On Screen Dayton



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 Rottentomatoes.com "Middle class … [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...]

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...]

ELAINE STRITCH Documentary At THE NEON and Wes Anderson News!


Hello Everyone, OK. I'll admit it. I'm biased. I simply adore Elaine Stritch. I've seen her perform twice (her cabaret act at The Carlyle and in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC on Broadway), and I can't wait to see the new documentary which opens Friday (March 14) at THE NEON. That said, we're not bringing the film just because I love her. ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME is currently rated "100% Fresh" on rottentomatoes.com. That score almost never happens! In addition to the new film, we will hold OMAR, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, and THE GREAT BEAUTY for limited shows for one more week. Synopsis for ELAINE … [Read more...]

Academy Nominated OMAR Opens Friday at THE NEON!


Hello Everyone, This might be a first...we'll be featuring 5 films this weekend! In addition to holding all of our current attractions (PHILOMENA, THE GREAT BEAUTY, GLORIA and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), we will open the Academy Award nominated film OMAR. (PHILOMENA will only play through the weekend...it will screen for the last time on Sunday, March 9!) Visit our website for links to each of the film's official sites as well as showtimes for the remainder of this week - www.neonmovies.com Synopsis for OMAR: "A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied … [Read more...]

And The Oscar Goes To…


It’s time to find out which films and artists will reap Oscar gold according to the over 6,000 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who determined nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards. American Hustle and Gravity tie with 10 nods, but 12 Years a Slave follows with nine. Additionally, local filmmaker Julia Reichert, an Emmy winner and three-time Oscar nominee, served as associate producer of Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, nominated in the documentary short subject field. Anything is possible when winners will be revealed tonight at … [Read more...]

THE NEON – Oscar Nominee THE GREAT BEAUTY Opens and FREE Oscar Party News!


Hello Everyone, Every now and then I hear people say "I wish you'd bring more foreign films to town"...well now's your chance. Between the Oscar Shorts, THE PAST, and GLORIA, we're having a nice run of foreign material at THE NEON. And starting this Friday we'll have THE GREAT BEAUTY, the Italian picture nominated for "Best Foreign Film!" In addition to it, we will hold all of our other current attractions - PHILOMENA, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and GLORIA! Click this LINK to visit the official site for PHILOMENA. Click this LINK to visit the official site for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. Click this LINK … [Read more...]