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Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM
Green Room admission is 21 or over at all times
All onsite box office sales are cash only
NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie 1984 starring John Hurt


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NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie 1984 starring John Hurt ($6.50)
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 7:45 PM


Doors Open 6:45PM
Location: Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse (South Arlington - 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington VA)

On April 4, 2017, over 90 art house movie theatres across the country in 80 cities and in 34 states, plus one location in Canada, will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie 1984 starring John Hurt, who sadly died last month. This date was chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and have their voices heard.

Orwell's novel begins with the sentence, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." Less than one month into the new presidential administration, theater owners collectively believe the clock is already striking thirteen. Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier. The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as 'alternative facts.' By doing what they do best - showing a movie - the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack. Through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings are intended to galvanize people at the crossroads of cinema and community, and bring us together to foster communication and resistance against current efforts to undermine the most basic tenets of our society."

A portion of the proceeds for the event will be donated to the ACLU.

Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM
Green Room admission is 21 or over at all times
All onsite box office sales are cash only
We do not show previews or advertisements at movie start times
All events are non-smoking.


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