DeWitt Operahouse Indie Film Series starts January 20 Print
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Written by Dianne Prichard   
Friday, 04 January 2013 16:23
Independent films are gaining in popularity, both with filmmakers and at the box office. We are establishing an “indie” film series for 2013 at the DeWitt Operahouse Theatre.  Our inspiration for the series comes from a variety of sources, including  the former “Brew & View” in Rock Island, filmmakers such as Kristian Day, and Tammy and Kelly Rundle, and the interest shown by the media and moviegoers in independent films.

The local Friends of the Library are our cosponsors. Kristian Day, (Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye) is our advisor.  The movies will show the third Sunday of the month at 2:00. Tickets are $5.00.   First of all, I hope you consider this newsworthy and will share our information in the River Cities Reader, which, by the way, is always on our counter at the Operahouse.  Second, I’d like to invite you to visit us at  any of our showings.

Here is our list, as of today:

1/20/13 - "2012-13 Best of the Rural Route Film Festival"
2/17/13 - Something Blue
3/17/13 - Hellbound?
4/21/13 - Sleepwalk with Me
5/19/13 - Nobody Walks
6/16/13         TBA
7/21/13         TBA
8/18/13 - Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye
9/15/13 - Undefeated
10/20/13 - Best Worst Movie w/ Troll 2
11/17/13 - Is this Heaven?
12/15/13                TBA

We are, every other day of the week, a conventional one-screen theater. (The Hobbit is playing right now.) The Operahouse has been up and running since 1878, starting with the Uncle Tom plays, moving on to burlesque, then silent films, and, legend has it, the first theater of our size west of the Mississippi to have talkies. And now, we're finally out of the horse & buggy era, showing our films on a digital projector.