In 1969, Howard Taylor, brother of actress Elizabeth, living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, bails out a rag-tag band of young Mainlanders jailed for vagrancy and invites them to live on his oceanfront land. Soon, waves of hippies, surfers, and Vietnam vets find their way to this clothing-optional, pot-friendly, tree house village at the end of the road on Kauai’s North Shore—the ultimate hippie fantasy until eight years later when the locals decide it’s time for them to go.

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.
JAY MYSELF documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after forty-eight years, begrudgingly sold his home—the 36,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.”

Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé, noted artist and photographer Stephen Wilkes, the viewer is taken on a remarkable journey through Jay’s life as an artist, mentor, and man; a man grappling with time, life, change, and the end of an era in New York City. The 72-room home following its sale, is the largest private real estate deal in NYC history. With humor and awe, Wilkes captures Maisel’s half-century of collecting – having had the room to save and exhibit every last thing he found beautiful, strange, or (potentially) useful. Opens Friday, September 27.
Snoopy, Come Home centers upon the adventures of Charlie Brown's pet beagle, Snoopy, and his tiny, yellow pal, Woodstock. When Snoopy's original owner Lila is hospitalized, the two take-off to comfort her. Back home, Charlie Brown is being ribbed by his friends because of the revelation that Snoopy had a previous owner ("You've got a used dog, Charlie Brown!"). All of this leads up to a fateful decision for Snoopy -- which owner will Snoopy choose to live with? Saturday, September 28 at 2:30pm.
Ross Bennett is one of the best kept secrets in show business. For more than three decades, Ross has been making audiences laugh all across New York and Los Angeles. He performs regularly at all of the top comedy clubs and has received rave reviews in countless publications. Ross Bennett’s comedy album  New York Country  is available on iTunes, where it has become a top-selling comedy album. On television, Ross has been featured on all of the major television networks, including regular appearances on Comedy Central’s  Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,  where his incisive and topical humor endeared him to fans and fellow comedians alike.

Our friends at The Peasant Grill will be supplying a special dinner of a Beef Shepard's Pie with a dinner roll for this performance. The cost of the meal will be $20 and we will be taking orders up until September 25th after which point a limited number of orders can be taken through the box office so reserve your dinner today! Simply upgrade your ticket at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance.  Saturday, September 28th at 8:00pm.
Last Chance!
MOONLIGHT SONATA: DEAFNESS IN THREE MOVEMENTS closes Thursday!

Director Irene Taylor Brodsky once again turns the camera on her deaf parents and, now, her 11-year-old deaf son Jonas, who has cochlear implants and is discovering a profound world of hearing—and music. As Jonas learns the first movement of Beethoven’s iconic sonata on the piano, his grandparents, deaf for nearly 80 years, watch with deepening awe what time and technology have bestowed their grandson.

September
Concessions Specials

BOGO Free Dirty Chips
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Free Red Velvet Cookie with Purchase of $10 or More
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Say "Welcome Fall" at Concessions to receive a free small popcorn.
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AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL QUOTE-A-LONG
A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.
Saturday, October 5 at 5:00 & 7:00pm.
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
The Art of Living Well Series
A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky.

The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.

At the intersection of art and science, the documentary witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history — bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species’ breadth and impact. 
Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00pm

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

Tuesday, October 8
ANTHROPOCENE

Tuesday, October 22
BECOMING NOBODY
CHARADE
Classic Cinema Sundays
In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant's suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit.
Sunday, October 13 at 4:30pm

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

Sunday, November 10
TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY
QUADROPHENIA
Films That Made Music
Jimmy (Phil Daniels) is a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head during three tempestuous days in the seaside town of Brighton. Here Jimmy makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash) and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). A series of disappointments and setbacks in his own London neighborhood convinces Jimmy to return to Brighton to pick up the pieces.
Thursday, October 17 at 7:00pm

Upcoming films in the Films That Made Music series:

Saturday, November 16
XANADU
THE OUTLAW
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends.

This off-beat western is best remembered for the scandal surrounding its release, most of it having to do with the supposedly erotic scenes involving Jane Russell who plays the busty siren who steals the heart of Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel). The highly fictionalized story centers on the rivalrous, tentative friendships between the Kid, Doc Holiday (Walter Huston) and Pat Garrett (Mitchell Thomas).

Enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner while you watch the film. Pre-order your dinner at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance. Full menu to be announced.
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00pm

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

Wednesday, November 20
WEST OF THE DIVIDE
HALLOWEEN FRIGHT FEST
Leading up to Halloween, HT will host the second annual  Fright Fest, featuring screenings of spooky favorites from October 24 - 31. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Other films in the Halloween Fright Fest:

Thursday, October 24
RE-ANIMATOR

Friday, October 25
DONNIE DARKO

Sunday, October 27
DRACULA

Tuesday, October 29
THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

Wednesday, October 30
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Thursday, October 31
PSYCHO
CASPER
Family Matinee
Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.
Saturday, October 26 at 2:30pm.

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

Saturday, November 23
E.T.

Saturday, January 18
SHREK
CLARENCE CLEMONS:
WHO DO I THINK I AM?
with Producer Joe Amodei & Springsteen Scholar Shawn Poole Talkback
The world knew him as The Big Man. The Minister of Soul. The Secretary of the Brotherhood. Musician, Singer, Songwriter and a lifetime member of the E Street Band. 

After Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s marathon “Rising Tour” came to an end in 2003, Clarence Clemons felt like he needed a break. So he packed up his saxophone and voyaged to China, where he could be more-or-less a nameless traveler in a foreign land. “WHO DO I THINK I AM”continued to follow Clarence after China and document his transcendent awakening and eventual passing. 
Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm.
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
Aged Whine: Stand-Up for Grown-Ups
with Adam Oliensis, Kyle Ocasio, and Brett Druck
Get a baby-sitter. Leave the kids at home. This is Stand-Up for Grown-Ups.

In his stand-up, Adam Oliensis explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by being a grown-up. Kyle Ocasio has been performing stand up all over the country for well over a decade. She brought laughter to the US troops in eight different countries while performing with Armed Forces Entertainment in Europe and The Middle East. Brett Druck  was a cast member and guest host on Laughs TV Show seasons 2 & 3 on FOX and HULU and you may have seen him on America's Got Talent, in NBC SeeSo's “SCHTICK OR TREAT: HALLOWEEN STAND UP SPECIAL” , mentioned in Rolling Stone, or heard him on Pandora Comedy Radio.
Friday, October 11 at 8:00pm.
Map of Abundance, a Community Reading
OPEN CALL:
Map of Abundance Open Call will take place on Monday,  October 14th at 6 pm to 8 pm . at Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave, Hopewell, NJ 08525. Community players are invited to share a passage they’ve written or one dear to their heart. All will celebrate experiences of gratitude and what makes life worth living. Hopewell Theater will have pre-selected readings for those who want to participate but do not have a work to share. No experience, headshot, or resume necessary. No community player will be turned away due to lack of experience, but works may be edited for content or time as needed.

All ages are encouraged to participate. Any person under the age of 18 who would like to be considered should come with their parent or guardian.

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals are expected to be carried out independently save for the final mandatory rehearsals at Hopewell Theater on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 6 pm and Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 4:30pm . All community players will be expected to be comfortable with their piece by November 11. Memorization is not necessary. Should any community player desire added direction, we will do our best to make the time for them before these rehearsals.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to info@hopewelltheater.com. Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm.
Pecha Kucha: Hopewell
Calling all storytellers! Pecha Kucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps -- just about anything, really -- in the Pecha Kucha format. PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. It was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. 

Good Pecha Kucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected -- unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each Pecha Kucha Night into “a box of chocolates.”

Interested in being a storyteller? More information to follow or call our box office at 609-466-1964. 
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00pm.
Funny Women of a Certain Age: #FunnyNever
GetsOld
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. 

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 this show include Sandy Ehlers and Missy Hall with Carole Montgomery as host. Saturday, November 9 at 8:00pm.
Remembrance Day:
One Woman Play Written & Performed by June Ballinger
The true story of a Bletchley Park code breaker in WWII who misses her destiny but who never loses her strength of character, written and performed by June Ballinger.

June Ballinger is an actor of British­American heritage. She has worked on Broadway (Pack of Lies with Rosemary Harris), off­Broadway, regional theatre, television and film ( most recently the soon to be released feature film All Rise with Jeffery Wright and Kelvin Harrison.) She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC since 1993, a company member of NYC’s The Actors Center, and The National Alliance of Acting Teacher (NAAT). June served as Artistic Director of Trenton’s Passage Theatre Company for 22 years (now under direction of Ryanne Domingues).

Additionally June teaches beginning and intermediate acting to a mixed class of teens and adults for the Bucks County Playhouse.
Friday, November 15 at 8:00pm.
The Shadowbox Theater Presents: Tobias Turkey
The Shadowbox Theater brings its 50 years of experience to the Hopewell Theater stage for a performance of Tobias Turkey! Tobias is the most determined baby turkey on the farm. In this Thanksgiving tale, Tobias provides children with lots of laughs and valuable lessons. You and your children will be laughing and clapping along with the Shadow Box Theater’s expert storyteller and guitarist as they listen to this delightful funny and wise holiday tale. Expect plenty of laughs and lessons (plus a Thanksgiving-themed sing-along) during a performance of this book-turned–puppet show.

For over five decades, The Shadow Box Theatre's multiethnic theatre troupe and their musical multimedia puppet shows have brought love, laughter and affirmation to over two million children. The Shadow Box Theatre is recognized as one of New York City's major arts resources and is an award-winning non-profit repertory company dedicated to creativity, diversity and providing children with a positive view of themselves, their world and their future. Saturday, November 16 at 12:00pm.
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Mike Block & Sandeep Das
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble performers join cello and tabla
Friday, October 4th 8:00 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Saturday, October 12th 8:00 pm
Toshi Reagon
A big hearted, hold-nothing back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk
Friday, October 18th 8:00pm
Gibson Brothers:
Mockingbird Band
with Cave Twins
A blend of classic '70s-infused rock and timeless country
Saturday, October 26th 8:00pm
Sonny Landreth with
Cindy Cashdollar
Slide guitarists collaborate
to mix genres
Thursday, November 14th 8:00pm
Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny, & Stuart Duncan
Mandolin, banjo, and fiddle in an acoustic folk blend
Thursday, November 21st 7:30pm
Band of Changes
Constantly changing musicians playing ever evolving music
Friday, November 29th 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 30th 8:00pm
Martha Redbone Roots Project
Roots music embodying folk and mountain blues
Saturday, December 7th 8:00pm
Paul Muldoon &
Rogue Oliphant: An Evening of Poetry and Song
Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet does songs and spoken pieces
Saturday, December 14th 8:00pm
Pyrenesia Holiday Show
An old-timey sound with modern hipster funk from Lambertville NJ
Saturday, December 21st 8:00pm
Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas
A riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music
Sunday, December 22nd 7:30pm
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Appalachian, Cajun, & Celtic fiddle tunes from an acoustic duo
Friday, January 10th 8:00pm
Peter Mulvey
Folk singer-songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet raised working-class Catholic
Member pre-sale happening now!
Saturday, January 18th 8:00pm
Jim's Big Ego
Rocking harder, fresher, louder, sweeter, and better than anyone else
Member pre-sale happening now!
Saturday, January 25th 8:00pm
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
Member pre-sale happening now!
Friday, March 6th 8:00pm
Jeffrey Gaines
Soul-searching lyrics and powerful, fan-influenced live shows
Member pre-sale happening now!
Saturday, March 14th 8:00pm
Matt Nakoa
An award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist blending genres
Member pre-sale happening now!
Sunday, May 3rd 8:00pm
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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.