Starting Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, seating will no longer be assigned for traditional screenings on Monday through Thursdays. Advanced ticket sales are still encouraged, but general admission seating will be open and available on a first to arrive, first served basis. (At this time, assigned seating will still be in effect for our busier weekend shows and many special events.) THE NEON will no longer place a buffer seat between parties. 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.

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Feb 12 & 16
TO LESLIE
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TURN EVERY PAGE
Feb 17
OSCAR SHORTS
Feb 24
EMILY

Now playing at The Neon...
LIVING
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 42 Min
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Synopsis (Sony Classics)
"LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful." Starring Bill Nighy in an Oscar-worthy performance, this film is a remake of the Kurosawa classic IKIRU with a screenplay Kazuo Ishiguro (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY). CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. On Monday, Jan. 30, this film will be presented with Open Captions.
LIVING
LIVING!
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Mon-Thu (Jan 30-Feb 2)
2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Fri,Sat,Sun (Feb 3-5)
12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
WOMEN TALKING
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 Hr 44 Min
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Synopsis (MGM/UA)
"The women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Though the backstory, we see a community of women come together to figure out how they might move forward together to build a better world for themselves and their children. Stay and fight or leave. They will not do nothing.: Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Frances McDormand and Ben Whishaw! CLOSED CAPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES AVAILABLE FOR THIS FILM. On Monday, Jan. 30, this film will be presented with Open Captions.
WOMEN TALKING
WOMEN TALKING
Now Playing!
Now Playing!
Mon & Tue (Jan 30 & 31)
3:00, 5:20, 7:40
Wed (Feb 1)
3:00, 5:15
Thu (Feb 2)
3:00, 5:20, 7:40
Fri (Feb 3)
12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40
Sat (Feb 4)
3:00, 5:20, 7:40
Sun (Feb 5)
12:40, 3:00, 5:20, 7:40
CAROLE KING: HOME AGAIN - LIVE FROM CENTRAL PARK
Rating: NR
Running Time: TBD
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Synopsis (Abramorama)
Just Booked! Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4pm and Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 - CAROLE KING: HOME AGAIN - LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK. Tickets $12.50 each - available now! Please help spread the word! The brand new feature-length concert documentary CAROLE KING: HOME AGAIN - LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK, which presents musical icon Carole King’s triumphant May 26, 1973 homecoming concert on The Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park before an estimated audience of 100,000. The complete multi-camera 16mm footage filmed and recorded by Lou Adler in 1973 has never before been released. Alongside the complete performance footage is the behind the scenes story of King’s remarkable transformation from an in demand, staff songwriter beloved for such timeless Goffin and King classics as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” to an iconic artist in her own right. The May 1973 performance captured King at her critical and commercial peak, basking in the enormous popularity of her definitive album Tapestry. New interviews with King, Adler, Ron Delsener and legendary Woodstock and Monterey Pop lighting and stage manager Chip Monck set the scene for her extraordinary performance. “Tapestry had become such a huge hit, and I really wanted to give something back to the people,” remembers King. “When I first walked on stage, in Central Park, in front of the Great Lawn, and it’s full of people…it was kind of terrifying for a minute. Then the crowd began to cheer and it was like a wave coming toward me. There was just so much love. It was too much to take in but I realized all I had to do was sit down and start playing. They were there to hear me. I knew how to deliver, and that’s what I sat down to do.”
CAROLE KING: HOME AGAIN
LIVE FROM CENTRAL PARK
1 Screening Left!
1 Screening Left!
Wednesday (Feb 1)
7:30
WRONG REASONS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 95 Min + Intro and Q&A
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Synopsis (Press Notes)
SPECIAL SCREENING with visiting director (and Ohio native) Josh Roush. "When an ambiguously intentioned masked man kidnaps a drug addicted punk singer, it triggers a police investigation as well as a media circus." This film was exec-produced by and stars Kevin Smith.
WRONG REASONS
WRONG REASONS
Special Screening!
One Screening Only!
Sat (Feb 4)
12:00 (Noon)
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR: BEYOND THE MASK
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs
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Synopsis (Miami Valley School press notes)
On February 9, 2023, at 6:00 pm, The Miami Valley School will present PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR: BEYOND THE MASK. The filmmaker, Frederick Lewis, a professor at Ohio University, will be on hand to introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. The screening, which is presented through The Miami Valley School’s Speaker Series, is free and open to the public. Interested guests may register online at the link (under the film's title). BEYOND THE MASK is a feature-length documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American poet/writer to gain international fame. Born to former slaves in Dayton, Ohio, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) is best remembered for his poem “We Wear The Mask” and for lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s famous autobiography I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. More than eight years in the making, BEYOND THE MASK received major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from Ohio Humanities."
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR:
BEYOND THE MASK
One Screening Only!
One Screening Only!
Thu (Feb 9)
6:00
TO LESLIE
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 Hr 59 Min
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Synopsis
Andrea Riseborough has been nominated for "Best Actress" for her role in TO LESLIE. "Leslie is a West Texas single mother struggling to provide for her son when she wins the lottery and a chance at a good life. But a few short years later the money is gone and Leslie is on her own, living hard and fast at the bottom of a bottle as she runs from the world of heartbreak she left behind.With her charm running out and with nowhere to go, Leslie returns home. Unwelcome and unwanted by those she wronged, it’s Sweeney, a lonely motel clerk, who takes a chance when no one else will. With his support, Leslie comes face to face with the consequences of her actions, a life of regret, and a second chance to make a good life for her and her son." Also starring Dayton's own Allison Janney! 2 Special Screenings - Feb. 12 & 16!
TO LESLIE
TO LESLIE
2 Special Screenings!
2 Special Screenings!
Sunday (Feb 12)
4:00
Thur (Feb 16)
7:30
VALENTINE'S AT THE NEON - YOU'VE GOT MAIL
Rating: PG
Running Time: 2 Hrs
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Synopsis (THE NEON)
"While there is nothing wrong with the de rigueur heart-shaped box of chocolates or calling in that dedicated love song to Delilah on your way home from work, THE NEON is giving you a chance to change it up this Valentine's Day with a date night showing of the 25th Anniversary of YOU'VE GOT MAIL. In addition to the movie, the cocktail and desserts will be a nod to NYC’s Café Lalo, an iconic landmark restaurant made popular by the movie in the 90s. Tickets are available now until sold out. $25 includes a movie ticket, an adult beverage (wine, beer, or house cocktail), a small popcorn, and dessert from the former owner of St. Anne the Tart (and current board member at THE NEON), Megan Smith. YOU'VE GOT MAIL has two local ties as well! Dave Chappelle played Kevin Jackson, best friend to Tom Hanks's character, Joe Fox. Additionally, Mary Beth Kuhn of Germantown was an art director on the film."
VALENTINE'S AT THE NEON
YOU'VE GOT MAIL
Tues (Feb 14)
6:00 (cocktail hour), 7:00 (Screening)
LEAD ME HOME
Rating: NR
Running Time: 40 Min + Discussion
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Synopsis (Kathy Rowell, Professor of Sociology at Sinclair)
Homelessness is a Humanitarian Crisis in the United States. Join us for a screening of LEAD ME HOME - Feb. 15 at 4pm. More than 500,000 people experience homelessness every night in America. LEAD ME HOME is a short documentary (40 minutes) that tells these real-life stories giving audiences a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of what it means to be unsheltered and unhoused while calling into question uninformed attitudes and outmoded polices. After watching the film, the audience will hear from members of our community facing housing insecurity and have an opportunity to learn more about what we can do as a community around housing justice. In lieu of an entrance fee, we are collecting donations of socks and toiletries for the unhoused in our community. Donations will be given to St. Vincent Shelter. This screening is part of a week-long focus on housing in our community beginning with the opening of the National Building Association’s Eviction Exhibit on February 13, 2023 at the Dayton Metro Library. To reserve a spot for the screening on Feb. 15, click the "official website" link under the film's title.
LEAD ME HOME
LEAD ME HOME
One Screening Only!
Free Screening!
Wed (Feb 15)
4:00
MAMA BEARS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 30 Min
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Synopsis (Film Collaborative)
"Did you know there are more than 32,000 mothers in America, many from conservative, Christian backgrounds, who fully accept their LGBTQ+ children? They call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people." This special, one-time screening of MAMA BEARS, with visiting director Daresha Kyi (who graduated from The Miami Valley School), will take place on Saturday, March 11 at Noon...and tickets are Free due the generosity of The Hope Collective - the church that utilizes our auditoriums for worship on Sunday mornings.
MAMA BEARS
MAMA BEARS
One Screening Only!
Free Screening!
Sat (Mar 11)
Noon (doors open at 11:15)
THE CRUCIBLE - National Theatre Live
Rating: NR
Running Time: 3 Hrs
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Synopsis (ByExperience - National Theatre Live)
The classic Arthur Miller play is "a five-star scorcher" writes THE SUNDAY TIMES, and TIME OUT writes "It doesn't get much more spectacular." A witch hunt is beginning. Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta, and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from the trial. Lyndsey Turner (HAMLET) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (THE LEHMAN TRILOGY). Tickets are $12.50 each and available now. Wed, March 15, 2023 at 7:00 and Sun, March 19 at 4:00
THE CRUCIBLE
THE CRUCIBLE
2 Screenings Only!
2 Screenings Only!
Wed (Mar 15)
7:00
Sun (Mar 19)
4:00
THE PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs
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Synopsis (Massie Creek Paddlers & Tomfoolery Outdoors)
THE PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world. With inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 11 festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries and grueling kayak fishing battles. Attracting paddlers and outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can expect a fun, social and entertaining event." Presented by Massie Creek Paddlers & Tomfoolery Outdoors.
THE PADDLING FILM FEST
THE PADDLING FILM FEST
One Night Only!
One Night Only!
Thu (Mar 23)
7:30
PNC Presents WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN THE MOVIES
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 43 Min
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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 our spectacular line-up of films that spoke to each play in The Human Race's season - and then the world closed down after our third screening. Our first three events were very successful...then we screened DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! on August 23, 2021 with an enthusiastic audience. We are now pleased to announce that we finally have a new date for BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE. If you purchased a pass for this series, it will still be honored for this screening. Otherwise, tickets will be $10 each - available starting in early February.
PNC's WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Each Film Screens One Time
BE NATURAL: ALICE GUY BLANCHE
Wed, March 29 - 7pm
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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