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Nov
5
Tue
THE GREAT BUSTER
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

THE GREAT BUSTER celebrates the life and career of one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular style and fertile output during the silent era created his legacy as a true cinematic visionary. Filled with stunningly restored archival Keaton films, Directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
 
Keaton’s beginnings on the vaudeville circuit are chronicled, as is the development of his trademark physical comedy and deadpan expression that earned him the lifelong moniker of “The Great Stone Face”, all of which led to his career-high years as the director, writer, producer and star of his own short films and features. Interspersed throughout are interviews with nearly two-dozen collaborators, filmmakers,
performers andfriends, including Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Dick van Dyke and Johnny Knoxville, who discuss Keaton’s influence on modern comedy and cinema itself. The loss of artistic independence and career decline that marked his later years are also covered by Bogdanovich, before he casts a close eye on Keaton’s extraordinary output from 1923 to 1929, which yielded 10 remarkable feature films (including 1926’s The General and 1928’s Steamboat Bill, Jr.) that immortalized him as one of the greatest actor-filmmakers in the history of cinema.

USA
1h 42min. 


“The Great Buster” is a solid primer on what made Keaton not just one of the most important – and funniest – comedians in the history of the movies but also one of its most visionary directors.”
—The Boston Globe

 

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

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Nov
16
Sat
NOT JUST DESSERTS + Babette’s Feast
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the legacy of Marilyn Lawson with a feast of desserts prepared by our wonderful Theatre volunteers, then enjoy a redux of one of the greatest foodie films of all time, Babette’s Feast.

Join us at 7:00pm for desserts. Velma`s wine bar will be open.

Stay for the Oscar-winning film, Babette’s Feast.

ADMISSION BY DONATION.

Photo of Marilyn Lawson by Andi Rierden

Marilyn Lawson (1942-2018) was a great friend of the Theatre who died a year ago. Many will remember when she and Hannelore Fisher concocted the `Just Desserts` fundraiser that saved the day when the Theatre was in dire straights. The event showcased Marilyn`s extraordinary talents as a world-class chocolatier and pastry chef.

 

 

 

The Film: The Danish/French Babette’s Feast is based on a story by Isak Dinesen, also the source of the very different Out of Africa (1985). Stephane Audran plays Babette, a 19th century Parisian political refugee who seeks shelter in a rough Danish coastal town. Philippa (Bodil Kjer) and Martina (Birgitte Federspiel), the elderly daughters of the town’s long-dead minister, take Babette in. As revealed in flashback, Philippa and Martina were once beautiful young women (played by Hanne Stensgaard and Vibeke Hastrup), who’d forsaken their chances at romance and fame, taking hollow refuge in religion. Babette holds a secret that may very well allow the older ladies to have a second chance at life. This is one of the great movies about food, but there are way too many surprises in Babette’s Feast to allow us to reveal anything else at this point (except that Ingmar Bergman “regulars” Bibi Andersson and Jarl Kulle have significant cameo roles).. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

 

Nov
19
Tue
PARASITE
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm
Winner of the Palme d’Or
From the director whose films rank amongst the highest grossingin South Korea comes a black family comedy (of sorts) about a wealthy Korean family in a modern-day Downton Abbey upstairs-downstairs situation.

Bong Joon-ho’s 2019 Palme d’Or winner tells the story of two families: the Kims and the Parks. The Kims are an impoverished family living in squalor, but they are resourceful. When opportunity strikes, they seize it — and never let go.

After a family friend decides to move to the United States, he encourages Ki-woo (Choi Woo-
shik, Okja) to replace him as a tutor to the daughter of the wealthy Park family. Ki-woo is unqualified for the job,but forges the credentials he needs with the help of his sister Ki-jung(Park So-dam).

One by one, each member of the Kim family finds their way into servitude to the Parks — without the Parks discovering who they really are. “Rich people are naive,” remarks the patriarch of the Kim family. The Parks are the source of survival for the Kims now. There is only one family member left to onboard: Kim matriarch Chung-Sook (Chang Hyae-jin).

The film travels through genres seamlessly to tell a story about greed and social disparity that is tragic (or maybe comedic) on a Shakespearean scale. 
 
A luxuriously watchable and satirical suspense drama.”

—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
All prices include HST.FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Dec
3
Tue
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm

An intimate portrait and exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the 50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through Lightfoot’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to the artist in present day. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Barbra Streisand are only a handful of the stars whose recordings of “Early Morning Rain” and other hits helped Lightfoot’s artistry leap across borders, but no matter how far his music travelled, he continued to write passionately about the country he called home. As fellow music icon Burton Cummings sums it up, “Gordon’s stuff screamed Canada.” The documentary features interviews from many notable voices in the music industry including Lightfoot peers Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Randy Bachman, and Steve Earle; famous fans Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee from Rush, Anne Murray and Sarah McLachlan; as well as behind the scenes stories from members of his longtime band. 

“While the film could easily indulge in baby boomer nostalgia, Lightfoot doesn’t let it. Now 80, he’s gregarious and reflective, grateful for his accomplishments without overlooking his faults. Considering the depth of his career – which, with songs like The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald and the Canadian Railroad Trilogy, defined a ruggedly sensitive version of Canadiana – that makes him almost the perfect subject.

–NOWMagazine

DIRECTORS: MARTHA KEHOE, JOAN TOSONI

CANADA

90 MINUTES

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

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Dec
7
Sat
FREE KID’S MOVIE
Dec 7 @ 10:30 am

FROZEN

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.

PG |

FREE TO ALL!

SPONSORED BY THE ANNAPOLIS LIONS CLUB

 

 

 

Dec
18
Wed
ADDG Auditions
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm

Auditions for the Annapolis District Drama Group Spring 2020 production of “The Ladykillers” will be held at Kings Theatre on Wednesday 18th December at 6.30pm.

Directed by Simon Bonnington, the play is to be performed at King’s Theatre – performances will be Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2020. Rehearsals are scheduled to be Saturday morning 10am and Wednesday evenings, commencing in the first week of January.

Professor Marcus and his gang of dastardly (but inept) ne’er-do-wells are planning a security van heist. They select for their hide-out the upstairs bedroom of an eccentric but sweet little old lady. As a cover for their criminal plotting, the gang masquerade as an amateur string quintet using the room for rehearsal space.The elderly widow discovers their subterfuge – and the gang realise that she must be silenced. But none of them are prepared to do the deed…

This is a superb and hilarious stage adaptation of the classic Ealing Studios ‘dark comedy’ crime film (1955), which starred Alec Guiness, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers

Dec
28
Sat
THE O’BRIENS & CO. Benefit Concert
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm

It’s the Third Annual Benefit Concert for the Annapolis Food Bank with Paul O’Brien with members of his musical his family and other special musical guests.

You can expect a gorgeous concert of contemporary celtic-folk-pop with lush family harmonies and lots of delightful surprises. It’s a night that will put you in the spirit of the season.

 

Admission by freewill donation to the Foodbank of cash or non-perishable food.

General admission seating.

 

 

Jan
25
Sat
BURNS NIGHT
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
 
BURNS NIGHT is back with a mix of expert scotch-tasting with Whisky Sommelier Leslee Fredricks of the NSLC, Scottish-themed canapes prepared by Founder’s House Head Chef Chris Pyne, Scott Henderson on bagpipes and Paul O’Brien on Celtic guitar… and more!

The event will take place at the EVENT SPACE at Fort View Golf Course. Tickets are available through King’s Theatre.

Leslee’s pick of Scotches includes:

  • Bowmore Darkest Sherry Cask 15YO
  • Hazelburn 12YO
  • Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill
  • Glencadam 15YO
  • Ardbeg Uigeadail
  • Macallan Double Cask Gold

TICKETS are $60 each (or $30 without the scotch-tasting)

Space is limited so be sure to get yours in advance!!

This is a fundraiser for King’s Theatre.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Feb
9
Sun
THE BHANGRA BOYS
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of Film, Music and Live dancing with Halifax’s beloved viral dance sensations, the Bhangra Boys! Watch Behind the Bhangra Boys, a new documentary film inspired by their joyous approach to activism, created by local filmmaker and photographer Nance Ackerman in collaboration with the Maritime Bhangra Group.  Then experience the Bhangra Boys live on stage. Wear your sneakers and join them for a one-of-a-kind live dance experience! Nance Ackerman and three of the Bhangra Boys will be present. This is an ADMISSION BY DONATION event. Proceeds will be donated to support local action on Climate Change.

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Feb
17
Mon
PROTEUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET – Free Workshop
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm

Attention all Musicians!! You are invite to a FREE Workshop on Monday February 17 at 2:00pm on the King’s Theatre Stage with the PROTEUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET. Join this illustrious ensemble of professional musicians for a workshop where you’ll get to fine tune the art of playing together and learn tips from the pros.

This workshop is FREE, but please pre-register with the King’s Theatre Box Office so we can plan accordingly. And a special bonus, workshop participants will be eligible for a special 2 for 1 ticket deal for the Proteus Ensemble’s concert at King’s on Sunday February 16!!

Give us a call at 902-532-7704 or email boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca

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