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 and state- of-the-art equipment, including the new installation of a Christie Digital Projector. With the addition of the new digital projector, Boscov Film Theatre will be able to regularly present DCP digital and Blu-ray feature films all in Dolby surround sound. Additionally, with the retention of the 35mm projector, Boscov Film Theatre is positioned to present current 35mm and classic films well into the future. Enjoy the pleasures of the cinema in an ambience free from commonplace distractions. Let the GoggleWorks become your “special” movie house.
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt
Animation | Biography | Drama | History | Romance | War
Japanese | German | Italian | French (dubbed in English)
Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images and smoking
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Drama | Romance
Hindi | English
Rated PG for thematic material and smoking
DAILY at 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 CAMERAMAN (1928)
SUNDAY MAY 4
“Buster,” a hapless tintype photographer, bumps into a woman in a crowd and convinces her to have her picture taken. Instantly smitten, he tracks Sally down and delivers the tintype to the MGM newsreel office where she works. Believing that he can’t hope to compete for her affections against Stagg, the rakish newsreel cameraman, he buys a dilapidated movie camera and tries to break into the newsreel business himself. His first footage is laughably incompetent: all he gets for his efforts is an organ grinder’s monkey. His one big break, a fearless attempt to film a Chinatown gang war, is spoiled by bad luck. And when he saves Sally from drowning, Stagg manages to claim the rescue for himself. However, his pet monkey has learned a few new tricks on the sly.
A long-married couple revisit Paris for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and disappointment in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably-successful, old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address, their differences escalate.
Sanfur is the younger brother of prominent Palestinian militant Ibrahim. Determined to capture or kill Ibrahim, Israeli Secret Service officer Razi recruited Sanfur when he was just 15, and developed a very close, almost fatherly relationship to the boy. Now seventeen, Sanfur tries to navigate between Razi’s demands and his loyalty to his brother, living a double life and lying to both. When the Israeli secret service discovers how deeply involved Sanfur is in his brother’s activities, Razi is faced with an impossible dilemma
Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar'i, Hitham Omari
Drama | Thriller
Hebrew | Arabic
DAILY at 3:00 and 7:00
STANDARDIZED Lies, Money & Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education
Goals 2000, NCLB, and Race to the Top have been the last three major educational reforms mandated by the U.S. government. All three have failed to achieve their goals. All three have had serious side effects; however, testing companies such as Pearson and McGraw Hill have flourished. The general public has long considered standardized tests as excellent assessments of student achievement. And now these same tests are used as tools to rate teachers and schools. Upon closer examination, these tests really only prove one thing: how well a student can take a test. But with the punitive nature of NCLB and Race to the Top, schools feel compelled to teach to these tests or risk losing state funding. Therefore, teachers spend more time on test-taking skills than on those skills that students really require. Accreditation services, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, have been pushed aside by certification methods…which rely on test scores. Many experts believe that underneath the testing movement lies a desire to end public education. STANDARDIZED approaches all of these subjects by bringing together testimonials from renowned educational experts, discussing the current United Opt Out movement, and providing alternatives to the unreliable certification process.
SORRY NO PASSES OR PUNCH CARDS FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content, some violence and language
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.