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Fave_1.jpgWelcome to the Historic Midwest Theater’s home on web. This is your invitation to experience something compelling, provocative and diverse at the theater. We constantly have a unique mix of powerful and passionate works in film, music, and theatre by some of the most innovative, influential and renowned artists from around the country. We are getting excited about our upcoming 2014/2015 season, All 6 Artists bring some thing very unique to the Midwest Theater.  I hope that you will return often to check out the new events. If you have yet to visit our wonderful theater, we encourage you to discover the magic of the Midwest Theater.
 
Sincerely,
Billy J. Estes
Executive Director 
 
 
 
 

 

Get On Up

August 29

 

August 29-31
Fri & Sat 7:30  Sun 1:30
Rated: PG 13
Run Time: 2hr 18 min 
 
Synopsis: In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award (R)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42's Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
 
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Boyhood

September 05

September 5-7

Fri & Sat 7:30  Sun 1:30
Rated: R
Run Time: 2hr 44 min 
 

 

Synopsis: Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, this film is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. This drama charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. The film is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
 
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Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

September 09

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Tuesday, September 9, 7:30 pm

Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience blends musical stylings to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair. To create the group, Johnson, an Emmy winning singer/songwriter, gathered the finest musicians in the Midwest to perform songs from a multitude of eras sure to entertain the whole family.

 Tickets: Members $18, Non-Members $20, Balcony $18, Students $18

Tickets go on sale August 5!

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Duran Duran Unstaged

September 10

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Wednesday, September 10 @ 7:30 pm

The band performs 18 songs, including “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “A View to Kill”, “Ordinary World” and “Rio.” Also appearing are Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, The Gossip’s Beth Ditto, Mark Ronson and Kelis. Directed with a kinetic visual intensity that makes it easily recognizable as a David Lynch creation, Duran Duran Unstaged is quite unlike any concert-doc experience ever put on screen. Duran Duran Unstaged is a dream collaboration that presents the band’s energy and Lynch’s playful interventions on the grand scale they so uniquely merit.

Tickets: $12 Members, Students, Advance Ticket Sales. $15 Non-Members at the Door

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A Man Most Wanted

September 12

September 12-14
Fri & Sat 7:30  Sun 1:30
Rated: R
Run Time: 2hr 2 min 
 
Synopsis: Present day Hamburg: a tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city's Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father's ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about him seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.

 
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