Once again the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center invites audiences to experience a cinema and Newport experience like no other. One of two screenings of the classic 1974 film The Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow will take place on Sunday August 4th at 10:30am and again Sunday August 18th  at 10:30 a.m. Attendees have the option to purchase tickets to the film and continental breakfast or the Rosecliff Mansion tour package that includes the film, continental breakfast and a tour of the sprawling, historic mansion where the movie was partly filmed (along with scenes from the Marble House among others). The voucher for the tour can be used any day between 9 and 4 p.m.

If you are not familiar with the story of The Great Gatsby, you should be. It is a uniquely American tale created by one of the greatest novelists of all-time F. Scott Fitzgerald. Featuring the elements of rags to riches success, over excess of the 1920’s wealthy, crime, love, romance and a perfectly executed plot that both sums up and questions the so-called American dream.

The film was directed by Jack Clayton with a screenplay by legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. The film includes wonderful supporting actor turns by the like of Bruce Dern (Tom Buchanan), Sam Waterston (Nick Carraway) and Karen Black (Myrtle Wilson).

“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” -Jay Gatsby

Tickets are $15 for the film and continental breakfast or $30 for film, breakfast and Rosecliff tour. Purchase tickets now at janepickens.com or call (401) 846-5474 for more information

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.