Halloween Fright Fest continues with foreign film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, a mystery thriller about a writer who witnesses an unsuccessful murder and finds himself in a police investigation - and in the sights of a serial killer. With stylized violence and a deadly thriller plot, this film was a huge box office hit. Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm.
The dead come back to life and eat the living. Several people barricade themselves inside a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse in an attempt to survive the night. This indie horror was such a culturally treasured film that it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry! It stunned audiences with its grisly nature but went on to become critically acclaimed. Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00pm.
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into the remote Bates Motel, run by a young man under the domination of his mother. The grand finale of this year's Fright Fest, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho was praised as a major work of cinematic art, changing the thriller genre forever. Thursday, October 31 at 7:00pm.

Trick or Treat at Hopwell Theater on Halloween and receive a free complimentary pass for a film, valid through Dec 1!
A story of adventure and humanity in the American heartland, The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honor of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. On the way they seek to understand how the country has changed since the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, exploring the wealth gap, religion, immigration and the American Dream.   Tuesday, November 5 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.
Last Chance!
BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON closes Thursday, Nov 7!

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but when she stops by a doctor's office in an attempt to score some Adderall, she finds herself slapped with a prescription she never wanted. Forced to face reality for the first time in a long time, Brittany laces up her Converse and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction - but is she on the right path?

October
Concessions Specials

Trick-Or-Treat at HT all-month long: Get a free piece of assorted candy with any concessions purchase.

Free cup of coffee with purchase of brownie or slice of cake.

New items:
Pumpkin Blondie with white chocolate chips, nutmeg, and walnuts + Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookie
Join the team!
We're hiring Front of House Events Team Members, responsible for box office, concessions, and ushering. Apply here .
Interested in The Restaurant at 7 West Broad? Have some memories of the building to share? We want to hear from you!
Send an email to info@hopewelltheater.com, call 609-466-1964, or drop by the theater. Sign up for our restaurant e-blast, read our blog, and see pictures of progress here .
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 three ticket options: either a "Dinner ticket" with 3-course dinner and dancing, a "Premiere Party Balcony and Dance Ticket" with a semi-private balcony spot, or a "Regular ticket" with dancing and dance lesson. Event is semi-formal and vintage attire is encouraged. Tuesday, December 31 at 6:00pm.

AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
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 packed up his saxophone and voyaged to China, where he could be more-or-less a nameless traveler in a foreign land. The film followed Clarence after China and documents his transcendent awakening and eventual passing. 
Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm.
TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY
Classic Cinema Sundays
On opening night of his new Broadway musical, "Show Boat," composer Jerome Kern (Robert Walker) reflects on his long career. His own unceasing efforts and the help of his mentor, James Hessler (Van Heflin), bring about the production of his first show. Jerry's career blossoms and he works with the best artists of the day while guiding James' wayward but talented daughter, Sally.
Sunday, November 10 at 4:30pm

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

Sunday, December 15
THE GOLD RUSH
XANADU
Films That Made Music
Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John), a mysterious beauty and an ageless Greek muse who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco.
Saturday, November 16 at 7:00pm

Upcoming films in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, December 19
WHO LET THE DOGS OUT
THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE
The Art of Living Well Series
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Living among us is a special breed of people who feel the draw of the mountains so strongly that their lives must revolve around it. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

Add a special dinner of Greek Salad with Chicken and a Lemon-Red Wine Vinaigrette from The Peasant Grill to your ticket at checkout!
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00pm

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

Sunday, December 1 at 4:30 & 7:00pm
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

Tuesday, December 10
THE RIVER AND THE WALL

Thursday, December 12
PECHA KUCHA NIGHT: "HOPEWELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
WEST OF THE DIVIDE
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
Cowpoke Ted Hayden (John Wayne) infiltrates a band of outlaws in order to get close to their ringleader, Mr. Gentry (Lloyd Whitlock) - the man who murdered his father. But his plan gets complicated when Hayden meets Fay (Virginia Brown Faire), the lovely daughter of rancher Fred Winters (Lafe McKee). Gentry is after the man's land, and he wants Hayden to kill him to get it.
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00pm

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

Wednesday, December 18
SANTA FE TRAIL

E.T.
Family Matinee
After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T. to his siblings and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. But when E.T. falls ill, the government intervenes and the children must save their alien friend.
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30pm.

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

Saturday, December 21 and 28
HOLIDAY FILM FEST: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
5B Screening and Panel Discussion
5B is the inspirational true story of the everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is a stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, oved ones and staff who volunteered to crate care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty.

Post film Q&A with Brendan Gaul, the producer, and characters whose story inspired this film and Senior Leadership from Johnson & Johnson and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in a panel discussion following the film to discuss current issues in HIV Education and Treatment. Tickets are free but limited to 6 tickets per person.
Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30pm

THE WINTER'S TALE
From Stage to Screen
Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to
cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production, co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, features a remarkable cast including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman, Jessie Buckley, Hadley Fraser, Miranda Raison and Sir Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…
Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00pm.

Upcoming films in the From Stage to Screen series:

Sunday, December 29
HOLIDAY FILM FEST:
THE NUTCRACKER

CHRISTMAS AGAIN Microbudget Matinees
For a fifth consecutive December, Noel returns to New York City to work the night shift at a sidewalk Christmas tree lot. Devoid of any holiday spirit, he struggles to stay awake during the long, chilly nights in his trailer. As he slowly spirals into despair, he comes to the aid of a mysterious young woman in the park. Her warming presence, matched with some colorful customers, helps rescue him from self-destruction.
Saturday, December 7 at 1:00pm

Upcoming films in the Microbudget Matinee series:

Saturday, January 4
THE COLOR WHEEL
DETOUR
Film Noir Fridays
From Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera.
Friday, December 13 at 7:00pm

Upcoming films in the Film Noir Friday series:

Friday, January 17
DOA
See trailer here Tickets coming soon!
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
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. 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 actress who has worked on Broadway, off Broadway, regional theatre, television, and film. 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.

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.

Map of Abundance, a Community Reading
Just in time for Thanksgiving, come support and listen to community players take the stage and share a passage they’ve written or one dear to their heart celebrating experiences of gratitude and what makes life worth living.
Sunday, November 17 at 7:30pm.

Stand-Up for Something: Autism Speaks with Dan Marquez, Erik Terrell, Mollie Sperduto, and Geoff Colella
Stand-Up for Something is a series of comedy shows created by comedian Dan Marquez as a way of giving back. Each show benefits a different, local charity whose hard work and selflessness should never go unnoticed. So come out and have a great time. Together, we can laugh our way to a better community.

A portion of proceeds will go to Autism Speaks. This event features comedians Dan Marquez, Erik Terrell, Mollie Sperduto, and Geoff Colella.
Friday, December 6 at 8:00pm.

LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
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
Use coupon code BLUEGRASS20 to waive online ticketing fees!
Thursday, November 21st 7:30pm
Band of Changes
Constantly changing musicians playing ever evolving music
Friday, November 29th 8:00 pm: Waitlist available!
Saturday, November 30th 8:00pm:
Low ticket alert!
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
NRBQ
The world's greatest bar band that makes fans want to dance
Saturday, December 28 at 8:00pm
Susan Werner
One of the most bold and creative forces on the acoustic music scene
Friday, January 3 at 8:00pm
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
Folk singer-songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet raised working-class Catholic
Saturday, January 18th 8:00pm
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
Member pre-sale happening now!
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
Member pre-sale happening now!
Friday, March 13th 8:00pm
Jeffrey Gaines
Soul-searching lyrics and powerful, fan-influenced live shows
Saturday, March 14th 8:00pm
Matt Nakoa
An award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist blending genres
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.