Land of Illusion Going Hollywood!


Land of Illusion is going Hollywood. Announced today, they have opened the grounds of Land Of Illusion to the film, television and video production industry. The first horror film has already begun filming. Keep an eye out for "The Funhouse Massacre" later this year starring Robert Englund and Clint Howard!

Broadway Revues to Live Sculpting At ARTSGALA

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In its 15-year history, ARTSGALA has raised more than $1.75 million to fund over 500 scholarships for students in the fine and performing arts at Wright State University. Everyone benefits from this unique event. Sponsors and patrons join many community friends to enjoy a spectacular evening featuring the best Wright State has to offer in art, music, theatre, dance and motion pictures and the students benefit from the scholarships raised.



Hello Everyone, Earlier today, I made an announcement about WOMAN IN GOLD opening at THE NEON on April 1…that plan has changed.  The Weinstein Company has made big changes to their release strategy for WOMAN IN GOLD.  After confirming April 1 as its opening date for us, they have yanked it away (from us and numerous other cinemas across the country).  At this time, we don't know if we will be able to play the film when it finally becomes available in our market.  That said, I have made the appropriate changes to this week's newsletter below.  Thanks for your understanding - this is very … [Read more...]

BEBOP- Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Introduces Unique Summer Camp Experience


The aim of BeBOP is to provide children first exposure to ballet, opera and the philharmonic orchestra during a week-long day camp filled with experiences designed to encourage creativity and to inspire a life-long love of the arts. Students will learn about and experience all three arts forms and then bring them all together in a culminating performance on the last day of camp. This camp experience will give children greater appreciation for the performing arts and may also inspire them to become participants themselves.

Golden Globe Winner LEVIATHAN Opens March 20th at THE NEON!


Hello Everyone, Even though WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL are performing well enough to stick around, we're still going to throw something new into the mix for a handful of screenings. LEVIATHAN is one of the best reviewed films we've shown in a long time, and it was the winner of this year's Golden Globe for "Best Foreign Language Film." For this week's remaining showtimes (they're different than the upcoming week - which are listed below), please visit our website at   Synopsis for LEVIATHAN: "Kolia lives in a small town … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, If you still need to see MR. TURNER or STILL ALICE, you'll need to hurry. Thursday will be the last chance to catch them at THE NEON. (For this week's showtimes, please visit our website at Of course we'll certainly be holding onto THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL! Many thanks to all of you who came out to support this film during opening weekend. We had the best results in town, and we couldn't do it without such a great, loyal following. Thank you! On Friday, we will open a new comedy that's in the same "vein" as SPINAL TAP and BEST IN SHOW. … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, I'm sad to report that TIMBUKTU did not fare very well for us at THE NEON. Though it was an award winner at Cannes and it nearly swept the Cesar Awards last week (the "French Oscars" - it won 7 awards including "Best Picture"), today (Feb. 25) will be your last chance to catch it at THE NEON. On Friday, we will open a film that many art enthusiasts have been anxious to see - MR. TURNER. We'll also hold onto the film that just garnered Julianne Moore her first Oscar - STILL ALICE. Remaining showtimes for this week are available on our website - Synopsis … [Read more...]

Ethan Hawke’s Shout Out to Dayton


Like many in Dayton, Ohio I was extremely pleased when actor/director Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) mentioned filmmaking in my hometown at this year’s Oscars. But it really should not be that astonishing since Dayton is so closely associated with performing arts.

And The Oscar Goes To…


The 87th annual Academy Awards salutes the best of 2014 cinema tomorrow night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Go ahead and anticipate one of the most predictable Oscars in recent memory considering most categories have been cemented since the Golden Globes.

Oscar Nominee TIMBUKTU Opens & FREE Oscar Party Details at THE NEON!


Hello Everyone, The response to STILL ALICE was really terrific this weekend. Most customers agree that Julianne Moore's performance is honest and beautifully done...and that she will deserve the Academy Award this Sunday. STILL ALICE will stick around, and on Friday, we will open a contender for this year's "Best Foreign Film" Oscar - TIMBUKTU - the first time a film from Mauritania has ever received a nomination.  The last day for TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT will be Thursday, Feb. 19.  MR. TURNER is slated to open on Feb. 27 and THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is set to open on March … [Read more...]