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Hopewell Theater

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5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
(609) 466-1964 http://hopewelltheater.com/

November 2018

Crybaby Matinee: March of the Penguins

Nov 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

March of the Penguins is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica. At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra…

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Band of Changes

Nov 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$20 – $25

A constantly evolving, consistently changing series of musical performances by a band that never plays the same songs in the same way twice. Chris Harford has been playing music now for decades. He has surrounded himself with musicians his whole life, playing with some of the best out there. I can name names, but the actual players are less of an issue that the attitude that he, and all the musicians he plays with, take on. In the spirit of…

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From Stage to Screen: The King and I

Nov 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$19.73

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860s…

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January 2019

Family Fun Concert: The Green Planet Band

Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$15.00

Kylee Rapp, Tyler Rapp and Anna Rapp formed The Green Planet band when their elementary school was holding a talent show. They decided to play Rock n Roll. They practiced their first song together, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, for 30+ days straight. In May 2016, The Green Planet performed out for the first time at their school talent show. Kylee, Tyler and Anna decided to continue as a band and haven’t stopped since. The Green Planet wants to keep the Earth…

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Crybaby Matinee: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Jan 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. Directed by Giles New and Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Rated: PG Runtime: 103 minutes Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 8+  Hopewell Theater is proud to offer Cry Baby…

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February 2019

HPL “Wednesday Night Out” Lecture Series / Black History Month Presentation

Feb 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
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(Submitted by Hopewell Public Library) Elaine Buck and Bev Mills, authors of the new book If These Stones Could Talk, continue to share stories of their journey of uncovering histories of the African American community in the Hopewell Valley and Sourland Mountain region at the Hopewell Theater on Wednesday, February 6, at 7:00 pm. Presented by the Hopewell Public Library as part of their Wednesday Night Out Lecture Series. The talk is free and open to all. In her foreword for…

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An Experiential Concert with Suzin Green

Feb 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$25.00

Travel the vibrant pathways of pure sound. Green's astounding vocals, Johnson's powerful percussion grooves, and Spiker's virtuoso guitars create a pulsing sonic landscape that weaves the power of ecstatic chant, tribal beats, and digital soundwaves. Their music will take you on a transformational journey inspired by the majesty and depth of the human soul. "Mesmerizing...will take you to other levels of consciousness." - L.A. Yoga Magazine "Suzin's chants are sophistocated and roomy, highlighting her soothing tones, huge vibrato, and deep spirit." - Yoga Chicago…

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March 2019

Crybaby Matinee: Tito and the Birds

Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

Tito and the Birds is a film about a little boy and his journey to save the world. Tito, a shy 10-year-old boy, lives in a world on the brink of pandemic. Fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his father's past research, that there may be a way to utilize the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. His father was forced to leave when Tito…

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April 2019

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Author, Aviator, Liberated Woman

Apr 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
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On Wednesday, April 3, historian Jim Davidson continues his lecture series about the lives of the Lindbergh family, at 7pm at the Hopewell Theater, as part of the Hopewell Public Library’s Wednesday Night Out programming. Anne Morrow Lindbergh is well known for having been the wife of pioneering and controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh. She was the mother of their six children, including their young son Charles Jr., who was kidnapped and murdered in 1932. This presentation will cover her privileged…

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The Secret Sisters

Apr 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$35 – $40

There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow. For The Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither – instead, sinking to the bottom as the weight of the world washed away their dreams. They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing…

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May 2019

Free Film Screening and Discussion about Masculinity Hosted by HPL and Let Me Run

May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
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The Hopewell Public Library and Let Me Run are hosting a free community screening and panel discussion of The Mask You Live In, on Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hopewell Theater. This award-winning documentary follows real accounts of boys and young men as they struggle to navigate their way through America’s narrow definition of masculinity. This conversation is vital, not only for the health of our boys, but also for our society as a whole.  Parents of children of…

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Family Fun Concert: Little Rockers

May 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$15.00

WE’RE LITTLE ROCKERS… …and we believe that everyone has musical ability in them at any age. Everyone loves music! Whether or not you think you can sing, dance or play an instrument, you can participate in our music classes for kids. So if you want to make music… LET IT BE ROCK! Our music programs are designed to introduce children and adults to the world of music using group participation and directed performance. They are designed to encourage children, parents,…

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June 2019

Be Natural Documentary Narrated By Jodie Foster Opens June 1

Jun 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - Jun 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ, about the first female filmmaker, narrated by Jodie Foster, is opening at the Hopewell Theater on June 1. Trailer https://benaturalthemovie.com Synopsis When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of production a…

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Family Matinee: The Red Balloon & White Mane

Jun 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

About THE RED BALLOON Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloonremains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, nearly wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, About WHITE MANE In the south of France, in a vast plain region called the Camargue, lives White Mane, a magnificent stallion and the leader of a herd of wild horses too proud to let themselves be broken…

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July 2019

Zen For Nothing

Jul 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$12.50

Provocatively titled, this film is a masterly immersion into life at a Japanese Zen monastery over three seasons. Swiss novice Sabine arrives at Antaiji and, after a brief welcome, she begins to learn the monastery rules: how to bow, sit in the meditation hall, carry out movements with chopsticks, etc. There’s more to life there than meditation, farming, and maintenance, however—there are picnics, music, and Wi-Fi. And after the last snow has melted away, the nuns and monks travel to…

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Sloan Wainwright

Jul 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$25 – $27

Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her…

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Matt O’Ree Band and The Mad Kings

Jul 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$23.50 – $25.00

The band takes their fans on a ride that hasn't been heard or seen at this level since the '70s. Their live show is like revisiting a Zeppelin concert at the Garden, and with Lex Lehman on bass, John Hummel on drums, Layonne Holmes and Eryn Shewell laying down angelically gutsy backing vocals, Matt and company have built a foundation that can hold up the biggest house on the block.

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October 2019

Jonah Tolchin

Oct 12, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$22.50 – $27.50

Tolchin has shared stages throughout the United States and Europe with artists including Greg Allman, Tony Joe White, Dave & Phil Alvin, Chris Smither, Justin Townes Earle, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Paxton, Burton Cummings, Chuck Prophet, and Mandolin Orange, among others. He has produced albums for Julie Rhodes and Bill Scorzari, with more production projects in the works.

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Films That Made Music, Quadrophenia at Hopewell Theater

Oct 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$12.50

Jimmy (Phil Daniels) is a member of a well-dressed, drugged-up teenaged gang called the Mods, forever duking it out with the cycle-punk Rockers. The rivalry between the two gangs comes to a head during three tempestuous days in the seaside town of Brighton. Here Jimmy makes love to lovely local Steph (Leslie Ash) and forges a strong friendship with unofficial Mod leader Ace Face (Sting). A series of disappointments and setbacks in his own London neighborhood convinces Jimmy to return…

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November 2019

HPL hosts AT&T’s Pole Farm: The History and Transformation of Mercer Meadows

Nov 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
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$10

Speaker Dennis Waters and the Hopewell Public Library will host a lecture learn all about AT&T’s "Pole Farm" at Mercer Meadows on Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm at the Hopewell Theater. This event and all Hopewell Public Library community talks are free and open to the public. In 1928, AT&T purchased more than 800 acres of productive farmland in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships to build what became the world’s largest radiotelephone shortwave transmitting station. At its peak, in the early…

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Map of Abundance: A Community Reading

Nov 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$10.00

Tracking turning points and moments of fulfillment from the smallest random glimpses of serenity to full on transcendence this evening of theater will take audiences on a tour of the Map of Abundance - life’s remarkable moments. Community players are invited to share a passage they’ve written or one dear to their heart. All will celebrate experiences of gratitude and what makes life worth living. Hopewell Theater will have pre-selected readings for those who want to participate but do not…

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Family Matinee: E.T. at Hopewell Theater

Nov 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, it is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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December 2019

Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant: An Evening of Poetry and Song

Dec 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$23.50 – $28.50

Songs and spoken word pieces written by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon Among those who have been most closely associated with Rogue Oliphant are Dana Colley (Morphine), Chris Harford (Three Colors, Band of Changes), Ray Kubian (Solar Motel Band, Dean Ween Group), David Mansfield (Rolling Thunder Review), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris), Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Dan Trueman (The Princeton Laptop Orchestra), and Warren Zanes.  

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The Art of Living Well: Autonomy

Dec 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$12.50

-Celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell leads the first comprehensive documentary look at self-driving cars in Autonomy. -The film is a cinematic exploration of the world of automated vehicles — from their technical history to the personal narratives of those affected by them to the many unanswered questions about how this technology will affect modern society. -Autonomy features interviews with industry pioneers and scenes with cutting-edge “AVs” in action around the world. Inspired by a special issue of Car and…

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Films That Made Music: Who Let the Dogs Out

Dec 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$12.50

-"Who Let the Dogs Out" is a song that has transcended generations, and has led Ben Sisto to dedicate eight years exploring and exposing a story steeped in show business, legal battles, female empowerment, artistic integrity and one very catchy hook. -This documentary follows Sisto on his popular live talks across the world that explain the story of "Who Let The Dogs Out" accompanied by a museum of over 250 pieces of ephemera relating to the song and its origins.…

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The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas

Dec 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$26.50 – $28.50

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.  “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family…

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January 2020

Susan Werner

January 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$30 – $33

Known for her engaging and energetic live show, Susan Werner continues her reign as one of the most bold and creative forces on the acoustic music scene today. Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected”, Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, rock, pop, gospel, blues, and Americana, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. “Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.” — The New…

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Microbudget Matinee: The Color Wheel

January 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hopewell Theater, 5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, 08525 United States
$6.00

This comedy/drama is the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother, Colin, to embark on a road trip to move her belongings out of her professor-turned-lover's apartment.

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