Starting Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, THE NEON will no longer place a buffer seat between parties. Customers will still be able to select their preferred seats, but a buffer seat will not be required. Masking remains "highly recommended, but not required." Numerous other precautions - from our hospital-grade air filtration units to our robust cleaning practices - will remain in place. Please realize that these protocols could change at any time as we continue to monitor the trends in our community's healthcare system and seek guidance from health care professionals.

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Coming Soon to the Neon
(Opening dates are subject to change)
Dec 2
DECISION TO LEAVE
Dec 2
TILL
TBD
THE FABELMANS
Dec 8
SPOILER ALERT
Dec 16
EMPIRE OF LIGHT
Dec 22
BABYLON
Jan ?
CORSAGE

Now playing at The Neon...
CAT DADDIES
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 29 Min
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Synopsis (CAVU Pictures)
"Man has found a new best friend: Tora, Pickles, Lucky, Zulu, Toodles, Flame and GoalKitty. These are just some of the lovable feline stars of director Mye Hoang’s debut documentary film CAT DADDIES. A heartwarming and tender portrait of a diverse group of men whose lives have been forever changed by their love of cats, CAT DADDIES takes us on an inspiring journey all across the United States during the challenging early days of the COVID - 19 pandemic when people desperately needed hope and companionship. These nine “cat dads” come from all walks of life – a firefighter, a truck driver, a Hollywood stuntman, an ad executive turned cat rescuer, a police officer, a software engineer, an actor/Instagram influencer, a school teacher and an undocumented and disabled immigrant living on the streets of New York City. They couldn’t be any more different, but each of them has a compelling story to tell and share an unconditional love for their beloved cats. A refreshing and timely exploration of modern masculinity, CAT DADDIES shows us how being a “cat person” has no gender, and that the unlikely bond between man and cat is here to stay."
CAT DADDIES
CAT DADDIES
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thu (Dec 1)
7:20
FINAL DAY - Dec 1
FINAL DAY - Dec 1
THE MENU
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 46 Min
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Synopsis (Searchlight)
Opens Nov. 17. "A couple, Margot (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Tyler (Nicholas Hoult), travel to a coastal island in the Pacific Northwest to eat at an exclusive restaurant, Hawthorn, where the reclusive, globally celebrated Chef Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish tasting menu for select special guests. Hosted by the immaculately dressed front of house staff led by general Elsa (Hong Chau), the evening unfolds with increasing tension at each of the guest tables as secrets are revealed and unexpected courses are served. With wild and violent events occurring, Slowik’s motivation begins to rattle the diners as it becomes increasingly apparent that his elaborate menu is designed to catalyze to a shocking finale." CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. On Monday, Dec. 5, this film will be presented with Open Captions.
THE MENU
THE MENU
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thu (Dec 1)
2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Fri (Dec 2)
12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Sat (Dec 3)
2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Sun (Dec 4)
12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:3
BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 49 Min
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Synopsis (Searchlight Pictures)
OPENING WEEKEND TICKETS ON SALE NOW! From Martin McDonagh - director of IN BRUGES and THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI - comes his latest collaboration with 2 of his favorite actors - THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN. "Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them." Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson. CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. On Monday, Nov. 28, this film will be presented with Open Captions.
BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thu (Dec 1)
3:30
FINAL DAY - Dec 1
FINAL DAY - Dec 1
DECISION TO LEAVE
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs 19 Min
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Synopsis (Mubi)
ONE WEEK ONLY! "From a mountain peak in South Korea, a man plummets to his death. Did he jump, or was he pushed? When detective Hae-joon arrives on the scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, he finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire." From acclaimed director Park Chan-wook (OLDBOY and THE HANDMAIDEN) comes the films that THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says is from "a world-class artist at the top of his game." ONE WEEK ONLY!
DECISION TO LEAVE
DECISION TO LEAVE
Opens Dec. 2
Opens Dec. 2
Fri & Sat (Dec 2 & 3)
1:00, 7:00
Sun (Dec 4)
7:30
Mon & Tue (Dec 5 & 6)
7:00
Wed & Thu (Dec 7 & 8)
3:30
TILL
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 Hrs 10 Min
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Synopsis (MGM/UA)
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu - a former professor at Wright State University. Chukwu's film A LONG WALK won our Audience Award at The Dayton LGBT Film Festival in 2014! "TILL is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world." CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. On Monday, Dec. 5, this film will be presented with Open Captions.
TILL
TILL
Opens Dec. 2
Opens Dec. 2
Fri & Sat (Dec 2 & 3)
4:00
Sun (Dec 4)
1:00
Mon & Tue (Dec 5 & 6)
3:30
Wed (Dec 7)
No Screening!
Thu (Dec 8)
7:00
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES
Rating: vary
Running Time: vary
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Synopsis (THE NEON)
This year's FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES will be here before you know it. Admission for these films is FREE for children 12 and under and only $2 for guests over 12. Tickets will become available at 10:15am each Saturday, and there will be 1 ticket per person (aka - all patrons must be present in order to claim/purchase tickets). Please note that for these screenings, we will be operating at full capacity with general admission seating (no assigned seats). Here's this year's line-up: December 3 at 11am - HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE; December 10 at 11am - ELF; December 17 at 11am - WHITE CHRISTMAS. Special thanks to The Dayton Holiday Festival & Dayton Children's Hospital for making these screenings possible.
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES!
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES!
Saturdays in Dec.
FREE For Kids!
Saturday (Dec 3)
11:00am - HARRY POTTER
Saturday (Dec 10)
11:00am - ELF
Saturday (Dec 17)
11:00am - WHITE CHRISTMAS
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - National Theatre Live
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs 53 Min
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Synopsis (ByExperience)
A fresh take on "Shakespeare’s well-loved romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity...The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick. Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage." 2 Screenings. Tickets are $12.50 each and available now!
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
National Theatre Live
2 Special Screenings
Sun (Dec 4)
4:00
Wed (Dec 7)
7:00
CHUNKY SCHRAPNEL
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 38 Min
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Synopsis (Abramorama)
One Night Only! "CHUNKY SHRAPNEL is a feature length live music documentary from King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard. Literally bringing the audience onto the stages of their 2019 tour across Europe & the UK, CHUNKY offers a uniquely immersive experience never before captured on film.. a musical road movie dipped in turpentine." Tickets are $12.50 each and available now!
CHUNKY SCHRAPNEL
CHUNKY SCHRAPNEL
One Screening Only!
One Screening Only!
Wednesday (Dec 7)
7:20
SPOILER ALERT
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 52 Min
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Synopsis (Focus Features)
"Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir 'Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies,' the film is a heartwarming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill." Starring Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Bill Irwin, Jeffrey Self and Sally Field. Shows start Dec. 8, and tickets are on sale now!
SPOILER ALERT
SPOILER ALERT
Opens Dec 8!
Opens Dec 8!
Thu (Dec 8)
7:30
Fri (Dec 9)
12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Sat (Dec 10)
2:30, 5:00, 7:30
Sun (Dec 11)
12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30
ONLY IN THEATERS - Pay What You Can
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 34 Min
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Synopsis (Film Collaborative)
"In 1938, two European Jewish immigrant brothers (who happened to be the cousins of famed movie mogul Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures) escaped fascist Germany right before World War II. They came to America and opened a movie theater. By the 1960’s, the dynamic Laemmle family owned and operated 6 theaters in the Los Angeles developing an outsized influence on cinema. Over four generations, the Laemmles—a close-knit Jewish family—have dedicated themselves to supporting, innovating, and elevating the art of filmmaking. Responsible for bringing foreign film to Los Angeles, popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their makers, the Laemmle Theatres’ impact on Hollywood and world cinema cannot be overstated. Today, in a world of conglomeration and streaming, as well as a pandemic, the Laemmle circuit of beloved theaters has faced unprecedented challenges. Filmed over two years, director Raphael Sbarge was given complete access, and editorial control, over this family’s most turbulent time in 85 years of doing business. With appearances from Cameron Crowe, Ava DuVernay, James Ivory, Nicole Holofcener, and Alison Anders, ONLY IN THEATERS is both a state-of-industry film for insiders, a love letter to cinema for a general audience, as well as an irresistible story of a multi-generational American family." To reserve a spot for this "pay-what-you-can" screening, email us at neondayton@gmail.com
ONLY IN THEATERS
Pay-What-You-Can Fundraiser
Thu (Dec 15)
7:30
PNC Presents WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES
Rating: varies
Running Time: varies
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Synopsis (THE NEON)
We were delighted to partner with The Human Race Theatre Company during their 2019/2020 Season - "Women of Influence: Their Power, Passion & Pitfalls." PNC came on board to sponsor this spectacular line-up of films - and then the world closed down in the middle of the season. Our first three screenings were very successful...then we screened DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! on August 23, 2021 with an enthusiastic audience. Unfortunately, we will have to find a new date for BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY BLANCHE. Passes for this screening will still be honored.
PNC's WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Each Film Screens One Time
BE NATURAL
New Date TBD!
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Rating: NR
Running Time: Stay tuned!
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Synopsis (NEON MGMT.)
THE NEON's Board is moving forward with our plan to ease another one of our COVID protocols. Starting Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, we will no longer place a buffer seat between parties. Customers will still be able to select their preferred seats, but a buffer seat will not be required. Here's what hasn't changed: - Staff will continue to be masked until further notice. - Our state-of-the-art, hospital-grade air purifiers will still be operating 24 hours a day. We have one in each auditorium and one in the lobby. - At this time, we're still not encouraging congregating in our lobby before or after shows. You might recall that we used to have numerous bistro tables in the lobby...those will be gone until further notice. - Plexiglass barriers will still be between customers and staff at points of sale. We will still place a buffer seat between parties in each auditorium until further notice unless both parties agree that a buffer seat is not required. - Assigned seating will still be part of our practice. We will continue our daily practice of sanitizing all utilized seats. - Please realize that these protocols could change at any time as we continue to monitor the trends in our community's healthcare system and seek guidance from health care professionals.
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