Green Bay Film Society Presents Free Film Series at Tarlton Theatre

Green Bay, Wis. – The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to partner with the Green Bay Film Society to introduce Green Bay Film Society Presents, a free film series showing classic cinema at downtown Green Bay’s historic Tarlton Theatre. Once a month, Green Bay Film Society Presents will feature one-time screenings of definitive films curated by Green Bay Film Society. All films screen at 7:00 pm, admission is free, and open to the public.

“We are so proud to partner with the Weidner Center and the Tarlton Theatre to expand the cultural offerings in Green Bay with a look at some classic American cinema” says David Coury, UW-Green Bay professor and director of Green Bay Film Society.

Father’s Little Dividend, Vincente Minnelli’s 1951 sequel to Father of the Bride, starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor, will kick off the five-film series Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00 pm. During the screenings, patrons are encouraged to enjoy dinner and drinks from the Tarlton Theatre’s selection of classic American cuisine and craft beverages from the bar.

Green Bay Film Society Presents Schedule:

January 19 – Father’s Little Dividend (1951, dir. Vincente Minnelli)
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, Stanley Banks (Spencer Tracy) learns that his daughter Kay (Elizabeth Taylor) is going to have a baby. When they get the news everyone except Stanley is overjoyed.

February 16 – The Man with the Golden Arm (1955, dir. Otto Preminger)
Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction.

March 16 – The Stranger (1946, dir. Orson Welles)
Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler’s former comrade Meinike and follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler.

April 20 – The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952, dir. Henry King)
As writer Harry Street (Gregory Peck) lays gravely wounded from an African hunting accident he feverishly reflects on what he perceives as his failures at love and writing.

May 18 – The Outlaw (1942, dir. Howard Hawks)
Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and attention of a beautiful woman (Jane Russell)

Green Bay Film Society Presents marks the first in a new series of programing the Weidner Center will present in partnership with the Tarlton Theatre. The Weidner Downtown series will showcase eclectic performances and engagements of theatre, jazz, classical and world music, live lit and film.

More information on all films screening as part of Green Bay Film Society Presents is available at

About Green Bay Film Society
The Green Bay Film Society is a non-profit community group dedicated to bringing international and independent films to N.E. Wisconsin and to engaging in discussion of film. The Film Society, in conjunction with the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the Brown County Library, sponsors the Green Bay International Film Series.

About the Tarlton Theatre
The Tarlton is Green Bay’s hometown, circa-1925 Art Deco, draft house cinema and performing arts venue, with a menu of classic and modern American cuisine and craft beverages. For more information, visit, or follow on Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



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