Coming Soon To The Drexel

To Kill a Mockingbird (NR)

Runtime: 2:10

Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. - Free Admission

The historic Drexel Theatre continues its America’s Greatest Films series on Tuesday, June 5 with To Kill a Mockingbird. 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: Scout Finch (Mary Badham), 6,and her older brother, Jem (Phillip Alford), live in sleepy Maycomb, Ala., spending much of their time with their friend Dill (John Megna) and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley (Robert Duvall). When Atticus (Gregory Peck), their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping. Winner of three Academy Awards!

First Reformed (R)

Runtime: 1:48

Starts Friday, June 8

Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles
Directed by: Paul Schrader

Visit the film's website here.

On Chesil Beach (NR)

Runtime: 1:50

Starts Friday, June 8

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, Samuel West
Directed By: Dominic Cooke
Written By: Ian McEwan

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The Seagull (PG-13)

Runtime: 1:38

Starts Friday, June 15

THE SEAGULL is the heartbreaking and funny story of friends and lovers, all of whom are in love with the wrong person. The movie is timely in its depiction of the tragic consequences of narcissism, particularly on young dreams and romantic love.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Annette Bening
Directed by: Michael Mayer

Visit the film's website here.