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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 
 
 
 
 

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

September 26

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September 26-28
Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 pm, Sunday @ 1:30 pm
Rated: PG 13
Run Time: 1hr 41 min

Movie Synopsis: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

 

Manhattan Shorts 2014

September 28

Manhattan Short Film Festival
 
Sunday, September 28 @ 6:30 pm
Sunday, October 5 @ 1:30 pm
Tickets: $8 Members & Advance, $10 Day of Show
 
Filmgoers will unite with audiences in over 250 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 17th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.
 
This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries, England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented in this year's Festival. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by that audience as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor.  Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10 AM (EST).
 
The MANHATTAN SHORT 2014 line-up is as follows:
Finalists for 2014:
"97%"                                   (Ben Brand)                                       Netherlands
"Crime - The Animated Series"  (Alix Lambert & Sam Chou)        USA
"On The Bridge"                         (Elena Fuller)                              England
"Shift"                                         (James Croke)                            Australia
"The F                                        (Andreas Thaulow)                     Norway
"On/Off"                                      (Thierry Lorenzi)                         France
"La Carnada"                              (Josh Soskin)                             Mexico
"Mend And Make Do"                 (Bexie Bush)                              England
"The Bravest, The Boldest"        (Monn Molson)                           USA
"Rhino Full Throttle"                   (Erik Schmitt)                              Germany

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 03

RHPS_art_2.jpgOctober 3, 8:00 pm
Doors open @ 7 pm

Rated: R
Run Time: 1hr 40 min 

Props: Available for $5

21+ years old to attend
Cash Bar open @ 7 pm

 

Rules:Given the nature of the audience participation with this film we do have several rules to inform you of. You will not be allowed to bring in your own props. All bags and persons are subject to check before being allowed in the theater. Overly obnoxious or rowdy behavior will not be tolerated. Only use the props provided to you. If our staff determines that you have broken the rules, Midwest Theater staff will remove you from the theater. If the rules have been broken badly enough the lights will go up and the show is over for everyone. Please be respectful of our historic theater.
  
 
Movie Synopsis: The longest-running film of all time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show - based on the stage musical "The Rocky Horror Show" by Richard O'Brien - invites you take a trip to The Frankenstein Place, a Gothic castle filled with some of the most "unconventional conventionalists" you've ever met - tap-dancing Columbia, hunchbacked faithful handyman Riff Raff and his sister Magenta, motor maniac Eddie, and cinema's most dangerous mad scientist in high heels, Dr. Frank-N-Furter! Sweet and virginal Brad and Janet had no idea what laid in store for them when they walked into this weird household - and neither did the world, as the film went on to become an "audience participation" phenomenon complete with "call backs" (listen as the audience hurls words at the screen!), props, and sing-alongs (EVERY Rocky Horror screening is a sing-along - so raise your voice and join us!). An international phenomena celebrating almost 40 years of subversive decadence, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is truly a film to be experienced on the big screen.
 

 

 

   

Texas Gypsies

October 07

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 Tuesday, October 7 @ 7:30 pm

The Texas Gypsies are a collection of well-seasoned players comprised of Grammy winners and musicians who have backed many of today's top performers. They are known for their unique take on many genres including classic jazz, gypsy jazz, classic rock and more! This "Retro-Electric" band has established itself as classy, unique and fun.

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

Tickets go on sale August 5!

 

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

October 09

 Thursday, October 9 @ 7:00 pm

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia.
 
Ticket Prices:
$12.00 Members, Students, Advance Ticket Sales
$15.00 Non-members at the door
 
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