Visual arts

Summer Adventures at the High Street Theater – Farmville

Summer is the time for adventure at the High Street Theatre. Search for pirate treasure while escaping a crime family with “The Goonies” at 3 and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14 and 3 p.m. Friday, July 15, or join four friends in 1959 for a very different kind of trip to the classic film Coming of Age “Stand by Me” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15. Admission and popcorn are free for everyone.

Pirates aren’t limited to the Caribbean in The Goonies, a fast-paced 1980s Steven Spielberg blockbuster that imagines a world of adventure beneath a very average neighborhood known as Goon Docks. After finding a 17th century doubloon and an old treasure map, the Goonies children embark on a quest to save their homes from foreclosure by finding the legendary One-Eyed Willy’s hidden pirate loot. Pirate treasure hunts are rarely easy, and the Goonies soon find themselves trying to stay one step ahead of the Fratelli crime family as they search for hidden riches. “The Goonies” is rated PG for adventure violence, scary imagery, language, some suggestive content, smoking, and brief drug references.

Based on Stephen King’s 1982 semi-autobiographical novel “The Body,” “Stand by Me” opens with Gordie Lachance reading a newspaper article about a stabbing incident that leads him to reflect on a weekend hike. life-changing Labor Day trip with his best friends in 1959…as they try to find the body of a missing boy. The award-winning film – widely regarded as one of the best of the 1980s – features strong performances from an ensemble led by Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell, with Kiefer Sutherland and John Cusack in lead roles. support. Both a box office and critical success, it is also notable for being Stephen King’s favorite film adaptation of one of his books. “Stand by Me” is rated R for foul language, violence, sexual references, crude humor, adult themes, teenage smoking/drinking, and an extended scene involving mass vomiting during of a pie contest.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible guardian.

Showtimes, movie trailers and ratings details can be found on the LCVA website and Facebook page, or by scanning the QR outside the theater. The Summer Days and Nights series is made possible in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Haley Auto Mall, and Caryn’s Bridals, Formals & Tuxedos.

About the High Street Theatre:

The High Street Theater (HST) is Longwood University’s flexible-use theater space. Its mission is to engage a diverse community through accessible and inclusive programs, including film, performance, and other forms of visual art. The theater is located at 102½ High Street in Farmville. Admission to the High Street Theater is free for all. For more information, please visit the LCVA website at The space can also be reserved for private functions when not otherwise in use. Facility rental inquiries should be directed to Lorrie Watson at [email protected]