Onancock International Films


2nd Thursdays for 12 years


Onancock International Films has made the Roseland Theatre the place to be on the second Thursday of the month for twelve years. If the crowds on the Eastern Shore of Virginia are any indication, this tradition will continue. Attendance is strong with well over a hundred loyal movie fans and new faces at every movie.


Onancock International Films is a non-profit group of movie lovers. Kitty Croke, Teri Betz and Tim Croke research and choose films from around the world that will entertain the Eastern Shore. The key is a variety of cultures as well as a mix of comedy, romance and more serious films.


Tickets for individual films may be purchased at the door on the night of the film for $8.00 per person.  Season tickets are available for the season at the Book Bin or at the theatre on the night of the movie.


41st Season Summaries

May – August, 2019


May 9

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

US, English


Worth seeing, not only as a tribute to the Supreme Court Justice nicknamed "Notorious RBG" but for the context that it provides. The movie, set in 1956, premiered in line with Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court. The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story following young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals. “On the Basis of Sex” refers to the case which overturned a century of gender discrimination. The story takes a wonky court case about a tax code expenses and turns it into a nail-biting thriller.


June 13

Everybody Knows (2018)

Spain, Spanish


The film follows Laura on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, "Everybody Knows" is a reminder that sometimes we just want to go to movies to watch pretty people screw up their lives.


July 11

Shoplifters (2018)

Japan, Japanese


A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and inadequate incomes turn to shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behavior. The young and the old of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic when the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope. The movie uses a domestic drama to illustrate larger and more compelling concerns about society in general.


August 8

Stan and Ollie (2019)

UK, English


The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the movie icons, Stan and Ollie. This is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives, the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.



See you at the movies!




For More Information, Contact Kitty Croke (757) 787-5687.




Roseland Theatre


Onancock Theatre Corporation, 48 Market Street, PO Box 178, Onancock, VA 23417