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Showing movies nightly at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m..


Established in 1914, Cresco Theatre and Opera House has long standing tradition of providing entertainment for all ages.

Champlin Hall

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From the days of Vaudeville and silent movies to live performances and 3D movies, Cresco Theatre and Opera House continues to be a crowd pleaser.

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Showing Now - Nightly at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinee 2 p.m.

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
PG 6/26 - 6/29
We will be closed 6/21 - 25 for the Mighty Howard County Fair

Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Showing Next

The Mummy
06/30 - 07/06

The Mummy


**Subject to Change**
6/21 - 6/25 Closed for the Mighty Howard Fair  
6/26 Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul PG
6/30 The Mummy PG-13
7/7 - 7/16 Closed for CCT Productions "Mary Poppins"  
7/17 Despicable Me 3 PG


Diary of A Wimpy Kid
Constantly Amusing

This is not a highbrow film, but it is constantly enjoyable, without resorting to a lot of sentimentality, and with enough wit for even adults to enjoy. I went with three boys who have mixed interest in the books, and they all loved it. The script and direction are sometimes quite subtle. If you have seen the film, consider how Gregg initially tricks Rodrick into admitting a misdemeanor, and then the rest of the family pick up on it without any extravagant double takes. Or the clown pictures in the hotel rooms. There are a couple of extended Alfred Hitchcock references which are handled very well, in that they do not simply copy the originals, but draw humour from the contrast. The games convention and the Youtuber references are perfect -- I have accompanied my kids to conventions and watched a lot of their videos and this is very accurate (you could learn a lot about youth culture from the film, even if you don't have kids). And I thought it was great that Rodrick wore an Avenged Sevenfold t-shirt -- the kid has class!

Jason Drucker who plays Gregg is terrific -- many scenes require that the camera stays on his face as he responds to events around him, and he is always natural and believable. Alicia Silverstone, not surprisingly, is a powerhouse -- I would not want her as my mother, but I would cast her as Goneril or Regan in King Lear. Tom Everitt Scott is similarly wonderful.

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