‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ showing Sun Jan 18 3pm


Spread the word and get your tickets now for this family friendly matinee! Doors to the theater open at 2pm  and we’ll start with previews at 2:30pm and showtime is at 3pm.


Click HERE to buy your tickets on-line.

Enjoy the trailer …

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Ashland Film Club Essay Contests -Win $50 B&N Gift Card!

The Ashland Theater located at 205 England St. has reopened and will be showing four classic award winning films as part of the Ashland Film Club series on Sunday afternoons at 4:30pm on Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, and Mar 15th.   Films include:  ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’, ‘The Searchers’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, and ‘The Sting’.  Following each film, Jim Doering, a member of the Randolph-Macon Film Studies group will provide insightful discussion about the film and musical score.  This short discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.  We hope that you and your students can enjoy this exploration of film & music together and perhaps this experience can be used for discussion in the classroom or to use as you deem appropriate for your curriculum.

As an incentive we are offering  essay contests to encourage your students to actively participate in critiquing each film.  The winner of each contest will receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Barnes & Noble, provided by Points of Excellence.   Essays will be reviewed by the Ashland Film Committee and the winners will be announced by April 1, 2015.   For each contest entry, the essay must be received within two weeks of reviewing the films (See attached essay contest questions for each film.  Due dates for essay contests 1-4 are due 2/15; 3/1; 3/15 & 3/30 respectively). Teachers may submit up to two essays for each film and may mail to Ashland Film Club Awards Committee  P.O. Box 33  Ashland, VA 23005.  Teachers may also email the essay responses to the theater committee at cotutheater@gmail.com.  Approval to publish essay winners will be required by both the parents and students.    Questions?  Please call Ragan Phillips, Ashland Film Committee Chairman at 804-798-3429.

The Ashland Film Club offers discounts for teachers and students to attend each film ($5 per film).  If any student cannot afford to participate– please feel free to contact us at cotutheater@gmail.com so we can work out an arrangement.    We would like as many students to view these quality films as possible.  Visit www.AshlandTheaterVA.org for more information.  We look forward to seeing you and your students at the historic Ashland Theater.

Brought to you by:

Ashland Main Street Association

Ashland Community Theater Foundation

Randolph-Macon College

Essay Contest #1 – Click here for “Yankee Doodle Dandy”  Response Due By Feb. 15, 2015.


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.



205 England Street

Ashland, VA 23005