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Movies Under The Stars

8 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s something about watching a movie outdoors.

For those of a certain age, the drive-in movie theatre provided that type of experience (and fortunately some still exist). This summer, however, you can watch film under the stars in the Imagination District in downtown Mansfield.

POP! Pictures on the Plaza features free, family friendly activities as well as an outdoor movie. The venue is the grassy area known as the Plaza situated between the Renaissance Theatre and Theatre 166.


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‘Wizard Of Oz” At The Ren Celebrates Judy Garland’s 100th Birthday

19 May , 2022  

When we think of a classic that almost everyone has seen, most people gravitate towards the 1939 musical film The Wizard of Oz. This cinematic masterpiece starring Judy Garland has been capturing the hearts of fans for over 80 years. In honor of Garland’s 100th birthday, The Wizard of Oz is being shown at the Renaissance Theatre

The classic film will be shown for one day only, on May 22 at 2:30 PM. On top of showing the full film, fans will be able to partake in a costume contest for various prizes before the movie. 

The Wizard of Oz is based on the classic children’s book by L. Frank Baum, and the film directed by Victor Fleming quickly became a classic in its own right. Beyond the fact that it was one of the first films to use color, The Wizard of Oz is memorable for so many reasons. Whether it is the ruby slippers, the Yellow Brick Road, or the endlessly iconic soundtrack, the film quickly hit legendary status after its debut. 


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New Shows Added To “Ren Backlot”

1 Aug , 2020  

The Renaissance Theatre has added three August shows to its summer drive-in series called the ‘Ren Backlot.’ These installations consist of film screenings, sing-alongs, and live performances featuring local talent in the back parking lot of the theatre; food trucks and concessions are often on-site.

The added shows are Newsies: In Concert, You Can’t Stop the Beat: The Best of the Ren Broadway Series and Ain’t Misbehavin’, which are all part of the Avita Innovation Concert Series.

Newsies: In Concert will take place on August 7 and 8 at 9:00 PM. One of the Ren’s biggest hits returns in a concert version, reuniting original cast members and featuring video and photo footage from the Renaissance’s 2018 production. More…

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It’s Movie Time! Well, Almost.

25 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

When Responsible Restart Ohio opening dates were announced, movie theatres were among those businesses allowed to open their doors on June 10.

Very few theatres did so at the time.

Now that there has been time to develop plans to match the guidelines issued by the Ohio Department of Health, July is going to see movie going return to many parts of the state — including Richland County. More…

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The Ren Under The Stars

9 Jun , 2020  

This summer, the fun of drive-in movies will be joined by the excitement of outdoor music as the Renaissance Theatre presents a new series called “The Ren Backlot.”

This series will be presented safely outside in the parking lot of the Renaissance Theatre and will include films and concerts. The screen for the series is generously donated by Lind Media, and the new Panasonic 8000 Lumen 3LCD Digital projector and Short-throw Lens generously donated by Rand and Mary Smith.

Events will begin at 9:00 PM, except for June 12 which begins at 8:00 PM, and held in a Drive-In format to accommodate current guidelines for mass gatherings. More…

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Clue Showing At The Ren

22 Jul , 2019  

The Renaissance Theatre will show the first of three films in its Cinema Series, “Clue,” on August 11 at 3:00 PM. The movie is part of the Spherion Staffing Cinema Series.

Clue is the hilarious movie, based on the popular board game, about seven dinner guests, a butler, and a maid, who are all involved in a series of murders. The setting is at Hill House, where you learn that each guest is connected to each other in extraordinary ways. More…


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March Movies At The Main

11 Mar , 2017  

The Main Library of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is putting on the show during the rest of this month, in the forms of movies for both children and adults. More…

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