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Rediscover Downtown Events!
As we begin to safely resume gathering and rediscovering all the great things downtown has to offer, we’re especially excited to get back to all the fun events we’ve missed so much!
There’s always something fun going on downtown! Below you’ll find a list of events scheduled for today. Use the filters at the top to find events by date, keyword, and more. You can also view the calendar by month or as a list of 20 events at a time.
Have an event to submit to our calendar? If it is located downtown (within our service area) and open to the public, it’s likely we’ll include it. Send us your event info using our event submission form.
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Dayton Metro Library’s popular Sunday Movies @ Main series continues with more out-of-the-ordinary films. All films are free and start at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street.
Note: All Dayton Metro Libraries are CLOSED Sunday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 2.
9/8 Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (1927/1985)
This is Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 reconstruction of the silent classic METROPOLIS, with color tinting, fewer inter-titles, and newly restored footage. METROPOLIS takes place in 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live in the dark underground and the rich who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor. The tense balance of these two societies is realized through images that are among the most famous of the 20th century. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, METROPOLIS stands today as the crowning achievement of German silent cinema.
Moroder, a pioneer in the field of digital music, backed this special edition with a throbbing new score, punctuated with pop songs from some of the biggest stars of the early MTV era: Freddie Mercury, Pat Benatar, Adam Ant, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, and others.
9/15 Moonlight (2016)
Oscar-winner for Best Picture, MOONLIGHT is a moving and transcendent look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.
Winner of multiple Oscars including Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Adapted Screenplay. Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Winner of Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Editing at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“If you think art should challenge us, then you will embrace writer-director Barry Jenkins’ exquisitely crafted drama “Moonlight.” It’s a true American masterpiece and one of the best films of the decade.” – Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
9/22 Clue (1985)
Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Christopher Lloyd lead an all-star cast in this murderously funny cult classic based on the world-famous Clue board game. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Wadsworth the butler? Meet all the notorious suspects and discover all their foul play things. You’ll love their dastardly doings as the bodies and the laughs pile up before your eyes.
9/29 The Bookshop (2017)
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?
Winner of Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Goya Awards.
“Coixet has a lyrical sense of place, and she has made a charming, well-acted adaptation that ably conjures visual pleasure out of the written word…” – Ella Taylor, NPR
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