Hello Everyone, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is starting to fade..but it's still performing well enough to stick around for another week. That said, this could be its last. Hurry down if you still need to see it (or see it again). On Friday, we will open the charming, feature debut film from director Ritesh Batra - THE LUNCHBOX. T.T. Stern-Enzi of DAYTON CITY PAPER just gave the film an "A" review. He wrote, "A soulful performance by Irrfan Khan serves as the key ingredient in this marvelous dish." Synopsis for THE LUNCHBOX: Currently rated 96% FRESH on "Middle class … [Read more...]

A Family in Art – The Dayton Visual Arts Center 20th Anniversary Auction

The Dayton Racquet Club view

  The Dayton Racquet Club sits on top of the Kettering Tower, offering an amazing view of the city from any window you choose. Heading into this venerable Dayton establishment is special for any reason. This past Thursday night was no different; people mingling, smiling, and filling the 29th floor of the Kettering Tower with light conversation and laughter. If you did not know better, you would think that this was a family reunion. Everyone knew each other, and any stranger that came up was warmly greeted and introduced to the rest of the group. You would have been hard pressed to … [Read more...]

School of Advertising Art Selected as a Top U.S. Design College for Third Year in a Row


School of Advertising Art (SAA), a Kettering, Ohio, based college, has been included in a prestigious roster of 23 of the country’s most renowned graphic design colleges. The colleges were chosen for nurturing some of the most talented and successful graphic designers in the nation. Since 2010, GDUSA magazine has included multiple SAA students on their annual “Students to Watch” list.  The April issue of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine includes an article highlighting the country’s Top U.S. Design Schools. SAA is included on the list with other well-known schools such as Savannah College … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL continues to hit milestones. In less than 3 weeks, the film is already at #4 on our "Highest Grossing Films" list. (The Top 3 are SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, SIDEWAYS and MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING - each of these films played at least 12 weeks). This is really spectacular, and we truly appreciate your support and positive word-of-mouth. This week, we are going to hold both current attractions. Though TIM'S VERMEER didn't have record attendance, it did well enough to stick around. With all the kudos from audience members, we think it's worth holding for a … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, In just under 11 days, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL became our #7 highest grossing film at THE NEON. All films above it played for a minimum of 6 weeks to reach those kind of numbers. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support - it has been a wonderful ride so far. It goes without saying that we will continue our run of BUDAPEST HOTEL. That said, it will now play on just one screen. Starting Friday, we will open a documentary that many of you have been eager to see - TIM'S VERMEER. Synopsis for TIM'S VERMEER: "Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, … [Read more...]

FilmDayton Accepting Film Submissions and Award Nominations

Girls at Fest

The Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival is growing again! This year’s festival (August 22-24) is now accepting submissions of films for consideration to be screened and nominations for the FilmDayton Awards, a highlight of the annual festival that celebrates locally-connected talent. Submit a Film to the Festival In 2014, the festival has announced an open submission process for film selection.  In past years, the Dayton-based fest has featured many great award-winning feature films on an invitation-only basis. Opening of the festival for submissions raises the bar as the Miami Valley … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, We're very excited about this weekend. Wes Anderson's new film has been breaking box office records across the country, and now THE NEON gets to have the local exclusive opening of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Many people in the Miami Valley have been eagerly anticipating this movie (including almost everyone at THE NEON), and we're looking forward to our "Wes Anderson Fan Screening" on Thursday night at 8:00. (Regular ticket prices apply, and tickets are still available...with several fun prizes in store.) If you can't make it Thursday, never fear...we're dedicating both … [Read more...]

2013-2014 Fifth Third Bank National Geographic Live Series Presents: JODI COBB: Uncovering Hidden Worlds


As a photographer with National Geographic, JODI COBB has worked in more than 60 countries–celebrating the best of the human spirit and spotlighting some of its worst aspects. She is best known for lifting the curtain on worlds closed to outsiders, specializing in gaining access to places and situations that are off limits for most journalists. She was one of the first photographers to cross China when it reopened to the West, the first photographer to enter the hidden lives of women of Saudi Arabia for a landmark article in 1987, and the first woman to be named White House Photographer of the … [Read more...]

National Geographic Live Presents BRYAN SMITH: THE LENS OF ADVENTURE


Adventure Filmmaker BRYAN SMITH headlines the second event of the 2013-2014 FIFTH THIRD BANK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES on March 24 at 7 p.m. in the historic Victoria Theatre. This thrilling event is presented by Victoria Theatre Association and Five Rivers MetroParks. Tickets are available at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by phone at 937-228-3630, 888-228-3630or online at In this presentation, audiences get an inside look into the life of BRYAN SMITH and how he maintains balance and joy of creating a meaningful life. Smith shares stories about … [Read more...]

14th Annual Dayton Jewish Film Festival Opens April 24


  The Dayton Jewish Film Festival opens at the Neon on Thursday, April 24, at 6:45PM. The festival (running from April 24 through May 18) will bring the best in Jewish and Israeli cinema to the Dayton area, including an international selection of both feature films and documentaries. Festival venues include The Neon Movies in downtown Dayton and The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs.    Single Tickets $9, Student Tickets $8, Season Pass $72 (includes all films)     Film Listings: Thursday, April 24, The Neon , Dayton 6:45PM Reception , Film at … [Read more...]