Welcome

In the weeks and months to come, there will be a variety of movies and programming at the historic Ashland Theater. The Town of Ashland now owns the theater, as a result of it generously being donated by Jean and A.D. Whittaker, and plans are afoot to restore this beautiful theater. While those plans are taking shape, a local group of volunteers are running the theater and helping create some energy and support for this important project.

history

 

Memorial Day Weekend Movie Event Sponsored by Union Bank & Trust! A Farewell to Arms

We are in the midst of the centennial remembrance of  World War I, so it’s only appropriate that we remember this Memorial Day with a classic movie set during this time. Known as The Great War, WWI was one of the deadliest conflicts in history and forever changed how we think politically, socially, and morally.

A Farewell to Arms is a 1932 American Pre-Code romance drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, and Adolphe Menjou. Bmovieposterased on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, with a screenplay by Oliver H.P. Garrett and Benjamin Glazer, the film is about a romantic love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during World War I. The film received Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Art Direction. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit The Ashland Theater.

Union_Bank__Trust_logoAs a Thank You to our Veterans, Union Bank & Trust proudly sponsors this event! Please “LIKE” Union: www.facebook.com/WeBankAtUnion

purchase

 

.13226854_1185377094814806_5725797290148920542_n..and on June 1, please come out to support our Veterans again by cheering on the cyclists that participate in the Ride 2 Recovery as it moves through Ashland around 1:30 pm down S. Railroad Avenue! They deserve a memorable Ashland experience!

 

Character Matters II – Presented by the Students of Hanover Academy

Join the Students of Hanover Academy for their presentation of “Character Matters” on June 2, 2016 at 6 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available by calling the school at 798-8413!c4945d8d-66da-4729-98fb-f85489a29f8c

Randy Wright – I’m Running For President, Too: Better answers to the tough questions Americans are asking.

6944288Join us on Friday, June 3rd, at 7 pm! Beloved teacher at Liberty Middle school, Randy Wright examines his new book “I’m Running For President, Too” and why he is running as a write-in candidate for president, offering real reforms to the election process, unravelling the Second Amendment conundrum, offering overdue Constitutional amendments, and opening a dialogue about diversity in this evening full of  humor, insight, and fun.

Randy Wright, M.Ed., has been a civics teacher at Liberty Middle School in Hanover County, Virginia for 25 years.  He has been selected by the students as an “Honored Educator” eleven different years.  He received an R.E.B. Award for teaching excellence, was selected by Richmond Magazine as one of Richmond’s top teachers and was commended by the Virginia House of Delegates for “creativity, vision and leadership.”

In in 1997, he originated the Liberty Bill which would require an outline of the U.S. Constitution, including the Preamble, the seven Articles, and the 27 Amendments to be superimposed on the back of one-dollar bills.  The Liberty Bill, has been introduced in a number of Congresses and his students testified before the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on its behalf.

In 2014, he founded Teaching Tours, a nonprofit which provided kids in need with free, educational, small group, teacher-led field trips to the D.C. monuments and a college campus.  Teaching Tours has become part of a larger nonprofit in Richmond, Virginia. (www.teachingtours.org)

Randy lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, and together they raised three children.

You will laugh, cry, and ultimately ponder!

I’m Running for President Too is now available on Kindle and Amazon Books!
Click here to buy the book!

Classic Cartoon Night – September 10!

cartoonCartoons have been entertaining us for over a century. Come enjoy an evening of cartoons ranging from the silent antics of Felix the Cat to the heroics of Superman. Todd Munson and Jim Doering of Randolph-Macon College will provide commentary and live music.

Adults – $5

Children 12 and under – free!

Posters to benefit the Ashland Theater

12919926_1155288681156981_6660352584731759548_nMany thanks to Duane Berger for allowing us to use his photograph to benefit the Ashland Theater!    By purchasing this poster you are giving a gift to the historic Ashland Theater.   Posters are available for purchase in the lobby at all of our events – Cost: $15.  You can order a poster – simply email cotutheater@gmail.com.