March 01, 2019 - March 03, 2019
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-233-0820
  • Hours
    Friday: 7:00pm/Saturday: 4:00 & 7:00pm/Sunday: 2:00 & 4:00pm
  • $7.00

Towngate Art House Cinema in Wheeling, West Virginia features classic and independent films, thought-provoking documentaries and film shorts. Movies are shown on select weekends year-round.

Towngate Cinema Schedule March 1-3

Friday, March 1
7p.m. The Blues Brothers

Saturday, March 2
4p.m. The Blues Brothers
7p.m. The Blues Brothers

Sunday, March 3
2p.m. The Blues Brothers
4p.m. The Blues Brothers

“The Blues Brothers” is a 1980 musical comedy staring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” recurring musical sketch on the “Saturday Night Live.”

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his blood brother Elwood, who set out on “a mission from God” to save the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised from foreclosure. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage’s property tax bill. Along the way, they are targeted by a homicidal “mystery woman”, Neo-Nazis and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police.

The film features musical numbers by rhythm and blues, soul, and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. The film is set in and around Chicago, Illinois, where it was filmed. It features non-musical supporting performances by Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Charles Napier and John Candy.

Watch the film trailer.

Tickets for all screenings can be purchased at the door and are $7 per person. Box office opens one hour prior to each screening.  You can purchase beer, wine, soda, water, popcorn and candy at all Towngate movies.

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 classic and independent films, thought-provoking documentaries and film shorts by local and regional filmmakers. Our movie selections encourage thought and conversation.

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!