In observance of Independence Day, Hopewell Theater will be closed on Thursday, the Fourth of July. Our box office and administrative offices will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 9 am. Stay safe and have a great holiday!
Then, this weekend, we’re showing films for kids and adults alike.
Join us on Saturday, July 6th at 4:30 pm for the G-rated film The Phantom Tollbooth! When a delivery arrives at the home of young Milo (Butch Patrick), the small tollbooth inside at first appears to be an ordinary toy. But when Milo starts to steer his miniature car through the booth’s gateway, he finds himself in a mysterious fantasy land. In Dictionopolis, Milo and his dog sidekick Tock encounter a city fixated on words, and draw the ire of Officer Short Shrift (Mel Blanc). Together they must trek through the city and over the Mountains of Ignorance in an adventure with important lessons to be learned.
For the grown-ups we’re showing the fun new dramedy Late Night, the first feature film by Emmy-nominated writer and producer Mindy Kaling on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson) is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash – and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling), a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff. With rumors swirling that
Katherine is being replaced by a younger, hipper male host, she demands that the writers make her funny and relevant again. A lifelong fan, Molly is determined to prove she’s not just a diversity hire, but the one person who can turn her idol’s career around.