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Summer film events
Local cinemas host special screenings

04/26/18



 By Angie Sykeny

asykeny@hippopress.com
 
From kids’ summer series to film festivals and live opera screenings, local cinemas are hosting all kinds of special events this summer.  
• O’Neil Cinemas (24 Calef Highway, Epping, 679-3529, oneilcinemas.com) will host a special premiere event for Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13, 2018) with Double Midnight Comics on Thursday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring characters, free comics, prizes and more. 
• The Phillips Exeter Academy presents its inaugural Climate Action Day Film Festival: The Three Ecologies at its Lamont Gallery (11 Tan Lane, Exeter, 777-3461, exeter.edu/lamontgallery), with a premiere event on Thursday, April 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., and film screenings on Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features short films that explore various aspects of environmental issues including different interpretations of The Three Ecologies by Felix Guattari. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) features a Metropolitan Opera series with live screenings Saturdays at 12:30 or 12:55 p.m., and encore screenings (Portsmouth theater only) Wednesdays at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The next screening is Cendrillon on April 28 and May 2. 
• The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com) will show the silent film Siegfried (1924) with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis on Saturday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations are accepted. 
• The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com) will show the silent film Kriemhild’s Revenge (1924) with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations are accepted. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) features a Fathom Events series which includes screenings of pre-recorded concerts, world class opera, sporting events, comedy acts, original programming and more. Upcoming screenings include Like Arrows: The Art of Parenting (2018) on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., at all locations; Labyrinth (PG, 1986) on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m., in Hooksett; and The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island (2018) on Tuesday, May 8, at 4 p.m., at all locations. 
• The NH PBS Indie Lens Pop Up Series will feature Served Like a Girl (NR, 2017) at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. The documentary film follows five female veterans as they compete for the title of Ms. Veteran America and try to help the rising number of homeless women veterans. There will be a discussion after the film. The event is free. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) features a Cult Classics series on select Thursdays, with upcoming screenings including The Last Starfighter (PG, 1984) in Hooksett on May 3 at 8 p.m.; a Back to the Future (PG, 1985) and Back to the Future Part II (PG, 1989) double feature in Merrimack on May 17 at 7 p.m.; and First Blood (R, 1982) in Portsmouth on May 24 at 8 p.m. 
• The film Theo’s Choice / Le Choix de Théo will be shown following the Franco-American Centre Video Contest awards on Friday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester, 641-7700, anselm.edu). Visit facebook.com/choixdetheo. 
• The Music Hall will have a sing-along showing of Grease at its Historic Theater (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The event begins with a vocal warm-up, instruction on how to use the free interactive prop bags during the film and some suggestions for appropriate heckles and accompanying actions. Lyrics to the songs will be shown on screen. Dressing up is strongly encouraged. Tickets are $15.  
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will have a “Super Saturday Morning” screening of The Lego Batman Movie (PG, 2017) on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., as part of a Free Comic Book Day celebration with Double Midnight Comics. Come early for costumed characters, a coloring contest, trivia and free comics. Tickets are $5. 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will have a “Family Friendly Classics” screening of Kiki’s Delivery Service (G, 1989) on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children and students. 
• The Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) will host the premiere screening of Dan Habib’s new film Intelligent Lives on Monday, May 14, at 5 p.m. The event will include a VIP reception before the screening, attended by Habib and actor Chris Cooper and his wife and actress Marianne Leone Cooper, and a Q&A and discussion after the screening with Habib, the Coopers and other actors in the film. Tickets are $20 for the screening and $50 for the screening plus the VIP reception. 
• The New Hampshire Film Office presents the New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival premiere at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) on Saturday, May 19, at noon. The three-hour event will feature 27 short films created by New Hampshire high school students followed by an awards ceremony. Tickets cost $7. Visit nhstudentfilm.com. 
• Regal Cinemas (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com) has a Studio Ghibli series every month. Upcoming films include Porco Rosso (PG, 1992) on Sunday, May 20, at 12:55 p.m., and Monday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m.; and Pom Poko (PG, 1994) on Sunday, June 17, at 12:55 p.m., and Monday, June 18, and Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
• The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com) will show the silent film The Perfect Clown (1925) with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free; donations accepted. 
• The Flying Monkey (39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com) will show a western double feature of Hell’s Hinges (1916) and The Great K & A Train Robbery (1926) on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., as part of its Silent Film Series, with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis. Tickets are $10. 
The Crossroads International Film & Discussion Series: The Final Year will be at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. The film is a unique insiders’ account of President Obama’s foreign policy team during their final year in office. Tickets are $10. 
The Thing in the Spring, an arts festival in Peterborough, will include a film series at the Peterborough Community Theatre (6 School St., Peterborough, 924-2255, pctmovies.com) Thursday, June 7, through Sunday, June 10. The films are Instructions on Parting on Thursday at 2 p.m.; Chasing Trane on Friday at 2 p.m.; Milford Graves Full Mantis on Saturday at noon, and Further Beyond on Sunday at noon. All screenings are free. Visit thethinginthespring.com. 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will show its Spring “Step Up to the Plate” Membership Campaign film, A League of Their Own (PG, 1992), on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. The event celebrates, but is not restricted to, those who have become Red River members for 2018. Enjoy baseball-themed snacks and family fun. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $11 for students and children and $10 for members. 
• The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com) will show the silent film Haldane of the Secret Service (1924)  with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, June 24, at 4:30 p.m. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
• O’Neil Cinemas (24 Calef Highway, Epping, 679-3529, oneilcinemas.com) will host its Summer Kids Series with a different movie each week, starting the first week of July with Despicable Me 3 (PG, 2017). Screenings will be held on Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. (The Wednesday, July 4 screening will be moved to Thursday, July 5 to accommodate the holiday.)  





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