March Newton-Conover Film Screening


March 25th  Newton-Conover Auditorium, Newton

$5.00 for all guests

Footcandle Film Society will be screening the documentary THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD on Monday, March 25th at 7:00pm at the Newton-Conover Auditorium.  The screening is open to the public with tickets available at the door for $5.00 for all attendees.

This screening is part of a monthly film series at the Newton-Conover Auditorium hosted by the Footcandle Film Society.  An optional discussion of the film will take place in the auditorium immediately after the conclusion of the film.  There will be beer, wine, beverage and refreshments for sale before the film.  The screening is open to the public and all potential future film society members are welcome; no membership to the film society is required to attend the screening.

About the film: Through ground breaking computer restoration technology, filmmaker Peter Jackson's team creates a moving real-to-life depiction of the WWI, as never seen before in restored, vivid colorizing & retiming of the film frames, in order to honor those who fought and more accurately depict this historical moment in world history.

Please note:  This film is rated R for disturbing war images.

Classics at the Drendel


March 31st  Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block, Hickory

$5.00 for all guests

The Footcandle Film Society continues it's "Classics at the Drendel" series, highlighting the American Film Institute's top films of all time, with CASABLANCA (1942) on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm at the Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block.

After the screening there will be an in-depth discussion of the film, notes about the film's production and an understanding of its place in film history.

About the film: The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick's cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick's, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, heartbreak and ultimately an excruciating decision to make.

Tickets are $5.00 for everyone and can be purchased at the event with cash or credit/debit cards.  (Please note: This film series is not included as part of regular Footcandle membership so members would still need to purchase tickets.)

Upcoming events


Footcandle Film Society was founded in 2008 and has provided the citizens of Catawba County with an opportunity to view and discuss films that have traditionally not been available or shown in theaters in the area. The film society has shown at least one film per month since its inception, with the films ranging from documentaries, foreign narratives, and award-nominated movies of all genres.  The screenings all include moderated discussions of the films.

In addition to the monthly film screenings, the film society also brings the annual Footcandle Film Festival and Children's International Film Festival events to Western North Carolina.


  Admittance to the monthly film screenings

  Invitation to special film screenings throughout the year

  Advance ticket sales to the annual Footcandle Film Festival

  Annual "Oscar Night Party" and Annual Meeting


Contact Footcandle Film Society:

Post Office Box 9123, Hickory, North Carolina 28603

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Footcandle Film Society is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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