For 25 years, 17 albums and 2500 live shows, Carbon Leaf’s independent spirit continues to resonate with it’s fans, young and old.

Pulling from folk, Americana, roots and rock traditions, the Virginia quintet’s lively sound features vocal harmony, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and whatever else can be placed onto the stage.

The group’s current project is a 4-part series called Gathering, and centers on life and death; love and loss; heartbreak, loneliness and landscape and, ultimately, the need for community, gathering and human connection.

Carbon Leaf’s music is independently written, recorded and produced from the band’s studio in Richmond, VA. Thursday, June 6 at 7:30pm.
The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Hopewell locals may recognize Hopewell's own Shawn Greenbaum who a team member of the farm featured in the film!  Opens Friday, June 7th.
It's "wabbit" season! Reunite with Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Daffy Duck and all the Looney tunes gang in an animated assortment of hits that have tickled the funny bones of cartoon lovers for generations. There's something for everyone in this screening of Looney tunes classics that helped contribute to 90 years of Warner Bros. cartoon magic.  Saturday, June 8 at 2:30pm.
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "the ever turning wheel of life" and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00pm.

This program 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!
BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE closes tonight!

A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.

We're Hiring!
Hopewell Theater is hiring Front of House Events team members! Learn more about the open positions and apply here:
June Concessions Specials

Buy one La Croix, get 1/2 off
or
Free La Croix with Entree

We've updated the hours of our kitchen. Please note that on movie nights, the kitchen will be closed. Learn more here.
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, SPECIAL PROGRAMS & LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
THE SOUVENIR
A shy film student begins finding her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. She defies her protective mother and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
Opens Friday, June 14th.
TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD
Father's Day Brunch Club
Join us for a delicious and entertaining Father's Day brunch with a screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items. A film only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance.  The menu for the Sunday, June 16 brunch is to be announced. Doors open at 10:30 am, brunch is served at 11 am, and the film will begin at 11:45 am.  
Sunday, June 16 at 11 am.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Wayback Wednesdays
This summer, journey back in time one Wednesday a month to revisit some of the best of the best of repertory and cult cinema classics!

British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

A delicious Chicken Shwarma dinner inspired by LAWRENCE OF ARABIA can be added on to your ticket at check out or by calling the box office at 609-466-1964. 
Wednesday, June 19 at 7 pm

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in the Wayback Wednesday series:

Wednesday, July 17
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY

Wednesday, August 21
DIRTY DANCING
SUPERMAN CARTOONS:
PART ONE
Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
It's a bird…it's a plane...it's Superman cartoons! The Man of Steel first came to the screen in 1941 and there was no turning back. Since then, films, television series and collectables based on the superhero have become a classic part of pop culture. Don't miss out on these original, rare cartoons featuring one of the most beloved characters of all time in his first animated appearance. Part 2 will screen on August 15 and 17. 
Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 pm

Upcoming cartoons in the Saturday Afternoon Cartoon series:

Wednesday, August 21 at 1 pm
SUPERMAN CARTOONS, PART 2
GIMME SHELTER
Films That Made Music
Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinema pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment. Thursday, June 20 at 7:00pm.

Upcoming events in the Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL

Thursday, August 15 and August 22 at 7:00 pm
WOODSTOCK
HALSTON
From Iowa to Studio 54 to Wall Street, Halston lived an American dream. Prodigiously talented, he reigned over fashion in the 1970s, becoming a household name. But everything changes in the Wall Street era. With his empire under threat, Halston takes the biggest gamble of his life.
Opens Friday, June 21st.
THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE
Family Matinee
Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon
remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris.

In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken by humans. Only Folco, a young fisherman, manages to tame him. A strong friendship grows between the boy and the horse, as the two go looking for the freedom that the world of men won’t allow them.
Saturday, June 22 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming Family Matinees:

Saturday, July 6 at 4:30 pm
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

Saturday, August 3 at 4:30 pm
BACK TO THE FUTURE
IYENGAR: THE MAN, YOGA, AND THE STUDENT'S JOURNEY
The Art of Living Well series
For many a yoga devotee, the name B.K.S. Iyengar is synonymous with mastery of the art. Born in southern India in 1918, Iyengar dedicated his life to yogic practice and is often credited with popularizing yoga in the world at large. In Jake Clennell’s illuminating documentary, centered on the Guruji’s legacy and teachings, we meet the legend himself, along with his family members and a host of his reverent disciples. What shines through between rigorous asanas and interviews with students and teachers alike is the mental discipline and spiritual focus that lie at the core of the Iyengar approach.

Built around compelling and unique verité footage of one of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders of the modern era, IYENGAR is both an intimate look at B.K.S. Iyengar's personal yoga practice, and an exploration of how his students use yoga to transform their lives.

Award winning filmmaker Jake Clennell will be present via Skype for a post-film Q/A after this screening.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00pm.

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

Tuesday, July 9
ZEN FOR NOTHING

Tuesday, July 23
A TUBA TO CUBA

Tuesday, August 13
WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN
THE TAMING
OF THE SHREW
From Stage To Screen
 In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. 
Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm and Saturday, July 13 at 4:30pm.

Upcoming films in From Stage to Screen series:

Wednesday, July 24 and Saturday, July 27
ROMEO AND JULIET
Crybaby Matinees
Crybaby Matinees take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
June 27: HALSTON
August 1: BACK TO THE FUTURE
August 8: Film TBD
August 22: Film TBD
August 29: Film TBD
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
Comedy Night:
John Poveromo &
Joanne Filan
A Brooklyn-born and Jersey-raised Stand Up, John Poveromo’s perfect blend of self deprecation and optimism makes him a dynamic and unpredictable performer that’s both engaging and fun to watch as he struggles to make sense of himself and the world around him. John has been featured in the New York Times and the Asbury Park Press. He can be heard on Sirius XM Radio, has been featured at the Jersey City Comedy Festival, The New York Underground Comedy Festival and appeared on Comcast On Demand's "Young Comedians Showcase." John has lent his writing talents to a variety of shows, including ESPN's Sports Nation, Current TV's Viewpoint with John Fugelsang, Joy Behar's 'Say Anything' on HLN, The Independents, CNN's Newsroom as well as Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, Hannity and VH1's "Best Of" series.

Growing up in New Jersey (but refusing to die there), Joanne Filan is over a decade into the business and has never been more on top of her game. She consistently delivers a unique “stream of consciousness” style of humor full of random thoughts and quirky observations that keep audiences either rolling in the aisles or on the edges of their seats, anxious to hear what she has to say next. With an amazing gift for improv, razor-sharp wit, and a subtle delivery, Joanne is an unexpected gem- a comedian so able to tap into the moment that no two shows are ever alike. Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30pm.
Ladies Let Loose in Hopewell with Jackie Byrne & Marion Grodin
Get ready to "Let Loose" in Hopewell with Jackie Byrne and Marion Grodin! 

Jackie Byrne is a stand-up comic, actor and host who is known for being super fun, sassy and quick witted. She's a girl with a rubber face and Jersey attitude who brings her bubbly and spontaneous energy to audiences all over the country. She's been featured on Funny or Die and Buzzfeed, and you can see her in the feature film, Seclusion.  

For the last decade, Marion Grodin has been one of the hottest comics in the country. She is a favorite at New York City’s top clubs, including Standup NY and Gotham Comedy Club, where she regularly headlines. As one of the country’s top emcees, Marion’s incredible ability to improvise has allowed her to master the art of talking with the audience. Always willing to be as self-revealing as she is probing of the audience…this affectionately edgy style has become Marion’s trademark. The result is a hilariously personal show that makes the audience feel like it was custom-made just for them. Friday, June 28 at 8 pm

Family Fun Concert: Steve Pullara
Grammy recipient Steve Pullara brings his popular Cool Beans Music ® to your family! Get ready for a really interactive children's family concert.  Steve Pullara's Cool Beans Music Concerts are considered among the top their genre. Bring your kids and grand-kids for a rollicking musical time through Steve's 20-plus years of award winning songs. They're guaranteed to put a smile on everybody's face. Put on your dancing shoes for a lively and upbeat show that your children will remember for a lifetime!
Saturday, June 29 at 12 pm
Summer Stars Theatre Camp
Kids, get ready to take the stage at Hopewell Theater - you are cordially invited to join our Summer Stars theater camp! Every afternoon will be filled with fun, hands-on theater arts activities exploring character, movement, costuming, and backstage jobs. The program will lead up to and prepare campers for the final big show at the end of camp, the "Showcase" where every camper will have a part, performed at Hopewell Theater. All campers will also have the opportunity to "meet-the-actors" after HT's children's theater production of My Mother, The Astronaut the week of camp (includes two free tickets to the show for camper and parent/guardian). 

Camp begins each day at 1:30 pm. Late-afternoon snack and supplies will be provided, included in registration cost. Pick up time is between 5 pm - 5:30 pm. Late afternoon snack will be provided in standard and vegetarian options each camp day for every registered camper. All late afternoon snacks will not contain nuts. Camp is appropriate for 1st through 7th graders. There will be an afternoon Summer Stars showcase at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 19. Camp runs Monday July 8 - Friday July 19.
Comedy Night:
Jess Salomon, Eman El-Husseini, & host Norlex Belma
Jess Salomon is a Canadian comedian now based in New York. She was a 2017 StandUp NBC Finalist and had her stand up featured on SiriusXM’s “Raw Dog”. 
Jess has written for the award-winning sketch comedy show “Baroness Von Sketch” (IFC/CBC) and her comedy has aired on television in Canada on the CBC and radio shows like SiriusXM’s “Canada Laughs” and CBC’s “LOL”. Jess is the regular host of “Dirty Laundry” at UCB (Hell’s Kitchen) Monday nights at 11pm. You can also catch her co-hosting The Lesbian Agenda at Union Hall in Brooklyn. She also performs as part of the comedy duo, The El-Salomon’s, with her wife Eman El-Husseini (@TheElSalomons).

Fun fact: before comedy Jess used to be a U.N. war crimes lawyer. The jury is still out on whether this was a good move.

With an even keeled delivery belying blistering takes, Norlex Belma , one of the hottest comics in NYC will be hosting the event.
Thursday, July 11th at 7:30pm.
Summer Lovin' Storytelling Night
From camp crushes to learning that sometimes no amount of sunscreen can keep you from getting burned, join host Danny Artese and a trio of stellar storytellers for Summer Lovin', true stories of flings and heartbreak from some of the most hilarious and heartfelt storytellers in NYC. Tell me more, tell me more! 

Featuring Sandi Marx, Joe Charnitski, and Edith Gonzalez.
 
Friday, July 12th at 8:00pm.
Traveling Lantern Company: My Mother the Astronaut
To the moon and beyond! Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space! They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through the cosmos!

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company has been educating and entertaining children all over the country since 1985. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an interactive theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations. Their plays present important ethical ideas to children on a level that they can absorb, relate to, and consider. Saturday, July 13 at 12 pm.
Brunch Club ft. live music by Bill Flemer
Join Hopewell Theater for a delicious and entertaining brunch with a performance by local musician Bill Flemer. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! Bill will be playing 70s classics at the July 21st brunch, and 80s favorites at the August 18th brunch. Menus for both brunches are to be announced. A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance.

Although he was born, raised, and still lives in Princeton, Bill Flemer found his musical mecca in Texas and Nashville. He learned harmonic theory from listening to the Beatles, played in a barn-based rock band in high school, and moved into bluegrass in college. Today he plays and sings both traditional and more recent, alternative country music and western swing tunes, both as a solo performer and with a diverse assortment of area musicians. Sunday, July 21 at 11 am.

Mark you calendars for future Brunch Clubs:

Brunch ft. live music by Bill Flemer
Sunday, August 18 at 11 am featuring musical highlights from the 1980s.

LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
 Sarah Dash shares stories from her friendship with Aretha Franklin and sings songs from Aretha's songbook.  
Saturday, June 15 8:00 pm
Tom Rush
Iconic Folk star with
distinctive guitar style
Saturday, June 29 8:00 pm
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck's Centennial
Sons of Cool Jazz great Dave Brubeck bring their unique inventiveness to HT
Saturday, July 20 8:00 pm
Sloan Wainwright
Folk music luminary who defies standard categorization
Saturday, July 27 8:00 pm
Matt O'Ree Band
with The Mad Kings
Music that hasn't been heard or seen at this level since the '70s
Wednesday, July 31 7:30pm
The Bailsmen
Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing group from New York City
Thursday, August 8 7:30 pm
Lucy Kaplansky
“A truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs...” - New York Times
Friday, August 16 8:00 pm
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
Chicago style blues band led by Grammy nominated Sugar Ray Norcia
Saturday, August 17 8:00 pm
Danielia Cotton
Hopewell's own returns to HT!
Saturday, September 7 8:00 pm
XPN Welcomes Steve Forbert and the New Renditions
Respected singer/songwriter with new book and album
Saturday, September 14 8:00 pm
Tameca Jones
Rising Austin, TX star with a " big, sweet, soulful voice"
Friday, September 27 8:00 pm
Mike Block & Sandeep Das
Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble performers join cello and tabla
Friday, October 4 8:00 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Saturday, October 12 8 pm
Toshi Reagon
A big hearted, hold-nothing back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk
Friday, October 18th at 8:00pm
Gibson Brothers:
Mockingbird Band
A blend of classic '70s-infused rock and timeless country
Saturday, October 26th at 8:00pm
Martha Redbone Roots Project
Roots music embodying folk and mountain blues
Saturday, December 7 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.