Mamma Mia!


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Saturday, January 19th
at 7:00PM

Sunday, January 20th

at 2:00PM

Saturday, February 16th
at 7:00PM

Saturday, March 2nd
at 7:00PM

Satuday, March 16th
at 7:00PM

Saturday, April 6th
at 7:00PM

Saturday, May 18th
at 7:00PM



The Rich Weirdoes
Universal Pictures


Mamma Mia! with shadow cast featuring...
THE RICH WEIRDOES

Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related comments


Cast:  Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried
 
1- The Film:
Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya.

2- The Cast: 
A shadow cast is a group of performers who study the film or video recordings for the sole purpose of adapting/interpreting it into a pantomime stage performance.
When done well, everything that goes on in the film is performed by live actors in perfect synch while the film or video plays above them.
Some performers focus on screen accuracy, hoping to make their costumes, makeup, choreography, gestures, etc. as much of a direct replica of what is pictured on the screen above them.
Others prefer to blend screen accuracy with their own quirks or improvisations, resulting in humorous, sometimes thematic, over-the-top interpretations of the film.

3- The Audience: Yes, YOU get to be part of the show:
Many audience members express themselves through attire: whether to mimic their favorite characters, elicit a reaction from fellow theater-goers, or to flaunt their own flavor.
Also, the audience (along with some painfully well-versed comedians on cast) participate in an ongoing litany of jokes, sight gags, and other humorous banter.



Rachel Hollis presents: Made for More


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Wednesday, January 9th
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7:30PM


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Rachel Hollis presents: Made for More
A Special Encore Event

Running time: 2 hours

Rated PG-13
 
This is more than a documentary. It’s a film packed with tools to help you discover the best version of yourself. An uplifting mix of encouragement, community, laughs and kick-you-in-the-rear motivation that will have you ready to reach for more? Mama of four, CCO/founder of The Hollis Company and The Chic Site, Rachel Hollis has been called “Tina Fey meets Tony Robbins for women” and is taking audiences on an inside look at chasing the biggest of dreams.
Rachel’s fierce spirit and bold belief that she’s here to change the world will inspire you to believe you can do the same – believing you’re enough and will reignite those dreams you’ve been carrying around in your heart for years. They’re all tackled in the documentary capturing an inside look into the two-day RISE event that has women walking away feeling changed forever. This is your chance to get a peek inside these events and an exclusive look at Rachel’s new coaching series.
Whether you’ve been an OG since day one or this is your first time joining the tribe , this film will be sure to light a fire in your heart and is promised to be a night you and your girlfriends will never forget.



Wonders of the Sea 3D


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Thursday, January 17th
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7:00PM



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Wonders of the Sea 3D

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes 

Rated G

Narrated by:  Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
Wonders of the Sea 3D takes viewers on a trip under the ocean, capturing incredible footage of rarely seen sea creatures, while warning about the impacts of climate change. From Fiji to the Bahamas, Jean Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien embark on a voyage to discover the ocean as never before seen and learn more about the threats that put our ocean at risk.
Narrated by renowned environmentalist Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wonders of the Sea showcases awe-inspiring scenery, in breathtaking 3D. It makes it feel like you’re diving alongside the Cousteau family, close to the creatures but without getting wet! These rarely-seen multicolored creatures performing in an exceptionally vibrant underwater world will fascinate, educate and entertain the whole family.
Wonders of the Sea 3D is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a declaration of love to the ocean.




The Final Wish


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Thursday, January 24th
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7:30PM



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The Final Wish

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes 

Rated R

Cast:  Lin Shaye, Michael Welch, Melissa Bolona
 
From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new tale of death.

Following the passing of his father, Aaron Hammond (Michael Welch) returns to his hometown to help his devastated mother (Lin Shaye) and to confront his past demons. Sifting through his father’s belongings, Aaron comes upon a mysterious item that is far more than it seems. Also starring Tony Todd, Spencer Locke and Melissa Bolona.

This event includes a special introduction recorded by Lin Shaye along with a Q&A from Screamfest Horror Film Festival with cast & crew.




The Wizard of Oz -- 80th Anniversary


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Sunday, January 27th
at
5:00PM

Tuesday, January 29th
at
7:00PM


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The Wizard of Oz -- 80th Anniversary

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes 

Rated G

Cast:  Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger 
 
A special 80th anniversary event is coming to select theaters. In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow." Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart and a cowardly lion--and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers--Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home.

Fans young and old won't want to miss this special showing! This beloved classic includes special insight from Turner Classic Movies.




Dirty Dancing


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Sunday, February 10th
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4:00PM

Wednesday,
February 13th at
7:00PM


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Dirty Dancing

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes 

Rated PG-13

Cast:  Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach 
 
Re-live all the romance this Valentine’s Day as Baby and Johnny return to the big screen! Come celebrate one of the greatest love stories of all time, featuring a celebrity tribute!

In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

Come have the time of your life seeing this classic film on the big screen!




My Fair Lady


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Sunday, February 17th
at
1:00PM

Wednesday,
February 20th at
7:00PM


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My Fair Lady -- 55th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes 

Rated G

Cast:  Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison
 
My Fair Lady is now more "loverly" than ever as a result of its 50th Anniversary, this eight-time OSCAR winning musical (including Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actor) has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing state-of-the-art technology under the supervision of famed film historian Robert Harris.


Audrey Hepburn has never looked more radiant as Eliza Doolittle who finds herself at the center of a friendly wager between Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) and his companion, Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White). Can this disheveled, cockney flower girl find her voice and blossom into a proper lady presentable in high society?

Performance, style and sweet spirit... plus an unforgettable score... have made My Fair Lady one of the greatest musicals in film history and a beloved and timeless classic that begs to be experienced on the big screen!

This special two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

This presentation of My Fair Lady includes a brief intermission.




Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy


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Thursday, March 14th
at
6:30PM

Tuesday, March 19th
at
6:30PM


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Patterns of Evidence: The Moses Controversy

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes 

Rated PG

Cast:  Charles Aling, Manfred Bietak, John Bimson
 
Patterns of Evidence, is embarking on a new series of films focusing on the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt and the events on Mount Sinai. The first film of the series, The Moses Controversy, focuses on the question of whether the geographic descriptions of campsites, the sea crossing and Mount Sinai in the Exodus account were recorded by Moses as an eyewitness report, as the Bible claims.

Mainstream scholars claim that the Exodus account (along with the rest of the first books) were not written by Moses, but instead were ancient legends that became exaggerated over time that were not written down until a thousand years after the events of Exodus. If that were true, then what would be the point of searching for evidence of the route taken by the Israelites?





To Kill a Mockingbird


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Sunday, March 24th
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4:00PM

Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00PM


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To Kill a Mockingbird

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes 

Rated NR

Cast:  Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton 
 
Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with To Kill a Mockingbird. Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch - the Academy Award®-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards.® watch it and remember why "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."


This special two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.




Ben-Hur -- 60th Anniversary


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Sunday, April 14th
at
1:00PM

Wednesday, April 17th
at
6:00PM


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Ben-Hur -- 60th Anniversary

Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes 

Rated G

Cast:  Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd
 
Experience the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting winner of 11 Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to this Best Actor Oscar®-winning role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. Best Director Oscar® winner William Wyler masterfully grips the reins of an enduring and spellbinding spectacular.


This event includes special insight from Turner Classic Movies.  




True Grit -- 50th Anniversary


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Sunday, May 5th
at
1:00PM and 4:00PM

Wednesday, May 8th
at
7:00PM


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True Grit -- 50th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes 

Rated G

Cast:  John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Robert Duvall, Kim Darby
 
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western that won John Wayne his first and only Oscar®. The legendary movie star gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the older gunfighter, sparks start to fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced but enthusiastic Texas Ranger (Glen Campbell) joins the party.


Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary film featuring performances by Robert Duvall and strother Martin. A true western classic for fans and first-timers, True Grit is a must-see on the big screen.

This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.  




Steel Magnolias -- 30th Anniversary


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Sunday, May 19th
at
4:00PM

Wednesday, May 22nd
at
7:00PM


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Steel Magnolias -- 30th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes 

Rated PG

Cast:  Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts 
 
Six icons of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby, newly married and joyfully pregnant, even though her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life.


A classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, the big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolia's Louisiana charm and celebrate 30 years of Steel Magnolias.

This anniversary event includes special insight from Turner Classic Movies.




Field of Dreams -- 30th Anniversary


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Sunday, June 16th
at
4:00PM


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Field of Dreams -- 30th Anniversary

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes 

Rated PG

Cast:  Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan 
 
"If you build it, he will come." With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Amy Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), the mysterious "Doc" Graham (Burt Lancaster) and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (Ray Liotta). A heartwarming experience that has moved critics and audiences like no other film of this generation, Field of Dreams is a glowing tribute to all who dare to dream.


This special event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




Hello, Dolly! -- 50th Anniversary


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Sunday, August 11th
at
1:00PM and 4:00PM

Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00PM


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Hello, Dolly! -- 50th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Rated G

Cast:  Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford 
 
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hello, Dolly! Dolly Levi uses her matchmaking skills in New York City to orchestrate the love lives of her friends, all while trying to get the man she likes to fall for her.


This event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. 




Lawrence of Arabia


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Wednesday,
September 4th at
1:00PM


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Lawrence of Arabia

Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes 

Rated PG

Cast:  Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn 
 
Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture of 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stands as one of the most timeless and essential motion picture masterpieces. The greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar®-winning director, David Lean (1962, Lawrence of Arabia: 1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai), the film stars Peter O'Toole - in his career-making performance - as T.E Lawrence, the audacious World War 1 British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire. This predominant classic is not one to miss, don't pass up your chance to see this revolutionary title on the big screen!

Screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The unique event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




The Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary


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Sunday, September 22nd
at
4:00PM

Wednesday,
September 24th
at
7:00PM


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The Shawshank Redemption -- 25th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes 

Rated R

Cast:  Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton  
 
From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit. Red (Morgan Freeman), serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival.


This 25th anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




Alien -- 40th Anniversary


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Sunday, October 13th
at
1:00PM

Tuesday, October 15th
at
7:00PM


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Alien -- 40th Anniversary

Running time: 2 hours

Rated R

Cast:  Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt
 
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Alien! Directed by Ridley Scott, the original sci-fi classic follows Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) investigating a suspected SOS on a remote planet and makes a terrifying discovery.

This anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




The Godfather Part II -- 45th Anniversary


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Sunday, November 10th
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3:00PM and 7:00PM

Wednesday,
November 13th at
7:00PM


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The Godfather Part II -- 45th Anniversary

Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Rated R

Cast:  Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
 
In what is undeniably one of the best sequels ever made, Francis Ford Coppola continues his epic Godfather trilogy with this saga of two generations of power within the Corleone family. Coppola, working once again with the author Mario Puzo, crafts two interwoven stories that work as both prequel and sequel to the original. One shows the humble Sicilian beginnings and New York rise of a young Don Vito, played by Robert De Niro in an Oscar®-winning performance for Best Supporting Actor. The other shows the ascent of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. Reassembling many of the cast members who helped make The Godfather®, Coppola has produced a movie of staggering magnitude and vision, the film received eleven Academy Awards® nominations, winning six including Best Picture of 1974.


A timeless classic best revered on the big screen, time tested fans and newcomers alike won't want to miss this special event featuring exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




When Harry Met Sally... -- 30th Anniversary


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Sunday, December 1st
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4:00PM and 7:00PM

Tuesday, December 3rd
at
7:00PM


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When Harry Met Sally... -- 30th Anniversary

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Rated R

Cast:  Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher 
 
A special 30th Anniversary showing is coming to select theaters nationwide. Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet when they share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York right after both graduate from college. As the two build their lives and careers in Manhattan, they find love and heartache-- with other people-- but their paths continue to cross and their friendship continues to grow over the years... until they confront the decision whether to let their friendship develop into a romance.


The anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. 




Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (2018)


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Sunday, January 20th
at 12:55PM



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Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere (2018)

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes 

Not Rated - treat as PG


The must-see theatrical event La Bayadere comes to cinemas across the U.S., captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.

The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption.




Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty


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Sunday, March 10th
at 12:55PM



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Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes 

Not Rated - treat as PG


From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, in cinemas nationwide.

On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph).




Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age


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Sunday, April 7th
at 12:55PM



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Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes 

Not Rated - treat as PG


From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, The Golden Age comes to cinemas nationwide for one day.

In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!




Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka


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Sunday, May 19th
at 12:55PM



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Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes 

Not Rated - treat as PG


Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, this double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug.




The Metropolitan Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur


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LIVE!
Saturday, January 12th
at
12:55PM

encore presentations...
Wednesday, January 16th
at
1:00PM and 6:30PM



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The Metropolitan Opera  --  Adriana Lecouvreur

Running time: 4 hours

Not Rated
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

CONDUCTOR -- Gianandrea Noseda
STARRING -- Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczata, Anita Rachvelishvili, Ambrogio Maestri   
 
ACT I
Paris, 1730. Backstage at the Comédie-Française, the director Michonnet and the company prepare for performance, in which both Adriana Lecouvreur and her rival, Mademoiselle Duclos, will appear. The Prince of Bouillon and the Abbé de Chazeuil enter, looking for Duclos, who is the prince’s mistress. They encounter Adriana and compliment her, but she says that she is merely the servant of the creative spirit (“Io son l’umile ancella”). The Prince hears that Duclos is writing a letter to someone and arranges to have it intercepted. Left alone with Adriana, Michonnet confesses his love to her, only to be told that she is in love with Maurizio, whom she believes to be an officer in the service of the Count of Saxony. Maurizio enters, declaring his love for Adriana (“La dolcissima effigie”), and the two arrange to meet after the performance. Adriana gives him a bouquet of violets as a pledge of her love. During the performance, the prince intercepts the letter from Duclos, in which she asks for a meeting with Maurizio, who is in fact the Count of Saxony himself. He is to meet her later that evening at the villa where the prince has installed her. Determined to expose his seemingly unfaithful mistress, the prince arranges a party at the villa for this same night. Unknown to him, Duclos has written the letter on behalf of the Princess of Bouillon who was having an affair with Maurizio. Maurizio, receiving the letter, decides to meet the princess who has helped him pursue his political ambitions. He sends a note to Adriana to cancel their appointment. Adriana is upset, but when the prince invites her to the party and tells her that the Prince of Saxony will be one of the guests, she accepts in the hope of furthering her lover’s career.

ACT II
The princess anxiously awaits Maurizio at the villa (“Acerba voluttà”). When he appears she notices the violets and immediately suspects another woman but he quickly claims they are a gift for her. Grateful for her help at court, he reluctantly admits that he no longer loves her (“L’anima ho stanca”). The princess hides when her husband and the Abbé suddenly arrive, congratulating Maurizio on his latest conquest, who they think is Duclos. Adriana appears. She is astounded to learn that the Count of Saxony is Maurizio himself but forgives his deception. When Michonnet enters looking for Duclos, Adriana assumes that Maurizio has come to the villa for a secret rendezvous with her. He assures her that the woman hiding next door is not Duclos. His meeting with her, he says, was purely political and they must arrange for her escape. Trusting him, Adriana agrees. In the ensuing confusion, neither Adriana nor the princess recognize each other, but by the few words that are spoken each woman realizes that the other is in love with Maurizio. Adriana is determined to discover the identity of her rival, but the princess escapes, dropping a bracelet that Michonnet picks up and hands to Adriana.

ACT III
As preparations are under way for a party at her palace, the princess wonders who her rival might be. Guests arrive, among them Michonnet and Adriana. The princess recognizes Adriana’s voice as that of the woman who helped her escape. Her suspicions are confirmed when she pretends Maurizio has been wounded in a duel and Adriana almost faints. She recovers quickly, however, when Maurizio enters uninjured and entertains the guests with tales of his military exploits (“Il russo Mencikoff”). During the performance of a ballet, the princess and Adriana confront each other, in growing recognition that they are rivals. The princess mentions the violets, and Adriana in turn produces the bracelet, which the prince identifies as his wife’s. To distract attention, the princess suggests that Adriana should recite a monologue. Adriana chooses a passage from Racine’s Phèdre, in which the heroine denounces sinners and adulterous women, and aims her performance directly at the princess. The princess is determined to have her revenge.

ACT IV
Adriana has retired from the stage, devastated by the loss of Maurizio. Members of her theater company visit her on her birthday, bringing presents and trying to persuade her to return. Adriana is especially moved by Michonnet’s gift: the jewellery she had once pawned to secure Maurizio’s release from prison. A box is delivered, labeled “from Maurizio.” When Adriana opens it, she finds the faded bouquet of violets she had once given him and understands it as a sign that their love is at an end (“Poveri fiori”). She kisses the flowers, then throws them into the fire. Moments later, Maurizio arrives, summoned by Michonnet. He apologizes and asks Adriana to marry him. She joyfully accepts but suddenly turns pale. Michonnet and Maurizio realize that the violets were sent by the princess and had been poisoned by her. Adriana dies in Maurizio’s arms (“Ecco la luce”).




The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen


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LIVE!
Saturday, February 2nd
at
12:55PM

encore presentations...
Wednesday, February 6th
at
1:00PM and 6:30PM

Saturday, February 9th
at
12:55PM

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The Metropolitan Opera  --  Carmen

Running time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in French with English subtitles

CONDUCTOR -- Louis Langrée
STARRING -- Clémentine Margaine, Roberto Alagna   
 
ACT I
In Seville by a cigarette factory, soldiers comment on the townspeople. Among them is Micaëla, a peasant girl, who asks for a corporal named Don José. Moralès, another corporal, tells her he will return with the changing of the guard. The relief guard, headed by Lieutenant Zuniga, soon arrives, and José learns from Moralès that Micaëla has been looking for him. When the factory bell rings, the men of Seville gather to watch the female workers—especially their favorite, the Gypsy Carmen. She tells her admirers that love is free and obeys no rules. Only one man pays no attention to her: Don José. Carmen throws a flower at him, and the girls go back to work. José picks up the flower and hides it when Micaëla returns. She brings a letter from José’s mother, who lives in a village in the countryside. As he begins to read the letter, Micaëla leaves. José is about to throw away the flower when a fight erupts inside the factory between Carmen and another girl. Zuniga sends José to retrieve the Gypsy. Carmen refuses to answer Zuniga’s questions, and José is ordered to take her to prison. Left alone with him, she entices José with suggestions of a rendezvous at Lillas Pastia’s tavern. Mesmerized, he agrees to let her get away. As they leave for prison, Carmen escapes. Don José is arrested.

ACT II
Carmen and her friends Frasquita and Mercédès entertain the guests at the tavern. Zuniga tells Carmen that José has just been released. The bullfighter Escamillo enters, boasting about the pleasures of his profession, and flirts with Carmen, who tells him that she is involved with someone else. After the tavern guests have left with Escamillo, the smugglers Dancaïre and Remendado explain their latest scheme to the women. Frasquita and Mercédès are willing to help, but Carmen refuses because she is in love. The smugglers withdraw as José approaches. Carmen arouses his jealousy by telling him how she danced for Zuniga. She dances for him now, but when a bugle call is heard he says he must return to the barracks. Carmen mocks him. To prove his love, José shows her the flower she threw at him and confesses how its scent made him not lose hope during the weeks in prison. She is unimpressed: if he really loved her, he would desert the army and join her in a life of freedom in the mountains. José refuses, and Carmen tells him to leave. Zuniga bursts in, and in a jealous rage José fights him. The smugglers return and disarm Zuniga. José now has no choice but to join them.

ACT III
Carmen and José quarrel in the smugglers’ mountain hideaway. She admits that her love is fading and advises him to return to live with his mother. When Frasquita and Mercédès turn the cards to tell their fortunes, they foresee love and riches for themselves, but Carmen’s cards spell death—for her and for José. Micaëla appears, frightened by the mountains and afraid to meet the woman who has turned José into a criminal. She hides when a shot rings out. José has fired at an intruder, who turns out to be Escamillo. He tells José that he has come to find Carmen, and the two men fight. The smugglers separate them, and Escamillo invites everyone, Carmen in particular, to his next bullfight. When he has left, Micaëla emerges and begs José to return home. He agrees when he learns that his mother is dying, but before he leaves he warns Carmen that they will meet again.

ACT IV
Back in Seville, the crowd cheers the bullfighters on their way to the arena. Carmen arrives on Escamillo’s arm, and Frasquita and Mercédès warn her that José is nearby. Unafraid, she waits outside the entrance as the crowds enter the arena. José appears and begs Carmen to forget the past and start a new life with him. She calmly tells him that their affair is over: she was born free and free she will die. The crowd is heard cheering Escamillo. José keeps trying to win Carmen back. She takes off his ring and throws it at his feet before heading for the arena. José stabs her to death.





The Metropolitan Opera: La Fille du Régiment


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The Metropolitan Opera  --  La Fille du Régiment

Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in French with English subtitles

CONDUCTOR -- Enrique Mazzola
STARRING -- Pretty Yende, Javier Camarena, Maurizio Muraro, Stephanie Blythe   
 
ACT I
The Tyrolean mountains. On their way to Austria, the terrified Marquise of Berkenfield and her butler, Hortensius, have paused in their journey because they have found the French army blocking their way. When the marquise hears from the villagers that the French troops have at last retreated, she comments on the crude ways of the French people (“Pour une femme de mon nom”). Hortensius asks Sulpice, sergeant of the 21st regiment, to let the marquise continue on. Sulpice is joined by Marie, the mascot, or “daughter,” of the regiment, which adopted her as an orphaned child. When Sulpice questions her about a young man she has been seen with, she explains that he is a local Tyrolean who—though an enemy—once saved her life. Troops of the 21st arrive with a prisoner: this same Tyrolean, Tonio, who says he has been looking for Marie. She steps in to save him, and while he toasts his new friends, Marie sings the regimental song (“Chacun le sait”). Tonio is ordered to follow the soldiers, but he escapes and returns to declare his love to Marie. Sulpice surprises them, and Marie must admit to Tonio that she can only marry a soldier from the 21st.
The Marquise of Berkenfield asks Sulpice for an escort to return her to her castle. When he hears the name Berkenfield, Sulpice remembers a letter he discovered near the young Marie when she was found. The marquise soon admits that she knew the girl’s father and says that Marie is the long-lost daughter of her sister. The child had been left in the care of the marquise, but was lost on a battlefield. Shocked by the girl’s rough manners, the marquise is determined to take her niece to her castle and to give her a proper education. Tonio has enlisted so that he can marry Marie (“Ah, mes amis”), but she has to leave both her regiment and the man she loves (“Il faut partir”).

ACT II
The marquise has arranged a marriage between Marie and Scipion, nephew of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Sulpice has joined the marquise at the Berkenfield castle, recovering from an injury and supposed to help her with her plans. The marquise gives Marie a singing lesson, accompanying her at the piano. Encouraged by Sulpice, Marie slips in phrases of the regimental song, and the marquise loses her temper (Trio: “Le jour naissait dans la bocage”). Left alone, Marie thinks about the meaninglessness of money and position (“Par le rang et l’opulence”). She hears soldiers marching in the distance and is delighted when the whole regiment files into the hall. Tonio, Marie, and Sulpice are reunited. Tonio asks for Marie’s hand, declaring that Marie is his whole life (“Pour me rapprocher de Marie”), but the marquise declares her niece engaged to another man and dismisses Tonio. Alone with Sulpice, the marquise confesses the truth: Marie is her own illegitimate daughter whom she abandoned, fearing social disgrace.
Hortensius announces the arrival of the wedding party, headed by the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Marie refuses to leave her room, but when Sulpice tells her that the marquise is her mother, the surprised girl declares that she cannot go against her mother’s wishes and agrees to marry a man that she does not love. As she is about to sign the marriage contract, the soldiers of the 21st regiment, led by Tonio, storm in to rescue their “daughter.” The noble guests are horrified to learn that Marie was a canteen girl, but they change their opinion when she describes her upbringing, telling them that she can never repay the debt she owes the soldiers. The marquise is so moved that she gives her daughter permission to marry Tonio. Everyone joins in a final “Salut à la France.”





The Metropolitan Opera: Die Walküre


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The Metropolitan Opera  --  Die Walküre

Running time: 5 hours 20 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in German with English subtitles

CONDUCTOR -- Philippe Jordan
STARRING -- Christine Goerke, Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Greer Grimsley   
 
ACT I
Pursued by enemies during a storm, Siegmund stumbles exhausted into an unfamiliar house. Sieglinde finds him lying by the hearth, and the two feel an immediate attraction. They are interrupted by Sieglinde’s husband, Hunding, who asks the stranger who he is. Calling himself “Woeful,” Siegmund tells of a disaster-filled life, only to learn that Hunding is a kinsman of his enemies. Hunding tells his guest they will fight to the death in the morning.
Alone, Siegmund calls on his father, Wälse, for the sword he once promised him. Sieglinde reappears, having given Hunding a sleeping potion. She tells of her wedding, at which a one-eyed stranger thrust into a tree a sword that has since resisted every effort to pull it out (“Der Männer Sippe”). Sieglinde confesses her unhappiness to Siegmund. He embraces her and promises to free her from her forced marriage to Hunding. As moonlight floods the room, Siegmund compares their feelings to the marriage of love and spring (“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond”). Sieglinde addresses him as “Spring” but asks if his father was really “Wolf,” as he said earlier. When Siegmund gives his father’s name as Wälse instead, Sieglinde recognizes him as her twin brother. Siegmund pulls the sword from the tree and claims Sieglinde as his bride, rejoicing in the union of the Wälsungs.

ACT II
High in the mountains, Wotan, leader of the gods, tells his warrior daughter, the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, that she must defend his mortal son Siegmund in his upcoming battle with Hunding. She leaves joyfully to do what he has asked, as Fricka, Wotan’s wife and the goddess of marriage, appears. Fricka insists that Wotan must defend Hunding’s marriage rights against Siegmund. She ignores his argument that Siegmund could save the gods by winning back the Nibelung Alberich’s all-powerful ring from the dragon Fafner. When Wotan realizes he is caught in his own trap—he will lose his power if he does not enforce the law—he submits to his wife’s demands. After Fricka has left, the frustrated god tells the returning Brünnhilde about the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich’s curse on it (“Als junger Liebe Lust mir verblich”). Brünnhilde is shocked to hear her father, his plans in ruins, order her to fight for Hunding.
Siegmund comforts his fearful bride and watches over her when she falls asleep. Brünnhilde appears to him as if in a vision, telling him he will soon die and go to Valhalla (“Siegmund! Sieh auf mich!”). He replies that he will not leave Sieglinde and threatens to kill himself and his bride if his sword has no power against Hunding. Moved by his steadfastness, Brünnhilde decides to defy Wotan and help Siegmund. Siegmund bids farewell to Sieglinde when he hears the approaching Hunding’s challenge. The two men fight and Siegmund is about to be victorious, when Wotan appears and shatters his sword, leaving him to be killed by Hunding. Brünnhilde escapes with Sieglinde and the broken sword. Wotan contemptuously kills Hunding with a wave of his hand and leaves to punish Brünnhilde for her disobedience.

ACT III
Brünnhilde’s eight warrior sisters—who have gathered on their mountaintop bearing slain heroes to Valhalla. They are surprised to see Brünnhilde arrive with a woman, Sieglinde. When they hear she is fleeing Wotan’s wrath, they are afraid to hide her. Sieglinde is numb with despair until Brünnhilde tells her she bears Siegmund’s child. Now eager to be saved, she takes the pieces of the sword from Brünnhilde, thanks her, and rushes off into the forest to hide from Wotan. When the god appears, he sentences Brünnhilde to become a mortal woman, silencing her sisters’ objections by threatening to do the same to them. Left alone with her father, Brünnhilde pleads that in disobeying his orders she was really doing what he wished. Wotan will not give in: she must lie in sleep, a prize for any man who finds her. She asks to be surrounded in sleep by a wall of fire that only the bravest hero can pierce. Both sense this hero must be the child that Sieglinde will bear. Sadly renouncing his daughter (“Leb’ wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind”), Wotan kisses Brünnhilde’s eyes with sleep and mortality before summoning Loge, the god of fire, to encircle the rock. As flames spring up, the departing Wotan invokes a spell defying anyone who fears his spear to brave the flames.





The Metropolitan Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites


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The Metropolitan Opera  --  Dialogues des Carmélites

Running time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in French with English subtitles

CONDUCTOR -- Yannick Nézet-Séguin
STARRING -- Isabel Leonard, Karita Mattila   
 
ACT I
Paris, April 1789. The first signs of the French Revolution are beginning to shake the country. The Marquis de la Force and his son, the Chevalier, are worried about Blanche, the Chevalier’s fearful, nervous sister, whose carriage has been held up by a mob on her way home. When Blanche arrives she makes light of the incident, but her anxiety is revealed when a servant’s shadow frightens her as she leaves the room. Shaken, she returns to tell her father that she has made up her mind to become a nun.
Weeks later at the Carmelite convent in Compiègne, Blanche is interviewed by Madame de Croissy, the aged and ailing prioress, who makes it clear to Blanche that the convent is a house of prayer, not a refuge. The prioress is touched by Blanche’s resolve to embrace her new life.
Blanche and young Sister Constance discuss their fear of death, which Constance claims to have overcome. Blanche admits her envy of her companion’s straightforward and easygoing nature. Constance shocks Blanche by telling her that she knows they will both die young and on the same day.
Madame de Croissy is lying on her deathbed, struggling to appear calm. She blesses Blanche and consigns her, as the youngest member of the order, to the care of the loyal Mère Marie. The prioress confesses her fear in the hour of death, then she falls back lifeless.

ACT II
That night in the chapel, Constance and Blanche keep vigil by the prioress’s bier. Blanche is overcome by fear and about to run off, when Mère Marie appears. Realizing that Blanche is genuinely afraid she tries to calm her.
Constance hopes that Mère Marie will be the new prioress. She tells Blanche that she wonders why a god-fearing person like Madame de Croissy had to die such an agonizing death. Perhaps, she says, people don’t die for themselves but for others. Someone else will be surprised one day to find death easy.
Madame Lidoine has been appointed the new prioress. In the chapter room, she addresses the convent, counseling patience and humility. A visitor is announced—it is the Chevalier, Blanche’s brother, who is about to flee the country. He urges Blanche to leave the convent and return to their father. Blanche replies that her duty is to her sisters.
In the sacristy, the chaplain, forbidden to perform his duties, celebrates his last mass. The nuns discuss the fear that has grabbed the country and Mère Marie wonders if self-sacrifice will be their destiny. Madame Lidoine reminds them that martyrs are not chosen by their own will, only by God’s. Knocking is heard and the sounds of an angry crowd. Two Commissioners enter and tell the sisters that they have been expelled from the convent. One of them, speaking quietly to Mère Marie, adds he will do what he can to help them get away safely. One of the sisters gives Blanche a figurine of the Christ Child. When revolutionary cries are heard from outside, Blanche nervously drops the figure, breaking it. She is horrified by this omen.

ACT III
In the devastated chapel, Mère Marie suggests in Madame Lidoine’s absence that they all take a vow of martyrdom by unanimous decision. Noting Blanche’s reaction, the others suspect she will vote against it. When the secret ballot reveals one dissenter, Constance claims it was she and asks to reverse her vote so the vow can proceed. Blanche, afraid to live or to die, runs away. The sisters are led from the convent.
Blanche is forced to work as a servant in the ransacked mansion of her father, who has been sent to the guillotine. Mère Marie finds her there to take her back to the sisters. On the streets, Blanche learns that the nuns have been arrested.
At the Conciergerie prison, Madame Lidoine joins the sisters in their vow of martyrdom. Constance says that she has dreamed of Blanche’s return. A jailer enters and reads the death sentence. Madame Lidoine blesses the sisters. When Mère Marie learns from the chaplain that the nuns will die, she wants to join them, but the chaplain reminds her that it is for God to decide whether or not she will be a martyr.
A crowd has gathered on the Place de la Révolution. The Carmelites walk towards the guillotine, led by Madame Lidoine and singing the Salve Regina. With each stroke of the blade, their voices are cut off one by one, finally leaving only Constance. On her way to the scaffold, she sees Blanche step up from the crowd, take up the chant, and follow her to her death.