Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Spike Lee), Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Catch it on the big screen before our Silver Screen Awards Party on Sunday, February 24!
Literature comes to life in this hysterical production from Bright Star Children's Theatre, bringing to the stage the stories of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk! Mabel and Lenny, the comic duo who made Aesop’s Fables such a roaring success, are determined to reenact these two classic fairy tales, undertaking almost a dozen roles. From the character formerly known as Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother to a growing beanstalk and a giant lumbering above our set, this production is always a favorite of young people and families alike.  Saturday, February 2 at noon
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. Running time of 1 hour and 30min. Saturday, February 2 at 8 pm
Nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  On the margins of Tokyo, a dysfunctional band of outsiders are united by fierce loyalty, a penchant for petty theft and playful grifting. When the young son is arrested, secrets are exposed that upend their tenuous, below-the-radar existence and test their quietly radical belief that it is love—not blood—that defines a family. In Japanese with English subtitles. From the director of Still Walking, Like Father, Like Son and Nobody Knows.  One chance to catch it on Sunday, February 3 at 7:15 pm.
500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled the Camino de Santiago for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something. This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing 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, February 5 at 7 pm.
Last Chance!
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR closes THURSDAY!
A feature documentary about the lessons, ethics and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? looks at children’s television host Mr. Rogers' hard-fought campaign to influence generations of kids and adults in the ways of kindness. 
Concessions Specials

January is National Soup Month! All month long stop by concessions for a different soup special each week! This week, enjoy a bowl of delicious Vegan Veggie Lentil from our friends at The Peasant Grill for $6.
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films in Animation, Documentary, and Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Saturday, Feb. 9th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge at our Silver Screen Awards Party on Sunday, February 24 )! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. Opens Saturday, February 9.
Animated:

Live Action:

Documentary:
Casablanca
An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Special Valentine's Day screening at 8 pm with optional Supper Club at 6 pm on Thursday, February 14 (see menu here ) or regular screening on Saturday, February 16 at 2:15 pm.

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC
The Art of Living Well series
The story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years. Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm

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

Tuesday, March 5
FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

Tuesday, March 19
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA + post-film discussion. Co-presented with Princeton Center for Yoga & Health

Tuesday, April 2
THE GARDENER
Family Matinee:
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax. Saturday, February 23 at time 2:15 pm.

Saturday, March 16 at 3 pm
THE SECRET OF KELLS
St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration - Corned Beef Meal from The Peasant Grill available at purchase

Sunday, March 17 at 4:30 pm
SONG OF THE SEA
St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration - Corned Beef Meal from The Peasant Grill available for purchase

Saturday, March 23 at 4:30 pm
TITO AND THE BIRDS
SILVER SCREEN AWARDS PARTY
Join us to celebrate the best film of 2018 at HT’s Oscar party! Mingle with other film lovers while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres during the Oscar red carpet pre-show. See the award show on the big screen with friends and enter to win prizes - Oscar voting contest and a costume contest. Guests are encouraged to wear their finest glam attire or movie costume to celebrate the evening and can enter to win their own award.  More info on the Costume and Winner's Circle contests on our website.

Doors open at 7 pm for Oscars pre-show and hors d'oeuvres. Oscar award show begins at 8:00pm. Our full concession will also be open for dine-in meals and deserts to order. Sunday, February 24 at 7 pm.
Crybaby Matinees
Crybaby Matinees take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
Feb 7: MIRAI
Feb 28: Film TBD
Mar 7: Film TBD
March 14: Film TBD
From Stage To Screen:
La Traviata
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.  Wednesday, February 27 at 7 pm or Saturday, March 2 at 2:45 pm.
Write When You Get Work: Filmmaker Screening with Director Stacy Cochran
Write When You Get Work is a thorny romantic comedy set in New York City at a private school for girls and in the world outside its exclusive walls. Jonny Collins is still in love with Ruth Duffy, and he has been since they were kids. But Ruth has slipped away from him, away from their corner of the Bronx under the Throgs Neck Bridge. She has landed on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side in a job and a small apartment. Then Jonny spots her, and locked doors and windows can’t prevent him from breaking back into her life. She can barely stand the sight of him and yet she can hardly breathe without him. Love and money. Crime and happiness. The fizz among strangers. And the bonds between us. Director Stacy Cochran will be present for a Q&A after the screening. Friday, March 1 at 7 pm
Surrealism & Shiraz:
Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality
Produced by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, this inspiring documentary proposes an exhaustive artistic journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It begins in 1929 as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist’s death in 1989.

Come early to color Dalí inspired coloring pages (coloring pages and coloring tools provided). At 6:30pm, a guided game of Exquisite Corpse will occur. Exquisite corpse is a game invented by the Surrealists by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence. The film will screen at 7pm. Bring your own bottle highly encouraged! Saturday, March 9 at 7 pm
Films That Made Music: THE COMMITMENTS
Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), a self-proclaimed promoter, decides to organize an R&B group to fill the musical void in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The band comes together but ends up consisting entirely of white musicians who have little experience with the genre. Even though their raw talent and lofty aspirations gain the group notoriety, the pitfalls of fame began to tear at their newfound friendships as they prepare for their big show. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. Friday, March 15 at 7 pm. Special Corned Beef meal from The Peasant Grill available; more info on website.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, March 21
STOP MAKING SENSE

Tuesday, April 18
THE LAST WALTZ
COMEDY, THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
COMING SOON
This Really Happened... Storytelling at HT
Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened... featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a "two-minute tale" at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick, each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales." The cast for the February show includes Harmon Leon, James Braly, Arti Gollapudi, Martin Dockery, and David Hu. Friday, February 8 at 8 pm.

Travel Sonic Pathways:
An Experiential Concert with Suzin Green
Travel the vibrant pathways of pure sound. Green's astounding vocals, Johnson's powerful percussion grooves, and Spiker's virtuoso guitars create a pulsing sonic landscape that weaves the power of ecstatic chant, tribal beats, and digital soundwaves. Their music will take you on a transformational journey inspired by the majesty and depth of the human soul. 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, February 7 at 8 pm.

Please note: This event is for “entertainment purposes” only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. This event will not render medical or psychological advice, opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. The information provided through this event should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. This event does not reflect the views or opinions of Hopewell Theater or its management (HT) and HT is not responsible for the accuracy of its content.
Comedy Night:
Dina Hashem & LeClerc Andre
With her deadpan delivery and dark observations, the inscrutable Dina Hashem exploded onto the New York Comedy scene after winning her first appearance on Comedy Central’s ROAST BATTLE. Subsequently, Dina has been named one of Team Coco/TBS’s “Comics to Watch” for this year’s New York Comedy Festival and recently made her late night debut on CONAN. Raised in a traditional Muslim Arab American family in New Jersey, Dina attended Rutgers University, where she won First Place at the New Jersey Comedy Festival. She’s also appeared on Wyatt Cenac’s NIGHT TRAIN for Seeso and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, in addition to performing regularly at shows like UCB’s long-running WHIPLASH. Dina’s writing has been featured Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and TV Land.

LeClerc Andre is having a breakout year as a featured New Face at the prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also made his network television debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Make sure to check out his podcast EFF’N UP with Co-Host Khalid Rahmaan. Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm.
Family Fun Concert:
Jumpin' Jamie
Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for all ages! Until recently, Jumpin’ Jamie has been best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station: Dinosaurs (Leonia, NJ), But with the release of his debut album, “Kookie,” the pop rocker dives head first into the kindie scene with this bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection. "Kookie": Jumpin' Jamie's debut album"Kookie" features 12 songs produced by 5 different producers including Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf from Grammy Award winning band They Might Be Giants and over 40 special guests including Peter Tork from The Monkees. 
Saturday, March 9 at 12 pm
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Hot Club of Philadelphia
Philly's own Gypsy Jazz quartet
Saturday, February 16 8 pm
Willie Nile
"Better than most performers have to offer by far." - Rolling Stone 
Saturday, February 23 8pm
Mike Tramp of White Lion & John Corabi of Mötley Crüe & Ratt
Special Acoustic Performance
Thursday, March 14 7:30pm
Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America
Supergroup group led by musician & musicologist Mick Moloney
Saturday, March 16 8 pm
XPN Welcomes The Allman Betts Band
Ft. Devon Allman & Duane Betts, the sons of Allman Brothers Band legends Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts
Sunday, March 31 7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters
Alabama-born, Grammy nominated Americana singing/songwriting sisters
Sunday, April 7 7:30 pm
Tickets on sale to HT members today! On-sale to general public 1/25 at 12 pm.
Nellie McKay
British-American singer-songwriter & Broadway performer
Saturday, April 13 8pm
XPN Welcomes Chris Smither
"Weathered singing and unhurried picking" - Rolling Stone
Saturday, April 20 8pm
Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Get ready to party! Audience members pick the set list in real time! Meet and Greet tix available.
Thursday, April 25 7:30 pm
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 10 8:00 pm
Carbon Leaf
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style
Thursday, June 6 7:30 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Member pre-sale happening now. On sale to general public on 2/1.
Saturday, October 12 8 pm
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.