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.
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.
HT's Microbudget Matinee features films made on a shoestring budget. 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.
From grassroots beginnings, Martha Redbone has risen as one of the most vital voices in American roots music. A multi award-winning musician, the charismatic songstress is celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. With the power of her gospel singing African-American father’s voice and the determined spirit of her Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw mother, Redbone broadens all boundaries of Americana. Saturday, December 7th 8:00pm.
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. They set out to explore the potential impacts of a border wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters. Tuesday, December 10 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!
DOWNTOWN 81
closes Sunday!

In 1981, writer and Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti innovator and noise music artist who’d just begun to exhibit his paintings, hit the streets of lower Manhattan to make a movie about the bombed out bohemia that they knew. Downtown 81 follows Basquiat trying to move a painting while hustling for a place to sleep, a window on a lost world of life on the margins and crazy creative ferment. 

December
Concessions Specials

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

Free gift with any concessions purchase of $10, $15, $20 or more!

Join the team!
We're hiring Front of House Events Team Members, responsible for box office, concessions, and ushering. Apply here .
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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
5B
Encore Screening
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. Tickets are free but limited to 6 tickets per person. Please note there is no panel for the encore screening. Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00pm.
JUDY
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm.
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


BETTY BOOP
Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
A caricature of a Jazz Age flapper, Betty Boop originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop film series. Despite having been toned down in the mid-1930s as a result of the Hays Code to appear more demure, she became one of the best-known and popular cartoon characters in the world.
Saturday, December 14 at 12:00pm.

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

Saturday, January 11
POPEYE

Sunday, February 16
FELIX THE CAT
THE GOLD RUSH
Classic Cinema Sundays
An indelible work of heartwarming hilarity, Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.
Sunday, December 15 at 4:30pm

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

Sunday, January 12
THE GENERAL

Sunday, February 16
VALENTINE'S WEEKEND FILM FEST: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
See here Tickets coming soon!

AUTONOMY
The Art of Living Well Series
Celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell leads the first comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars, from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00pm.

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

Tuesday, December 24
THE PORTAL

Tuesday, January 7
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD WITH POST-FILM Q&A WITH DIRECTOR SUZANNE CROCKER

Tuesday, January 14
RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS
SANTA FE TRAIL
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, and Ronald Reagan, Santa Fe Trail is about the abolitionist John Brown and his campaign against slavery prior to the American Civil War. Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00pm

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

Wednesday, January 15
THE SOUTHERNER

Wednesday, February 19
VENGEANCE VALLEY

WHO LET THE DOGS OUT
Films That Made Music
"Who Let the Dogs Out" is a song that has transcended generations, and has led Ben Sisto to dedicate eight years exploring and exposing a story steeped in show business, legal battles, female empowerment, artistic integrity and one very catchy hook. This documentary follows Sisto on his popular live talks across the world that explain the story of "Who Let The Dogs Out" accompanied by a museum of over 250 pieces of ephemera relating to the song and its origins. Thursday, December 19 at 7:00pm.

Upcoming films in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, January 16
MONTEREY POP

Thursday, February 20
SMITHEREENS
Holiday Film Fest
Cozy up to our big screen with these classic holiday films! Our intimate theater is the best place to celebrate the festive season with family, friends, and neighbors.

Friday, December 20 & 27
SCROOGED

Saturday, December 21 & 28
FAMILY MATINEE: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 22 & Wednesday, December 25
LOVE ACTUALLY

Thursday, December 26
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

Sunday, December 29
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN: THE NUTCRACKER

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Family Matinee
In the 2000 live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville.
Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos.
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00pm and December 28 at 12:00pm

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

Saturday, January 18
SHREK

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

THE NUTCRACKER
From Stage to Screen
The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favorite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Wednesday, December 29 at 4:30 & 7:30pm.

THE COLOR WHEEL Microbudget Matinees
This comedy/drama is the 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.

Upcoming films in the Microbudget Matinee series:

Saturday, February 22
TINY FURNITURE

COMEDY, PERFORMANCES, &
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COMING SOON
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! Plus, Director and Academy Award Nominee Chazz Palminteri will be at the show!
Saturday, January 4 at 8:00pm.

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.

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.

LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
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 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
Member pre-sale happening now!
Tuesday, March 17th 7:30pm
Kat Wright
A voice that is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and beautiful all over
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Saturday, March 21st 8:00pm
Trace Bundy
Poetry in motion and a unique, unforgettable live experience
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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
Member pre-sale happening now!
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm
John Sebastian
Over four decades of contributions woven into the American musical fabric
Member pre-sale happening now!
Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm
An Evening with
Mary Gauthier
Bringing her new album written with and for wounded veterans
Member pre-sale happening now!
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.