Friday
February
17
One Day Only
February 17, 2023
  • Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
    Dinner: 6:30pm / Movie: 7:30pm
  • https://oionline.com

A unique movie theater in Wheeling, Towngate offers screenings of some of America’s most iconic films.

Towngate Theatre presents Selma
7:30 p.m. Friday, February 17
Pre-screening dinner (6:30 p.m.), movie ticket & popcorn – $30 (Reservation required.)
Movie only – $8 (No reservation required.)

About the Movie

“Selma” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as James Bevel.

At the 87th Academy Awards, “Selma”  was nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song for “Glory” by John Legend and Common.

You Can Have Dinner, too!

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in Towngate’s social room prior to the screening. Park once and enjoy twice the fun!

Dinners will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. before each film. After dinner, head upstairs for the movie at 7:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $30 and includes your seat for the movie, all food, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

The menu for February 17 includes Meatloaf or Pork Loin (select one), Parsley Potatoes, Peas & Carrots Mix, Tossed Salad, and Lemon Meringue Pie.

You must make reservations for dinner by 2pm Monday prior to the screening. You don’t need to make reservations for the film.

Don’t delay. Space is limited.

Register for pre-screening dinner online or call 304-242-7700.

Why Go To the Movie Theater?

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.

2022-23 Schedule for Dinner & A Movie at Towngate

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” (1992)
Friday, October 21

“Elf” (2003)
Friday, December 2

“A Few Good Men” (1992)
Friday, January 13

“Selma” (2014)
Friday, February 17

“Mary Poppins” (1964)
Friday, March 10

Towngate: A unique movie theater in Wheeling.

A church-turned-theater, Towngate is located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market District and is part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute. Towngate offers entertainment almost every weekend including theater, improv, live music, children’s theater and more. A variety of acting classes are offered year-round.

As a single screen cinema, Towngate celebrates the significance of the small-town movie house by bringing classic films back to the big screen.

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!