The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. A part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing series, From Stage to Screen. One chance to catch this masterpiece on our screen, Thursday, November 29 at 7 pm! 
Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world.  The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. This prolific, virtuoso guitarist has been releasing a steady stream of music since 2006 and has truly made his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music. Stephane Wrembel is widely known for “Bistro Fada”, the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar winning film and Grammy Award winning soundtrack, Midnight In Paris. Don't miss your chance to catch Stephane Wrembel on Hopewell Theater's stage!
When one of Santa’s reindeer suddenly announces his retirement, he needs to find a replacement and fast! Against all odds, Elliot and his best friend Hazel set out to prove that he is the horse for the job. As Elliot and Hazel take on the North Pole reindeer try-outs, Hazel learns that Christmas as we know it may be headed for disaster. Meanwhile, back at the farm a potential new owner has plans that threaten the lives of their friends. Elliot is faced with the biggest decision of his life: save his friends or follow his dreams and save Christmas. Maybe he doesn’t have to choose; after all, big dreamers dream big! Featuring the all-star voice talent of Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Jeff Dunham and John Cleese.  The first 50 families will receive a fuzzy reindeer antler headband! One chance to watch on Saturday, December 1 at 4:30pm
While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. Flynn loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s rapid ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream. Pairing Meg's exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates (The Canal Street Madam) creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood. The result is a uniquely comprehensive portrait of a young star’s rise as seen from the inside.
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are. Sunday, December 2 at 4:30 pm and a Crybaby Matinee on Thursday, December 6 at 11 am.
“Dying to Know” is an intimate portrait celebrating two very complex, controversial characters in an epic friendship that shaped a generation. In the early 1960s Harvard psychology professors Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert began probing the edges of consciousness through their experiments with psychedelics. Leary became the LSD guru, challenging convention, questioning authority and as a result spawned a global counter culture movement landing in prison after Nixon called him “the most dangerous man in America”. Alpert journeyed to the East becoming Ram Dass, a spiritual teacher for an entire generation who continues in his 80’s teaching service through compassion. With interviews spanning 50 years the film invites us into the future encouraging us to ponder questions about life, drugs & the biggest mystery of all: death. A part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing series, The Art of Living Well, featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. One night only! Tuesday, December 4 at 7 pm.
LAST CHANCE!
COLETTE closes WEDNESDAY!

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

Give Hope Holiday Fundraising Drive
 Now through January 7, Hopewell Theater is proud to ‘Give Hope’ this holiday season to Young Audiences Arts for Learning by supporting their mission of giving the gift of creativity to all children. Add a donation to your ticket purchase to support Young Audiences and their mission to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts! Click here to learn more about Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
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Hopewell Theater is looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant and Front of House Crew Members to join our team! More info here .
Hopewell Theater has gift baskets and gift certificates, the perfect gift for the film or music lover in your life. More information on our website , in person at the box office or call (609) 466-1964.
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
Maria By Callas
Tom Volf's MARIA BY CALLAS is the first film to tell the life story of the legendary Greek/American opera singer completely in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs-nearly all of which have never been shown to the public-the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Opens Saturday, December 8!
Swimming With Men
Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they're determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they've set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship. Opens Sunday, December 9 with a Crybaby Matinee on Thursday, December 13 at 11 am
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
The Art of Living Well Series
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions. One night only, Tuesday, December 18!

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in The Art of Living Well series:

Tuesday, December 25
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Tuesday, January 8
THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI'S JOURNEY WEST

Tuesday, January 22
FINDING JOE

Tuesday, February 5
WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Two chances to watch this classic holiday animated film! A Crybaby Screening on Thursday, December 20 at 11 am and Wednesday, December 26 at 7 pm.
From Stage to Screen:
THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.  Saturday, December 22 at 1:30 pm and Sunday, December 23 at 4:30 pm.
GREMLINS
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai' but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Sunday, December 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 30 at 6:45 pm.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE -
The Art of Living Well series
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's  The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. Tuesday, December 25 at 7 pm and Saturday, December 29 at 4:30 pm.
ELF
Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. Thursday, December 27 at 7 pm. Crybaby Matinee screening on Thursday, December 27 at 11 am and a Family Matinee on Saturday, December 29 at 2:15 pm .
20TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS
Returning to theaters across North America this fall, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face. Opens Saturday, December 29!
Family Matinee: ELF
A reason to get the whole family out of the house! Family Matinee on Saturday, December 29 at 2:15pm

Saturday, January 26 at TBD
MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER
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Saturday, February 23 at TBD
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
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Crybaby Matinees
Starting in December, Crybaby Matinees will take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
Dec 6: MIRAI
Dec 27: ELF
Jan 10: Film TBD
Jan 17: Film TBD
Jan 31: Film TBD
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COMING SOON
Experience the Art and Science of Mantra with Suzin Green
Experience the awesome power of yogic chant. While many have discovered the tremendous benefits of yoga and meditation, far fewer have discovered the power of mantra. Yet this ancient yogic path offers extraordinarily relevant tools for our 21st century lives. Storytelling, poetry, and insightful commentary combine with experiential chanting, offering audiences easy access to this potent mind/body medicine. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced chanters are always welcome. Great for yoga students and teachers wishing to deepen their practice. This performance is a part of Hopewell Theater's The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.
Thursday, December 6
8 pm

The Liars Show
Call it an unreality show. Since the summer of 2006, The Liar Show has taken the art of deception to theaters, cabarets and cultural centers around the U.S. and Canada and was called “A Winner” (The Scotsman) and received 4 Stars during a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At each show, four performers tell short personal stories, but listen carefully, because one of these people is making it all up. Interrogate the cast and expose the Liar to win an unbelievable T-shirt. But as The Washington Post wrote of the show: “Prizes mean nothing compared with the sweet victory of being recognized as the savviest people in the room.” Brad Lawrence hosts storytellers Cyndi Freeman, Marie Faustin, Tracy Rowland & Leslie Goshko.
Friday, December 7
8 pm

Women of a Certain Age
With Louis CK, Bill Cosby and Al Franken out of the comedy circuit and no doubt many more “balls” to drop, the only funny people left are the legendary women of stand up.

Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all. 

They’ve raised children both on and off the road, having club bouncers watch their babies while onstage. These women have stayed in comedy condos where you don’t want to use a blacklight on anything. They’ve been told women aren’t funny and asked to trade sexual favors for work. Trust us, they have A LOT to say and they say it hysterically. Saturday, January 19 at 8 pm
Playmate Playwrights presents LOVE IS STRANGE
Hopewell Theater is proud to partner with Playmate Playwrights to present a conglomeration of six original one act live play readings in one evening. Playwrights, Jonathan Chiccino, Joanne Eisenberg, Meghan Malloy, Jennifer Nelson and Susan Sandor had the option of taking the theme in any direction they chose, making for a diverse body of work. You may laugh, cry, or sigh in your seats. “Our mission is to bring our works to life live on stage, make them memorable for the audience, and to help us grow as playwrights,” says Susan Sandor, producer of the performance. The plays are directed by veteran actor and acting instructor, Joey Perillo. This is the group’s second staged reading, the first of which played to a sold-out crowd and received big-hearted accolades from the audience. Saturday, February 2 at 8 pm
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Band of Changes
A foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk.
Saturday, December 8 8pm
Family Fun Concert: Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
Award winning children’s artist making jazz age inspired music for families.
Saturday, December 15 Noon
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas
New York based folk-rock band returns to HT!
Friday, December 21 8 pm
XPN Welcomes Jill Sobule
One of the top New York singer-songwriters of the last decade, grown-up music for an adolescent age.
Saturday, December 22 8pm
XPN Welcomes An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette
Soul singer-songwriter combines elements of blues, funk, gospel, rock and roll, and country.
Friday, December 28 8pm
Family Fun Concert: The Green Planet Band
Jam out to Rock N Roll classics!
Saturday, January 5 Noon
Seamus Egan Project
Multi-instrumentalist who's put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others.
Saturday, January 5 8 pm
Mamma's Marmalade
Classic bluegrass instrumentation bringing fresh vibrancy to old traditions.
Saturday, January 26 8 pm
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Hot Club of Philadelphia
Classic bluegrass instrumentation bringing fresh vibrancy to old traditions.
Saturday, February 16 8 pm
Willie Nile
"Better than most performers have to offer by far." - Rolling Stone 
Saturday, February 23 8pm
XPN Welcomes Chris Smither
"Weathered singing and unhurried picking" - Rolling Stone
Saturday, April 20 8pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.