Calendar

7:00 pm
A beautiful new documentary from Hungary about Lajos Kassai and the world-wide movement to revive the ancient art of archery on horseback.     This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY USA, 2017 English 86 minutes Documentary. Film History   Known for her iconic look, wild-child antics, and scandalous private life, Hedy Lamarr was revered as “the[...]
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents LUCKY USA, 2017 English 88 minutes Comedy, drama Having outdrank, outsmoked, and outlived all of his contemporaries in his off-the-map desert town, fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist Lucky (the late Harry Dean[...]
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL UNITED KINGDOM, 2017 English 105 minutes The sultry Gloria Grahame won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952’s The Bad and the[...]
7:00 pm
‘Walk With Me’ is meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Directors &[...]
4:00 pm
9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents: A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award[...]
May 22 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents FOXTROT ISRAEL/GERMANY/FRANCE/SWITZERLAND, 2017 Hebrew, Arabic, German w/ English subtitles 114 minutes Samuel Maoz’s debut feature, Lebanon, was set during the 1982 Lebanon War, and shot almost entirely inside of a tank.[...]
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents THE PARTY
 UK, 2017 71 mins. Comedy, Drama A comedy wrapped around a tragedy, The Party unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
Last year’s Kitchen Party, hosted by SUSAN CROWE — one of Canada’s great singer-songwriters — and featuring a fabulous cast of local musical talent, was a barn-burning success. So we’re doing it again! A fundraiser[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
We are excited to welcome the wonderful DAVID MYLES back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 10th Annual Tournament of King’s! THANKS TO OUR OFFICIAL CONCERT SPONSOR JUST US Nattily dressed in a suit[...]
9:00 am
  Friday September 7th at 7:30pm: Tee-up concert at King’s Theatre with DAVID MYLES   Saturday September 8th at 9am: Tournament of King’s at the NEW Fort View Golf Club, Annapolis Royal One of the[...]
7:00 pm
OPENING RECEPTION of EAST MEETS WEST, a joint exhibition between fibre artists in Annapolis Royal and Duncan, BC. Join SOFAAR (Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River) and VISDA (Vancouver Island Surface Design Association)[...]
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[...]
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[...]
7:00 pm
Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies Masterpieces from the Kröller-Müller Museum SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available. On Saturday September 22, King’s Theatre introduces a[...]
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am
8:30 am
King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference CHANGING TIDE Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Set in the historic Town of[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am
8:30 am
King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference CHANGING TIDE Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Set in the historic Town of[...]
7:00 pm
SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available. Imagine is a cinema collage of colour, sound, dream and reality, comprising unique footage of John and Yoko during the making[...]
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[...]
7:30 pm
Urbanized (2011) – A Special Presentation by the Nova Scotia Architects Association Admission by freewill offering. Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban[...]
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
The Walk a Mile Film Project ***Admission by freewill offering.*** King’s Theatre is pleased to present The Walk-A-Mile Film Project, a series of 5 short documentary films about the reality of the life and history[...]
Apr
2
Mon
THE HORSE ARCHER – “A Lovasíjász” – Film & Live Demo
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

A beautiful new documentary from Hungary about Lajos Kassai and the world-wide movement to revive the ancient art of archery on horseback.

 

 

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerizing valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire in over 30 countries worldwide.

 

 

Director: Kaszás Géza

Cast: Kassai Lajos, Obrusánszky Borbála, Kassai Iskola növendékei

Documentary, Hungary, 115 min, 2016
English subtitles

 

 

Kassai has inspired a group of people in the Annapolis Valley to form their own horse archery club, the Seawinds Horse Archers, They are bringing Master Kassai to lead a training camp and competition in Nova Scotia in August. Senior Student Lance Bishop will do a small demonstration on the stage before the film on how the arrows are held and shot on a target. He will also display the small and unique horse archery saddle that he bought from Kassai.

The film will be preceded by a live archery demonstration by Canning farmer Lance Bishop, one of Master Kassai`s students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All tickets: $12 (includes HST)
Apr
10
Tue
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents:

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

USA, 2017
English
86 minutes
Documentary. Film History

 

Known for her iconic look, wild-child antics, and scandalous private life, Hedy Lamarr was revered as “the most beautiful woman in the world” in 1940s tabloids. Yet, few know her true story; an undiscovered genius, she pioneered a secret communication system intended to guide US torpedoes during WWII, which became the basis for contemporary technologies like GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Though she would attempt to patent the idea, the US Navy thought she was better suited to selling war bonds and entertaining troops instead. Sadly, the name
Hedy Lamarr would later only be known for the inventor’s infamous six marriages, affairs, drug use, and obsession with plastic surgery. Throughout her life, Lamarr’s face proved to be a blessing and a curse, opening one door, but halting the possibility of opening another. Produced by Susan Sarandon, the film is a trailblazing tribute to women whose contributions have gone unrecognized and an inspiration for future generations of female inventors to come.

What makes “Bombshell” intriguing is not just Lamarr’s gift for invention, it’s also what a fiery individualist she was, someone who had no regrets about her eventful life (“You learn from everything”), not even its racy, tabloid elements.
The Chicago Tribune

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Apr
17
Tue
LUCKY
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

LUCKY

USA, 2017
English
88 minutes
Comedy, drama

Having outdrank, outsmoked, and outlived all of his contemporaries in his off-the-map desert town, fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist Lucky (the late Harry Dean Stanton in his final role) finds himself unexpectedly thrust into a late-in-life journey of self exploration. Living alone in the blistering Arizona heat, he slopes along through life, occupying his time by walking around the dusty streets of his speck of a southwestern town. Lucky whiles away his time in a fixed routine that starts with yoga at home and breakfast at a diner, moves on to crossword puzzles and TV shows, and ends in a bar among life-worn regulars. (One of them, played by David Lynch, is grieving over the loss of his pet tortoise.) It’s never clear what Lucky has done with his life, but, with the first sign of failing health, he grows reminiscent, dredging up old regrets in gruffly sentimental monologues. Lucky makes for an incredible showcase for Stanton’s unique mastery of the wry, cantankerous wisdom that became his trademark. The film is a cinematic love letter to its legendary leading man, as well as a deeply felt meditation on mortality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection.

“The late, great Stanton gets the perfect send-off playing an atheist loner kicking his own mortality down the road like a tin can that got in his way. His character may not believe in God. But what kind of fool doesn’t believe in Harry Dean Stanton?”
Rolling Stone

 

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

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

May
8
Tue
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
May 8 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

UNITED KINGDOM, 2017
English
105 minutes

The sultry Gloria Grahame won a best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in 1952’s The Bad and the Beautiful. She appeared in films alongside Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, and a bevy of other icons. Her star blazed brightly then faded quickly, but she did not disappear. How Grahame spent her later years is the subject of this beautiful — and rare — ode to life after fame. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool features Annette Bening as Grahame and Jamie Bell (Nicholas Nicholby, Billy Elliot), as her lover Peter Turner, a working-class English actor. Drawing on Turner’s memoir of the same name, director Paul McGuigan fashions a moving narrative that embraces the high and lows of the erstwhile Hollywood star’s time spent living in Liverpool in the 1970s.
As the two embark on their romance, we follow them from England to Los Angeles, from stage to hospital, and from laughter to tears. Unorthodox and sincere, the film is the kind of showbiz love story seldom depicted onscreen.

“There is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers.”
–The Hollywood Reporter

“What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she’s at her very best playing Gloria Grahame, a screen siren of the 1940s and 1950s, who faced a health crisis in her final days with the help of a new love (a terrific Jamie Bell).”
– Rolling Stone

 

 

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

May
11
Fri
WALK WITH ME – Doc about Zen Buddhism
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
‘Walk With Me’ is meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Directors & Writers: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhát Hanh, Brother Pháp De

 

 

“Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” — Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

G | | Documentary |

 

 

All tickets: $12 (includes HST)

   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware

May
12
Sat
Rare & Unusual Plant Society’s Seminar & Reception with FREEMAN PATTERSON
May 12 @ 4:00 pm

9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square

The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents:

A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award Winning Photographer

 

 

FREEMAN PATTERSON

“GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand”

  • Seminar 5pm (doors open to public at 4) 

  • Reception with cash bar to follow at 6:30pm

Reception is catered by Paula Buxton of Leo’s Cafe

Tickets through King’s theatre Box Office

  • All tickets $30.00 plus HST

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GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand

Namaqualand is the semi-arid to arid region in the northwest corner of South Africa, comprising an area roughly the size of New Brunswick. Although Namaqualand has no defined political boundaries, it falls primarily within the province of Northern Cape. What makes it so remarkable botanically and striking visually is that it is the home of approximately 4000 plant species, most of which bloom within the same period of approximately one to two months (late July through early September), following the spring rains that normally begin in late April or May. (By comparison, the great spring floral displays of West Australia are comprised of far fewer species.) Although the spring rains can be very sporadic, most years they are sufficient to bring forth good to incredible floral displays, which may be apparent along the main north-south highway commencing around Vanrhysndorp and continuing north almost to the border with Namibia. However, the greatest discoveries are invariably made by persons who go slowly, wander along unpaved secondary routes and farm roads, then get out of their vehicles and walk in search of plant specimens in the highly varied, often rocky landscape.

Freeman first travelled to Namaqualand in 1980 and returned in 2018 for his 40th extended visit. For 25 years, beginning in 1982 he conducted four annual wild-flower workshops at the Kamieskroon Hotel in the little village of the same name. During this period he amassed what is unquestionably the world’s largest collection of photographs of Namaqualand in bloom, although the University of Stellenbosch has the largest picture collection of individual species. Also, through his educational efforts in conservation and preservation, he helped to initiate land purchases that eventually led to the creation of Namaqualand National Park, which begins across the road from the Kamieskroon Hotel and now extends 70km to the coast and outward from there to include 100km. of the ocean floor.

Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Freeman has led a two-week wilderness camping tour in March (autumn), the first week from a base camp on the Atlantic coast in Namaqualand National Park, the second week in the Richtersveld National Park, the spectacular mountain desert in the far north of Namaqualand along the Orange River, the border with Namibia. Some years this trip also provides the opportunity to see and photograph varieties of March lilies, a few striking species that bloom in autumn, but send forth leaves only after the spring rains.

Namaqualand, the small village of Kamieskroon, and the little Kamieskroon Hotel have become Freeman’s second home. In this program he invites you to visit him there.

 

***All images copyright Freeman Patterson***

Ticket can be purchased the Box Office or by calling 902-532-7704, or online.

Note that a PayPal account is NOT required to purchase online.

All tickets are $30.00 plus HST.

Reserved seating.

A KING’S THEATRE RENTAL EVENT.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

May
22
Tue
FOXTROT
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

FOXTROT

ISRAEL/GERMANY/FRANCE/SWITZERLAND, 2017
Hebrew, Arabic, German w/ English subtitles
114 minutes

Samuel Maoz’s debut feature, Lebanon, was set during the 1982 Lebanon War, and shot almost entirely inside of a tank. Foxtrot, his second feature, steps away from that fevered claustrophobia to tell another maddening story of war and conflict, but this one on a much broader canvas. Michael (Lior Ashkenazi) and Dafna (Sarah Adler) experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to
announce the death of their son, Jonathan. Unable to find any solace in the well-meaning condolences of their extended family, or in the empty patriotic platitudes of bureaucrats, Michael spirals into anger only to subsequently experience one of life’s unfathomable twists — a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son. Foxtrot examines both the strength and the absurdity of military service from several points of view. Moving from the grieving parents’ apartment to the remote military post where Jonathan was stationed, Maoz shows us precisely how much damage can ensue when young soldiers, barely able to tell their toe from a trigger, experience boredom, privation, and loneliness. Although there is a terrible tragedy at the heart of the film, Foxtrot contains many
moments laced with mordant humour, irony, and sincere emotional connection.

“Brilliantly constructed with a visual audacity that serves the subject rather than the other way around, this is award-winning filmmaking on a fearless level.”
– Variety

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Jun
5
Tue
THE PARTY
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

THE PARTY


  • UK, 2017
  • 71 mins.
  • Comedy, Drama

A comedy wrapped around a tragedy, The Party unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of who have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels. An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapés, The Party becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor. Directed and written by Sally Potter.
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall.

“A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.”

– Variety

“Observant and smart…. It plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punch line twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits.”
–The Guardian

 

 

 

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

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

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.

 

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