very successful. Unfortunately, we will have to find a new date for BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY BLANCHE. Please stay tuned!
PNC's WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Each Film Screens One Time
BE NATURAL
New Date TBD!
DIE! DIE! MY DARLING!
New Date TBD!