The Drexel presents BBC Earth's "One Life" starting Earth Day, April 22nd with Special Viewings/Discounts for Schools & Groups
Showing now for Schools & Groups
You’re invited to experience the newest BBC NATURE film, ONE LIFE (Rated PG) at the DREXEL THEATRE.
This new True Life Adventure, narrated by British actor Daniel Craig comes to the Drexel Theatre for a special limited engagement starting on EARTH DAY, April 22 and continuing into mid-May. We're extremely excited to be presenting ONE LIFE, which was produced by the same creative team that made EARTH and THE BLUE PLANET.
A feature length nature documentary from BBC Earth, ONE LIFE is right up there with the best that the BBC Films can do and features some absolutely stunning cinematography (both on a grandiose scale and down to a microscopic level) to provide a fantastic reminder of just what connects every single one of us, human or animal or even plant, on this great big ball called Earth.
Protecting the young, avoiding becoming part of the food chain, finding a mate, hunting prey, adapting to environments – all of these things and more are given a look in this wonderful film. The natural beauty is so stunningly caught on camera that it almost feels like super-duper CGI. There are several things that mark One Life out as something special amongst other wildlife films. Amazing landscapes all over the globe, from the Arctic to the Rainforest are shown in all their glory. The BBC also have a knack for getting footage of animals in unprecedented detail, seeing a school of fish, or a humpback whale, or watching a young Ibex escaping from a fox down the side of a mountain. Over 14 different species are covered, including Silverback gorillas, elephants, cheetahs, the Rhino beetle, and even a Venus Flytrap. See the trailer HERE.
Discount Group Rates for schools and organizations –
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ONE LIFE will be showing through Thursday, May 30!
Saturday, June 8 at Midnight
The Room is an electrifyingly funny cult black comedy audience participation movie about love, passion, betrayal and lies. Writer/director Tommy Wiseau stars as Johnny, a successful banker who feels so badly wronged by those nearest and dearest to him that he finds himself asking, can you ever really trust anyone? THE ROOM screens on the second Saturday at Midnight every month at the Drexel. Tickets are $6.50 and $5.50 for students.
Now Hear and See This!
Going on now!
All three of our theatres have been converted to state-of-the-art digital projection systems (after 75 years of using the original 35mm projectors) and new ultra-bright screens were installed. You’ll immediately notice the upgrade in the brighter, sharper images, scratch-free and more stable picture quality, and more brilliant resolution. In addition, the theatre’s largest auditorium was outfitted with a new Dolby digital 7.1 sound system including stage and surround speakers, and the two smaller auditoriums were both upgraded to new Dolby digital 5.1 systems.
"The new digital systems not only allow us to present the latest technological advances in cinema presentation, but will be upgradable to adapt to future, upcoming cinema technologies," said Drexel Theatre Artistic Director Jeff Frank. “The improvements will provide the best in sight and sound quality, comparable to listening to a CD after hearing a 45 rpm record."
Additionally, the roof over all three of the auditoriums is being replaced, as is a new 10-ton HVAC unit which serves the theatre’s largest auditorium.
Funding for the renovations has been provided by the Bexley Community Foundation, Franklin County through a federal community development block grant, Limited Brands Foundation, and members of the Jeffrey family.
“Having now stabilized the theatre financially, Friends of the Drexel is now focused on the condition of the physical plant which has deteriorated for years,” said Richard Stoff, Chairman of Friends of the Drexel, Inc. “These first critical steps – beginning with a new roof – will protect the basic structure of the building and equip the Drexel to be more competitive in the market by providing an improved theatre-going experience for our patrons. Next, we’ll explore a complete renovation of the theatre.”
Since forming in 2009, Friends of the Drexel has rallied the community to save the historic theatre. Purchasing the theatre’s assets in 2011, Friends of the Drexel converted the beloved Columbus icon to a non-profit organization and hired CAPA to manage the theatre on its behalf. Friends of the Drexel also implemented a Drexel membership program to support the programming, community outreach, and educational endeavors of the Drexel Theatre while offering members exclusive, tax-deductible benefits and privileges.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Jeffrey Family