July 30, Wednesday
Children are 12 and under, Seniors are 60 and older
Students and Military must show a valid ID to receive discount
We accept cash, check, NCard, Visa, and Mastercard
Box Office Opens 30 Minutes Before Showtimes
Many of the films shown at The Ross are not rated due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring a rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Consequently, as many of these films contain graphic content, viewer discretion is advised.
313 N. 13 STREET
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NEBRASKANS IN THE CINEMA: OUTDOOR MOVIE SERIES AT THE CUBE
Wednesdays, July 9-30 - 7:00 p.m.
THE CUBE outdoor screen is located at The Railyard on Canopy Street in Lincoln's Haymarket.
These screenings are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and begin at 7:00 p.m.
Classic Looney Tunes cartoons will be shown before each film
There are picnic tables located in the Railyard space, but you are welcome to bring your own folding chairs or blankets to sit on. No outside food or drink is permitted, other than water.
Due to the popularity of this, two additional screenings have been added in August.
SPONSORED BY UNION BANK & TRUST
Co-Sponsored by The Friends of The Ross
UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE
starring Sandy Dennis (born in Hastings, NE, raised in Kenesaw & Lincoln)
1967, 124 minutes, Color, Unrated
Wednesday, July 30 - 7:00 p.m.
Based on the novel of the same title by Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase concerns troubles of a beginning teacher in a tough city high school. And it is very good, almost in spite of itself.—Variety
“We need more American films like ‘Up the Down Staircase.’ We need more films that might be concerned, even remotely, with real experiences that might once have happened to real people. And we need more actresses like Sandy Dennis, who looks as if she may be alive and not a plastic robot turned out by the little elves who constructed Doris Day and Sandra Dee. Here, at last, is a film made in America by Americans in which no one is murdered by a cigarette lighter.
“The film's setting is Calvin Coolidge High School, one of those vast blocks of stone and brick in which our cities educate 3,000 students at a shot. Coolidge High is apparently located somewhere in a low income, racially mixed New York neighborhood, and it is a "problem" school. That makes it bait for an idealistic naive new teacher who wants to “expand vistas…”
“Here is an honest film about one aspect of life as it is lived in our large cities. The school and the students come through with unmistakable authenticity. The camera is alert but not obtrusive, allowing the classroom to emerge spontaneously and not through stagy tricks, and everything is brought together by Miss Dennis' quiet, natural, splendid performance.”—Roger Ebert, July 25, 1967, RogerEbert.com
Showing with Looney Tunes What’s Opera Doc? & Fast and Furryous
starring Henry Fonda (born in Grand Island, NE and raised in Omaha)
& Ward Bond (born in Benkelman, NE)
1948, B&W, 2 hours, 5 minutes, Unrated
Wednesday, August 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Mass action, humorous byplay in the western cavalry outpost, deadly suspense, and romance are masterfully combined in this production [suggested by the story Massacre by James Warner Bellah]. Integrated with the tremendous action is a superb musical score by Richard Hageman, Score uses sound effects as tellingly as the music notes to point up the thrills. In particular, the massacre scene where the deadly drumming of the Indian ponies makes more potent the action that transpires.--Variety
The soldiers at Fort Apache may disagree with the tactics of their glory-seeking new commander. But to a man, they're duty-bound to obey - even when it means almost certain disaster. John Wayne, Henry Fonda and many familiar supporting players from master director John Ford's "stock company" saddle up for the first film in the director's famed cavalry trilogy (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande are the others). Roughhouse camaraderie, sentimental vignettes of frontier life, massive action sequences staged in Monument Valley - all are part of FORT APACHE. So is Ford's exploration of the West's darker side. Themes of justice, heroism and honor that Ford would revisit in later Westerns are given rein in this moving, thought-provoking film that, even as it salutes a legend, gives reasons to question it.
Showing with Looney Tunes Wabbit Twubble & Beep Beep
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
starring Marlon Brando (born in Omaha, NE)
1951, B&W, 2 hours, 2 minutes, Unrated
Wednesday, August 13- 7:00 p.m.
Marlon Brando didn't win the Academy Award in 1951 for his acting in "A Streetcar Named Desire." The Oscar went to Humphrey Bogart, for "The African Queen." But you could make a good case that no performance had more influence on modern film acting styles than Brando's work as Stanley Kowalski, Tennessee Williams' rough, smelly, sexually charged hero.—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
In the classic play by Tennessee Williams, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) comes to visit her pregnant sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), not only regards Blanche's aristocratic affectations as a royal pain but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Attracted to Stanley's friend Mitch (Karl Malden), she glosses over the less savory incidents in her past, but she soon discovers that she cannot outrun that past, and the stage is set for her final, brutal confrontation with her brother-in-law. Brando, Hunter, and Malden had all starred in the original Broadway version of Streetcar, although the original Blanche had been Jessica Tandy. Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the 1951 Best Actor Oscar, but Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars.—Hal Erickson, Rovi
Showing with Looney Tunes Yankee Doodle Daffy & Going! Going! Gosh!
SPECIAL EVENTS COMING SOON