‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ opens at Cinema Art Theater July 9

Part of the National Theatre Live Series
July 7, 2018

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” as the next play in the exciting series of National Theatre Live performances. National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.

Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production, directed by Marianne Elliot (“Angels in America” and “War Horse”), has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher stands beside Mrs. Shears' dead dog which has been speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. 

Screenings will be 1 p.m., Monday, July 9, and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 16 and under. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, 30 minutes before the screening.

The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 1-11). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to or call 302-645-9095.