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Monday, Oct 20
06:00 PM BoxTrolls 2D
08:00 PM Magic in the Moonlight
Tuesday, Oct 21
06:00 PM GreenTech Night- Shape Up Vashon
Friday, Oct 24
04:30 PM Love is Strange
07:00 PM Love is Strange
Saturday, Oct 25
04:30 PM Love is Strange
Sunday, Oct 26
04:30 PM Love is Strange
07:00 PM Love is Strange
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Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

97 min - Comedy|Romance - PG-13
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.
Director: Woody Allen
Writer:Woody Allen
Stars:Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden
box trolls

Box Trolls holds over until October 20

The Boxtrolls(2014)
97 min - Animation|Adventure|Comedy

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Directors:Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi
Writers:Irena Brignull (screenplay), Adam Pava (screenplay)
Stars:Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost
Fed UP

GreenTech and Shape up Vashon Present Fed Up


Sponsored by GreenTech, Shape Up Vashon, and the Vashon Theater.
Admission is free; Donations are welcome.

October 21st at 6pm

1948 Best Picture Oscar Winner Hamlet

Howing for Free at the Vashon Theatre Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm
155 min - Drama - 12 August 1948
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
Director:Laurence Olivier
Writer:William Shakespeare (by)
Stars:Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie|
community cinema

GreenTech- Community Cinema October FREE

Community Cinema Vashon is back for a 6th season of presenting FREE preview screenings of films from PBS's Independent Lens series. Community Cinema Vashon is presented free to the public on the last Tuesday each month September through May thanks to the generous support of Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre. The films start at 6pm, and a discussion follows each 60-minute long film.

Makers; Women in Hollywood October 28th at 6pm
MAKERS: Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. Produced by Rory Kennedy with Producer/Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton. Narrated by Julia Roberts.

National Theatre Live, Frankenstein

Lee Miller as Frankenstein- Thursday, October 30th 8:00pm
Cumberbatch as Frankenstein-Sunday, November 9th 1:00pm

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.Tickets $20 for General, $18 for Jr/Sr/Student. Group Discounts available. Tickets Online and at the Box Office
Buy tickets for Frankenstein: National Theatre Live

Halloween (1978) October 1st at 8:30 & Friday, October 31st at 8pm

91 min - Horror - 25 October 1978 (USA)
A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Director:John Carpenter
Writers:John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)
Stars:Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran |
Encore show October 31st at 8pm
Tickets $9/$8 tickets at the BOX OFFICE 30 min before the show.

Sci Fi SUNDAY the first SUNDAY of every month at 1:30

NEXT FILM November-The Thing

Join us at the Vashon Theatre in Support of The Chicken Soup Brigade. And we are accepting Canned food. Chicken Soup Brigade improves the nutritional health of individuals living with chronic conditions and hunger. We recognize the importance of nutrition to overall health. It has the power to reduce symptoms of many illnesses. It can minimize medication side effects. And it can provide comfort when it is needed most.
Vashon Theatre donates it's staff and building for these events, making all of your ticket sales go to this cause!


Bolshoi Ballet Coming this Fall to the Vashon Theatre

Date Sunday November 23rd, 2014 1:00pm
Running time 2h30

Music Cesare Pugni
Libretto Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa
Choreography, sets and costumes Pierre Lacotte

Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Aspicia), Ruslan Skvortsov (Lord Wilson) and Nina Kaptsova (Ramze, Aspicia's slave)

Young Englishman Lord Wilson is travelling through Egypt when a powerful storm breaks out. He is forced to take shelter in the nearest pyramid, where the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs lies entombed. Lord Wilson falls asleep and begins to dream that the princess has come to life.

The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.

With its exotic setting, impressive parades, spectacular variations and crowd scenes, this grand 19th-century Orientalist fantasy is one of the most remarkable productions in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. The main roles are here danced by Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova and Ruslan Skvortsov.

(Ballet recorded live on November 25th, 2012)
Comedy Night

35th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 26th at 7:30 pm
Tickets $17 for General $15 for Senior/Students
The comedians performing come from not only the Seattle area but from across the US and truly internationally - Canada, Australia, UK, Slovenia, and even Portlandia.
"Within weeks of winning the 2012 Seattle Comedy Competition, I met with every network there is besides PBS and the Lifetime Channel. Everyone from network CEO's to casting directors. I got to pitch a sitcom pilot to Comedy Central. "
That's comedian Michael Malone, talking on the phone from his hotel room in Houston Texas, where he is headlining the JokeJoint Comedy Showcase, a new iteration of one of Houston's heritage comedy clubs.
"800 comedians entered the contest, you had to submit video and all that stuff, and they whittled it down to 33, and I was honored just to be a part of that 33. Then it tiers down to 10. Then it tiers down to a top five, and then you have a winner. Every time it tiered down, I was just honored to be a part of it."
It all starts on Wednesday, November 5 2014 with an Opening Night Gala at the historic Columbia City Theater in Seattle, where 16 of the 32 chosen participants begin their run toward the championship. After 23 shows in 26 days in 19 venues around Western Washington, the winner will take the crown from reigning champ Zoltan Kaszas.
The finalists of the Seattle International Comedy Competition will have performed a minimum of 17 shows, been judged by 61 different judges, and received 427 separate scores. All while fully dressed. No wonder Hollywood seeks them out.

This is the REAL "Last Comic Standing."
mice and men

National Theatre Live Presents "Of Mice and Men"

Saturday, November 29th at 9:30pm &
Sunday, November 30th at 1:00pm
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men is directed by Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circles award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County) and features Leighton Meester (Country Strong, Gossip Girl) and Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer). The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.

Running Time: 150 minutes (2 hours, 30 minutes) with one intermission
Tickets $20 for General, $18 for Jr/Sr/Student. Group Discounts available. Tickets Online and at the Box Office
2014 season

GreenTech- Community Cinema

Community Cinema Vashon is back for a 6th season of presenting FREE preview screenings of films from PBS's Independent Lens series. Community Cinema Vashon is presented free to the public on the last Tuesday each month September through May thanks to the generous support of Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre. The films start at 6pm, and a discussion follows each 60-minute long film.

Evolution of a Criminal
By Darius Clark Monroe
Screening November 25, FREE! VASHON THEATRE 6pm
Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to become a bank robber as a teenager in Texas, though interviews with family, friends, and mentors involved in his story as well as by returning to the scene of the crime.

A Path Appears
By Maro Chermayeff
Screening January 27, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
From the team that brought you the groundbreaking Half the Sky, A Path Appears goes to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and the USA to uncover the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

American Denial
By Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Kelly Thomson
Screening February 24, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
In 1944 Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal asked: How could America’s belief in liberty and equality also enable Jim Crow segregation? American Denial uses Myrdal’s inquiry to probe — through a diverse chorus of commentators — the power of unconscious biases today in what some have called post-racial America.

The Homestretch
By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Screening March 31, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from the trauma of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

Limited Partnership
By Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina
Screening May 26, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
After falling in love, a Filipino American and an Australian in 1975 became one of the world’s first same-sex couples to legally marry. The pioneering couple’s fight for justice raged on for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Thursday, December 4th 7:00pm
Running time 3hr

Music Arif Melikov
Libretto Nâzım Hikmet
Original choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad.

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

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Best Rural Movie Theatre 2010- Seattle Weekly

Vashon Island dances to its own beat. Unlike the Bainbridge, Bremerton, or even Kingston ferries, if you walk onto the one departing Fauntleroy for the southwesterly isle, you're sort of stranded. Even if you bring a bike, the hill you're confronted with at the onset of the three-mile ride to Vashon's tiny commercial strip is so daunting that you'll be thumbing it in no time. But once you make it there, it's worth it, in large part because of the Vashon Theatre. Sure, they show movies—really interesting documentaries, charming indies, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at midnight. There's something for everyone, a sentiment amplified by the fact that the theater also hosts live music and theatrical productions—even an Oscar-night party, replete with a red carpet and snazzily dressed revelers. It's not just a great place to take in a flick; it's a community anchor, and a sure sign that the silver-screen experience can be preserved for as long as people are willing to breathe ingenuity and life into it. —Mike Seely
flying corn