Category: OGT Spotlight

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OGT Closure due to COVID-19

Dear members and patrons, Since the Friends of Greenbelt Theatre reopened the Old Greenbelt Theatre on May 1, 2015, we have prided ourselves on never going a day without showing a movie. We’ve been there through snow days, every Federal holiday, a major renovation, and all the quiet normal days […]

1917: Review by a WWI Historian

By OGT Blog Squad Volunteer Nicole Hudgins With inspiration from his grandfather, director Sam Mendes has created an innovative “one shot” World War I adventure in the buzz-worthy film 1917. Faced with cut telephone lines as the consequence of a German retreat, a British general (Colin Firth) recruits two soldiers […]

Little Women: A Review

By Ephram Oliver, 15-year-old grandchild of Greenbelter and Member Stephanie Zirkin. The first thing I did after the credits rolled during Little Women was mouth “wow.” I love movies directed by women about women, and Greta Gerwig seems to be the master of exploring the complexities of the female spirit, […]

GATe Curtain Call: Parasite Review

Greenbelt Access Television’s Phoebe McFarb reviews Parasite, which runs in our Auditorium until Friday, November 15, when it moves to the Pop-up. Parasite is a 2019 film directed by Bong Joon Ho, who is best known for his films Snowpiercer, The Host, and Okja. Each has a different culturally significant message […]

The Apartment: Shut Up and Deal!

November’s Monday Matinee is the award winning film, The Apartment. The 1961 Oscar winner for Best Picture is chock full of young stars that you will certainly recognize. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray create a powerhouse triad. Edie Adams (Miss Olsen) is thrown in for good measure. The […]

When one screen isn’t enough…

By Kelly McLaughlin, OGT Director of Marketing & Development “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The famous Dickensian opening lines are tantamount to cliché, but at the same time vastly appropriate to the life of independent, arthouse movie theaters these days, as two dueling […]

More than just Bette Davis eyes

By OGT Blog Squad Member Stacia Woycheck The Old Greenbelt Theater features Monday Matinees, a free classic movie the first Monday of each month. This Monday, March 4 at 1pm, Of Human Bondage will be shown, starring Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. Since we are just one week past the 2019 […]

What to Expect: COLD WAR (2018)

By OGT Blog Squad Volunteer Elizabeth Knutson. Playing this week (Feb. 8 – 14) at the Old Greenbelt Theatre is Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, winner of this year’s Cannes Festival prize for Best Director; European Film Award for Best Film of 2018; and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, […]

What to Expect: SHOPLIFTERS (2018)

By OGT Blog Squad Volunteer Polly O’Rourke. Showtimes, trailer, and more available on the Shoplifters film page. Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters is an affectionate portrayal of an unconventional family, struggling to survive on the margins of Japanese society. Brought together by both family ties and circumstance, the family […]

The New OGT Film Archive!

  As part of a partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, the Old Greenbelt Theatre will now house over 1400 16mm films. The partnership was made possible through the work of the librarians at the New Carrolton branch and the Old Greenbelt Theatre’s Executive Director, Caitlin McGrath. […]

Film Noir Series

We are very pleased to announce our newest film series, Film Noir.. This series theme was chosen by our membership in a recent survey (with Musicals and Hitchcock coming in a close second and third – stay tuned for those series to be announced soon). In this first iteration of […]

Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli, founded by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is arguably one of the most prolific animation studios to ever exist. Although more widely known for their films like My Neighbor Totoro,  Princess Mononoke, and more recently Ponyo, Miyazaki’s visionary film Spirited Away was released and took home the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture in 2002. Spirited Away is […]

Dispatch From the Other Side: Art House Convergence 2016

  Hey all! This past week Caitlin and I ventured all the way to Midway, Utah for Art House Convergence 2016! Art House Convergence is an organization committed to helping art house theaters like ours grow. We got to dialogue with many single-screen theaters like ours and speak to many […]