The Valentine’s Day initiative and the programming of three films on the screens of the town hall of Edmond

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 7:00 AM

The Edmond City Hall Theater has launched a new initiative to allow patrons to send special messages to loved ones on the big screen at 45 Main Street. This initiative will include three love-themed films and revised viewing times on Valentine’s Day weekend to complement popular dinner reservation times.

Big Screen Valentines will allow customers to customize not only the wording of their message, but also the appearance, by selecting one of three available templates. During the first two weekends of February, the Big Screen Valentines will be shown on screen for the first 30 minutes before each film begins. The messages can be ordered online for $25 by going to edmondtownhall.org.

Edmond Town Hall Managers Chair Jennifer Guman said the new offering is “a great way to engage the community while providing support for Edmond Town Hall.

“These Valentines can be used by partners, children, family members and friends. Special messages can mean a lot to loved ones and community support means a lot to us,” she noted.

Licorice Pizza, an award-winning love story set in 1973 and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, premieres the first weekend in February. The film was named one of the best movies of 2021 by the American Film Institute and received four nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

The drama/comedy stars Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, and Sean Penn, among others. It has a run time of 2 hours 13 minutes and is rated R.

Screenings are scheduled Friday through Sunday, February 4 through February 6, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Will Feature Classic Love And Romance With Steven Spielberg West Side Storyreleased in 2021 and starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, and the nostalgic Insomnia in Seattlereleased in 1993 and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The updated musical romance is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Projections of West Side Story are scheduled for Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day.

Insomnia in Seattle — rated PG and lasting 1 hour 45 minutes — will be screened on Friday and Saturday, February 11 and 12 at 1 p.m.

No movies are scheduled for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13.

Tickets for all shows are $3.50 each and can be reserved in advance at edmondtownhall.org. Tickets are also sold at the theater box office before each screening.

Guests are encouraged to check the website for the building’s latest COVID-19 precautions.

Ahead of the Valentine’s season specials, the Edmond Town Hall Theater has scheduled film screenings this weekend.

Gucci House, released in November and featuring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, et al, is slated for Friday and Sunday, January 28 and 30. The crime drama has a running time of 2 hours 38 minutes and is rated R. Tickets for the Friday matinee are $2.50 for seniors; all other tickets are $3.50.

The Alpaca Gnomes were to fill the theater with their rock-folk jam band sounds on Saturday, January 29. This show has been postponed due to forecast bad weather. A new date is to be determined, and tickets for this weekend will be honored.

Call 203-426-2475 for more information.

The Edmond Town Hall Theater has launched a new initiative to allow patrons to send special messages to loved ones on the big screen during special screenings of three upcoming love-themed films. (Metro-Goldwin-Mayer, 20th Century Studios and TriStar Pictures, respectively)

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