OPPENHEIMER - Critically acclaimed film opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

September 15th, 2023 - 11:00 am

Oppenheimer - Critically acclaimed film opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
Special Event Rosieheimer – The Atomic Era

Opening September 15, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents Oppenheimer, a cinematographic masterpiece by director Christopher Nolan that gives us a look into a profound historical event. The Society is pleased to feature this critically acclaimed film as part of its look back on the Atomic Era which will kick-off with Top Secret Rosies with Filmmaker, LeAnn Erickson (sold-out) and A Compassionate Spy.

During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. The all-star cast includes among others Emily Blunt, Robert Downey, Jr. and Matt Damon [2023, US, 181 min, Rating: R]

Keith Phipps of The Reveal pens, “Every scene feels like a cataclysm waiting to happen, fitting for a film that builds, step-by-step, to the creation of a cataclysm machine. Oppenheimer both summons awe for what it took to build the bomb and for the changes it wrought.”

Screening times are 11 am & 7 pm on Fri (Sep 15), 11 am & 6 pm on Sat (Sep 16), 11 am & 5 pm on Sun (Sep 17), 11 am & 7 pm on Wed (Sep 20) and 11 am & 6 pm on Thu (Sep 21). Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students (student tickets available only at the theater box office). Purchase advance tickets online at www.rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society (RBFS) promotes the art of cinema through education and cultural enrichment programming. RBFS provides opportunities for film enthusiasts and diverse audiences to convene and celebrate cinematic achievement during events such as the annual Fall Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 8 – 12). Other special programming includes The MET Live in HD, National Theatre Live from London’s West End, and Exhibitions on Screen™. The Society operates a two-screen theater complex, Cinema Art Theater (CAT) sharing the latest first-run Indies, features and documentaries at the only Art House in Sussex County.

RBFS is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute® and is funded in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For more information about RBFS visit us at www.rehobothfilm.com.

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