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The Imitation Game : Starts Friday (2/20)

The Imitation Game PosterIn 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma — which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing’s team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is a homosexual, and send him to prison.

SHOWTIMES:

Wed. (2/25) : 1:30, 7:15
Thurs. (2/26) : 1:00, 8:00
Fri. (2/27) : 1:30
Sat. (2/28) : 1:30
Sun. (3/1) : 1:30, 7:15
Mon. (3/2) : 7:15
Tues. (3/3) : 7:15
Wed. (3/4) : 1:30
Thurs. (3/5) : 1:30

TICKETS:

Adult : $9.50
Senior/College Student : $8.50
Matinee (Before 5:00) : $8.00

Members save 20% & get free popcorn!

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The Theory of Everything : Starts Friday (2/20)

The Theory of Everything PosterIn the 1960s, Cambridge University student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this — and with Jane at his side — he begins an ambitious study of time, of which he has very little left, according to his doctor. He and Jane defy terrible odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science, achieving more than either could hope to imagine.

SHOWTIMES:

Thurs. (2/26) : 5:30
Sat. (2/28) : 4:30
Sun. (3/1) : 4:30
Mon. (3/2) : 4:30

TICKETS:

Adult : $9.50
Senior/College Student : $8.50
Matinee (Before 5:00) : $8.00

Members save 20% & get free popcorn!

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Blue Highway

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At the 20-year mark, Blue Highway is indisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. The band’s eleven exceptional albums and compelling live performances give proof to the stellar reviews, Grammy nominations, and numerous awards earned by the band since it first took the stage on December 31, 1994. That first performance featured the same musicians that comprise Blue Highway today, making their 20th anniversary all the more remarkable..

With a deep bench of virtuosic songwriters, vocalists and instrumentalists, Blue Highway’s hallmark is an unwavering commitment to the ensemble, the “democracy of the band” that makes Blue Highway a powerhouse.

Individually, Jason Burleson (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Rob Ickes (Dobro), Shawn Lane (mandolin, fiddle, vocals), Tim Stafford (guitar, vocals), and Wayne Taylor (bass, vocals) are masters of their respective roles. Together, in Stafford’s words, they are “a democracy in the best sense of the word”: five gifted artists selflessly merging their talents into a seamlessly brilliant group sound. As a result, the band moves from strength to strength, more mature and impressive with each new album.

With eleven highly-acclaimed albums to its credit, Blue Highway has garnered two Grammy nominations, a Dove Award, topped the Bluegrass Unlimited radio charts, and won numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Refusing to coast on past glories, Blue Highway continues to push its music to new levels of accomplishment. Artfully balanced between tradition and innovation, it remains in the forefront of contemporary bluegrass music.

Blue Highway’s Website

PERFORMANCE:

Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$20 in advance, $24 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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United Nations of Comedy Presents:

Live on Stage : Comedian “Antoine Scott”

downloadfile-10Antoine has appeared on Showtime at the Apollo, Bill Belamy’s “Who Got Jokes”, TVOne with Roland Martin, and more. He has performed at the country’s top comedy clubs and has toured with Laugh Mobb. One of the most diverse comics on the planet, he has an ability to win over crowds from coast to coast and within any demographic. Antoine is amazing to watch as he draws you in – real life comedy anyone can relate to.

Don’t miss this fourth installment of national comedy at Court Square Theater, starring national comedian Antoine Scott.

PERFORMANCE:

Friday, February 28 at 8:00 pm

doors open at 7:30 pm

TICKETS:

$20 General Admission, $15 Student

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Valley Playhouse Presents: “Chasing Manet”

Chasing Manet PosterTina Howe’s Chasing Manet is a dry, witty comedy, an amusing fantasy of two women struggling to adjust to life in a retirement home. A legally blind, successful, well-known painter from a socially distinguished Boston family and a jovial Jewish woman with a huge adoring family find themselves unlikely roommates in the “Mount Airy Nursing Home,” in Westchester, New York. The two women dream of returning to younger lives in Paris, and traveling there aboard the famous “Queen Elizabeth II.” The question is, can they possibly pull it off? The tension and comedy grow as these friends struggle to take wing one last time. The play highlights their human spirit, mischievousness and strength of character, despite various medical difficulties.

Chasing Manet has an inspirational message at its core concerning the potential that lives in us all, no matter what the barriers, to defy expectations and take action to attain our dreams.

The Valley Playhouse production features some familiar local actors and some new faces– including Lelia Hedrick, Jennifer Murch, Kathleen Holter, Kathy Gardner, Bill Bleeker, Buddy Garrison and Reilly Walker. Director Tom Arthur notes, “This play has some unique challenges in terms of acting and set design. A few scenes include five people whisking around stage in their wheelchairs. I don’t think Valley Playhouse has done anything quite like this before.”

PERFORMANCE:

Thurs. (3/12) : 8:00
Fri. (3/13) : 8:00
Sat. (3/14) : 8:00
Sun. (3/15) : 3:00 (Matinee)
Thurs. (3/19) : 8:00 (“Pay What You Will” Night”)
Fri. (3/20) : 8:00
Sat. (3/21) : 8:00
Sun. (3/22) : 3:00 (Matinee)

Doors open 30 mins before performance

TICKETS:

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Adult : $12.00
Senior : $10.00
Groups of 10 or more : $10.00

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Stephen Bennett

Stephen BennettWidely regarded as one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists of his generation, Stephen Bennett is also an acknowledged master of the harp guitar, a challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of great sensitivity. The Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association referred to him as “the Jedi Master of Fingerstyle Guitar”.  Stephen has traveled the world and performed with the best. From California to Maine, Texas to Tennessee, around Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan, Stephen has played all sorts of venues and events. He has released many recordings of music, along with DVDs, books and other instructional materials – and is always working on something new.

Listening to Stephen’s music, it’s clear that his work is the product of both mind and heart, intellectually challenging and emotionally satisfying. It is deeply personal, even as it is universal. Listeners often have a feeling that they have stepped into the world of the musician, and for a short moment in time, there are only the two of them there. Says one reviewer: “With his ear near the body of the harp guitar, Mr. Bennett gave the impression of a father cradling a newborn baby . . . His performance was imbued with heart and grace.”

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PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, April 25th at 8:00pm

TICKETS:

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$15 in advance, $18 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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The Duhks

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No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001, The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul and driving Afro-Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of four critically-acclaimed albums the band has earned Juno and Grammy awards and nominations and have played a significant role in the neo-folk revival.

On Beyond the Blue The Duhks are in the best form of their 13 year career. Rejuvenated by a two year hiatus and energized by the return of vocalist Jessee Havey and the addition of new members, fiddler Rosie Newton, drummer/percussionist Kevin Garcia, and guitarist/bouzouki player Colin Savoie-Levac, The Duhks founder Leonard Podolak found an amazing pallet of inspiration for the new project. “All of the people who have been in the band over the years, including non-touring founding members Tania Elizabeth and Jordan McConnell (who both appear on the album) have had a hand in shaping our sound and direction. The goal with the new record was to draw on everything we’ve learned over the years and everything we know about where we want to take the music now and create something as fresh, exciting and forward thinking as possible.” Toward that end, the band turned to the rising production team of Mike + Ruthy (Mike Merenda and Ruth Unger of The Mammals), who brought a progressive approach to production that was still firmly rooted in the traditions of folk music.

The Duhks website

PERFORMANCE:

Saturday, May 2nd at 8:00 pm

TICKETS:

$16 in advance, $20 at the door

Members save 20% on this event! (And always get free popcorn.)

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