45th Anniversary | presented by Emprise Bank
The Orpheum Board of Directors met September 24 and voted unanimously to keep the theatre closed through October, for the health and safety of the community, our patrons, staff, and volunteers, as we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation locally.
Up until this point, our team has held out hope we would find ourselves in a position to safely reopen and reschedule all the movies we’ve postponed since March. However, with this most recent ruling by the board, we’ve made the decision to consider the 2020 Anniversary Film Series officially cancelled.
Refunds are available through Select-A-Seat, however, we ask that you please consider waiving your refund to be credited as a gift to the Orpheum Theatre. If you purchased series passes, your refund or gift amount will be prorated for the 10 remaining films in the series.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Monday, November 30, 2020, to notify Select-A-Seat if you would like to either make a gift to the Orpheum or receive a refund.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we came to this difficult decision. We hope to find a creative way to still show the films we intended to show in 2020 as we were genuinely excited about everything we had planned for this year’s series.
Thank you for your continued support of the Orpheum Theatre and the Anniversary Film Series.
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, James Broderick, Lance Henriksen, and Carol Kane.
The film was inspired by P. F. Kluge’s article “The Boys in the Bank” in LIFE magazine, about a similar robbery of a Brooklyn bank by John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale on August 22, 1972.
Dog Day Afternoon was nominated for several Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards, and won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2009, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.