Black History Month Films: Denzel Washington

In February, we celebrate Black History Month at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA by handing over programming to our NAACP of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties.

For the past five years they have partnered with us to highlight outstanding African American cinema as well as raise money for local youth scholarships.

This year, they have dedicated the month to “my man” Denzel Washington. Screenings all month long highlight the career of Denzel Washington.

Movies will be shown on February 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 25, 26.

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Frozen II Extravaganza

It’s our last event of 2019 and we plan on ending our season with a bang!

Bring the children out in their best Anna & Elsa, Kristoff or Hans outfits on the weekend of Friday, November 22 thru Saturday, November 23rd and attend a ball (dance) in our heated tent complete with Frozen decorations – music, dancing, a magician and other fun activities. Then watch Disney’s new movie: Frozen 2. Event time: 5 PM.

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Matthew Modine Weekend

A 9-Film Retrospective With Matthew Modine In Person!

A weekend dedicated to highlighting and giving praise to the outstanding career of famed actor Matthew Modine. This 9-film retrospective highlights Modine’s career from the 1980s to the 1990s, and includes some very rare theatrical screens, Q&As with Modine after each event, and the chance to mingle and chat with this iconic figure from November 1st to November 3rd, 2019.

Each screening will require a ticket to participate and seating will be limited. AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is a completely FREE screening, but a ticket will need to be acquired for the screening.

Friday, November 1st

5:45pm: MARRIED TO THE MOB with Q&A: An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband’s murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself. (1988)

7:15pm: FULL METAL JACKET with Q&A: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (1989)

9:00pm: VISION QUEST with Q&A: A high school wrestler in Spokane, Washington has trouble focusing on his training regimen when a beautiful young drifter takes up temporary residence at his home. (1985)

Saturday, November 2nd

11:30am: CUTTHROAT ISLAND with Q&A: A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure. (1995)

5:30pm: FREE SCREENING: AND THE BAND PLAYED ON with Q&A: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it. (1993) RARE Theatrical Screening Event.

9:30pm: PACIFIC HEIGHTS with Q&A: A couple work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately, one of their tenants has plans of his own. (1990)

Sunday, November 3rd

11:30am: MEMPHIS BELL with Q&A: In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA. (1990)

3:00pm: BIRDY with Q&A: After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird. (1984)

6:40pm: SECRET 35mm SCREENING with Shorts and Q&A: A Special Secret Screening direct from the vault of Matthew Modine including several shorts he directed along with a Q&A. Join us for this rarely seen gem on 35mm! (1990)

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From Farm to Film: An Evening with the Filmmakers

LDR Creative, Thorndale Farm LLC, and Friends of Thorndale Farm present: From Farm to Film, an evening with the filmmakers on historic Thorndale Farm. Come learn about the VA Film industry and see the VA premiere of the award winning short Free, by Director Ben Hartley. (

Inspired by true events and filmed entirely on location at Thorndale Farm, Free tells the story of how a young Frederick Douglass is secretly taught to read and write by his master’s wife. Using only the air as their blackboard, this random act of kindness provided an education that paved the way from slavery to freedom.

Meet the filmmakers of Free!
Learn about the VA Film industry!
See several award winning short Films!
Meet members of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry mounted reenactment and living history group!
Enjoy Shaffer’s Barbecue!
Meet star of film and television – Grace the Amazing Mule!
Enjoy music by the Susquehanna Travellers!

Adults: $30
Children 5-15/Retired: $20

Purchase your ticket before August 18, 2019 and use Coupon Code: 5OFF to get $5 off your ticket purchase!!

Ticket price includes:
Food *
One raffle ticket for a chance to win:
Alamo Draft House movie tickets
Nana’s Irish Pub gift card
CRUSH Wine Bar gift card
Susquehanna Travellers CDs
And more, to include the Grand Prize, a one-time use of the event venue, Thorndale Farm, for a private event! A $2,700 value! (See Terms, Restrictions, and Conditions here)

* Price includes sandwich, side, and drink. No outside food or alcohol will be permitted.


Labor Day Movie Marathon at Drive-In

It’s the annual Labor Day Dusk til Dawn movie marathon- when we go back and get the best movies of the spring/summer of 2019 and run them all night long–from sundown to sunrise! This event is quite popular and we invite you to join us this year. Bring pillows, blankets, pj’s and stay all night! We will show 4 or 5 best young family films on Screen 1 and the best more adult oriented films on Screen 2. Movie listings and tickets for this event will be published in Mid-late August, so stay tuned to their Facebook page for more details.

Outdoor Movie at the Amphitheater

2019 FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in Jim Barnett Park
June 7 – Mary Poppins Returns
July 12 – Hotel Transylvania
August 2 – Incredibles 2

Bring seating, snacks, picnic and enjoy free movies under the stars. Movies are shown in the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater, which can be accessed from the lower parking area by the playgrounds in Christianson Familyland.

Movies begin at dusk.

Outdoor Movie at the Amphitheater

2019 FREE MOVIE NIGHTS in Jim Barnett Park
June 7 – Mary Poppins Returns
July 12 – Hotel Transylvania
August 2 – Incredibles 2

Bring seating, snacks, picnic and enjoy free movies under the stars. Movies are shown in the Jim Barnett Park Amphitheater, which can be accessed from the lower parking area by the playgrounds in Christianson Familyland.

Movies begin at dusk.

Outdoor Movie Series: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Returning for the summer of 2019 is a Winchester favorite: Family Movies on the Mall. Thanks to the support from Partlow Insurance and Erie Insurance, this family-friendly event remains free to attend at the historic Taylor Pavilion.

This event is a great opportunity to gather a blanket and boxed dinner and enjoy a night in Old Town under the stars while viewing blockbuster family hits. The movies will be screened by Winchester Parks and Recreation. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring seating.

Thursdays, June 6 – July 25 (except July 4)

TIME: Dusk

COST: Free

RAIN DATE: Tuesday immediately following the scheduled showing

· June 6: Smallfoot
· June 13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse
· June 20: Ralph Breaks the Internet
· June 27: Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
· July 11: Christopher Robin
· July 18: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
· July 25: Sherlock Gnomes

Magic Lantern Theater presents “Filmworker”

Magic Lantern Theater will present this documentary (93 minutes; NR) which tells the remarkable story of Leon Vitali, a successful British actor, who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as director Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man.

MSV Members: $5; all others: $8. Registration not required. Tickets sold at the door. Space is limited: first-come is first-served. Film begins at 4:30 p.m. Snacks provided.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Mele-ki-liki-maka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you.

Bad luck seems to follow Clark Griswold and his family no matter where they go or what they do. The perpetual optimist, Clark (the young and great Chevy Chase) tries to make the holidays a special family event by chopping down the biggest tree in the forest, hanging a million Christmas lights, and dealing with his obnoxious visiting family members. He does this all while banking on his holiday bonus – but will it come?



Tickets to this screening benefit 92.5 WINC FM’s CHAIN OF CHECKS!