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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[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVAR, 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[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Anges Varda’s 1962 CLEO from 5 to 7 (presented with English subtitles)   Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with the great Steve McQueen car-chase thriller BULLITT from 1968   Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY   An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest concludes with the essential 1973 Fellini film 8 1/2 … one of the greatest films ever made   One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½[...]
Jul
28
Wed
Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID – Classic Film Fest
Jul 28 @ 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 out of the short-film format and make his first full-length feature. The Kid doesn’t merely show Chaplin at a turning point, when he proved that he was a serious film director—it remains an expressive masterwork of silent cinema. In it, he stars as his lovable Tramp character, this time raising an orphan (a remarkable young Jackie Coogan) he has rescued from the streets. Chaplin and Coogan make a miraculous pair in this nimble marriage of sentiment and slapstick, a film that is, as its opening title card states, “a picture with a smile—and perhaps, a tear.”

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

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

 
Jul
29
Thu
IN THE HEIGHTS
Jul 29 @ 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 craving since the early days of the pandemic, when the health crisis cut off one of our most cherished public lifelines. A dazzling New York movie that honors the diverse Latinx communities of Upper Manhattan like its boisterous source—the multi-award-winning stage musical that put Lin-Manuel Miranda on the showbiz map before his fame exploded with “Hamilton”—this exuberant screen adaptation (with at least one delightful “Hamilton” Easter Egg) is ready to welcome you back into your neighborhood cinema with open arms, daring to light up that dark room in ways much bigger and brighter than you might remember.

  • Roger Ebert – 4 STARS

 

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you! 

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
4
Wed
Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS – Classic Film Fest
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS - Classic Film Fest

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 upon a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scottish moors—a chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued—as well as into an unexpected romance with the cool Pamela (Madeline Carroll). Adapted from a novel by John Buchan, this classic wrong-man thriller from the Master of Suspense anticipates the director’s most famous works (especially North by Northwest), and remains one of his cleverest and most entertaining films.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Madeleine Carroll, Peggy Ashcroft, Robert Donat, Godfrey Tearle, Lucie Mannheim, John Laurie

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

 

Aug
8
Sun
PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY
Aug 8 @ 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 to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

 

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you! 

 

 

Thank you to our community movie partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

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

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with MRS. MINIVAR, 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
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
15
Wed
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Anges Varda’s 1962 CLEO from 5 to 7 (presented with English subtitles)

 
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

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

 

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! 

 

Oct
6
Wed
BULLITT: Classic Film Fest
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
BULLITT: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with the great Steve McQueen car-chase thriller BULLITT from 1968

 
Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

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

 

Oct
13
Wed
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Classic Film Fest
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest continues with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science fiction epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

 
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.

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

 

Oct
20
Wed
Fellini’s 8 1/2: Classic Film Fest
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
Fellini's 8 1/2: Classic Film Fest

King’s Theatre’s Classic Film Fest concludes with the essential 1973 Fellini film 8 1/2 … one of the greatest films ever made

 
One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s marks the moment when the director’s always-personal approach to filmmaking fully embraced self-reflexivity, pioneering a stream-of-consciousness style that darts exuberantly among flashbacks, dream sequences, and carnivalesque reality, and turning one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life, as he struggles against creative block and helplessly juggles the women in his life—including Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, and Claudia Cardinale. An early working title for was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

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

 

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