Thursday, May 23, 2013
The story of four young Aboriginal girls who form an all-girl singing group features Motown music.
An independent Australian film that drew a rave response at the Cannes Film Festival opens May 24 at the Farmington Civic Theater. The Sapphires (PG-13) is based on the true story of four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls who form an all-girl singing group and entertain U.S. troops in 1968. Chris O'Dowd, star of the popular movie Bridesmaids, plays an almost-washed-up producer who sees the potential in the group. "When I heard this movie received a ten-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, I had to give it a try," theater manager Scott Freeman said. "It's a fantastic film with a great story and lots of Motown music." Showtimes and more information are available at theFCT.com
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The city-owned theater will show Kung Fu Panda 2 twice, with free admission.
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Thursday, May 9
The Farmington Civic Theater will have two free showings of Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG), Saturday, May 11. This fun, action-packed kids-oriented movie features Po the Panda and his friends trying to stop a peacock villain. The movie features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Seth Rogan. Kung Fu Panda 2 showtimes are 12:40 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information about the theater and other shows and times, visit thefct.com. Source: Farmington Civic Theater press release
Monday, April 22, 2013
The candidates meet at Bellacino's Sunday to start preparing for the July 17 pageant at the Farmington Civic Theater.
A group of young women who will compete July 17 for the title of Miss Farmington met for the first time Sunday at Bellacino's in Farmington. The nine teens are: One of them will be crowned by Miss Farmington 2012 Elena Pavlicas, who said wrapping up her reign is "bittersweet". "I'll be sad giving up my crown, but I look forward to crowning the new Miss Farmington," she said. "It's an exciting year to come for them." Pavlicas said the highlight of her year was the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Costick Center, where she enjoyed dancing with the girls in a conga line through the gym. She also has great memories of her fundraiser for the Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families backpack program, which raised more than $…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Farmington Hills Beautification Commission hosts the movie on April 19, as part of a week-long celebration.
Local families are invited to attend an April 19, 4:45 p.m. showing of The Lorax at the Farmington Civic Theater, free of charge, as part of the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission's Earth Week celebration. Other events include an April 20 Litter Walk, a tree planting April 21 and an April 22 Earth Day celebration at Heritage Park, with games and other activities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read more: Celebrate Earth Week with Events in Farmington and Farmington Hills
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Four movies will play on the city-owned theater's two screens.
Spring break starts March 29 for students in Farmington Public Schools, and the Farmington Civic Theater on Grand River in Farmington has announced an expanded schedule to provide families with more opportunities to catch a movie during that time. Beginning Friday, showtimes will start at noon. Features include the animated Escape From Planet Earth (PG), Safe Haven (PG-13) based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) based on the first novel in the series, and the action-packed Snitch (PG-13) starring Duane Johnson. Show times are available online at theFCT.com, or call 248-474-1951. Source: Farmington Civic Theater press release
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The city-owned theater moves into the 21st century with new technology, and the price will be covered by revenues.
Farmington Civic Theater ticket prices will increase from $3.50 to $4.00 to help pay for a new digital projector, and one city council member doesn't think that's enough. Officials on Monday authorized City Manager Vince Pastue and Treasurer Chris Webber to solicit bids for digital movie projectors to equip both screens. Pastue the cost is expected to run somewhere between $150,000 and $180,000. "If we did not do this, we would quickly be showing movies that are out of date," Pastue said. "We think it's necessary to maintain the economic viability of the Civic." Tell us how much you're willing to pay to see a movie at the Farmington Civic Theater by taking our poll below. Council members voted unanimously on the measure; they have not …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Applications are available at Farmington area high schools, and contestants will compete this year for a new award.
From hosting a fundraiser for the Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families backpack program to welcoming Santa, Miss Farmington 2012 Elena Pavlicas has had a busy year. On July 17 at the Farmington Civic Theater, she'll give up her crown, and applications are now open for any teen in Farmington and Farmington Hills interested in taking her place. With the theme "Broadway Bound", this year’s pageant will start at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $12. Applications are available at all high schools in Farmington and Farmington Hills and at the Barbara Hatch School of Dance. Deadline to enter is April 7. WDIV-TV meteorologist and Farmington Hills resident Paul Gross returns as emcee, and a distinguished panel of judges will …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Featured during the Rhythmz in Riley Park concert series, the group makes a return trip to Farmington on March 15.
If you enjoyed the Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys concert during the 2012 Rhythmz in Riley Park season, there's another chance to hear the bluegrass band's music at the Farmington Civic Theater on March 15. In a post on the Patch calendar, the group's music is described as a "distinct bluegrass-inspired style" with "tight harmonies, instrumental expertise and creative arrangements which can turn on a dime". Best of all, admission to the 8 p.m. concert is just $5. For more information, check the event posting on Patch or follow the Farmington Civic Theater on Facebook.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Paul Dozier and PDQ takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Thursday, February 14
Paul Dozier and PDQ will take the stage Feb. 15 at the historic Farmington Civic Theater, with a lively mix of energetic smooth, fusion, straight ahead and Latin jazz. PDQ has played the past two years at downtown Farmington's summer concert series Rhythmz in Riley Park to large crowds. Dozier began to sing and play instruments at the early age of six and has traveled the world performing. He and his family call Farmington Hills home. "Those willing to try something new will change their mind about jazz after seeing PDQ," said theater general manager Scott Freeman. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the box office during normal operating hours and at the door Friday. The theater is located on …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Showtimes begin at 12:15 p.m. at the city-owned movie house.
The Farmington Civic Theater will feature expanded hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 21. The day will begin at 12:15 p.m., with Wreck-It Ralph (PG), which is nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Feature Film. Rise of the Guardians (PG), nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Animated Film, will first show at 12:30 p.m. Later in the day, look for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) and Flight (R), starring Denzel Washington, who secured an Academy Award nomination for his role. Complete movie showtimes are available at theFCT.com or 248-474-1951.