The Searchers

Tue Oct 22
  • Tue Oct 22

Director: John Ford Run Time: 119 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Release Year: 1956

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Three years after the Civil War, veteran Ethan Edwards (Wayne) returns to his frontier home, where he's greeted by his jubilant family, including Martin (Hunter), a part-Cherokee adoptee, now grown, who owes his life to Ethan. Tragedy strikes when a local tribe attacks the farm, brutally murders Ethan's brother and sister-in-law, and carts off their young daughter Debbie (Wood). Ethan and Martin immediately saddle up and set out to search for her, with no idea that the journey will take them as far as Canada — and last seven years.

A Bronx Tale, Screening + Q&A with Chazz Palminteri

Fri Oct 25
  • Fri Oct 25
7:30 pm Sold Out

Director: Robert De Niro Run Time: 122 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Release Year: 1993

Starring: Chazz Palminteri, Francis Capra, Joe Pesci, Lillo Brancato, Robert De Niro

In Robert De Niro's stunning directorial debut, a devoted father battles a local crime boss for the life of his son. Growing up on the racially divided mean streets of 1960s New York, 11-year-old Italian-American Calogero idolizes sophisticated local mob boss Sonny (Chazz Palminteri), despite stern warnings from his working-class father (Robert De Niro). When Calogero gets older and defies his dad in order to join Sonny's dangerous gang, he finds that life is never black and white. Funny, touching and explosively honest, A Bronx Tale is a provocative coming-of-age story you won't soon forget.

“Becoming a Dangerous Woman” – Author Event With Pat Mitchell – *FREE EVENT*

Sun Oct 27
  • Sun Oct 27
4:00 pm

Run Time: 90 min.

An intimate and inspiring memoir and call to action from Pat Mitchell — groundbreaking media icon, global advocate...

Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni

Tue Oct 29
  • Tue Oct 29

Run Time: 210 min. Format: Digital

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

Honey Boy, Advance Screening + Q&A with Daniela Lundberg (10/30)

Wed Oct 30
  • Wed Oct 30
7:00 pm Speakers

Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digital

October 30 (*date change); Please reserve by email: RSVP@Bedfordplayhouse.org Free Admission, First Come First Served "Honey Boy" Screening + Q&A with Producer Daniela Lundberg. When Amazon Films snapped up "Honey Boy” at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the buzz started to swirl about the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama inspired by Shia LaBeouf’s stormy relationship with stardom -- and his abusive father. The film earned a standing ovation and admirable reviews, particularly for Labeouf’s performance as his own father and for Noah Jupe’s star turn as a child actor on the rise.

All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic, Screening + Q&A

Sun Nov 3
  • Sun Nov 3

Run Time: 59 min.

“The material of a thousand uses.” This joyous and provocative film tells the story of Belgian-born American chemist...

Raising Millennials Comedy Show

Thu Nov 7
  • Thu Nov 7

Run Time: 120 min.

“Raising Millennials (It’s Our Own Damn Fault!)”  Baby Boomers!  Generation X, Gen Y and Z!   And now...

“The Seventies: A Photographic Journey” – Author Event with Photographer Ira Resnick, Fondue Party + “Shampoo”

Sun Nov 10
  • Sun Nov 10

Run Time: 120 min.

Books, Fondue and Shampoo!  This three-part event has something for everyone who remembers the 70’s … or wishes they...

The Black Stallion

Mon Nov 11
  • Mon Nov 11

Director: Carroll Ballard Run Time: 118 min. Format: Digital Rating: G

Release Year: 1979

Starring: Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

When a shipwreck leaves Alec, a courageous young boy, and "the Black," a wild Arabian stallion, stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer Henry Dailey. Recognizing the winning combination of the Black's remarkable spirit and Alec's unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head-to-head with the world's best thoroughbreds in "the race of the century."

“Norco ’80” Author Event with Peter Houlahan

Tue Nov 12
  • Tue Nov 12

Run Time: 90 min.

Local author Peter Houlahan will bring this audience on a high-speed chase through his first book, Norco ’80! ...

Six of Clubs Presents The Swinging 40’s ~ Benefit Performance

Sun Nov 17
  • Sun Nov 17

Run Time: 90 min.

Six of Clubs’ 2019 show is an homage to the Big Bands and Swing music

The Third Man

Tue Nov 19
  • Tue Nov 19

Director: Carol Reed Run Time: 104 min. Format: Digital

Release Year: 1949

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?

UBER Taxi Cab Confessions: A Play Reading

Sun Nov 24
  • Sun Nov 24

Run Time: 90 min.

Making its only local appearance before its Off-Broadway showcase debut in 2020 – From the touching, the shocking, to...

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sun Dec 8
  • Sun Dec 8

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

Release Year: 1946

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.

Elf

Thu Dec 12
  • Thu Dec 12

Director: Jon Favreau Run Time: 97 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Release Year: 2003

Starring: Ed Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is different from all of Santa's other elves. For one thing, he's "a cotton-headed ninny muggins" when it comes to making toys. For another, he's 6'3". And the real clincher: he's human! So one special December, Buddy sets off on a holiday adventure to New York City in quest of his real dad. How Buddy finds his father (James Caan) and the meaning of Christmas is a joyous, jaunty, sweet-as-a-candy-cane gift for everyone who loves bright contemporary comedy - and timeless all-family classics.

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Sun Dec 15
  • Sun Dec 15

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...

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Tue Dec 17
  • Tue Dec 17

Director: John Huston Run Time: 126 min. Format: Digital

Release Year: 1948

Starring: Barton MacLane, Bruce Bennet, Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, Walter Huston

Fred Dobbs, Bob Curtin and Howard, three motley down-and-outers in Mexico (Bogart, Holt and Huston, respectively), pool their meager resources and set off to search for gold. Only Howard, a former prospector, really knows what he’s doing. Against all odds, the men get lucky and strike a vein. But just when things should start looking rosy, black clouds appear on the horizon. In having to protect and share their riches, the seeds of distrust are sown, particularly in an increasingly paranoid Dobbs.