12 Years A Slave

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Watch the trailer.

Thursday, April 24
THELMA's Great Hall
Bar opens 5 pm for THELMA Thursday
Film 7 pm

Q&A with Justin Ponder, Assistant Professor of English at Marian University will follow the film. Ponder teaches courses in African American Literature and Film Studies.

Tickets: $10
Table for 4: $50 (Please call to reserve)

THELMA members receive 20% off!

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Sponsored by Marian University.



Much Ado About Nothing

A series of comic and tragic events may continue to keep two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail. 


Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.

In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies Conrade (Riki Lindhome) and Borachio (Spencer Treat Clark), plots against the happy couple, using his own form of trickery to try to destroy the marriage before it begins.

Watch the trailer.

Friday, May 9
Bar opens at 7 pm
Film at 7:30 pm

Tickets $10
Table for 4: $50 (Please call to reserve)

THELMA members receive 20% off

Tickets here, by calling 920.921.5410, or at the door.


The THELMA Film Experience

THELMA offers a cinematic experience like no other! Faris Gourmet Popcorn, bistro tables and comfortable seating available. A full service bar, intermission for your comfort, and great films all in a classic setting!

AND NOW Ang and Eddies Pizza! Simply order your pizza from Ang an Eddies at 920.933.1109 and ask them to deliver it to THELMA prior to the start of the film or during intermission! Eat and watch the film in our stunning Great Hall. 

Films are shown outside on our picturesque Plaza or inside our stunning Great Hall.


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10:30am – 8pm

January through April
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