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Thursday, August 16, 2018 at  7:00pm

A part of our year-long Stephen King Film Festival, a screening of "IT" will take place on August 16, 2018. At 6:30 PM prior to the film, Dr. Mary E. Findley of Vermont Technical College will give a lecture about the film on the stage. Tickets just $5, General Admission. The Stephen King Film Festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with guest speakers provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.





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3 movies = 3 Chances to Win!

With each film you attend, you will be entered into a drawing for a FREE One Night Stay, on Halloween Night, for up to four people at the Haunted BUXTON INN in Granville, OH.  Drawing will take place on August 16th prior to the screening of IT.  Download the new Renaissance App and get an EXTRA ticket!


For those near Downtown Mansfield, we are holding a Social Media Contest for IT!

RULES:  Go to Relax Coffee or one of the MRCPL branches (dates: 8/10-12 at the Main Branch in Movies & Music, 8/13-14 at the Ontario Branch, and 8/15 at the Main Branch in Adult Reference) and take a picture with PENNYWISE!  Then, using #ItAtTheRen post the picture on the social media channel of your choice! At 4pm on August 15th, we will scour social media channels and randomly select six (6) winners!


1) Bottle of Red Reformatory Wine (for a winner 21+)

2) $40 gift certificate to The Cabin Restaurant

3) 1 ticket to all remaining showings in the Stephen King Film Festival (including IT)

4) 2 tickets to tour the Reformatory

5) 1 winner for each of the Pennywise stand-ups (2 winners total)


All 6 prizes must be picked up at IT on the night of the 16th from the Box Office or Will Call.


Winners will be contacted by Facebook Messenger and will be announced on Facebook.



August 15th at 6:00 PM, a special presentation titled "It's a Strange Thing, Mr. King" will be presented at Idea+Works by Mary E. Findley, PhD Associate Professor at Vermont Technical College.  In many ways, watching the Netflix hit Stranger Things is like watching a "Best of Stephen King" montage that just happens to have a stellar storyline and an even more amazing cast.  Stephen King himself has commented on both his love of the show and on his influence within it.  This presentation will examine the many ways Stranger Things pays homage to the King of Horror and will explore where it tends to part ways.  This presentation welcomes dialogue and audience participation.  What do you love about Stephen King?  What do you love about Stranger Things?  How do you see these two worlds intersecting? 

Dr. Findley will also present a short talk before the movie IT, starting at 6:30 PM.

Directly following the screening of IT, please join Dr. Findley for a trivia night at The Phoenix Brewery in downtown Mansfield.

Mary Findley is a full-time tenured professor in VTC's English Department.  Her areas of expertise include: English Literature, Writing, Gothic Literature, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Horror.  Her PhD work is specifically centered around horror's manifestation in popular culture and what it reveals about the American psyche.  She has created two academic areas at the Popular Culture Association: Stephen King and The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film, and she currently chairs The Vampire area.  She is published in her field and is currently working on a novel.

All tickets purchased online and via phone are available for pick up at the Renaissance Box Office will call window prior to the event or during normal business hours. Discounts are not available for online sales. Discounts and promotions are available only by visiting or calling the Renaissance Box Office during normal business hours.

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General Admission Price: $5.00






Group Sales

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount! Call the Box Office at (419) 522-2726 for more info.

Important Dates

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Single tickets for this show are not available to the public yet.
See the schedule below to see the on sale dates:


2018-2019 Subscriptions On Sale:

June 5, 2018 for Annual Members 
June 19, 2018 for Non-Members 

2018-2019 Single Tickets On Sale:

July 6, 2018 for Annual Members 
July 19, 2018 for Non-Members


To join as a member, purchase a season subscription, for any questions, please
contact our Box Office at (419) 522-2726 during open hours, Tuesday through Friday, 12-5 PM.

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