Ring in the 2020's with an elegant trip back in time to the 1920's-40's at Hopewell Theater's hoppin' New Years Eve party, featuring a three course Brick Farm Tavern dinner and dancing to live music by Philadelphia's vintage swing band, Parlour Noir! Event also includes free coat check, a swing dance lesson from a pro, party favors, and a cash-bar!

You can select from two ticket options: a "Premiere Party Balcony and Dance Ticket" with a semi-private balcony spot, or a "Regular Ticket" with dancing and dance lesson. "Dinner Tickets" are sold out. Event is semi-formal and vintage attire is encouraged. Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00pm.
The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world. Featuring 10 films from seven countries - Kids, Rubicon, Portrait of Gil Alkabetz, Five Minutes to Sea, Récit de soi, Le jour extraordinaire, Hounds, Portrait of Amit Cohen and Ido Shapira, The Fox and the Bird, and Daughter - the 21st edition of the program offers an array of highly imaginative, thought-provoking, and moving works that reflect the filmmakers’ unique perspectives and their relationship to the world. A Hopewell Theater fan favorite, the Animation Show of Shows opens Wednesday, January 1.
Known for her engaging and energetic live show, Susan Werner continues her reign as one of the most bold and creative forces on the acoustic music scene today. Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected”, Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues, and Americana, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. As stated by The New Yorker , “Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.”
Friday, January 3 at 8:00pm.
Our Microbudget Matinee series showcases unique films made on a shoestring budget. This comedy/drama is th e story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother, Colin, to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover's apartment. Problem is, these grown up kids do not get along, and are both too obnoxious to know better. Saturday, January 4 at 1:00pm.
In search of a new perspective, a family of five leave the comforts of home to live remotely in the Yukon wilderness during the long northern winter and amidst the surprises that the rawness of nature provide. Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00pm.

This film is 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.
January
Concessions Specials

Free can of soda
 with purchase of large popcorn.
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AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS, & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
POPEYE
Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
Popeye the Sailor's theatrical cartoon shorts started in 1933 and tend to revolve around a villain, usually Bluto, making a move on Popeye's "sweetie," Olive Oyl. Popeye defeats his foe with his signature move of eating spinach to gain superhuman strength. In addition to becoming iconic within mainstream public consciousness, the majority of 231 Popeye short subjects are highly acclaimed by animation historians and fans. Saturday, January 11 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 12:00pm. Upcoming films in the Saturday Afternoon Cartoons series:

Sunday, February 16
FELIX THE CAT

THE GENERAL
Classic Cinema Sundays
Buster Keaton plays Johnny Gray, a Southern railroad engineer who loves his train engine, The General, almost as much as he loves Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack). When Northern spies steal The General (and, unwittingly, Annabelle), the story switches from drama and romance to adventure mixed with Keaton's trademark deadpan humor as he uses every means possible to catch up to the General, thwart the Yankees, and rescue his darling Annabelle. Sunday, January 12 at 4:30pm.

All screenings are at 4:30 pm. Upcoming films in the Classic Cinema Sundays series:

Sunday, February 16
VALENTINE'S WEEKEND FILM FEST: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

RAISE HELL:
THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
The Art of Living Well Series
RAISE HELL tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us to raise hell! Tuesday, January 14 at 7:00pm.

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

Tuesday, January 21
THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO

Tuesday, January 28
JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH

THE SOUTHERNER
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
In this rural drama, Sam Tucker is a Texan cotton picker who aspires to run his own farm and create a better life for his family. Aided by his beautiful wife, Tucker begins to work a neglected plot of land, but numerous difficulties arise, including bad weather and conflicts with jealous neighbors, making it hard for the Tuckers to get ahead. Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the Spaghetti Western Wednesday series:

Wednesday, February 19
VENGEANCE VALLEY

MONTEREY POP
Films That Made Music
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade's spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast. Thursday, January 16 at 7:00pm.

Upcoming films in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, February 20
SMITHEREENS
DOA
Film Noir Fridays
Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien) is informed by a doctor that he is suffering from "iridium" poisoning and has only a few days to live. Frank sets off to find his killers. Told entirely in flashbacks - with the unusual perspective of a murder victim functioning as his own detective - D.O.A. is an unusually cynical, memorable film. Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm

SHREK
Family Matinee
You've never met a hero quite like SHREK, winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Relive every moment of Shrek's (Mike Myers) daring quest to rescue feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), with the help of his lovable, loudmouthed Donkey (Eddie Murphy), and win back the deed to his beloved swamp from the scheming Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Saturday, January 18 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 2:30 pm. Upcoming films in the Family Matinee series:

Saturday, February 15
VALENTINE'S WEEKEND FILM FEST:
THE LITTLE RASCALS

2020 OSCAR SHORTS
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb 9th. Opening Friday, January 31.

TINY FURNITURE
Microbudget Matinees
In this comedy drama, Aura (Lena Dunham) has just graduated from a university in the Midwest, receiving a degree in film theory that even she seems to realize is essentially worthless. With no real prospects she returns home to her mother and sister, takes a job in a restaurant, and tries unsuccessfully to develop relationships with men, including Keith (David Call), a chef where she works, and cult Internet star Jed (Alex Karpovsky).
Saturday, February 22 at 1:00pm.

COMEDY, PERFORMANCES, &
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COMING SOON
COMEDY DATE NIGHT with
Jackie Byrne &
Joe Fernandes
Jackie Byrne  is a stand-up comic, actor and host who is known for being super fun, sassy and quick witted! She's "the girl next door" with an expressive face and a Jersey attitude. Jackie brings her bubbly and spontaneous energy to audiences all over the country. 

Also hailing from NJ is comic, podcaster, and actor  Joe Fernandes . When he is not escaping reality by hanging with his Welsh corgi on hiking trails, he can be found in comedy clubs making fun of his unrelenting confusion with life. Joe’s open book approach to comedy has an honest point of view that any audience can relate to.
Friday, January 24 at 8:00pm.

Playmate Playwrights Present:
LOVE CONQUERS
An evening of six staged one-act play readings by Playmate Playwrights. The theme of the series titled, LOVE CONQUERS, was written by five playwrights, Jonathan Chiccino, Joanne Eisenberg, Meghan Malloy, Jennifer Nelson and Susan Sandor. There are enough shenanigans, belly laughs and a few sentimental journeys to savor. So, if you believe the play's the thing, grab your Valentine for this love fest.
 Saturday, February 8 at 8:00pm.

2020 Silver Screen Awards Party
Mingle with other film-lovers and celebrate the best films of 2019 at HT's Oscars party! Dress up in your finest glam attire or movie costumes, enter to win prizes in our games and contests, and see the awards show on the big screen with friends.

The event's host and emcee is Erica Rubine, who will be accompanied by Matt Wiley, Alex Palilonis, and Brian Dougherty for live music from or inspired by the nominated films.

Doors open at 6:00pm for live music. The pre-show begins at 7:00pm. The awards show begins at 8:00pm. Our full concession will also be open for dine-in meals and desserts to order. Sunday, February 9 at 6:00pm.
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PROGRESSIVELY FUNNY:
John Fugelsang
& Friends
He's been murdered on CSI, interviewed 2 Beatles on separate continents in the same week, and famously once got Mitt Romney's advisor to call Governor Romney an 'etch a sketch' on CNN. Actor, comedian, and broadcaster John Fugelsang hosts 'Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. He recently performed in 'The Bill of Rights Concert" alongside Lewis Black & Dick Gregory which aired on AXS. He's also appeared at Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’ Festival, HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, hosted America's Funniest Home Videos for ABC, and Bill Maher called him one of his favorite comedians.
Friday, February 21 at 8:00pm.

TIL DEATH DO US PART... YOU FIRST! - One Man Show
with Peter Fogel
Start the Year off with An Evening of non-stop laughs for Single, Divorced, or Devoted Couples! Peter Fogel brings you his autographical tale of a comedian’s Quixote quest to finding and surrendering to the one woman who can transform his life.

Young or old, divorced or married…if you’ve ever been single (and that’s everyone) and want to experience (again) the feeling of finding that special person to spend the rest of your life with, then you’ll want to fasten your seat belt for Peter Fogel’s ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART…YOU FIRST! Rescheduled to Friday, August 7 at 8:00pm.
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Appalachian, Cajun, & Celtic fiddle tunes from an acoustic duo
Friday, January 10th 8:00pm
The Subdudes
Intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music
Saturday, January 11 at 8:00pm
Peter Mulvey with Izzy Heltai
Folk singer-songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet raised working-class Catholic
Saturday, January 18th 8:00pm
Jim Infantino's Jim's Big Ego
Rocking harder, fresher, louder, sweeter, and better than anyone else
Saturday, January 25th 8:00pm
Davina and the Vagabonds
New Orleans charm and Memphis soul swagger drawing from the last 100 years of American music
Thursday, February 6th 7:30pm
Jack Broadbent
Virtuoso in acoustic and slide guitar with international fans
Friday, February 7th 8:00pm
An Evening with Eagles Songwriter Jack Tempchin
Legendary Hall of Fame songwriter shares the stories behind the songs you love
Saturday, February 15th 8:00pm
Tameca Jones
"The Queen of Austin Soul" belts out new tunes and classic hits
Rescheduled to Saturday, February 22nd 8:00pm
Adam Ezra Group
A roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence with a mantra of community
Friday, March 6th 8:00pm
Ellis Paul
A storyteller expressing the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities people can relate to
Friday, March 13th 8:00pm
Jeffrey Gaines
Soul-searching lyrics and powerful, fan-influenced live shows
Saturday, March 14th 8:00pm
Karan Casey
An innovative, provocative voice in traditional Irish folk music
Tuesday, March 17th 7:30pm
Kat Wright
A voice that is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and beautiful all over
Saturday, March 21st 8:00pm
Trace Bundy
Poetry in motion and a unique, unforgettable live experience
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
Matt Nakoa
An award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist blending genres
Sunday, May 3rd 8:00pm
Willie Nile
One of the most gifted singer-songwriters from the New York scene
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm
John Sebastian
Over four decades of contributions woven into the American musical fabric
Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm
An Evening with
Mary Gauthier
Bringing her album written with and for wounded veterans
Friday, June 19 at 8:00pm
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.