Civic Theatre Blog

The Pitch (July 24 – 30)

Hey Ladies! Pure romance and Channing flesh sizzle on the Civic screen this week.

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow) and Channing Tatum heat up an already hot Nelson summer.

As Bill Withers sang, “before I make love to your body, I’m going to make love to your mind,” we will first caress your brain with Vera Brittain’s, played by Alecia Vikandar (recently seen as the alluring A.I. robot in Ex Machina) recollection of coming of age during World War I – her story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.  Testament of Youth (Rated PG) plays on the split July 24 – 28.

And now for the body. If Channing isn’t the man for you, maybe Metallica’s James Hetfield’s look alike will tickle your fancy.  Magic Mike XXL (rated 14A) finds Mike, three years after he’s bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game. He and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance alternating with Testament of Youth July 24 – 28.

And for our week’s Thursday film, High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (rated PG) won prestigious Audience Award and Grand Jury prizes at Sundance Film Festival and it has Nick Offerman in it! Check it out Thursday, July 30th at 7:30.

Coming next: Ant Man, The Tribe

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Magic Mike XXL
Fri. July 24 @ 7:00, Sat. July 25 @ 9:30, Sun. July 26 @ 7:00, Tues. July 28 @ 9:30[/one_half] [one_half_last]testament-of-youth-poster-e1434312545947

Testament of Youth
Fri. July 24 @ 9:30, Sat. July 25 @ 7:00, Sun. July 26 @ 4:00, Mon. July 27 @ 11am Tues. July 28 @ 7:00[/one_half_last]MeAndEarlAndTheDyingGirlPoster

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Thurs. July 30 @ 7:30