Movie Theater in Wheeling: "Bringing Up Baby" at Towngate
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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

september, 2018

fri14sep7:30 pmWheeling Film Society presents "Bringing Up Baby"7:30 pm Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003

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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 Bringing Up Baby
Free Screening at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, September 14, 2018 

(Conversation about the film takes place at noon Tuesday, September 18 at the Ohio County Public Library.)

During the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema (1930-1960), “Rom-Coms” were not yet a thing. What Hollywood had perfected was a formula known as the “Screwball Comedy,” and there were no more delightful practitioners of the art than Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and Howard Hawks.

In 1938, all three found themselves on the same RKO set to make the delirious Bringing Up Baby, in which daft socialite Hepburn (the screwball) saves Grant, a professor of dinosaur bones, from a dull marriage to his assistant. Along the way a crucial dinosaur bone is lost and found, and our heroes find true love with the help of a tiny dog and a VERY large cat. This is the 80th anniversary of some truly inspired Hollywood lunacy – be sure to rehearse your leopard mating call!

You Can Have Dinner at Towngate, too!

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in Towngate’s social room prior to the Wheeling Film Society screenings!  Park once and enjoy twice the fun!

Buffet dinners will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. before each Wheeling Film Society screening.  After dinner, head upstairs for the free movie at 7:30 p.m.   The cost for dinner is $20 and includes all food, soft drinks, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film.  Beer and wine are available for purchase.

You must make reservations for dinner by 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to the screening. You don’t need to make reservations for the film.

Ye Olde Alpha provides the food for the September 14 dinner and a movie.  Menu includes glazed pork tenderloin, lemon chicken, roasted red potatoes, grilled vegetables, heirloom tomato and candy onion salad, mixed green salad and bread with honey butter

Make reservations online or by calling 304-242-7700 by 5pm Wednesday, September 12. Space is limited. Don’t delay.

2018-19 Wheeling Film Society Line Up

“Bringing Up Baby” September 14
“Dr. Strangelove” November 9
“The Wizard of Oz” March 8
“Rear Window” April 12

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) 7:30 pm


Towngate Theatre

2118 Market Street Wheeling WV 26003


Oglebay Institute304-242-7700