A unique movie theater in Wheeling, Towngate is home to the Wheeling Film Society, which offers free screenings of some of America’s most iconic films. Wheeling Film Society presents The Graduate Free
A unique movie theater in Wheeling, Towngate is home to the Wheeling Film Society, which offers free screenings of some of America’s most iconic films.
Wheeling Film Society presents The Graduate
Free Screening at 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017
(Conversation about the film takes place at noon April 11 at the Ohio County Public Library.)
When Mike Nichols agreed to direct The Graduate, he thought, “That’s me.” When Dustin Hoffman first read the script, he felt the same way. Millions of others agreed. Title character Benjamin and his girlfriend Elaine Robinson became representatives of a generation of people discontented by materialist values and empty relationships.
We can discuss this film from so many angles! Anne Bancroft is the intimidating Mrs. Robinson. There’s the life-advice Benjamin receives, too. Let’s not forget the revolutionary use of Simon and Garfunkel’s folk-rock anthems on the soundtrack. And, in Hollywood blockbuster history, few endings are more ambiguous and thought provoking than this one. Come experience “The Sounds of Silence.” Then, we’ll talk.
Why Go To the Movie Theater?
Oglebay Institute, Wheeling Jesuit University and the Ohio County Public partnered to form the Wheeling Film Society. WFS events bring movie buffs together to watch and discuss classic films. Screenings and post-screening discussions are free and open to the public.
So, get off the couch! Stop binge watching by yourself. Hollywood movies are meant to be seen with others, in the movie theater, on the BIG screen. The actors are figuratively and literally larger than life! Get together with other movie lovers. Engage in thought-provoking conversation. You will learn more about the art and history of cinema, too.
Towngate: A Unique Movie Theater in Wheeling.
A church-turned-theater, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District.
At Towngate, not only can you watch live theater productions, spoken word performances, improv and concerts, you can see movies, too! Towngate is also a single screen cinema. On select weekends throughout the year, we show a host of classic and independent films, thought-provoking documentaries and film shorts by local and regional filmmakers. Our movie selections encourage thought and conversation. You won’t be disappointed. Our regulars know we only show quality films. Sometimes, they show up for screenings without knowing the title of the film. They trust us that much.
Whether you consider yourself a film buff or you only like movies for the popcorn, our films will entertain and inspire. See you at Towngate!
(Friday) 7:00 pm
2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003