OGT Spotlight

OGT Spotlight

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OGT Spotlight
By greenbelttheatre / 08/06/2019

NEW PRODUCT: OGT now carries J. Elise Tea

The Old Greenbelt Theatre is proud to feature concessions items from local businesses, and we are excited to announce that J. Elise Tea is joining the lineup, along with Zeke’s Coffee, Baba’s Brew, Dundalk Dan’s Beef Jerky, and other local favorites. J. Elise Tea beverage company was founded in 2016 under the health and wellness […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 07/19/2019

Jezebel Unites Two Classic Hollywood Greats

Catch the last Monday Matinee of the summer as the OGT features the film Jezebel starring Henry Fonda and Bette Davis. The black and white romantic drama was released in 1938 by Warner Brothers and won five Oscars: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. The film has some similarities […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 07/16/2019

OGT VIP Volunteer: Christine Wells!

Every six months, OGT picks a VIP volunteer. This is someone who in the prior six months has proved an indispensable part of our volunteer team or who has stepped up in a big way for us. This month, we chose Christine Wells as our VIP volunteer. During the lead-up to our big renovation and […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 06/24/2019

Monday Matinee Preview: The Lady Eve (1941)

By Stacia Woycheck, OGT Blog Squad Volunteer The July Monday Matinee is The Lady Eve released in 1941, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The comedy won the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story. It was named as a top ten films in 1941 and is considered one of the 500 greatest movies of […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 06/18/2019

The Pop-up at OGT: What’s with the delays?

We are grateful to all of our patrons who are waiting eagerly for the opening of our Pop-up cinema. Because we’re regularly getting questions, we wanted to write up some of the most frequently asked questions so you have answers on what’s up with the Pop-up and where you can continue to see films with […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 05/21/2019

The Strange Journey of Rocky Horror: From box office flop to cult classic.

By OGT Blog Squad Member Stacia Woycheck “I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.” – The Criminologist On June 1 at 8pm, for one night only, the Old Greenbelt Theatre is going to take you on a strange journey with the screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 05/07/2019

Four Years On: Four Things I’ve Learned

By OGT Executive Director Caitlin McGrath Even four years later, the memory is crystal clear: A cold night in January, 2015. Sitting in Greenbelt City Council Chambers, the room was packed as we quietly waited for the vote. For nearly two years I had been working a plan to transform the theater into a vibrant […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/29/2019

The Alfred Hitchcock Remix, by…Alfred Hitchcock?

By Stacia Woycheck, OGT Blog Squad Member On Monday, May 6, the Monthly Monday Matinee features Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery drama, The Man Who Knew Too Much. The film was released in 1956 and stars James Stewart and Doris Day. I settled in to watch The Man Who Knew Too Much on a recent Friday night. […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/26/2019

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 articles recently published in Variety […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/23/2019

Tammy Hurley: Why I’m a Part of OGT

By Tammy Hurley, OGT Volunteer Concessions Team Leader I knew about the theater before I moved to Greenbelt in 2016.  I had no idea of its background or it being non-profit. I did know it showed the kind of movies I was interested in seeing, which was really good enough for me. When I moved […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/16/2019

“Watching a Movie” and “Going to the Movies” Are Different Animals

Watching a movie… on your phone, iPad, or other personal screen means privacy, control, independence.  You can press stop, pause, or play, rewind or fast forward. You can adjust the volume and brightness, or add captions.  You can watch anytime of day or night, anywhere you like. You can be alone, or sitting next to […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/15/2019

Independent Movie Theaters are the Stuff Community is Made Of

By Kelly McLaughlin, OGT Director of Marketing & Development I’ve always loved movies. I come by it almost genetically. My father taught film production at various universities during my childhood, and I grew up on a steady diet of indie, niche, and foreign films: The Last Unicorn and The Point being probably the two most […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/08/2019

Shining a Spotlight on “Flickering Treasures”

Movie fans and movie theatre fans who haven’t already seen it will not want to miss the beautifully structured exhibit, Flickering Treasures, on view at the National Building Museum through October of this year.  The exhibit, created by photo-journalist Amy Davis, traces the social and architectural history of Baltimore’s lost and restored old movie theatres, […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 04/05/2019

Volunteer of the First Quarter: Stacia Woycheck

OGT is happy to announce our VIP Volunteer for the First Quarter of the year is Stacia Woycheck. Stacia joined our OGT volunteer team this January, and she’s jumped in with both feet. You’ll see her sunny smile at concessions, and we hope you’ve had the pleasure of reading some of her contributions to our […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 03/25/2019

THE WOMEN: It’s All About Men…Or is it?

By OGT Blog Squad Member Stacia Woycheck The OGT Monday Matinee on April 1 is The Women (1939), starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell and is directed by George Cukor. The flick features the work of screenwriter, Anita Loos, of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fame and is based on the play by Clare Booth Luce. […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 03/06/2019

Foreign Films: Good for the Brain & the Heart

By OGT Blog Squad Member Elizabeth Knutson If you enjoy foreign films and languages, subtitles are familiar territory. If you don’t understand the foreign language of the film, you can simply absorb it as atmosphere while reading the English language subtitles. If you do understand the foreign language, you might go back and forth, listening […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 03/01/2019

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 Academy Awards, it seems appropriate […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/28/2019

Why I wanted BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY to win Best Picture.

By OGT Blog Squad Member Stacia Woycheck What makes a film Oscar worthy? I see films to be entertained, to learn and (being honest) to  escape from my reality. For me an Oscar worthy film hits me in my core, perhaps it creates sadness or elation and hopefully it plays deeply on a range of emotions, […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/24/2019

OGT Picks the Oscars: Amy’s Picks

We asked our moviegoers, patrons, members, and donors who they would vote for if they were picking the Oscars. And while we are compiling the results, we wanted to share with you some of our staff member’s picks. The last staff member in our installment is Amy Knesel. Amy is OGT”s Office Manger. She keeps […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/21/2019

OGT Picks the Oscars: Brenna’s Picks!

We asked our moviegoers, patrons, members, and donors who they would vote for if they were picking the Oscars. And while we are compiling the results, we wanted to share with you some of our staff member’s picks. Brenna Lauer is our House Manager. She’s the friendly face you see running our front-of-house operations. From […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/20/2019

OGT Picks the Oscars: Kelly’s Picks

We asked our moviegoers, patrons, members, and donors who they would vote for if they were picking the Oscars. And while we are compiling the results, we wanted to share with you some of our staff member’s picks. Next up is Kelly McLaughlin, our Director of Marketing and Development. See who Kelly picked as her […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/15/2019

OGT Picks the Oscars: Caitlin’s Picks

We asked our moviegoers, patrons, members, and donors who they would vote for if they were picking the Oscars. And while we are compiling the results, we wanted to share with you some of our staff member’s picks. We’re kicking it off with our Executive Director Caitlin McGrath! Here’s who she would choose to win, […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/08/2019

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, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. […]

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By greenbelttheatre / 02/08/2019

Curtain Call with Phoebe McFarb: COLD WAR

Cold War, directed, written, and masterminded by Pawel Pawlikowski is a beautiful Polish film and one of the best films I’ve seen in a while. All I knew about it ahead of time was that it was a love story, but watching it love is not the emotion I felt. Reading the summary from the […]

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