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reelmassillon


ReelMassillon is a once-a-month film series held at The Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, OH, thanks to support from The Massillon Museum, ArtsinStark, Historic Massillon Main Street, and KinoArts. The films for 2015 are from the classic Film Noir canon. See below for the schedule and more detail.

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reelmassillon


ReelMassillon is a once-a-month film series held at The Lincoln Theatre in Massillon, OH, thanks to support from The Massillon Museum, ArtsinStark, Historic Massillon Main Street, and KinoArts. The films for 2015 are from the classic Film Noir canon. See below for the schedule and more detail.

"Good and challenging movies are limited to release in big cities…

Whole states never see the best new films on big screens."

~~ Roger Ebert

Not anymore, Rog. Not anymore...

Why ReelMassillon?

ReelMassillon's goal is to vivify Massillon's cinema culture by stirring the community into a broader and deeper engagement with its own history. It's committed to doing so in a way that addresses the truths of its present and the possibilities of its future – both respecting tradition and breaking from it.

"We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls."  

~~ Roger Ebert

Who Are We?

We are a program committee directed by Kurtiss Hare, of KinoArts LLC, with operational support from The Massillon Museum and The Lincoln Theatre. Our foundational support was provided by ArtsinStarkHistoric Massillon Main Street, and The Ohio Humanities Council.

"The end of a picture is always an end of a life."

~~ Sam Peckinpah

What Do We Do?

We bring challenging movies to The Lincoln's big screen and we provide context that you simply will not get at the cineplex: introductions, discussions, Q&A's, and special events where you'll get to interact with other folks who love the movies as much as you do. All this comes for a suggested donation of $5 to help keep us going.

"Movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it."

~~ bell hooks

Where is The Lincoln Theatre?

 

 

The Lincoln Theatre

156 Lincoln Way East

Massillon, Ohio 44646

What's Playing?

January 15th, 2015: The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941). Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.

February 5th, 2015: Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944). An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.

March 5th, 2015: The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks, 1946). Private eye Philip Marlowe investigates a society girl's involvement in the murder of a pornographer.

Click on a film or keep scrolling for more information!

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1/15 - The Maltese Falcon


January 15th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1941 film by John Huston. 

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1/15 - The Maltese Falcon


January 15th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1941 film by John Huston. 

Movie-goers are encouraged to dress in film noir costumes. Massillon Museum Archivist Mandy Altimus Pond, who has garnered recognition for her artistic portraits of costumed models, will photograph those who arrive in film noir attire.

The Maltese Falcon, starring Hollywood icons Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, and Peter Lorre, is the story of the San Francisco detectives Sam Spade and Miles Archer, gardenia-scented calling cards, and the lust for a priceless statuette of The Maltese Falcon.  The 1941 mystery was written and directed by John Huston, based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett. 

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2/5 - Double Indemnity


February 5th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1944 film by Billy Wilder. 

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2/5 - Double Indemnity


February 5th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1944 film by Billy Wilder. 

“Office Memorandum: I killed Dietrichson,” dictates Fred MacMurray’s bleeding insurance man Walter Neff, and then the flashbacks begin: prospective client Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson, greeting him clad only in bath towel and monogrammed ankle bracelet, exchanges double entendres (“There’s a speed limit in this state”), then swiftly turns the discussion from auto to accident insurance; but then, after Stanwyck’s husband’s “accident,” MacMurray’s boss, cigar-chomping Edward G. Robinson, and the “little man in his stomach,” just won’t let it rest. Wilder and Raymond Chandler adapted James M. Cain’s then-notorious novel.

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3/5 - The Big Sleep


March 5th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1946 film by Howard Hawks. 

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3/5 - The Big Sleep


March 5th, 2015. 7pm at The Lincoln Theatre.

    A 1946 film by Howard Hawks. 

Hired by a hothouse-ensconced retired general to investigate his nympho daughter’s gambling debts, Humphrey Bogart, as Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, finds the dames keep throwing themselves at him, even as corpses keep dropping, while he and Lauren Bacall take time for memorable double entendres. Co-scripted  by William Faulkner.