Calendar

Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL A joint “stage to screen” production of the Annapolis District Drama Group and Young Company Productions, filmed on location in Annapolis Royal. Directed by Simon Bonnington. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.  [...]
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
In this moving modern love story, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci star as a couple revisiting England’s Lake District after a devastating diagnosis. “Tucci and Firth have never been better than they are here” –Michael[...]
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech[...]
7:00 pm
“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” tells the true coming-of-age story of the singer-songwriter and her rise to global superstardom. From award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the documentary offers a deeply intimate look at this[...]
Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to[...]
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Pensioners Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades. From the point of view of those surrounding them, including Madeleine’s meddling daughter (Léa Drucker), they are[...]
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Cinema is an art of sound and vision, but it’s the rare film that explores both with equal vitality. In a remarkably assured feature debut, Darius Marder finds a cinematic language that’s perfectly matched to[...]
3:00 pm
Mumble (Elijah Wood) the penguin, now called the Master of Tap, has an unusual problem: Erik, his son, is reluctant to dance. Erik runs away from home and encounters the Mighty Sven (Hank Azaria) —[...]
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
JODIE FOSTER wins Best Supporting Actress at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the NY Times best-selling memoir “Guantánamo Diary” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is inspiring the true[...]
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sundance 2020 Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award Steven Yeun and Han Ye-ri star in Lee Isaac Chung’s tender story of a family’s move to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own[...]
7:30 pm
Nominated for FIVE Academy Awards including 
BEST PICTURE & BEST ACTOR 
   Directed by: Shaka King
   Starring: Jesse Plemons, Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback
FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther[...]
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen, and set to some of his most beloved music, Death of a Ladies’ Man tells the story of a carousing college professor whose life takes a series of[...]
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NOMINATED FOR FIVE ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTRESS & BEST DIRECTOR   Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life[...]
7:30 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS ————————   Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne;[...]
7:30 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS ———————————- THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in[...]
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
BEST PICTURE ACADEMY AWARD WINNER   ———————————     Frances McDormand explores the vast landscape of the American West, in Chloé Zhao’s wise and intimate portrayal of life as a modern-day nomad. The first few[...]
7:30 pm
CHARLIE CHAPLIN’s 1921 film THE KID kicks off the CLASSIC FILM FEST   Celebrate King’s Theatre’s 100th Anniversary with this 1921 classic film. Charlie Chaplin was already an international star when he decided to break[...]
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
FROM THE CREATOR OF ‘HAMILTON’ It’s here! Jubilant, unapologetically massive, and bursting with a cozy, melancholic sense of communal belonging, “In The Heights” is the biggest-screen-you-can-find Hollywood event that we the movie lovers have been[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with ALFRED HITCHCOCK’s 1935 spy thriller THE 39 STEPS      A heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps follows Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) as he stumbles[...]
2:00 pm
PETER RABBIT 2 IS FINALLY HERE! In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis      Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical[...]
7:30 pm
The 1961 CLASSIC   West Side Story still stands as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to ever hit the big screen. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, scored by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics[...]
7:00 pm
  John Stephen Hill is an AWEC student and an aspiring young filmmaker from Annapolis Royal who has created an 18-minute documentary. This is his first film, and he will be present for an audience[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.     “Nevertheless, she persisted.” Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty,[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with THE THIRD MAN, the 1949 thriller starring Orson Wells   Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of[...]
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage’s affectingly raw performance.– Rotten Tomatoes   Living alone deep within a Pacific Northwest[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the icon 1955 film starring James Dean   After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have[...]
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
  An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with 1964 film THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG starring Catherine Deneuve (presented with English subtitles)   The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger[...]
2:00 pm
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS: A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE   Part 1: Sunday September 26 at 2pm: Film[...]
Aug
11
Wed
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm
NOW, VOYAGER with Bette Davis: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with NOW, VOYAGER, the great 1942 romance starring Bette Davis

 

 
 Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper), and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. On board, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the woman’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Aug
16
Mon
FODAR Dance on Film: WEST SIDE STORY
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
FODAR Dance on Film: WEST SIDE STORY

The 1961 CLASSIC

 

West Side Story still stands as one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to ever hit the big screen. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, scored by Leonard Bernstein, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the 1961 film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. The film won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Wise and Robbins,  as well as a special award to Robbins for ‘Brilliant Achievements in the Art of Choreography on Film’. The film has been designated as “culturally significant” by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for the National Film Registry in 1997.

 

Home to the only major summer contemporary dance festival in Atlantic Canada, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its seventh season, FODAR is live on stage showcasing classics of the past and current directions in live contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s finest artists. FODAR 2021 runs from August 16 through 21.  COVID-19 protocols in place.

  • $12 Adult
  • $1.50 ticketing fee and HST additional
  • Reserve seating
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Distancing protocols in effect. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 
Aug
24
Tue
Student film by John Hill
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm
Student film by John Hill
 
John Stephen Hill is an AWEC student and an aspiring young filmmaker from Annapolis Royal who has created an 18-minute documentary. This is his first film, and he will be present for an audience Q&A.
“When I read about the centenary of King’s Theatre I thought ‘why not do a documentary about this?’ As an aspiring cineaste, I wanted to do something people would actually be interested I’m seeing about something which is arguably esoteric, celebration of a theatre. The disadvantages I had to overcome were threefold, firstly I was only sixteen, secondly I had no experience whatsoever of making movies, (at that time I did not even own a phone that could record video), and thirdly I had nobody around to, as it were, show me the ropes. Because of this, it took me a long time to complete my documentary, only eighteen minutes on the screen but very many hours in the making.” — John Stephen Hill
 
  • FREE
  • Reserve your seat online
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 
Aug
25
Wed
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
MRS MINIVER: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVER, set in 1942 WWII Britain.

 

 

“Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Seventy-five years before that became a political battle cry for women rising up against harassment, cruelty, and abuse while asserting their own place at the leadership table in a time of uncertainty, a leading six Academy Awards went to a movie that celebrated a woman doing the same.

Mrs. Miniver is from another age, crafted with another set of standards and expectations, released just as the world was going through the upheaval of another world war and long predating the women’s rights movement that would come decades after. Still, the melodrama about an ordinary woman standing up to do her part against a looming threat serves the same inspiring role in 2018 as it did when it won Best Picture in 1943.

It offers hope. A sense that fighting back comes with a cost, but surrendering has an even steeper price. William Churchill famously claimed Mrs. Miniver was fortification for the Allied spirit, and today it’s still a reminder that even though we often make our stand as individuals, we are not alone.

Greer Garson won Best Actress for playing the title character, a middle-class British mother whose eldest son is training to be a fighter pilot while two much younger siblings remain at home. Her husband, played by Walter Pidgeon (nominated for Best Actor), ventures off in his boat to join the civilian rescue effort of troops surrounded at Dunkirk.

Although she never leaves the home front, the battle comes to her: Mrs. Miniver finds a wounded German pilot in the countryside and has a terrifying encounter with him as he lays out the threat of thousands of men like him tearing apart her country, bomb by bomb. For all his fury and boasts, he’s no match for this valiant housewife.

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*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Sep
1
Wed
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm
THE THIRD MAN: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with THE THIRD MAN, the 1949 thriller starring Orson Wells

 
Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas’s evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Sep
3
Fri
PIG – Nicolas Cage
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

Like the animal itself, Pig defies the hogwash of expectations with a beautiful odyssey of loss and love anchored by Nicolas Cage’s affectingly raw performance.– Rotten Tomatoes

 
Living alone deep within a Pacific Northwest forest, Rob (Nicolas Cage) hunts for truffles, then sells them. But after his only companion, a beloved sow, is carried off in the middle of the night, wrath takes root — along with a more personal reckoning with some long-buried trauma.
 
Quiet, unforced and delicate, Pig provides a forum for Nicolas Cage, one of our most dazzling showmen, to get serious and burrow more deeply into his talent than he has in years. — Empire
 
 

*Reserve seating with physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Sep
8
Wed
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the icon 1955 film starring James Dean

 
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Sep
14
Tue
THE GREEN KNIGHT
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
 

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

 

 

*Reserve seating with physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Thank you! 

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Sep
22
Wed
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with 1964 film THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG starring Catherine Deneuve (presented with English subtitles)

 
The angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner’s delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castelnuovo. When the boy is shipped off to fight in Algeria, the two lovers must grow up quickly. Exquisitely designed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and told entirely through lilting songs by the great composer Michel Legrand, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time.

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Thank you! 

 

Sep
26
Sun
100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS with Ern Dick: Part 1
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm
100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS with Ern Dick: Part 1

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS:

A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS

 
Part 1: Sunday September 26 at 2pm:
Film Comes to the Annapolis Basin (with guest Doug Parker)

  • Featuring stories and films from the early days.

Part 2: Sunday October 17 at 2pm:

Understanding our History through Film (with guest Holly Meuse)

  • Featuring stories and films of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Scottish heritage and others.

Part 3: Sunday November 14 at 2pm

Film and the Black Community (with guest Linda Bailey)

  • Featuring stories and films of Rose Fortune, the Lewis family, Daurene Lewis and others.

Film and the Arts (with guest Susan Tileston)

  • Featuring stories and films of Ernest Buckler, Kelsey Raymond, Wayne Boucher, Tom Forestall, Geoff Butler, Brett Hannam, Louise Pentz, and others.

Part 4: Sunday December 5 at 2pm

Making & Showing Films Here

  • Featuring stories and films sampling the works of current film-makers: Nance Ackerman, Tim Wilson, Andrew Tolson, Andrea Vandenboer, Bretten Hannam, and others.

 

Contact Ern Dick at ejdick@ns.sympatico.ca to recommend titles, share experience, or contribute to “film gossip”, as this is an ongoing project!

FREE! By reservation online

  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note: Seating will be distanced and masks will be mandatory until Nova Scotia enters Phase 5

 
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