Calendar

Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
King’s Theatre Special presentation in partnership with the King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens in celebration of National Garden Week Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck. The Historic[...]
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres[...]
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in[...]
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
A KING’S FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic[...]
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston[...]
7:30 pm
Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of[...]
7:00 pm
  Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun[...]
7:30 pm
DANCE AS IF NOBODY IS WATCHING We are excited to welcome the extraordinary Spanish-born Flamenco dancer Maria Osende back to King’s Theatre. The Saturday night performance will include members of Maria’s Halifax-based company, as well[...]
10:00 am
  Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps. Sponsored by the Company of Angels,[...]
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or[...]
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Legend of Barney Thomson; Alone in Berlin) as a British High Court judge[...]
7:00 pm
Location: Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets! It’s hard to believe that sixty years ago this fall, Jim and Jane Henson founded[...]
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… NOTHING LIKE A DAME is[...]
7:30 pm
In Tim Wardle’s Sundance Special Jury Prize– winning documentary, a chance encounter brings three identical triplets together nearly two decades after they were separated at birth and adopted by separate families. However, their elation at[...]
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016. In July 2016, Michael Moore was treated[...]
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the film follows the writer through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars, who whisks her away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the[...]
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce), on the eve[...]
2:00 pm
*As our Holiday gift to you, we are presenting a freewill screening the Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on our screen.*   It’s General Admission seating at the door, so come early! The hot[...]
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a[...]
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a[...]
6:00 pm
Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work. On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an[...]
1:00 pm
The Halifax-based contemporary dance company Mocean Dance will be in residency at King’s Theatre from Feb 10-15 working on a new piece by Sara Coffin called Wild Inside. There will be a public presentation on[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
10 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR In his deeply personal black-and-white marvel Roma, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) observes the smallest parts first, before expanding to gradually reveal the social and political canvas[...]
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan[...]
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Set during the eponymous state of geopolitical tension following World War II, Cold War is a portrait of the complex relationship between two doomed lovers and their country. An epic, visually arresting love story spanning[...]
7:30 pm
 For the follow-up to his Oscar-winning hit and Film Circuit favourite Moonlight, Barry Jenkins returns with this moving period piece about a pregnant woman fighting to prove her fiancé’s innocence after he is wrongfully jailed[...]
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Hirokazu Kore-eda (After the Storm; Our Little Sister; Like Father, Like Son) continues to tell stories of complicated familial relationships in his latest feature, Shoplifters. Winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film[...]
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Following his breakoutrole in Call Me By Your Name, Academy Award/Golden Globe nominee Timothy Chalamet turns in another dazzling performance in Beautiful Boy.Playing a young man raging and suffering through drug addiction, he confirms his[...]
May 7 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Featuring an environmental activist modestly taking on the world, one electric pylon at a time. Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a popular 49-year-old choir director, her sun-filled smile warming everyone she meets. But behind the scenes[...]
Jun
23
Sat
THE GARDENER
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
King’s Theatre Special presentation in partnership with the
King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens
in celebration of National Garden Week
  • Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck.
  • The Historic Gardens will provide ‘Garden Baby’ door prizes!
  • The Champlain Garden Club will introduce the film
  • Check out the garden-themed art in the lobby
Sébastien Chabot | Canada | 2016 | 87 min 
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.


Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. This poetic doc shows the harmonious relationship between people and nature and offers a compelling call for preservation.
Directed and produced by Sébastien Chabot    

 

General Admission at the Door.

$12 ($1 off with Film Buff card).

Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm.

Jul
10
Tue
MEDITATION PARK
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres Bing and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family, so much so that she even respects his insistence that she not speak to their son. But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she’s forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged.

She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, Gabriel (Don McKellar). Maria soon realizes that people’s lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Shum exhibits genuine compassion with her insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women. This is a charming and generous film, boasting fine performances by its leads and the phenomenal Sandra Oh, as Maria’s daughter.

Starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Tzi Mah (Arrival)

  • CANADA
  • English, Cantonese, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
  • Drama
  • 94 minutes
  • Rating N/A

“Meditation Park is a complex film that hews with tenderness to Asian stereotypes in order to reflect back their often-obscured depths.” – The Globe and Mail

“Writer/Director Mina Shum mines her favourite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” – NOW Toronto

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Jul
24
Tue
THE DEATH OF STALIN
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

  • USA
  • 105 min
  • Comedy
  • Rated: R

“The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.” ––– The Guardian

Read a review from The New York Time:s

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Aug
7
Tue
ON CHESIL BEACH
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

A KING’S FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

From Bleecker Street Films: Ian McEwan’s Novels to Film

After writing his novel On Chesil Beach in 2007, Ian McEwan did something he rarely does—he wrote the screenplay. Even before the novel hit bookstores, film companies were interested in turning this story into a movie. Traditionally McEwan has left the job of adaptation to others, joking, “In the time it takes me to write two screenplays that do not get made, I could have written two new novels.” But the elegant way the book tells how an eventful wedding night in 1962 utterly changed the destinies of a newly married couple seem to translate perfectly into a screenplay. Director Dominic Cooke was so impressed with McEwan’s adaptation that there was very little to do before filming. “He is so specific about character and place,” Cooke explained. Saoirse Ronan, who stars alongside Billy Howle, was thrilled to reunite with McEwan after having helped bring his novel Atonement to the screen a decade before. “Ian is someone who writes women incredibly skillfully,” notes Ronan. In the last forty years, Ian McEwan has written some of Britain’s most acclaimed novels. Both he and his work have won nearly every literary award, including the Man Booker Prize.

UK
1 h 50 min
Drama/Romance
Rated 14A

Read Vanity Fair review

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Aug
21
Tue
THE LEISURE SEEKER
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm


The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

“This first English-language film from the Italian director Paolo Virza is an impeccably acted, teary-funny comedy about an ageing couple coming to terms with the fact that their days of living independently are numbered.”

USA
112 min.
R

comedy/adventure/drama

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Sep
4
Tue
PUZZLE – Film Society Season Launch
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Goodbye Christopher Robin) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman, Logan, Lucky), and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations — she cleans, cooks, and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party — she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a “partner wanted” advertisement from puzzle champion Robert (Lunchbox star Irrfan Khan). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires. An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, Puzzle provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. Puzzle asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage, and a little stubborn determination.

  • USA, 2018
  • English
  • 103 minutes
  • Director: Marc Turtletaub
  • With: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, Austin Abrams

 

“From its first elegantly shot frame, you know Puzzle is going to be something special.”

The Playlist

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Sep
14
Fri
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King’s
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King's

 

Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required.

Flashmob performance will take place on Saturday September 15 at around 10am at the Farmer’s Market.

Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

Sep
15
Sat
MARIA OSENDE & Co. Flamenco Dance Performance
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

DANCE AS IF NOBODY IS WATCHING

We are excited to welcome the extraordinary Spanish-born Flamenco dancer Maria Osende back to King’s Theatre. The Saturday night performance will include members of Maria’s Halifax-based company, as well as Flamenco singer Joyce Saunders and Flamenco Guitarist Daniel MacNeil. Not to be missed!

Maria’s personal and unique artistic voice complements her deep knowledge of flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance. Her solo and company work is engaging and impeccably produced. Her vision is one of flamenco as an open artistic form that is powerful and relevant in today’s world, and that can communicate with audiences everywhere.

In 2015 , Osende was awarded with the “Established Artist Recognition Award” by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Special to this event will be Two Workshops and a Flashmob! Sponsored by King’s Theatre and The Company of Angels, the workshops are free, but space is limited, so call the Box Office to register.

  • Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
    Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required. Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.
  • Flamenco Flash Mob at the Farmer’s Market! – Saturday September 15 at 10:00am
    Joined by members of her Flamenco Company and Friday’s workshop participants, Maria will appear for a quick “flash mob” at the Farmer’s Market in Annapolis Royal on Saturday morning. This event will give a quick preview of the stage performance scheduled for later that evening. Catch it if you can!
  • Maria Osende & Co. Flamenco Performance – Saturday September 15 at 7:30pm at King’s Theatre
    Get ready for a spectacular evening of professional Flamenco Dance, performed by the Maria Osende Flamenco Dance Company. “Some of the hottest, freshest flamenco this side of Gibraltar”.
    Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
    Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps. Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

TICKETS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE ARE ON SALE NOW

$32 General

$28 Members

$12 Youth

HST included.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
16
Sun
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at the O
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am

 

Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps.

Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

Sep
18
Tue
LEAVE NO TRACE
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water; Kill Your Darlings) is a PTSD-inflicted veteran and widower living off the grid with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), in a public park near Portland. When Tom makes a mistake that alerts the authorities to their existence, the family is removed from the park and placed in a home by state officials. Immersed in a world she has never experienced, Tom is drawn to the friendships, community, and comforts of her new surroundings. Meanwhile, Will is confronted with the triggers of the modern world.

Leave No Trace is a surprisingly endearing portrait of a father and daughter forced to contemplate whether family survival means sticking together or letting go. The lush Oregon landscape expertly contrasts the tension-filled narrative, with Foster delivering one of his most memorable performances to date — though it’s McKenzie who truly makes her mark.

USA, 2018
English
109 minutes

Principal Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Dale Dickey

Directed by Debra Granik

“Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.” – RogerEbert.com

“Leave No Trace is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of Thomasin McKenzie.” — The Atlantic

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

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