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Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary
Mon 12/05/2016

Plot Synopsis
Fathom Events and GKIDS are excited to bring the classic Japanese anime fantasy film, Spirited Away, back to cinemas nationwide for a special 15th Anniversary celebration on Sunday, December 4 (English Dubbed) and Monday, December 5 (English Subtitles) only. Chihiro thinks she is on another boring trip with her parents. But when they stop at a village that is not all that it seems, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave. She must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world

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Friend Request
Fri 12/09/2016

Genre
Horror, Thriller

Directed By
Simon Verhoeven

Starring
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo, Brit Morgan

Plot Synopsis
When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

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Office Christmas Party
Fri 12/09/2016

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
Josh Gordon, Will Speck

Starring
Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung

Plot Synopsis
When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

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Met Opera: L'amour De Loin
Sat 12/10/2016

Plot Synopsis
Libretto by Amin Maalouf Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

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From Here to Eternity
Sun 12/11/2016

Genre
Drama, Romance, War

Directed By
Fred Zinnemann

Starring
Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Plot Synopsis
It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance.

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George Takei's Allegiance on Broadway
Tue 12/13/2016

Genre
Musical

Plot Synopsis
Fathom Events and Sing Out, Louise! Productions are thrilled to present George Takei’s profound work, Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen, in select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Tuesday, December 13. Straight from its Broadway run and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness. Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events of Pearl Harbor. Legendary performer George Takei who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga. The big screen premiere of this epic new musical will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Tue 12/13/2016

Plot Synopsis
Guests are gathering for a Christmas party at the Stahlbaum home. Among them are Drosselmeyer, godfather to Marie and Fritz, the Stahlbaums’ children. He hasbrought them a wonderful present: a funny Nutcracker. The children wait with impatience for when at long last they will be shown the Christmas tree and the presents. The long awaited moment comes: the handsomely adorned Christmas tree is presented tothe assembled company. Drosselmeyer suddenly appears disguised as a magician: he is not recognized by the children. Their unknown guest’s ability to make their toys come alive delights the children but, as everything thatis clad in mystery, it involuntarily arouses their fear. In order to calm them down, Drosselmeyer takes off his mask and the chil­dren now recognize their beloved godfather. Marie wants to play withthe wonderful dolls which have come alive, but they have already been tidied away. To comfort Marie, Drosselmeyer gives her the Nutcracker-Doll. Marie takes a great liking to this awkward, funnycreature. Marie’s brother Fritz, who is a great tease and very naughty, acci­dentally breaks the doll. With great tenderness, Marie comforts her injured Nutcracker and rocks it backwards and forwards. Fritzand his friends now put on mouse masks and tease poor Marie. The guests appear from an adjoining room. After the final, ceremonial Grossvater dance, they all leave. At night the room where the Christmas tree stands is bathed in moonlight. It looks mysterious and full of magical secrets. Overcoming her fears, Marie has come to the room to visit her ‘sick’Nutcracker-Doll. She kisses the doll and rocks it. Drosselmeyer now appears. But instead of her kind godfather, he has turned into a wizard. At a wave of his hand everything around them is transformed: the walls of the room slide back, the Christmastree starts to grow. And all the toys come alive and grow together with the tree. Suddenly, mice creep out from under the floor­boards, led by the Mouse King. The

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From Here to Eternity
Wed 12/14/2016

Genre
Drama, Romance, War

Directed By
Fred Zinnemann

Starring
Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Plot Synopsis
It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2D
Thu 12/15/2016

Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Directed By
Gareth Edwards

Starring
Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed

Plot Synopsis
The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 3D
Thu 12/15/2016

Genre
Action, Adeventure, Sci-Fi

Directed By
Gareth Edwards

Starring
Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed

Plot Synopsis
The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow

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Collateral Beauty
Fri 12/16/2016

Genre
Drama

Directed By
David Frankel

Starring
Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton

Plot Synopsis
A tragic event sends a New York ad man on a downward spiral.

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The Space Between Us
Fri 12/16/2016

Genre
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Directed By
Peter Chelsom

Starring
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman

Plot Synopsis
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he's eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars - from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner's organs can't withstand Earth's atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.

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Sing
Wed 12/21/2016

Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama

Directed By
Garth Jennings

Starring
Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton

Plot Synopsis
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.

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Passengers
Wed 12/21/2016

Genre
Adventure, Drama, Romance

Directed By
Morten Tyldum

Starring
Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia

Plot Synopsis
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Assassin's Creed
Wed 12/21/2016

Genre
Action, Fantasy

Directed By
Justin Kurzel

Starring
Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Essie Davis

Plot Synopsis
When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

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Met Opera: L'amour De Loin
Wed 12/21/2016
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Why Him?
Fri 12/23/2016

Genre
Comedy

Directed By
John Hamburg

Starring
Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Adam Devine

Plot Synopsis
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The rivalry develops,and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Tue 12/27/2016
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Gold
Wed 12/28/2016

Genre
Short, Biography, History

Directed By
Guilhem Connac

Starring
Didier Chaix, Benoît Labannierre, Gabriel Targues, Robert Thiel

Plot Synopsis
California, 1847. The upcoming gold rush is going to change the destiny of several inhabitants of the young city of San Francisco. This film relates on a human-scale this major event of the United-States History.

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Fences
Wed 12/28/2016

Genre
Drama

Directed By
Denzel Washington

Starring
Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson

Plot Synopsis
An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Thu 12/29/2016
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Met Opera: Nabucco
Sat 01/07/2017

Plot Synopsis
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people.

Nt Live: No Man's Land
Tue 01/10/2017
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National Theater Live: No Man's Land
Tue 01/10/2017

Starring
Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Owen Teale, Damien Molony

Plot Synopsis
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

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Met Opera: Nabucco
Wed 01/11/2017

Plot Synopsis
The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine. Liudmyla Monastyrska is Abigaille, the warrior woman determined to rule empires, and Jamie Barton is the heroic Fenena. Dmitri Belosselskiy is the stentorian voice of the oppressed Hebrew people

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Met Opera: Romeo Et Juliette
Sat 01/21/2017

Plot Synopsis
When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in Manon at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation. The production, by director Bartlett Sher, has already won acclaim for its vivid 18th-century milieu and stunning costumes during runs at Salzburg and La Scala. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the sumptuous score.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Tue 01/24/2017

Plot Synopsis
In the palace of King Florestan XIV the wedding of his daughter, Princess Aurora, is being celebrated. Master of Ceremonies Catalabutte is checking the invitation list. The Lilac Fairy and Good Fairies appear among the courtiers and the guests coming to congratulate the Princess. They bring the newborn infant gifts, endowing her with the finest human attributes. Suddenly, a great noise is heard. The evil and powerful Carabosse Fairy drives into the ballroom with her repulsive suite. They forgot to invite her to the wedding. An irate Carabosse predicts that Aurora will die young from pricking her finger with a knitting spindle. But the Lilac Fairy intervenes: she predicts that the forces of good will neutralize the sinister spell. With a peremptory gesture, she forces Carabosse to leave the palace.

Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary
Sun 01/29/2017
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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Tue 02/07/2017

Plot Synopsis
In an old German castle, the birthday of Prince Siegfried is being celebrated; today he comes of age. He is congratulatedby his mother, the Princess Mother, friends and courtiers. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight. From this day on a sense of duty, valor willbe the guiding principles in his life. The last toasts are pronounced in his honor, young girls, his contemporaries, try to attract his attention, but Siegfried is overcome by emotions of a different order.He dreams of a pure, ideal love. The festivities draw to an end, the guests depart, leaving the prince alone with his thoughts in the gathering dusk. Night falls.Siegfried is conscious of the presence of a shadow at his side, it is as if some mysterious force is beckoning to him. It is the EvilGenius, or Fate itself, who has come to reveal some perturbing secrets to the Prince. Submitting to the powerful pull of his invisible companion’s presence and fullof anxious foreboding, Siegfried succumbs to the ideal world of his dreams...

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National Theater Live: Amadeus
Tue 02/14/2017

Plot Synopsis
Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

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Met Opera: Rusalka
Sat 02/25/2017

Plot Synopsis
Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

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Met Opera: La Traviata
Sat 03/11/2017

Plot Synopsis
Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

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Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening
Tue 03/21/2017
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Met Opera: Idomeneo
Sat 03/25/2017

Plot Synopsis
Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

Samaritain's Purse Pres. Facing Darkness
Thu 03/30/2017
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Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time
Tue 04/11/2017
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Met Opera: Eugene Onegin
Sat 04/22/2017

Plot Synopsis
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

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Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier
Sat 05/13/2017

Plot Synopsis
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

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