Special Events

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THE FINEST HOURS (Last Show!)

| 2016 | 109 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Craig Gillespie


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A heroic action-thriller, THE FINEST HOURS is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: TUMBLEDOWN

| 2015 | 105 minutes | | ,
Directed by Sean Mewshaw


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Post-screening simulcast Q&A with Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, & Blythe Danner. Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, Andrew finds himself clashing with a cast of locals,…

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MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED– Presented with the Vineyard Montessori School

| 2015 | 89 minutes | |
Directed by Greg Whiteley


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Presented in collaboration with the Vineyard Montessori School.  The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

| 2015 | 180 mins | |
Conductor Patrick Summers. Director David Pountney.


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Sung in German. Three enormous, 27-metre-high fire-spewing “dragon dogs”, a Queen of the Night costume to break all records, three mythical creatures for the three ladies operated by puppeteers, and dozens of stunt artists rushing around the stage: in his staging for the Bregenz Festival, David Pountney offers “a spectacle of the…

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SPOTLIGHT

| 2015 | 127 minutes | | ,
Directed by Tom McCarthy


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SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation…

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

| 1944 | 113 mins | | , , , ,
Directed by Vincente Minnelli


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CHILDREN ADMITTED FREE TO SHOW Sally Benson’s short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: THE THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT– VIENNA

| 1999 | 81 minutes | | ,


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On December 23, 1999, The Three Tenors performed their only Christmas concert together in Vienna, Austria. This concert featured a mix of sacred and popular Christmas songs with The Three Tenors singing separately, in duets, and as a trio.

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POLAR EXPRESS — FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering

| 2004 | 100 mins | | , ,
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

FREE ADMISSION, Food Pantry Donation Offering Suggested Children: Enjoy $1 off of a small hot chocolate at Nat’s Nook (details below)! Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe…

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VINEYARD VOICES FILMS in collaboration with the MV MUSEUM

| Various | 87 minutes | |
Linsey Lee, MV Museum


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  The Vineyard’s past comes alive in five short films that capture important issues and times in American life using seldom-seen historical images and first-person accounts from Island people. The stories include Civil Rights activities, an early African-American church, the Island’s Deaf Community, the Shearer Summer Theater, and the founding of the…

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SUFFRAGETTE

| 2015 | 106 minutes | |
DIRECTED BY Sarah Gavron


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Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working…

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STORIES FOR A STARRY NIGHT– For Love of a Small Island

| 2015 | 90 mins | |


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Multi-media event. Susan Klein, Alan Brigish, and Gary Girouard will stage “STORIES FOR A STARRY NIGHT—For Love of a Small Island,” a unique collaboration of three award-winning artists. Susan’s stories about growing up in Oak Bluffs are told between the “photographic symphony” of Alan’sphotographs of the Vineyard melding on the big screen as Gary…

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OKLAHOMA– 60th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SCREENING

| 1955 | 145 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Fred Zinnemann


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Sunday’s screening of OKLAHOMA will begin about 12:10 PM tomorrow. But beginning at 11:35 will be a 25 minute pre-show — a featurette featuring Okie native and Broadway singing star Kristin Chenoweth singing songs from the classic musical based on the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II stage production. Join us for…

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DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

| 2015 | 98 minutes | |
Directed by Douglas Tirola


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Special Guest: Judy Belushi for October 24th showing only. Special pricing for this date. From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even…

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OPERA IN CINEMA: NORMA

| 2015 | 180 mins | |
Directed by Kevin Newbury


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“If we weep from emotion on hearing it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of”. That is what Richard Wagner said about Vincenzo Bellini’s most famous opera, which he considered the most perfect example of a musical tragedy. And rightly so, because in Norma Italian Romanticism reached its pinnacle. This production, by up-and-coming American stage…

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MY FAIR LADY 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

| 1964 | 192 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by George Cukor


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MY FAIR LADY is now more “loverly” than ever with a breathtaking new restoration playing in cinemas nationwide for a limited time only. In honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight time OSCAR winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original 65mm negative and scanned utilizing start-of-the-art technology under the supervision…

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New York Film Critics Series Premiere: MEADOWLAND

| 2015 | 105 min | |
Directed by Reed Morano


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After the film, there will be a simulcast Q&A featuring Olivia Wilde and Reed Morano (director) Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Phil’s (Luke Wilson) son goes missing, shattering their life together. As months pass with little information, they each struggle in their own way to cope. Phil’s more traditional route leads to an unexpected…