Coming Soon To The Drexel

Green Book (PG-13)

Runtime: 2:10

Starts Wednesday, Nov. 21

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, P.J. Byrne
Directed by: Peter Farrelly

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Chinatown (1974) (R)

Runtime: 2:11

Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. - Free Admission

The historic Drexel Theatre continues its America’s Greatest Films series on Tuesday, December 4 with Chinatown. Made possible through the generous support of PNC, the series will show a classic film on the first Tuesday of each month. This presentation will include an introduction and post-film Q&A. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The Story: When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case. The film received 11 Academy Award nominations, but only won one award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.

Mary Queen of Scots (NR)

Runtime: --

Starts Thursday, December 20

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan,
Directed by: Josie Rourke

Visit the film's website here.