Devorris Downtown Center theatre

Downtown Film Series

Downtown Film Series

Penn State Altoona is pleased to announce another season of cinema at the Devorris Downtown Center for the 2017-2018 academic year. Taking place on select Sundays at 6 p.m., the lineup of classic and contemporary films will bring joy to any movie enthusiast.

The film series offers students and professors an ideal venue for studying and appreciating the cinematic art form and the important topics interpreted therein. Faculty members are welcomed to bring classes to film showings and tie in certain movies with course curriculum. Admission is free for all and complimentary popcorn is served. All films are shown in the auditorium of the Devorris Downtown Center at 1431 Twelfth Avenue in Altoona. Please email Jared Frederick at with any questions.

See you at the movies!

Fall 2017

August 27 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Science Fiction | Rated PG-13 | 135 min.
A scavenger and defector search for Luke Skywalker.

September 3 - Loving (2016)
Drama | Rated PG-13 | 123 min.
An interracial couple defy 1950s segregation laws.

September 24 - Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Suspense | Rated PG | 108 min.
A California girl suspects her uncle is a murderer.

October 15 - The Searchers (1956)
Western | Rated PG | 119 min.
A Texan searches the West for his kidnapped niece.

October 29 - Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Comedy | Rated PG | 118 min.
A man tries to prevent his unstable aunts from poisoning their lonely tenants during Halloween.

November 5 - Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Adventure-Comedy | Rated PG-13 | 101 min.
An outdoorsman and his foster son go on the run in the New Zealand wilderness.

November 12 - Sergeant York (1941)
Drama | Rated PG | 134 min.
Veteran’s Day Tribute: The true story of conscientious objector-turned-WWI hero Alvin York.

December 3 - The Intouchables (2011)
Comedy-Drama | Rated R | 113 min.
An unlikely friendship develops between a wealthy quadriplegic and his caretaker.

December 17 - The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Romance | Rated G | 99 min.
Two rival coworkers unknowingly write love letters to each other during Christmastime.

Spring 2018

January 21 - Secondhand Lions (2003)
Adventure-Comedy | Rated PG | 110 min.
A lonesome teen moves in with two wildly colorful uncles in 1962 Texas.

February 11 - Lincoln (2012)
Drama | Rated PG-13 | 150 min.
The 16th president fights to end slavery in 1865.

March 11 - The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Suspense | Rated PG-13 | 126 min.
A brainwashed Korean War vet becomes an assassin.

March 25 - The Natural (1984)
Sports | Rated PG | 134 min.
An aging baseball player overcomes adversity with his lucky bat at his side.

April 8 - On the Town (1949)
Musical | Rated G | 98 min.
Three sailors on leave seek fun and romance in the streets of New York City.

April 22 - WALL-E (2008)
Animated | Rated G | 98 min.
A robot leaves the polluted Earth to find true love.

May 6 - The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Drama | Rated G | 115 min.
The tale of the iconic Big Band musician of the 1940s.