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See An Education at Midtown Cinema, sit in new seats.

Carey Mulligan has become an Academy favorite as Jenny in An Education.
Carey Mulligan has become an Academy favorite as Jenny in An Education.
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For those familiar with Harrisburg's famed Midtown Cinema, you may have noticed in recent weeks the addition of brand new theater seats. Yes, the old, yet somewhat charming relics once donated from the old Harrisburg Community theater many years ago which is now known to Harrisburgians as Theatre Harrisburg, have been replaced. The new seats are thick, plush, and comfortable; and along with being a nice addition, come complete with cup holders. No more resting your cup on the floor in hopes that it doesn't succumb to being spilled.

The new seats also offer more leg room for six footers and the carpets have been cleaned as an added touch.

But aesthetics and comfort aren't the only thing Midtown offers, as of February 5 and running until the 11th, the return of the Oscar nominated film, An Educationn returns by popular demand.

An Education, a subtle, charming film about a young woman's struggle to define herself and gain independence while falling head over heels for a persuasive older man by the name of David-played by Ewan Mcgregor-has garnered critical acclaim for its performances. Based on the memoir written by Lynn Barber, the events take place in London during the 1960's, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, the witty, sharp tongued doe eyed girl with aspirations to attend Oxford. Her father, Jack, portrayed by the always likable Alfred Molina, is the overprotective parent that provides the motivation for Jenny to pursue a life of adventure and culture outside of the London suburbs.

But what lessons does one pull away from the events that shape and mold the raw and yearning curiosity of a young lady seemingly matured beyond her years? It's a question that makes An Education just what its title implies. It's a tale of love, the importance of life lessons, and perhaps the consequences derived from dire choices. Get to Midtown Cinema to take in a film that has the look and feel of the Classic Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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