Movie on LBJ will screen at The Newton Theatre

| 28 Nov 2017 | 05:52

Newton — The Newton Theatre will be screening LBJ, the movie chronicling the life of Lyndon B Johnson on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. Tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased by visiting or contacting the Box Office at 973-940-NEWT.
This drama directed by Rob Reiner chronicles the life of Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States from his days growing up in West Texas to his time at the White House. The films depicts Johnson, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, as a powerful Senate majority leader and powerless vice president and as the president of the United States following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
The story centers around the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson faced when he was thrust into the presidency following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November 1963. With political battles on both sides of the aisle, Johnson works to heal a nation and secure his presidency by passing Kennedy's historic Civil Rights Act.
The cast also includes Bill Pullman as Ralph Yarborough, Richard Jenkins as Senator Richard Russell and Kim Allen as Jackie Kennedy.
The historic Newton Theatre is located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ.