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NOW PLAYING: Sept 26th – Oct 2nd




NIGHTLY @ 7:15

FRI SAT @ 9:00

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The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred Together to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.  Truly inventive and dazzling stop-animation; The Boxtrolls is a laugh-out-loud, thoroughly entertaining comedy-adventure that will appeal to all ages.

Rated G 1hr35


Maina finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life and her peoples history. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend Matsii as she lay on her deathbed, Maina has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, Matsiis 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuit. Maina is then taken captive herself by Natak and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice. Introduced as enemies, the two grow fond of each other and struggle to forge a relationship against the odds of different culture, customs and conspiracy.  Featuring breathtaking cinematography, Maïna is not just a love story. It is a critically acclaimed adventure tale of cultural conflict and healing.

Rated PG (violence; sexually suggestive scene) 1hr45


Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France and decides to open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. The chef proprietress, Mallory, of the Michelin starred restaurant (just one hundred feet away) is not too happy about the arrival her new neighbors and potential competition. But when Mallory discovers Hassan’s culinary gifts, she takes him under her wing.  Starring the incomparable Helen Mirren (and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey), The Hundred Foot Journey is an absolute delight!

Rated PG (violence & course lang.) 2hrs

Starts Friday: Oct 3rd – 9th


NIGHTLY @ 7:00

FRI SAT @ 9:10

SAT SUN TUE @ 2:00


NIGHTLY @ 7:15

FRI SAT @ 9:00

SAT SUN TUE @ 2:15

This is Where I Leave You

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who love them best, they ultimately reconnect amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption. Featuring an incredible cast including Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Rose Byrne, This is Where I Leave You perfectly matches laughter and tears in this engaging family comedy-drama.

Rated 14A (coarse lang; sexually suggestive scenes) 1hr45



The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred Together to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.  Truly inventive and dazzling stop-animation; The Boxtrolls is a laugh-out-loud, thoroughly entertaining comedy-adventure that will appeal to all ages.

Rated G 1hr35

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The Judge & The maze runner


oct 10th

The Judge

The Maze Runner

Gone Girl

Life Itself


Hector and the Search for Happiness

The Good Lie


One Chance



My Old Lady

The Theory of Everything

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1


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The Metropolitan Opera

2014 – 2015 Season

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Verdi’s Macbeth

Italian w/English subtitles

Sat, Oct11, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs15

Synopsis: Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.


Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Zeljko Lučić, Anna Netrebko, also starring Joseph Calleja, René Pape



Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Oct 18, 2014 @10:00

Running time: 3hrs50

Synopsis: Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering

Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.


Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen, Marina Poplavskaya, Peter Mattei, Isabel Leonard



Bizet’s Carmen

French w/English subtitles

Sat, Nov 1, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.


Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado/Louis Langrée
Featuring: Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, also starring Anita Hartig, Ildar Abdrazakov



Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia 

Italian w/English subtitles

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs25

Synopsis: The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.


Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Isabel Leonard, Lawrene Brownlee, Christopher Maltman



Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  German w/English subtitles

Sat, Dec 13, 2014 @9:00

Running Time: 6hrs

Synopsis: James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.


Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Johan Botha, Annette Dasch, Johan Reuter



Lehar’s The Merry Widow

English w/ subtitles

Sat, Jan 17, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs

Synopsis: The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.


Conductor: Andrew Davis/ Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O'Hara, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen



Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann 

German w/English subtitles

Sat, Jan 31, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs45

Synopsis: The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.


Conductor: James Levine/Yves Abel
Featuring: Vittorio Grigolo, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson



Double Bill

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta

Russian w/English subtitles

Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Hungarian w/English subtitles

Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta)followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala/Mikhail Petrenko, Nadja Michael




Rossini’s La Donna del Lago 

Italian w/English subtitles

Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.


Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez



Double Bill

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci 

Italian w/English subtitles

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana 

Italian w/English subtitles

Sat, Apr 25, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.


Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Marcelo Álvarez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Zeljko Lučić. Marcelo Álvarez, Patricia Racette, George Gagnidze



Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Major Hurdle in Labor Talks


The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning, clearing the last major hurdle before the company could go ahead with its coming season of operas featuring jealous lovers, dying sopranos, and a fellow named Figaro — both before and after his marriage.

The Met’s management, whose demand for concessions sparked the worst labor strife at the opera house in decades, abandoned its threat to lock out workers just over a month before the opening of the opera season once the deal was struck. The agreement was reached at about 3:15 a.m., following a marathon bargaining session extended past a deadline of midnight Tuesday.

The Met said that the agreement prevented “a potential labor crisis at the nation’s largest performing arts organization.” It added that “preseason rehearsals and preparations for the 2014-15 season will continue without interruption.

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