Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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Director: Quentin Tarantino Run Time: 161 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Blinded by the Light

Today Aug 23
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Director: Gurinder Chadha Run Time: 114 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Rob Brydon, Viveik Kalra

Blinded by the Light is a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit. The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in The Boss' powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.

Pavarotti

Today Aug 23
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Director: Ron Howard Run Time: 114 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13

Starring: Luciano Pavarotti, Phil Donahue, Princess Diana, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years," "Pavarotti" is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Sun Aug 25
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Director: Steven Spielberg Run Time: 115 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Alfred Molina, Anthony Higgins, Denholm Elliott, Harrison Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, Wolf Kahler

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Pillow Talk

Tue Aug 27
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Tue Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for a new series featuring outstanding classic films on select Tuesday evenings once a month. John Farr, Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com, will introduce and give a short talk about each film before the lights go down. After screenings, guests are invited to join him for “Farr @The Bar” – drinks and casual conversation following the film in the Playhouse Cafe.

Director: Michael Gordon Run Time: 105 min. Format: Digital

Starring: Doris Day, Nick Adams, Rock Hudson, Thelma Ritter, Tony Randall

Notorious lothario Brad Allen (Hudson) and Jan Morrow (Day), a proper career woman, cross swords over a telephone party line. Doris views Rock as a sexual predator (which he is), while Hudson sees Day as stuck-up (there's some truth in that too). What ensues is another battle of the sexes, which only serves to bring the two together. Meanwhile, Randall portrays Day's frustrated, neurotic suitor with customary finesse.

A Fish Story, Screening + Q&A With Sam Roberts

Thu Aug 29
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Run Time: 110 min.

Join us for a special screening event followed by an audience Q&A with local actor Patrick Collins (Katonah)...

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Fri Aug 30
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Director: Joe Talbot Run Time: 121 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Danny Glover, Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation.

The Dog Doc, Screening + Q&A with Dr. Marty Goldstein and Filmmaker Cindy Meehl

Wed Sep 4
  • Wed Sep 4

Run Time: 101 min.

Join us for a screening of "Dog Doc" followed by an audience Q&A with "super vet" Dr. Marty Goldstein. Calling All Animal Lovers... This special event is for anyone that has ever gazed into the eyes of a sick pet and wished they could do more. Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. Dr. Goldstein has appeared on Oprah! and the film debuted at Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Standard ticket price ($14 adult, $22 premium recliner, $12 senior, $12 child).

It Chapter Two

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Director: Andy Muschietti Run Time: 165 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, James Ransone, Jessica Chastain

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the Losers Club, who’ve long since gone their separate ways, back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

Echo in the Canyon

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Director: Andrew Slater Run Time: 82 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13

Starring: Brian Wilson, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Stephen Stills, Tom Petty

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Hope on the Hudson Series + Q&A with Jon Bowermaster

Tue Sep 10
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Run Time: 90 min.

Please join us for a very special installment of our Environmental Series featuring the “Hope On The Hudson”...

Desert Flight, Screening + Q&A with Producer Ryan Koral

Thu Sep 12
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Run Time: 39 min.

Join Us For A Cocktail Reception at 7:00pm in the Playhouse Cafe; Film at 7:45pm. The Playhouse is pleased...

Wild Rose

Fri Sep 13
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Director: Tom Harper Run Time: 101 min. Rating: R

Starring: James Harkness, Jamie Sives, Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

Jessie Buckley delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Fresh out of prison, Rose-Lynn juggles her menial job, two children, and committed mother as she pursues her bold ambition of a one-way ticket to musical stardom. With the support of her boss, Rose-Lynn embarks on a life-changing journey that challenges her sense of self and helps her discover her true voice.

Animal House, Screening + Q&A with Peter Riegert

Fri Sep 13
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8:00 pm Sold Out

Director: John Landis Run Time: 109 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Donald Sutherland, John Belushi, John Vernon, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Peter Riegert

Screening of "ANIMAL HOUSE" + Q&A with actor Peter Riegert who is best known for his role as Delta Fraternity Brother "Boon" in this film. John Landis directs the legendary John Belushi as John “Bluto” Blutarsky in this outrageous spoof of 1960s campus life that follows the adventures of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon), the sanctimonious Omegas, and the entire female student body.

The Muppet Movie

Sun Sep 15
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Director: James Frawley Run Time: 95 min. Rating: G

Starring: Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent in a southern swamp, Kermit heads for Hollywood to be a star. Along the way, a cast of lovable Muppet characters, including the dazzling Miss Piggy, the hilarious Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great, join him to become movie stars too! Together, they rub elbows with some of the biggest names on the silver screen! When the evil Doc Hopper tries to turn Kermit into the spokesfrog for his chain of fast food frog's legs restaurants, the Muppets must sing, dance and karate chop their way to Hollywood!

The Taming of the Shrew

Mon Sep 16
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Run Time: 150 min.

A SCREENING OF THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION OF "TAMING OF THE SHREW". THIS EVENT IS OFFERED AS PART OF BEDFORD PLAYHOUSE'S LONDON PERFORMING ARTS: CLASSIC SERIES

Kirsten Maxwell Live at the Playhouse Cafe

Thu Sep 19
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Run Time: 90 min.

Bedford Playhouse is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Maxwell to the Playhouse Cafe for a very special performance on...

Maiden

Fri Sep 20
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Director: Alex Holmes Run Time: 97 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Jeni Mundy, Mikaela Von Koskull, Tracy Edwards

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Halston, Screening Event + Q&A

Thu Sep 26
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Run Time: 105 min.

Join us for a screening of the documentary "Halston", followed by a Q& A with Karen Bjornson (known as Halston’s “muse” throughout his career), Roland Ballester (Producer) and Frederic Tcheng (Director).

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Fri Sep 27
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Director: Nick Broomfield Run Time: 102 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Helle Goldman, John Lissauer, Judy Collins, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen

"Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love" is a beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of “free love” and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

In Her Own Words: A Play Reading

Sun Sep 29
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Run Time: 90 min.

In Her Own Words – Women Refugee Stories on Stage is devised by Beth Blatt from interviews conducted with...

Honeyland

Fri Oct 4
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Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska Run Time: 87 min. Format: Digital Language: Turkish

Starring: Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, Nazife Muratova

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, "Honeyland" is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

“Finding Mrs Ford,” Author Event with Deborah Royce

Tue Oct 8
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Run Time: 60 min.

Pre-event Reception at 6pm, Reading at 6:30. Mrs. Ford leads a privileged life.  Early one morning in the...

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Fri Oct 11
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Director: A.J. Eaton Run Time: 95 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Stephen Stills

David Crosby reflects on his life of music stardom while forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 in this deeply personal documentary.

Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni

Tue Oct 29
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Run Time: 210 min. Format: Digital

  Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece,...

The Third Man

Tue Nov 19
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Director: Carol Reed Run Time: 104 min.

Starring: Alida Valli, Bernard Lee, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

Holly Martins (Cotten) travels to the rubble of post-World War II Vienna to unravel the mysterious demise of old friend Harry Lyme (Welles). He starts with few clues, and the little information he can gather from various sources simply doesn't hang together. In this treacherous world of deception and black marketeering, Holly perseveres, aided by a police inspector (Howard) who'd also like answers. Is Harry Lyme really dead, and if not, why fake his own death?

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sun Dec 8
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Director: Frank Capra Run Time: 135 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Donna Reed, Henry Travers, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Presented in 4K! George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence, who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

2019 Sundance Shorts

Sun Dec 8
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Run Time: 96 min.

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected...

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Sun Dec 15
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Run Time: 135 min. Format: Digital

The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par...

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