THE NEON wants to keep our Staff and Patrons safe!

Our Board of Directors has sought advisement from Montgomery County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control.
Masks will continue to be required for all guests age 2 and higher until further notice.


Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, all patrons aged 12 and over will be required to present proof of vaccination with a photo ID or a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. (Self-administered tests will not be accepted. Test results must include name, test result, and a timestamp within the past 72 hours.) We will continue to monitor the community's health data and amend our policies based on guidance. Please stay tuned to this website for the latest updates.

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Coming Soon to the Neon
(Opening dates are subject to change)
Dec 10
BEING THE RICARDOS
Dec 15
NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Dec 24
LICORIE PIZZA
Jan 1
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
TBD
THE DUKE
TBD
PARALLEL MOTHERS
TBD
MOTHERING SUNDAY

Now playing at The Neon...
C'MON C'MON
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 48 Min
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Synopsis (A23)
"Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills."
C'MON C'MON
C'MON C'MON
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thu (Dec 9)
3:30, 7:00
Fri, Sat, Sun (Dec 10-12)
4:30
BELFAST
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 38 Min
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Synopsis (Focus Features)
"Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s." This incredible, award-winning film will certainly garner a "Best Picture" nomination this year. Starring Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds, and introducing Jude Hill. Don't miss this one on the big screen! CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM.
BELFAST
BELFAST
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thursday (Dec 9)
3:15
FINAL DAY - Dec 9!
FINAL DAY - Dec 9!
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 48 Min
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Synopsis (Searchlight Pictures)
The latest film from NEON favorite Wes Anderson is almost here...and tickets for opening weekend are now on sale! "THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson." CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVIALABLE FOR THIS FILM.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Thu (Dec 9)
7:15
Fri (Dec 10)
1:30, 7:30
Sat (Dec 11)
7:30
Sun (Dec 12)
1:30, 7:30
JULIA REICHERT: 50 YEARS IN FILM
Rating: vary
Running Time: vary
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Synopsis (Filmmaker)
We're delighted to bring JULIA REICHERT: 50 YEARS IN FILM to Julia's hometown. Two more screenings are in place for 2021. The retrospective, which was curated and organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in May 2019. The film series then traveled to Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Cleveland, Louisville and Madison before the pandemic shut everything down. Reichert said, “It means so much to me to share these films again with Dayton audiences, many who weren’t even born yet when these films came out.” Tickets are $10 for each screening and are now available on our website and at our box office. On Wed, Dec 8 at 7:00, we'll present SEEING RED: STORIES OF AMERICAN COMMUNISTS (1983). This award-winning film tells the forgotten history and adventures of ordinary Americans who joined the Communist Party in the 1930s and the high price many of them paid during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Among the stories are personal accounts from iconic folk singer Pete Seeger and a dozen other rank-and-file members that have special resonance in today’s political climate. This Oscar-nominated film has been digitally restored. On Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7:00, we'll screen JULIA'S HIDDEN GEMS: 4 SHORT FILMS. Four short gems in one powerful package. This eclectic mix of films has very strong Dayton connections. Filmed entirely in Dayton in the early 1970s, METHADONE: AN AMERICAN WAY OF DEALING (1974, 60 mins) features Jazz pianist Roy Meriwether in an original score. DCDC’s legendary dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams stars in SPARKLE (2012, 18 mins). From the joys and challenges of creating a brand new opera in MAKING MORNING STAR (2015, 37 mins) to the stark reminders of how much work we have to do as a country in NO GUNS FOR CHRISTMAS (2014, 7 mins), the breadth of Reichert’s dynamic body of work is on full display in this collection of short films.
JULIA REICHERT
50 YEARS IN FILM RETROSPECTIVE
Wednesday (Dec 8)
7:00 - SEEING RED
Wednesday (Dec 15)
7:00 - JULIA'S HIDDEN GEMS
BEING THE RICARDOS
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 Hrs 5 Min
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Synopsis (Amazon)
"During one production week of I LOVE LUCY — from Monday table read through Friday audience taping — Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) face a series of personal and professional crises that threaten their show, their careers and their marriage, in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama."
BEING THE RICARDOS
BEING THE RICARDOS
Opens Dec 10!
Opens Dec 10!
Fri,Sat,Sun (Dec 10-12)
1:00, 4:15, 7:20
Mon & Tues (Dec 13 & 14)
3:15, 7:20
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES
Rating: vary
Running Time: vary
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Synopsis (press notes)
Sponsored by The Dayton Holiday Festival and THE NEON, The Family Holiday Film Series has two screenings left. A CHRISTMAS STORY will screen on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11am, and JINGLE JANGLE will screen Saturday, Dec. 18 at 11am. Tickets are FREE for children 12 and under and only $2 for anyone over 12. These tickets will become available at 10:15am on the day of each screening, and they are limited to one ticket per person (aka: everyone must be present in order to pick up tickets - we can't hold or disperse tickets for people who are not at the theater - thank you for your understanding). Please remember that our COVID protocols will be in place for these screenings. All patrons 12 and over will be required to present proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test (taken within the past 72 hours). Anyone age 2 and higher must wear a mask except when seated and eating in their assigned seat. (Please continue to monitor our website for any changes to these policies.)
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES
FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES
Saturday (Dec 11)
11am - A CHRISTMAS STORY
Saturday (Dec 18)
11am - JINGLE JANGLE
NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 Hrs 30 Min
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Synopsis (Searchlight Pictures)
"When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet." From the brilliant mind of Academy Award Winner Guillermo del Toro (SHAPE OF WATER and PAN'S LABYRINTH) comes this star-studded film noir.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY
NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Opens Dec. 15!
Opens Dec. 15!
Wed (Dec 15)
7:30
Thu (Dec 16)
7:30
Fri,Sat,Sun (Dec 17-19)
12:30, 4:00, 7:30
LICORICE PIZZA
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 Hrs 13 Min
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Synopsis (MGM/UA)
"LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love."
LICORICE PIZZA
LICORICE PIZZA
Opens Dec. 24!
Opens Dec. 24!
Friday (Dec 24)
4:10, 7:20
Saturday & Sunday (Dec 25 & 26)
12:50, 4:10, 7:20
Monday-Thursday (Dec 27-30)
3:30, 7:20
THE BISHOP'S WIFE
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 49 Min
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Synopsis (Hope Collective)
Join us for a free screening of the classic film THE BISHOP'S WIFE - compliments of The Hope Collective Church. "Dejected by his efforts to raise money to build a cathedral, Bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) beseeches heaven for guidance, and is visited immediately by Dudley (Cary Grant), who claims to be an angel. Henry is skeptical, then annoyed when Dudley ingratiates himself into the household as his assistant -- and worse, wins the attentions of Henry's long-suffering and kindly wife (Loretta Young). When Dudley continues to intervene in Henry's struggles, the bishop decides to challenge heaven." Tickets will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis on the evening of the screening...please remember that our current health & safety protocols will be in place. To learn more about The Hope Collective, click on the official website link above.
THE BISHOP'S WIFE
THE BISHOP'S WIFE
Free Screening!
Free Screening!
Wednesday (Dec 22)
7:00
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 wants to keep our Staff and Patrons safe! Our Board of Directors has sought advisement from Montgomery County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control. Masks are required for all guests age 2 and higher until further notice. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, all patrons aged 12 and over will be required to present proof of vaccination with a photo ID or a negative COVID-19 test from the last 72 hours. (Self-administered tests will not be accepted. Test results must include name, test result, and a timestamp within the past 72 hours.) We will continue to monitor the community's health data and amend our policies based on guidance. Please stay tuned to this website for the latest updates. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the movies! Masks may only be removed while actively eating once you are in your assigned seat. 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 are sanitized regularly; Floor markers assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby; Please arrive before the scheduled showtime; Auditoriums will be available for seating up to 40 minutes before each show; In the auditoriums, 1 seat 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. HEPA filtration & Ultra Violet air recirculation units have been added in the lobby and each auditorium. 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!