Onancock International Films Now In 9th Year
Onancock International Films has made the Roseland Theatre the place to be on the second Thursday of the month for the last eight years. If the crowds on the Eastern Shore of Virginia are any indication, this tradition will continue. Attendance is strong with over a hundred loyal movie fans and new faces at every movie.
Onancock International Films is a non-profit group of movie lovers. Kitty Croke, Jean Hungiville, Teri Betz and Tim Croke research and choose films from around the world that will entertain the Eastern Shore. The key is a variety of cultures as well as a mix of comedy, romance and more serious films. Looking forward to continuing the tradition, they announce their 25th season of four films, presented at 8 PM on the second Thursday of the month.
Season Passes are now on sale at North Street Market or The Book Bin for $24, a 20% savings off individual tickets. Tickets for individual films may be purchased at the door on the night of the film for $7.50 per person.
Onancock International Films, founded by Steve Lotharius and Kitty Croke, began in October 2005. Overwhelming response from the audience prompted the establishment of a committee of four Onancock residents including Lotharius and Croke, who dedicated themselves to keeping it going. Lotharius has retired from the committee, and has been replaced by Tim Croke. Jean Hungiville, who served on the team for over eight years, retired in early 2014. The committee now includes Kitty Croke, Teri Betz, and Tim Croke. The many series have resulted in a growing following of International films. The largest audience to date was 250 movie lovers!
“We couldn’t be happier with the response from the community,” says
Kitty Croke, co-originator of the concept. “People are coming from all over the
Shore and there are even some who are visiting us from across the Bay and from
Season Passes may be purchased for the series of four films in advance at North Street Market in Onancock or at the Book Bin in Onley for $24.00 per person (pro-rated). Make checks payable to Onancock International Films. Tickets for individual films may be purchased at the door on the night of the film for $7.50 per person.
For More Information, Contact Kitty Croke, (757) 787-5687, TheCrokes@verizon.net
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