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At the Liberty:"Oppenheimer"

DAYTON—“Oppenheimer” is an epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it. Julius Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist and director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War II. He is often credited as the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in organizing the Manhattan Project, the research and development undertaking that created the first nuclear weapons.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.  

This movie is rated very highly by Rotten Tomatoes critics and audiences at 93% and 91% favorable, respectively. Critics from that website summarize as “‘Oppenheimer’ marks another engrossing achievement from Christopher Nolan (director) that benefits from Murphy›s tour-de-force performance and stunning visuals.”  The IMDb website rates this movie as 8.7 out of 10.  It is rated R for some sexuality, nudity and language. The IMDb parent’s guide has this movie categorized as moderate for sex and nudity, and profanity, but severe for frightening and intense scenes. All other categories are rated mild.  Runtime is 180 minutes.  

It is National Cinema Day on Sunday, August 27, so all tickets that day will be only $6.00 each.  Come enjoy the theater!

Please note: the balcony has reopened with improved safety, more legroom (in all but row 2), and better viewing from rows 3-6. Unfortunately, the available legroom is not as much as we had originally planned for, but it is generally better than the legroom that was previously available in the balcony.


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