Mission: To nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education and enrich the community.
Learn, Create, Shop, Art
GPS Address: 140N 3rd Street, Reading. PA, 19601
The FILM THEATRE at the GoggleWorks features a 130-seat theatre, state-of-the-art equipment, including Dolby surround sound, and a concession area in the main lobby. Enjoy the pleasures of the cinema in an ambience free from commonplace distractions. Let the GoggleWorks become your “special” movie house…
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez tells Bobby, an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica. But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. With time, he begins to hear the call of his own homeland.
Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber
Adaptation, Drama, Thriller
R (for language, some violence, and brief sexuality)
2 hours 8 minutes
3:00 and 7:00
Our Next Attraction
TO THE WONDER
Starts Friday May 24
Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), an Ukrainian divorcée who is raising her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy, basking in the wonder of their newfound romance. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate to his native Oklahoma with Tatiana. He takes a job as an environmental inspector and Marina settles into her new life in America with passion and vigor. After a holding pattern, their relationship cools. Marina finds solace in the company of another exile, the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing a crisis of faith. Work pressures and increasing doubt pull Neil further apart from Marina, who returns to France with Tatiana when her visa expires. Neil reconnects with Jane (Rachel McAdams), an old flame. They fall in love until Neil learns that Marina has fallen on hard times.
Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams
Rated R for some sexuality/nudity
3:00 and 7:00
Silent Film Schedule
THE SILENT FILMS ARE PRESENTED WITH LIVE MUSIC BY MuZette
Tom & Laurie Reese have developed live original musical scores written especially for each film. The music follows the dynamics of each film, and incorporates jazz improvisation along with structured compositional ideas. Performed live, viewing the film along with the audience, each performance is unique within the bounds of the movies highlights.
THE SAPHEAD (1920)
Sunday June 9
Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie’s wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark’s illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.
Edward Jobson, Beulah Booker, Edward Connelly
Herbert Blaché, Winchell Smith
ALL SEATS $6.00
THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Starting Friday 5/31
Robbie is given one final chance to stay out of prison. He wants to prove his wife and newly born son he’s able to get on the straight and narrow. The community work he’s sentenced to leads him to discover his particular flair. He concocts a brilliant swindle that will change their lives.
Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland
1 hour 41 minutes
3:00 and 7:00
Rent the Theatre
While we do offer the GoggleWorks Theatre for rent, please note that availability is limited due to our own schedule, and we often cannot disrupt our programming to accommodate an outside event. Rentals are currently limited to "off-times", and are provided only at the discretion of GoggleWorks Theatre management. Proof of insurance coverage naming The GoggleWorks Theatre as an additional insured is required for all outside events.
The Theatre is suited to a wide variety of uses including concerts and other live performances, film screenings, conferences & business meetings, and private parties and weddings. The Theatre is outfitted with state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment.