TheaterWorks, in conjunction with the City of Peoria, presents five classic movies at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s lineup is ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, THE WOLF MAN, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL, ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES, and DISNEY’S ROBIN HOOD. Watch these iconic films for only $7! And a bag of popcorn is free with each ticket.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby.
Monday, October 22, 2018 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
THE WOLF MAN (1941)
When his brother dies, Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney) returns to Wales and reconciles with his father (Claude Rains). While there, he visits an antique shop and, hoping to impress Gwen (Evelyn Ankers), the attractive shopkeeper, buys a silver walking cane. That same night he kills a wolf with it, only to later learn that he actually killed a man (Bela Lugosi). A gypsy (Maria Ouspenskaya) explains that it was her son, a werewolf, that he killed, and that Larry is now one himself.
Monday, October 29, 2018 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Monday, December 17, 2018 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES
Nobleman crusader Robin of Locksley (Kevin Costner) breaks out of a Jerusalem prison with the help of Moorish fellow prisoner Azeem (Morgan Freeman) and travels back home to England. But upon arrival he discovers his dead father in the ruins of his family estate, killed by the vicious sheriff of Nottingham (Alan Rickman). Robin and Azeem join forces with outlaws Little John (Nick Brimble) and Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) to save the kingdom from the sheriff’s villainy.
Monday, January 14, 2019 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
DISNEY’S ROBIN HOOD
An amiable rooster called Alan-a-Dale tells stories and sings songs of the heroic Robin Hood and his trusty sidekick, Little John, in this animated animal-themed adaptation of the legendary story. When evil Prince John deputizes the Sheriff of Nottingham to collect unreasonable taxes from the animals of Sherwood Forest, Robin, Little John and the other merry men wage a lighthearted battle against their evil foes.
Monday, January 21, 2019 7:30PM BUY TICKETS