BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! If you missed this breathtaking film, now's your chance to catch it on the big screen! From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s  FREE SOLO , a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.  Opens Friday, January 18.
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.

Known as the comic's comic, Women of a Certain Age Comedy creator Carole Montgomery has already brought to the stage some of the most respected names in standup including Janeane Garofalo, Julia Scotti, Cathy Ladman, Kira Soltanovich, Vanessa Hollingshead, Wendy Liebman, Tammy Pescatelli and Nikki Carr. Dozens of other comedians that have been headlining and selling out clubs and theaters all over the country for many years are part of the show’s roster of rotating comedians. Performers for Saturday, January 19th show include Ellen Karis and Leighann Lord with Carole Montgomery as host.
In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it “the heroes journey”. A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think. Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Mick Fleetwood, Rashida Jones, Tony Hawk, Catherine Hardwicke, Laird Hamilton, Robert Walter, Akiva Goldsman, Sir Ken Robinson, Robin Sharma, Lynne Kaufman, Alan Cohen, Brian Johnson, Joseph Marshall III, Rebecca Armstrong, Chungliang Al Huang, David L. Miller, Gay Hendricks, David Loy and Norman Ollestad. One night only! Tuesday, January 22.
BEN IS BACK Continues!
BEN IS BACK continues!
19 year-old Ben Burns (Oscar nominated Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Oscar winner Julia Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe. Ben is Back also stars Courtney B. Vance (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird). A Crybaby Matinee will screen Thursday, January 17 at 11 am .
Concessions Specials

January is National Soup Month! All month long stop by concessions for a different soup special each week! This week, warm up with a delicious bowl of Classic Chicken Noodle soup for $3.25.

Attention Popcorn Lovers!
Saturday, January 19 is National Popcorn Day. Present your ticket to any of Saturday's programs and receive one free small popcorn (one per person).
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
DARK MONEY
DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).
See here Showtimes & Tix coming soon!
WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO
The Art of Living Well series
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 this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something. Tuesday, February 5 at 7 pm

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

Tuesday, February 19
EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC

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

Tuesday, March 19
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA + post-film discussion
Family Matinee:
MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER
Young Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest and discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms once every seven years. Together, the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College -- a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try and set things right. Saturday, January 26 at 2:15 pm .

Saturday, February 23 at TBD
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
See here Tickets coming soon!

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

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:
Jan 17: BEN IS BACK
Jan 31: Film TBD
Feb 7: Film TBD
Feb 14: Film TBD
Feb 28: Film TBD
Mar 7: Film TBD
March 14: Film TBD
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.


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.

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
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. It's a story of money, access, and mischief, of who gets in through doorways and how. Ruth Duffy is a woman working to put her tumultuous days behind her and establish a career on the lower rungs of the Upper East Side. Jonny Collins is the man she least wants to see, but whose efforts to infiltrate her life seem unimpeded by locks or windows. And Nan Noble is a member of the entitled class whose pronouncements reveal the fears and cluelessness of life on the inside. This is a love story that evolves into a heist. 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
COMEDY, THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
COMING SOON
Bright Star Children's Theatre: Cinderella and Jack & the Beanstalk
Literature comes to life in this hysterical production, 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

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
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.
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Mamma's Marmalade
Classic bluegrass instrumentation bringing fresh vibrancy to old traditions.
Saturday, January 26 8 pm
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
Mike Tramp of White Lion & John Corabi of Mötley Crüe & Ratt
Special Acoustic Performance
Thursday, March 14 7:30pm
Tickets on sale to HT members 1/14. On-sale to general public 1/21.
Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America
Supergroup group led by musician & musicologist Mick Moloney
Saturday, March 16 8 pm
Tickets on sale to HT members 1/14. On-sale to general public 1/21.
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
Nellie McKay
British-American singer-songwriter & Broadway performer
Saturday, April 13 8pm
Tickets on sale to HT members 1/14. On-sale to general public 1/21.
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
Tickets on sale to HT members now! On-sale to general public 1/7.
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 10 8:00 pm
Tickets on sale to HT members 1/14. On-sale to general public 1/21.
Carbon Leaf
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style
Thursday, June 6 7:30 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.