With over 10 million copies of her "Neapolitan Novels" sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. She was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and Ferrante's native Italy, the film explores how an anonymous author's visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Tuesday, February 4 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.
With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original. Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 pm.
Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins. Born and raised in rural England, influences include John Lee Hooker, Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. With three full length albums under his belt, tens of millions of YouTube views and a devoted army of fans, this young musician’s career is going full throttle! Friday, February 7 at 8:00pm.
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.
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 in the band TINSEL TOWN REBELLION, who will perform the night's live music.

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.
Gordon Hempton is a man who has devoted himself to capturing the unaffected sounds of nature before it's too late. An Emmy-winning sound engineer, he is fascinated by the notion of pure and natural sound, and he often hikes through the wilderness with a portable recording rig, hoping to capture the sound of a particular bird or animal in its natural habitat, or the ambient sounds of a clearing without the aural intrusion of human-made machinery. Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00pm.
Last Chance!

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!

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Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00pm.
Bring a date or come single to see these classic love stories in an intimate, romantic setting for Valentine's Day weekend! Supper Club meal created by Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette !

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.

All screenings are at 12 pm. Upcoming Family Matinees:

Saturday, March 28

Saturday, April 11

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.

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

Sunday, April 19

Sunday, May 17

The Art of Living Well
Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? Explore how numerous rivers across America were incorporated into various sewer systems as cities began to flourish and the country became more urban and industrialized in an adventure down below and across the globe retracing the history of these lost rivers.
Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm.

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

Tuesday, February 25

Tuesday, March 3
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

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

Wednesday, April 29

Wednesday, May 20

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.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, March 19

Thursday, April 9

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! Saturday, February 29 at 12:00pm.

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

Saturday, March 21

Saturday, April 25

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.

Born to Learn:
The Montessori Story
In 1939, at the age of 69, Dr. Montessori fled Europe and the horrors of war for the second time finding refuge in India. Living in exile for seven years, Maria embraced Indian culture, trained hundreds of teachers and found a close ally in her mission to end war for good and bring peace to the world by educating children.

See this new original musical by Alex Mitnick about the life and times of Dr. Maria Montessori - bring the whole family! Sunday, March 7
at 11:00am & 1:00pm.
The Diary of Anne Frank, A Staged Reading
Experience a staged, script-in-hand reading of The Diary of Anne Frank on stage, directed by Stephen Stahl. This Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm.
Your Stage
at Any Stage
Open Mic
Calling all singers, poets, and storytellers, neighbors near and far, anyone with obvious or unshowcased talents...Hopewell Theater’s stage is yours!

This March, HT launches our new, monthly open mic, YOUR STAGE AT ANY STAGE, hosted by songstress and storyteller, The Peasant Grill’s own Michelle Klein.

The most beloved performer of March and April’s installments - determined by audience applause - will be asked to perform at May's Open Stage night and have the opportunity to open for a future live music or comedy performance at HT. Friday, March 20, Saturday, April 4, & Friday, May 8 at 8:00pm.
Comedy Night:
Laughter is Addictive with Frank Vignola
Crave a little too much of a good thing? Can’t get enough of that certain something or someone? Then this is the evening for you! Take a night off and get your fill of laughter with comedians Frank Vignola, Rachna Hukmani, Alana Johnson, and Robert Puncher. Friday, March 27 at 8:00pm
The True Story of
Dr. Mary Walker
Of all the 3,200 Congressional Medal of Honor winners, Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to win our country’s highest award for heroism. She was a Civil War surgeon, dress reform crusader, women’s rights activist, suffragist, feminist, and abolitionist. Walker did not take her husband’s name upon marriage, and their wedding vows did NOT have the word OBEY in them. She was a prisoner of war, and strong patriot.

And yet, writer/director Lloyd J. Schwartz had never heard of her. Actress Kathie Barnes, who portrays Dr. Mary Walker in this one-woman play, notes that Dr. Mary Walker is truly a hero, and she is touched and honored to portray her. Saturday, March 28 at 8:00pm.

The Amazing Kreskin
With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist - or thought reader - The Amazing Kreskin has for six decades dramatized the unique facets of the human mind… his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world. Now at 83 years of age, Kreskin continues to perform his legendary live shows in front of packed audiences around the world, playing over 200+ dates yearly. Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm.
Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic by Deborah Jean Templin
Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, Unsinkable Women  brings to life nine famous figures from the Titanic, offering vivid portrayals with wigs, costume and props from an authentic 1912 wardrobe truck punctuated with period songs from vaudeville numbers to Victor Herbert's "Toyland".

Deborah Jean Templin transforms from character to character in full view of the audience. Internationally acclaimed as a remarkable tour-de-force,  Unsinkable Women  has been called "the most affecting and truthful version of the Titanic story to date." Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm.
Til Death Do Us Part... You First! - One Man Show
with Peter Fogel
Enjoy 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.
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
with Lisa Bouchelle
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
Madeleine Peyroux
One of the music industry's most compelling songwriters, famous for vintage jazz and blues
Member pre-sale happening now!
Tues, April 14 & Wed, April 15
at 7:30pm
Laura Cortese and
the Dance Cards
An indie-folk band made up of four singing string players
Member pre-sale happening now!
Friday, April 17 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
Billy Gilman
The youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts
Member pre-sale happening now!
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Ana Egge
Singing, playing, and songwriting with striking depth from a young age
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.