One Day Only
April 12, 2019
  • Towngate Theatre & Cinema
    2118 Market Street Wheeling, WV
  • 304-242-7700
  • Hours
  • Free Admission

A unique movie theater in Wheeling, Towngate is home to the Wheeling Film Society, which offers free screenings of some of America’s most iconic films.

Wheeling Film Society presents Rear Window
Free Screening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 

(Conversation about the film takes place at noon Tuesday, April 16 at the Ohio County Public Library.)

Of all the masterpieces Alfred Hitchcock made, it is difficult to imagine a riskier premise than this one: a photographer with a broken leg sits in a wheelchair and watches the wide world . . . of his apartment courtyard. That’s it, folks: the man doesn’t ever leave his apartment; he barely even stirs from the chair. This unlikely scenario, when embodied by James Stewart (with frequent visitations by the lustrous Grace Kelly in all her haute couture and glamorous provocation), has become a suspense classic celebrating its 65th anniversary, as well as Hitchcock’s most hopeful meditation on the ethics of the voyeur (of which filmmakers are a special sub-category). As Stewart and Kelly solve a murder mystery, they also contemplate the enigma of the human person – and fall in love!

You Can Have Dinner at Towngate, too!

Moviegoers have the option to have dinner in Towngate’s social room prior to the Wheeling Film Society screenings!  Park once and enjoy twice the fun!

Buffet dinners will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. before each Wheeling Film Society screening.  After dinner, head upstairs for the free movie at 7:30 p.m.   The cost for dinner is $20 and includes all food, soft drinks, coffee, tea, water and a box of popcorn to enjoy during the film.   Beer and wine are available for purchase.

You must make reservations for dinner by 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to the screening. You don’t need to make reservations for the film.

Ye Olde Alpha provides the food for the April 12 dinner and a movie. Menu TBA.

Make reservations online or by calling 304-242-7700 by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.  Space is limited.  Don’t delay.

2018-19 Wheeling Film Society Line Up

“Bringing Up Baby” September 14
“Dr. Strangelove” November 9
“The Wizard of Oz” March 8
“Rear Window” April 12

Why Go To the Movie Theater?

Oglebay Institute, Wheeling Jesuit University and the Ohio County Public partnered to form the Wheeling Film Society. WFS events bring movie buffs together to watch and discuss classic films. Screenings and post-screening discussions are free and open to the public.

So, 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.

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 a host of classic and independent films, thought-provoking documentaries and film shorts by local and regional filmmakers. Our movie selections encourage thought and conversation. You won’t be disappointed. Our regulars know we only show quality films. Sometimes, they show up for screenings without knowing the title of the film. They trust us that much.

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!