This week, Dayton will finally be able to see the Robert Redford, Danny Glover and Casey Affleck movie filmed in downtown Dayton and other parts of Southwest Ohio.
The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton, will be the only Dayton area movie theater to screen the “Old Man and The Gun,” said Lisa Grigsby, FilmDayton’s executive director.
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Fox Searchlight has released “Old Man and The Gun” on Sept. 28. The film is based on bank robber and escape artist Forrest “Woody” Tucker’s real life. It’s one of a short list of films with the sought-after “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast, The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans — and a fitting farewell to a legend.”
WHERE TO SEE THE FILM IN DAYTON
Here’s how to see the film locally:
FilmDayton, an organization that promotes the Dayton film industry, hosted the Dayton premiere of the film in a sold-out event at The Neon Movies in Dayton on Oct. 11.
NOW SHOWING AT THE NEON MOVIES DAYTON
Friday & Saturday (Oct. 12 & 13)
12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sunday (Oct. 14)
12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Mon-Thu (Oct. 15-18)
3:15, 5:30, 7:45
COMING SOON TO PLAZA THEATRE MIAMISBURG
The Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg will show “The Old Man and The Gun” Nov. 13-21. Show times will be at 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays; 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Complete list of showtimes by day: Website
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Redford said he is ending his six-decade career.
Old Man and The Gun is thought to be his last acting role.
Much of the movie was filmed in and around Cincinnati, but Grigsby said the film made a $200,000 economic impact here during its two days of filming downtown in May 2017.
About 75 extras from the region were used and about 35 of the 100 member crew were local residents, Grigsby said.
“(The film) is validation of the fact that movies can be made here,” she said. “From FilmDayton’s perspective, it is all about bringing jobs to Ohio ad using that tax incentive.”
The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit offers a refundable, transferable tax credit of 30 percent on production cast and crew wages and other eligible in-state spending, according to the state’s film office.
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FilmDayton held a 10th anniversary celebration Thursday, Sept. 27, at the new Liberty Tower event space.
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The Dayton skyline and Liberty Tower are among the scenes seen in the trailer.
Another scene shows Robert Redford and Danny Glover on top of the Talbott Tower.
Parts of downtown Hamilton were also used.
A gas station and the Midway Theater in Bethel (southeast of Cincinnati) were also used in the movie.