OGDEN — Get ready for a year-long battle of the sexes.
Peery’s Egyptian Theater has announced the schedule for its monthly 2019 Film Series, and the overarching motif is one that is as old as Adam and Eve.
Theme for the coming year’s film series is “Chick Flicks and Bro-vies,” according to Ann Reeder, theater event manager. One month, the movie will be an action thriller aimed at mostly male audiences. The next month, it will be a film offering a “softer” side that appeals to many women.
“We’ll be keeping track of who has the greatest attendance at these movies,” Reeder said. “Then, whatever gender has the most people there gets to be involved in a prize drawing.”
But wait. There’s more.
While admission for each movie is $5, Reeder said the opposite sex will be admitted free into the other gender’s films. For example, on “Chick Flick” nights, men are admitted free. And on “Bro-vie” nights, women get in free.
Reeder said she hopes the fun promotion will attract more attention to the monthly movies.
Each month’s film begins at 7 p.m. in Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. Tickets are available through smithstix.com or by calling 801-689-8700.
Here’s the lineup for the 2019 Film Series at Peery’s Egyptian Theater. Mark your calendars:
Jan. 23 — “The Dirty Dozen.” This classic 1967 guy film stars Lee Marvin as a rogue major tasked with training a team of military misfits who have nothing to lose. The dozen soldiers parachute behind enemy lines in an attempt to assassinate the Nazi high command on the eve of D-Day during World War II. Also starring Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes and Telly Savalas. Not rated. Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Feb. 13 — “Grease” Sing-A-Long. This 1978 musical stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as star-crossed teenage lovers in the 1950s. Rated PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.
March 13 — “Mad Max.” The original 1980 action-adventure sci-fi stars a young Mel Gibson as a vengeful Australian policeman bent on stopping a violent motorcycle gang in a post-apocalyptic world. Rated R. Running time: 1 hour, 28 minutes.
April 5 — “Mamma Mia” Sing-A-Long. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried star in this 2008 musical tale about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father. Featuring the songs of the Swedish pop band ABBA. Rated PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 48 minutes.
April 10 — “Cool Hand Luke.” Paul Newman stars in this 1967 drama about a laid-back Southern man who refuses to conform after being sentenced to two years in a rural prison. Also stars George Kennedy and Strother Martin. Rated PG. Running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes.
May 13 — “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In this 1961 film based on the novel by Truman Capote, a young New York socialite and an upcoming young writer become involved in a tale of love and loss. Starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard and Patricia Neal. Not rated. Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes.
June 5 — “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton return in this 1991 sequel that now has the Terminator protecting a teenage John Connor from a more advanced and powerful cyborg. Rated R. Running time: 2 hours, 17 minutes.
July 10 — “Mean Girls.” Lindsay Lohan stars as a girl who was liked by the clique of popular girls at her high school until she started dating the ex-boyfriend of one of the girls. The 2004 movie also stars Rachel McAdams and Jonathan Bennett. Rated PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 37 minutes.
Aug. 14 — “The Magnificent Seven.” The original 1960 version features seven gunfighters hired to defend an oppressed Mexican peasant village. Stars Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Eli Wallach. Not rated. Running time: 2 hours, 8 minutes.
Sept. 25 — “Sense and Sensibility.” This 1995 version of the Jane Austen novel brought to the screen is directed by Ang Lee. It stars Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet and Hugh Grant in a tale of a mother and her three daughters finding themselves poor after the mother’s rich husband, Mr. Dashwood, dies. Rated PG. Running time: 2 hours, 16 minutes.
Oct. 16 — “Dirty Harry.” Clint Eastwood makes everyone’s day in this 1971 crime thriller about San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan trying to track down the psychopatic “Scorpio Killer.” Rated R. Running time: 1 hour, 42 minutes.
Nov. 13 — “Thelma and Louise.” The 2019 series concludes with the 1991 buddy adventure “Thelma & Louise,” starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as two women being hunted by police for the crimes they committed. Rated R. Running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes.