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Gillioz Theatre to offer expanded Midweek Movie Matinee schedule

(Photo courtesy Gillioz Theatre)
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Courtesy Gillioz Center for Arts and Entertainment

The Gillioz Theatre showed movies from 1926 until 1980. Last season, they re-introduced movie showings to their annual schedule of live performances.

The Gillioz presented an abbreviated schedule of seven Midweek Movie Matinees last season, and they are ramping up the series this year, with 21 weekly films, two movies a month now through November, every other Wednesday at 2 p.m., says Gillioz Theatre Executive Director Geoff Steele.

He adds that, due to the time of day the movies are being show, the series is tailor-made for those age 60 and over — but they're open to people of all ages, says Steele. Admission is $5, or $10 for a "combo" ticket including admission, popcorn and one non-alcoholic beverage.

If you're age 60 or more, and are a Greene County resident, you can receive a free combo ticket by offering proof of age and residency at the Gillioz box office, a perk made possible by Greene County Senior Citizens' Services Fund

The first two movies in the Matinee series at the Gillioz are the 1968 Hollywood action thriller "Bullitt" starring Steve McQueen on April 5, and the popular 1982 Australian film "The Man From Snowy River."

For information, visit gillioz.org or call 417-863-9491.

Randy Stewart joined the full-time KSMU staff in June 1978 after working part-time as a student announcer/producer for two years. His job has evolved from Music Director in the early days to encompassing production of a wide range of arts-related programming and features for KSMU, including the online and Friday morning Arts News. Stewart assists volunteer producers John Darkhorse (Route 66 Blues Express), Lee Worman (The Gold Ring), and Emily Higgins (The Mulberry Tree) with the production of their programs. He's also become the de facto "Voice of KSMU" in recent years due to the many hours per day he’s heard doing local station breaks. Stewart’s record of service on behalf of the Springfield arts community earned him the Springfield Regional Arts Council's Ozzie Award in 2006.