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.

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.
In this rural drama, The Southerner, 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. Enjoy the film with an optional spaghetti dinner - just add it to your ticket at checkout to make a night of it! Wednesday, January 15 at 7:00pm.
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 Pop features 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.
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 - DOA (Dead or Alive) is an unusually cynical, memorable film. Friday, January 17 at 7:00pm.
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.
 A folk singer-songwriter, road-dog, raconteur, and almost-poet raised working-class Catholic, Peter Mulvey started with whatever gigs he could get while hitch-hiking in Ireland and busking in the States - today he tours internationally. Mulvey has 18 records, thousands of live performances, a TEDx Talk, an illustrated book, a decades-long association with the National Youth Science Camp, and so much more. Opening for Peter Mulvey is Izzy Heltai, an indie-folk singer-songwriter who - through songs that draw from personal stories to address broader universal truths - connects deeply with his listeners. Saturday, January 18th 8:00pm.
Henri-Georges Clouzot concentrates upon a real-life enigma in The Mystery of Picasso. While we are treated to several scenes of the legendary Spanish artist at work. As with Pablo Picasso's paintings, this documentary is meant to be experienced, not understood. The in-progress paintings displayed in The Mystery of Picasso were destroyed by the artist after the film was completed, making this documentary a "Must See." Tuesday, January 21 at 7:00pm.
Last Chance!
closes next Thursday!

Hopewell Theater pays tribute to spiritual leader Baba Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, who recently passed away at the age of 88. Ram Dass was an inspiration for and will continue to inspire HT's ongoing series, The Art Of Living Well.

Becoming Nobody (2019) truly represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life. His ability to entertain and his sense of humor are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.

Concessions Specials

Free can of soda
 with purchase of large popcorn.
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From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Opens Sunday, January 26.
The Art of Living Well Series
BREAKTHROUGH is a documentary about the renegade scientist Jim Allison, who went against the medical establishment to find a cure for cancer after losing his mother to cancer at a young age. This documentary features a retelling of the hard work and struggles that Allison, now 70, experienced, and which led to his Nobel Prize-winning discovery. This documentary is narrated by Woody Harrelson and is written and directed by Bill Haney. Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00pm.

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

Tuesday, February 4

Tuesday, February 11

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, screened at our theater for our Silver Screen Award Party! Opening Friday, January 31.

Bring a date or come single to see these classic love stories in an intimate, romantic setting for Valentine's Day weekend!

Thursday, February 13

Friday, February 14 & Sunday, February 16

Saturday, February 15

Sunday, February 16
Family Matinee
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Susan Seidelman in true student film fashion, Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to self-promote herself into the New York punk scene. She has no musical talents or industry skills, yet she aggressively pursues a pathetic spot for herself in places like the Peppermint Lounge, only interested in forming meaningless relationships in hopes of bolstering her nonexistent career. Saturday, February 15 at 12:00pm.
Classic Cinema Sundays
Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine. The film won 5 Oscars. Sunday, February 16 at 4:30pm.

Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
The old "Cain and Abel" plot device is redefined in Western terms. Burt Lancaster stars as ranch-hand Owen Daybright, who has been raised as a son by rancher Arch Stroble (Ray Collins). Stroble's natural son Lee (Robert Walker) has always been envious of Owen. When Lee fathers an illegitimate child, he tries to shift the responsibility on Owen, leading to a life-threatening confrontation with the vengeance-seeking brothers of the baby's mother (Sally Forrest). Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00pm

Films That Made Music
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Susan Seidelman in true student film fashion, Smithereens is the story of Wren (Susan Berman), an independent spirit from New Jersey trying to self-promote herself into the New York punk scene. She has no musical talents or industry skills, yet she aggressively pursues a pathetic spot for herself in places like the Peppermint Lounge, only interested in forming meaningless relationships in hopes of bolstering her nonexistent career. Thursday, February 20 at 7:00pm.

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.

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
In 1954, Otto Messmer retired from the Felix daily newspaper strips, and his assistant Joe Oriolo (the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost) took over, giving Felix a more domesticated and pedestrian personality geared toward children, and introduced known-around-the-world elements such as Felix's "Magic Bag of Tricks." Felix the Cat has starred in 260 television cartoons and became such a hit in Japan he was given his own anime series! Sunday, February 29 at 12:00pm.
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:
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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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.

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.
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
Toshi Reagon
A one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music
Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm
Trace Bundy
Poetry in motion and a unique, unforgettable live experience
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
The Subdudes
Intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music
Rescheduled to
Friday, May 1 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
Ana Egge
Singing, playing, and songwriting with striking depth from a young age
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Saturday, May 30 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.