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.

Back on HT's screen by popular demand and in time for the Oscars! See Glenn Close in her award winning and Oscar nominated role. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Adapted from the Meg Wolitzer novel of the same name. Opens this Friday, February 15.
The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing 'Gypsy Jazz,' the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original 'Hot Club of France Quintet,' which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and Grappelli were attempting to do their own version of American 'Hot Jazz,' as played by stars like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. They used acoustic guitars, bass and violin, rather than horns and drums. Grappelli and Django added some French and Gypsy flavor and created a blend of music that is quite popular and accessible. The HCPhilly mixes the original style of the HCOF, along with their own modern influences. The band's line up is flexible and changes from show to show, but you're always guaranteed a swinging time! Saturday, February 16 at 8 pm.
From Pawel Pawlikowski, the direct or of IDA, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film (2014), comes a passionate drama of Wiktor and Zula, star-crossed lovers (based on the filmmaker’s parents), who move from Soviet-dominated Poland to the jazz clubs of Paris and back again over a 15-year period, beginning in 1949. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times. Two chances to catch it on the big screen!

“One of the best pictures of the year.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s 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.
Last Chance!
2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films close Thursday!
See the Oscar Nominated Short Films ahead of the big awards show. 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.

Live Action: See Here & Buy Tickets
Documentary: See Here & Buy Tickets
Concessions Specials

For the month of February, receive a free Boylan Black Cherry Soda with purchase of any entree. Limit one per customer per visit.
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF
The Art of Living Well series
After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas. Tuesday, March 5 at 7 pm

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

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

Tuesday, April 2
THE GARDENER

Tuesday, April 16
CALL OF THE FOREST: THE FORGOTTEN WISOM OF TREES
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 28: Film TBD
Mar 7: Film TBD
Mar 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
Philomena
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judy Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.  Sunday, March 17 at 6:45 pm. Special Corned Beef meal from The Peasant Grill available; more info on website.
COMEDY, FAMILY FUN CONCERTS, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
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.
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 March show includes Anita Flores, Marc Abbott, Marjorie Fineberg Winther, Jennifer Glick. Friday, March 8 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
Brunch Club featuring the Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo
Join us for a delicious and entertaining brunch with a performance by the Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! The menu for the Sunday, March 10 brunch is to be announced.

A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance. 
Sunday, March 10 at 11 am.
Dangerous When Wet:
Booze, Sex, and My Mother with Jamie Brickhouse
After sold-out performances in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Jamie Brickhouse (voices on Beavis and Butthead, 4-time Moth champion, performer on WGBH/PBS-TV) brings his multi award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother to the Hopewell Theater. Directed by Obie Award-winning David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) and based on his critically-acclaimed memoir, it is his alcoholic odyssey from small-town sissy to louche Manhattanite that’s wickedly intoxicating as he hits bottom and discovers he can’t escape the all-consuming love of his mother Mama Jean. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, she never has a thought she doesn’t speak. Darkly comic, it’s a show for anyone who’s had a mother, is a mother, the recovery set, GLBTQ folks (and those who love them), fans of David Sedaris, and anyone who loves a compelling story told with heart, humor and poignancy. Friday, March 22 at 8 pm.
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
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
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
XPN Welcomes The Felice Brothers
American folk rock/country rock band from the Catskills
Member pre-sale happening now. Tix on sale to public 2/12 at 12 pm.
Sunday, May 12 7:30 pm
Damien Jurado
with Anna St. Louis
Singer/Songwriter touring new album In The Shape Of A Storm
Member pre-sale happening now. Tix on sale to public 2/15 at 10 am.
Wednesday, May 22 7:30 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
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.