New films to open at Cinema Art Theatre Feb. 19

February 17, 2021

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present “Days of Bagnold Summer” and “Blithe Spirit” starting Friday, Feb. 19.

The charming comedy “Days of Bagnold Summer” is based on a critically acclaimed novel about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his father and new stepmother in Florida. When his dad cancels the trip, Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. The soundtrack features original songs by Scottish indie group Belle and Sebastian.

Screening times are 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19; 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20; 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21; 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24; and 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24.

“Blithe Spirit” is a romantic comedy about a married crime novelist who finds himself in a difficult predicament.

A spiritualist medium played by Judi Dench holds a séance for a writer played by Dan Stevens, who is suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, played by Leslie Mann. This leads to an increasingly hilarious and complex love triangle with his current wife of five years, played by Isla Fisher.

Screening times are 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19; 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20; 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21; 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24; and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25.

Admission is $8 for members and $11 for nonmembers. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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