This film covers the true story of Wilhelm Reich, a pioneer persecuted and imprisoned. His books and publications were banned and burned in America, where he died in a federal penitentiary. Now 60 years after his death and 10 years after the unsealing of his personal archives, a new documentary presents the facts followed by a panel discussion with Dr. James Strick, Dr. Richard Schwartzman, Tom DiFerdinando, and Dr. Joseph Heckman. Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00pm.

This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing series,  The Art of Living Well , featuring inspiring films, speakers, and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning, and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.
Experience a staged, script-in-hand reading of The Diary of Anne Frank on stage, directed Stephen Stahl (Broadway's Lady Day ). This Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of human history. Wednesday, March 11 & Thursday, March 12 at 7:30pm.
Though some may refer to him as a folk singer, Ellis Paul is more a singular storyteller, whose stories are a continuation of tales Paul has told for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone), inclusion in several movie soundtracks, and stages he’s headlined both near and far. He’s an observer, a philosopher, and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he’s learned, and in turn, life lessons they ought to heed as well. By affirming and defining who he is, Ellis Paul affirms and uncovers the essence of us all. Friday, March 13th 8:00pm.
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage all week long in honor of St. Patrick's Day ! Ireland 1919: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless 'Black and Tan' squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien joins his brother, Teddy, in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. But, despite an apparent victory, civil war erupts and the families, who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test. Saturday, March 14 at 12:00pm & Sunday, March 15 at 7:30pm.
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes. Throughout his career, Gaines has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today. Gaines goes as far as letting his fans influence the songs he performs each night. Saturday, March 14th 8:00pm.
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage all week long in honor of St. Patrick's Day! I n the early 20th century, Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) leads the Irish Republican Army with the help of his friends Harry Boland (Aidan Quinn) and Eamon de Valera (Alan Rickman), in a violent battle for Ireland's independence from Britain. But, when he fears the defeat of his revolution, Collins negotiates a treaty with the British, deeming him a traitor to the IRA. When he receives orders to murder his friends, Collins must decide where his loyalties lie. Sunday, March 15 at 4:30pm & Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm.
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage all week long in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Her career has spanned 25 years from the early days as a jazz performer in George’s Bistro in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now established solo career and she has sold over half a million albums.

We will be offering a special dinner made with love and a little bit of luck by our friends at The Peasant Grill. The $20 dinner deal comes with corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard. Online orders close March 11. Please call our box office at 609-466-1964 to check availability. Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30pm.

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Films That Made Music
John Joe (Bernard Hill) and his traditional Celtic folk band are ready to defend their championship at County Clare's annual All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition when his prodigal brother, Jimmy (Colm Meaney), returns home from Liverpool with his new band. Thursday, March 19 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Thursday, April 9

Sunday, May 24

Saturday Afternoon Cartoons
After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles have mutated into ninjas and live in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder. Saturday, March 21 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 12:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Saturday, April 25

Saturday, May 23

The Art of Living Well
"Mother of French New Wave" Agnès Varda offers insights into her oeuvre, using excerpts from her work to illustrate – more associatively than chronologically – her artistic visions and ideas. Sunday, March 22 at 4:00pm, Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00pm, & Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Thursday, March 26

Tuesday, March 31

Tuesday, April 7
Cinema Spotlight:
Agnès Varda
Hopewell Theater shines a spotlight on the gorgeous, quirky, and curious work of filmmaker Agnès Varda, “Mother of French New Wave” who passed away in 2019 at the age of 90.

Sun March 22 at 4pm, Tues, March 24 at 7pm, & Thursday, April 2 at 7pm

Wed, March 25 at 7pm

Sun, March 29 at 4pm

Sun, March 29 at 7:30pm

Tues, March 31 at 7pm

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. 

Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm filmmaker screening with post-film panel.

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00pm special dinner offer screening with locally foraged meal by Chef Ian Knauer of The Farm Cooking School.
Family Matinee
When a golf course development threatens to demolish a neighborhood, two brothers and their friends follow a treasure map to the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune. Calling themselves The Goonies, they set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood, but face threats along the way. Saturday, March 28 at 12:00pm.

All screenings are at 12 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Saturday, April 11

Saturday, May 9

Exhibition on Screen
Mozart and Beethoven greatly looked up to Joseph Haydn as an inspiration and yet today in concert halls he is perhaps too often overshadowed in favor of his younger contemporaries. In this eagerly-awaited documentary, Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breath-taking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. Wednesday, April 1 & Sunday, April 5.

Upcoming films in the series:

Wednesday, April 8 & Sunday, April 12
Princeton Environmental
Film Festival:
The Story of Plastic plus Q&A with director Deia Scholsberg
THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a searing expose, uncovering the ugly truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling. Different from every other plastic documentary you’ve seen, THE STORY OF PLASTIC is a life changing film depicting one of the world's most pressing environmental issues.

This screening is presented in partnership with the Princeton Environmental Film Festival, which is presented by the Princeton Public Library. Stay after for a post-film Q&A with director Deia Scholsberg. Saturday , April 18 at 7:00pm.   Limit of two tickets per person. Call box office at 609-466-1964 for reservations, no sales online.
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Classic Cinema Sundays
This classic suspense film finds ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm's associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Sunday, April 19 at 4:30pm.

All screenings are at 4:30 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Sunday, May 17

Spaghetti Western Wednesdays
A wounded outlaw (John Wayne) is sheltered by a Quaker family. Attracted to the family's angelic daughter (Gail Russell), the hard-bitten Wayne undergoes a slow and subtle transformation; still, he is obsessed with killing the man (Bruce Cabot) who murdered his foster father. The storyline traces not only the regeneration of Wayne, but of the single-minded sheriff (Harry Carey) who'd previously been determined to bring Wayne to justice. Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Wednesday, May 20

Film Noir Thursdays
Raoul Walsh’s atmospheric, realistic depiction of the long haul to livelihood in the Great Depression features Humphrey Bogart and George Raft as two brothers trying to save their independent trucking business. Ida Lupino enters the scene as the wife of a trucking company owner with whom Raft takes a job, and dominates the rest of the film, which turns from social drama to melo-murder-drama. Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm.

All screenings are at 7:00 pm. Upcoming films in the series:

Thursday, May 21

Your Stage
at Any Stage
Open Mic
Calling all singers, poets, and storytellers, neighbors near and far, anyone with obvious or unshowcased talents...Hopewell Theater’s stage is yours!

YOUR STAGE AT ANY STAGE OPEN MIC is hosted by songstress and storyteller, The Peasant Grill’s own Michelle Klein, and features her delicious desserts!

The most beloved performer of March and April’s installments - determined by audience applause - will be asked to perform at May's Open Mic night and have the opportunity to open for a future live music or comedy performance at HT. Sign-ups closed for March - buy tickets to see the show! Friday, March 20, Saturday, April 4, & Friday, May 8 at 8:00pm.

Comedy Night:
Laughter is Addictive with Frank Vignola, Rachna Hukmani, Alana Johnson, & Robert Puncher
Crave a little too much of a good thing? Can’t get enough of that certain something or someone? Then this is the evening for you! Take a night off and get your fill of laughter with comedians Frank Vignola, Rachna Hukmani, Alana Johnson, and Robert Puncher. Friday, March 27 at 8:00pm.

The True Story of
Dr. Mary Walker
Of all the 3,200 Congressional Medal of Honor winners, Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman to win our country’s highest award for heroism. She was a Civil War surgeon, dress reform crusader, women’s rights activist, suffragist, feminist, and abolitionist. Walker did not take her husband’s name upon marriage, and their wedding vows did NOT have the word OBEY in them. She was a prisoner of war, and strong patriot.

And yet, writer/director Lloyd J. Schwartz had never heard of her. Actress Kathie Barnes, who portrays Dr. Mary Walker in this one-woman play, notes that Dr. Mary Walker is truly a hero, and she is touched and honored to portray her. Saturday, March 28 at 8:00pm.

The Quickest Thinkers in Comedy
With The Quickest Thinkers in Comedy you don't just watch the show, you're a part of it. Never mean, never insulting. The people  Isaacs, Baker,  and  Vinnie Mark  bring up become instant celebrities. The crowd gives them the ideas and suggestions that they use on the spot, so there's no predicting the punch line and no show is the same twice! It's an evening filled with call backs and catchphrases that those in attendance will be using for months or years to come! Friday, April 3 at 8:00pm.

Jeremiah James:
Choose Love
International Recording Artist and West End Star,  Jeremiah James , first burst onto the London theatre scene as a member of Sony/BMGs recording group Teatro (billed as Theatreland's first super group) which culminated in a gold record (UK) and #1 Platinum record (USA) and topping it off with command performance for Queen Elizabeth II.

His current show, Jeremiah James: Choose Love, is a retrospective and celebration of love in all its forms; from the silliness of your first crush, to the awkward learning curve of dating, to the heartache of breakups, and to one day finding the real thing.  Friday, April 10 at 8:00pm.

The Amazing Kreskin
With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist - or thought reader - The Amazing Kreskin has for six decades dramatized the unique facets of the human mind… his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world. Now at 83 years of age, Kreskin continues to perform his legendary live shows in front of packed audiences around the world, playing over 200+ dates yearly. Friday, April 24 at 8:00pm.

Kat Wright
A voice that is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and beautiful all over
Saturday, March 21st 8:00pm
Toshi Reagon
A one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music
Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm
Madeleine Peyroux
One of the music industry's most compelling songwriters, famous for vintage jazz and blues
Tues, April 14 & Wed, April 15
at 7:30pm
Laura Cortese and
the Dance Cards
An indie-folk band made up of four singing string players
Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm
Appalachia melds with modern alt-country and hints of folk-rock, in this rising force of Americana
Sunday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Trace Bundy
Poetry in motion and a unique, unforgettable live experience
Saturday, April 25 at 8:00pm
The Subdudes
Intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music
Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm
Matt Nakoa
An award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist blending genres
Sunday, May 3 at 8:00pm
Willie Nile
One of the most gifted singer-songwriters from the New York scene
Saturday, May 9 at 8:00pm
Billy Gilman
Star on The Voice and youngest singer to reach #1 on Billboard Top Country Album charts
VIP tickets available
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
Mike Deni of Geographer,
Solo Acoustic Show
International star of the synth pop band Geographer brings his soulful music back to his hometown
Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30pm
Ana Egge
Singing, playing, and songwriting with striking depth from a young age
Saturday, May 30 at 8:00pm
John Sebastian
Over four decades of contributions woven into the American musical fabric
Saturday, June 6 at 8:00pm
An Evening with
Mary Gauthier
Bringing her album written with and for wounded veterans
Friday, June 19 at 8:00pm
Live at the Fillmore
An exact reproduction of the live concert experiences of the original Allman Brothers Band
Saturday, June 27 at 4:30 & 8:00pm
Matt O'Ree Band Plays
Led Zeppelin
A perfect blend of rockin’ originals and covers of one of the most legendary rock bands
Saturday, September 19 at 8:00pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.