We invite you to come in costume – appropriate dress for a 50’s sock hop or as the scariest alien invaders from 1959- win a pair of movie tickets for the best costume!!
Tickets for this special fundraiser are $15
Tickets for this special fundraiser are $15
The Ashland Theater and The PHHS Band Boosters kick off the football season with a showing of Rudy, the 1993 American biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. In 2005, Rudy was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years in two polls by ESPN and was ranked the 54th-most inspiring film of all time in the “AFI 100 Years” series.
watch a trailer: click here!
The Ashland Theater announces a summer program of reading, films, and discussion that will be known as the Summer Book & Movie Club. With the support of the Ashland branch of the Pamunkey Regional Library and Bell, Book & Candle bookstore, the Summer Book & Movie Club program will pair three books with the films created from the books. Each film presentation at the Ashland Theater will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session of both the book and movie.
This innovative new programming will accomplish three objectives:
1. The Summer Book & Movie Club provides a means of engaging the community and drawing it closer through the process of reading, viewing, and talking about a good book.
2. We encourage young people to spend time over the summer reading and then joining in the viewing of the movie and the subsequent discussion.
3. Finally, this summer program will be pre-cursor for a permanent program of book/film events when the Ashland Theater reopens in 2017.
The three book/film combinations are:
• The Body (1982), a “coming-of-age” novella by Steven King; film renamed Stand by Me
Film viewing & discussion: Saturday, July 23, 7PM
• Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (1964), a children’s book (and morality tale) by Roald Dahl; film renamed Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Film viewing & discussion: Saturday, August 27, 3PM
• Shoeless Joe (1982), a novel by W. P. Kinsella; movie with Kevin Costner renamed Field of Dreams
Film viewing & discussion: Friday, September 16, 7PM
The three books may be obtained at Bell, Book & Candle located at 106 1/2 S. Railroad Avenue, on the tracks in Ashland. We encourage everyone to obtain, read, and share these books and then join us for the screening and lively discussion to follow. Please feel free to share the attached flier and jpeg on social media, etc. to help spread the word in our community about this exciting opportunity.
BEAT THE HEAT WITH A COOL BOOK. THEN RELAX IN OUR AIR-CONDITIONED THEATER AND DECIDE WHETHER THE MOVIE IS AS GOOD… OR BETTER.
Join us for Big John Trimble’s East Coast Opry Broadcast Show on Sunday, August 13 at 3 PM! The show will feature the music of Patsy & The Country Classics, Born Again Country, & Ronnie Williams and The Carter Family Sound. Tickets are available across from the Theater at MR John’s Emporium at 202A England Street!
The show will honor the music and legacy of The Carter Family, whose famous Bristol recording sessions of 1927 are often cited as the birth of country music. Local Carter Family devotee, Ronnie Williams will be singing with The Henderson Family.
Williams has followed the Carter Family his entire life, and became friends with Mother Maybelle before she passed away in 1978 as well as her daughters, Helen, Anita and June Carter Cash and son-in-law Johnny Cash. Williams has played many times at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons and is one of the foremost authorities on the Carter Family.
Tickets are $12
Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated performer and recording artist, a highly demanded multi-instrumentalist (he plays 13 instruments!), and an ASCAP songwriter of the year. Darrell delivers his soulful performances in solo, duo, trio, band, and string quintet configurations, all equally dynamic and powerful. Darrell will be touring in 2016 in support of his new CD “Couchville Sessions.” Songwriting credits include the Grammy Award winning “Long Time Gone” and “Heartbreak Town.” When not on tour with his own shows, Darrell plays in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy.
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Song – “Long Time Gone” Dixie Chicks 2003
Grammy Nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance – “The Second Mouse” 2001
Americana 2007 Song of the Year – “Hank Williams’ Ghost”
Rolling Stone Magazine listed Theatre of the Unheard as one of the 2003 Critics Top Albums
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year 2002
NSAI Songwriter of the Year 2001
Songs recorded by over 70 artists including: Dixie Chicks, Keb Mo, Faith Hill, Guy Clark, Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Kathy Mattea, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw …
Recorded With: Steve Earle, Kate Rusby, Joan Baez, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jon Pousette-Dart, Ginny Hawker, Malcolm Holcombe, John McCusker, Allison Moorer, Jessie Alexander, Randy Travis…
Production:Guy Clark, Susan Werner, Wayne Scott
read and listen to Darrell Scott: http://www.darrellscott.com/
Cartoons 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!
Many 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The photo in this poster was created by professional photographer Duane Berger. He has graciously allowed the Ashland Theater committee to use it for fundraising. The poster is available for a donation of $15 or more! Click HERE to make a donation on-line and email email@example.com to arrange for pickup. Posters are also available for purchase in the lobby during our events. Check our schedule often – we have performances until September 2016. Thank you for supporting the historic Ashland Theater!