Classic Film Series Returns to State Theater in Uniontown | Entertainment

The monthly classic movie series at the State Theater Center for the Arts in Uniontown is back, bringing patrons’ favorite movies to the big screen.

Erica Miller, the theater’s executive director, said the series began around 2007 as an inexpensive way for people to support the theater. It also takes the place back to its roots.

“The State Theater was built as a place to see movies,” she said.

Over the years, Miller said, the screenings have drawn new people to the room, as well as regular patrons. For either group, it’s sometimes the first time they’ve seen a beloved movie they grew up watching on the big screen.

And that experience continues to be a draw, Miller said.

“There’s something that elevates a movie when it’s on the big screen,” Miller said.

A perfect example of this is a movie like “The Wizard of Oz,” she said.

“The monkeys are scarier and the witch seems more intimidating. It’s larger than life, Miller said.

In addition to seeing a classic movie on the big screen, Miller said, audiences have the opportunity to play games for a chance to win a prize sponsored by the Herald-Standard.

February’s film is the 1987 film “Dirty Dancing,” starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman.

Set in the summer of 1963 at a family resort in the Catskills, the film includes a soundtrack of oldies and songs like “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”, written especially for the film.

The film plays on February 11

Upcoming movies include “Grease” on March 11, “Jesus Christ Superstar” on April 8, “Airplane” on May 13, “Splendor in the Grass” on June 24, and “American Graffiti” on August 19. film scheduled for July.

Movies air at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day they air and start on time because there is no preview before the movie starts.

Tickets $5 for adults $3 for seniors and students.

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