Woody Allen Film at Towngate Cinema

Woody Allen’s latest film “Magic in the Moonlight,” starring Colin Firth, Emma Stone and Marcia Gay Harden, will be shown this weekend at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre and Cinema.

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, “Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about a master magician trying to expose a psychic medium as a fake.

Stanley (Colin Firth) is a world-renowned magician who devotes his spare time to debunking mystics and psychics who use trickery and sleight-of-hand to defraud rich families. Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) is a beautiful young American who seems to be the real deal: an actual psychic capable of contacting the spirit world. A friend asks Stanley to observe Sophie and determine whether or not she is a fraud.

He plans to quickly reveal Sophie and her scheming mother (Marcia Gay Harden) as frauds. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her.

“Magic in the Moonlight” is rated PG-13. It will be shown at 7 and 9 p.m. today; 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8; and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.

Towngate Theatre and Cinema is located at 2118 Market St. in the historic Centre Market District of Wheeling.

Oglebay Institute’s Cinema program is underwritten by the Ogden Newspapers. Tickets are available at the door. The box office opens one hour before all shows and can be reached at 304-233-0820.


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