Thursday, July 14, 2011

Midnight Showing of Harry Potter at the Drive-In

Pleasant Valley Drive-In Theater is hosting a special midnight showing of the last Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Pleasant Valley Drive-In is one of the few remaining operational drive-in theaters in the Country.

The admission for this midnight showing is separate from the regularly scheduled Thursday night movie - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide.

Gate and concession open at 6:30 p.m.. Movie starts at dark (typically 9:30). Thursday night is carload night at $16 a car. Otherwise Adult admission is $8, Children 6 to 12 are $5 and children 5 and under are free.

Debit and credit cards are not accepted.
For more information call 860-379-6102.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Thor and Rocket food at the Torrington Cinerom

Torrington Cinerom invites you to join them for the opening night of THOR in RealD 3D tonight, May 6th.

The fun starts at 6 p.m.

Rocket Fine Street Food will be parked in the Cinerom lot from 6 p.m. until roughly 9:30 p.m. offering up their delicious food. A swap of your ticket stub gets you a free Rocket-made chocolate chip cookie with your meal.

Be sure to get your raffle ticket for a chance to take home exclusive THOR hats, t-shirts, messenger bags, and posters courtesy of Marvel, Paramount and RealD 3D!

For information on showtimes and tickets go to

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Broadway actor Shaun Earl to host actors workshop at Warner

TORRINGTON - Shaun Earl, portrayed Angel in the Broadway production of RENT, to host an actors workshop February 4 at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education.

The workshop will be a question and answer session to discuss professional auditioning techniques with Joseph Jefferson Award winning actor Shaun Earl. The workshop will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on February 4 and the cost is $15 per person. There is no charge to those who have purchased a ticket to the opening night post show Meet-and-Greet.

Earl has also appeared on the TV show "Fame" for its last two seasons. His films include: Coming to America, The Bodyguard, RENT, Gigli, Punks, and Austin Powers Goldmember.

Those wishing to attend the workshop should call the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education at 860-489-7180 x148 to register.

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Award winning musical RENT at the Warner Feb. 5 -12

TORRINGTON - The 2010 - 2011 Main Stage Musical Series at the Warner Theatre continues with the Warner Stage Company's production of the Pulitizer Prize winning rock opera, RENT Februrary 5 - 12.

RENT is based on Puccini's opera La Boheme and tells the story of a group of eight impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Written by playwright Billy Aronson with music and lyrics by Jonathon Larson, RENT opened on Broadway on January 25, 1996 and ran until September 7, 2008, making it the ninth longest running Broadway show by that time. Jonathan Larson died suddenly the night before the Broadway premiere and never got to experience or enjoy its success.

The Warner Stage Company's production will be directed by Deighna DeRiu with musical director Sean Lewis and choreographer Trisha Carr.

The cast is as follows:
Frank Beaudry as Collins;
Alyssa Fontana as Maureen;
Michelle Funaro as Mimi;
Zack Heidorn as Mark;
Tony Leone as Roger;
Dan Porri as Benny;
Gia Wright as Joanne; and
Nick Rollo as Angel.

A special treat for patrons of the play on opening night is a Meet-and-Greet with Broadway actor, Shaun Earl. Earl portrayed Angel and won a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. The Meet-and-Greet will follow the February 5 performance and includes meeting the cast, as well.

Tickets for RENT are $19, $22, and $25. The opening night Meet-and-Greet is an additional $25. Proceeds from the Meet-and-Greet will help support the Warner Stage Company.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last weekend to see Rocky Horror Show at the Warner

TORRINGTON - The weekend of Oct. 29 - 31 is the last weekend to see the Rocky Horror Show at the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

The play is based on the 1975 British film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is a spoof on the 1950's sci-fi horror films. The story is narrated by a criminologist who, reading from a leather bound report titled "The Denton Affair," tells the story of a newly engaged couple, Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who find themselves lost and with a flat tire on a rainy, late November evening. Seeking a phone to call for help, they knock on the door of Dr. Frank N Furter and get swept into his bizarre world.

The production is famous for its interactive elements and audience participation. The theatre will have audience participation bags available for purchase before the show that will include: water guns, latex gloves, newspapers, glow stick, confetti and playing cards. Patrons will not be allowed to bring their own props into the performance.

Performances are Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and 11:59 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Warner Theatre box office.


4Troops at Warner Theatre Friday Oct. 29

TORRINGTON - 4Troops, a musical group comprised of United States combat veterans, will be performing at the Warner Theatre this Friday at 8.

Tickets are $34 with $1 of the ticket price going to benefit veterans' charities.

The 4Troops are former Captain Merdith Melcher, former Sergeant Daniel Jens, Retired Staff Sergeant Ron Henry and former Sergeant David Clemo.

The group just recently taped a concert special from the U.S.S. Intrepid which aired on participating PBS stations this summer. They have also performed on CBS Early show, Fox and Friends, and Good Morning America.

4Troops sings inspirational pop and country songs, such as "Bless the Broken Road," "Angel," and "You Raise Me Up." The group came together to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness of their needs.

The group released their debut self-titled CD during Armed Forces week in May of this year.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Eve of Destruction May 30th at Thompson Speedway

Madcap mayhem, smashes, crashes and thrills galore top the list of holiday weekend excitement at the Thompson International Speedway.

The race track's annual Eve of Destruction is Sunday May 30th at 6 p.m.

The Eve of Destruction features demolition derbies with school buses, large and small cars; monster trucks; jet-powered vehicles; and the Transaurus Rex - a 25,000 pound metal monster that destroys everything in its path.

The world renowned Crash Moreau thrill show and the Trailer Trash VII event will provide side splitting laughter and enjoyment for all. The night closes with a fireworks display.

Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, in the event of inclement weather the entire event will be held on Monday May 31st.

The Eve of Destruction is family priced, with adult admission at $18.oo and kids 6 - 14 $10.00 and kids 5 and under are free.