AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON starts May 1st

Buy tickets for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D

avengersWhen Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

PG-13 (for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments)

2 hr. 30 min.

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English National Opera-La Traviata- May 10th at 1:00

La traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation.

A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling latraviataproductimagecharacters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Peter Konwitschny’s celebrated production returns to ENO, cutting to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death with a modern and uncluttered staging, and a running time of less than two hours.
Making her UK debut as Violetta is soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, who stars alongside ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Alfredo and acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore as Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont.
La traviata is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 1hrs 50mins.

 

National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem

datesNTLive_TheHardProblem_DigitalA5Portrait_031014-2Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 pm &

Sunday, May 17th at 1:00 pm

Tickets $20/ $18

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).
Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible

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Date Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 1:00pm

For the 5th consecutive year worldwide and its first year on Vashon Island, The Bolshoi Ballet returns to cinemas with 7 ballets including 4 satellite broadcasts from Moscow and 3 recorded shows.
The greatest ballet company in the world offers a spectacular new 2014-2015 season on the big screen featuring 5 magnificent classics including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake and 2 unreleased ballets, The Legend of Love and Ivan the Terrible, captured live and broadcast to cinemas on the same day of the performance.
Audiences across the globe will be able to enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists and corps de ballet, in cinemas only.
Each program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre-show” which takes place before each ballet. It will play the 20 minutes before the scheduled start time listed below It includes views of Moscow, views of the Bolshoi Theatre and the season trailer.
General Tickets $15. Honored Citizens, Children $ Students $14. Groups of 20 or more $11 each
Tickets online or at the Box Office
Ivan the Terrible is Yuri Grigorovich’s dazzling ballet of intrigue and murder in 16th-century Russia. Following his coronation as the Tsar of all the Russias, Ivan IV must choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters as Tsarina. He selects Anastasia Romanovna. Their marriage proves to be a happy one. Unfortunately the Boyars continue to plot against him and eventually poison his beloved wife. Ivan sinks into madness. This powerful and dramatic two-act ballet Premiered in 1975. It’s lyrical evocation of life in 16th century Russia, is filled with vigor and grace. Hugely popular with western audiences, this impressive work in the true Bolshoi style has recently been revived to take its rightful place in the company’s modern repertoire.

Community Cinema Final Showing for the Season

CommunityCinemafullrunposterWEBCommunity 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.

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.

Vashon Audubon Free Events

Tuesday, June 9th, 6 PM at Vashon Theatre
Vashon Audubon Society presents Dr. John Marzluff screening two short films and discussing his new book Welcome to Subirdia. The event is free and open to the public.

Audo june2015Dr. John Marzluff is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington whose decades of research on ravens and crows have produced numerous award-wining books, hundreds of scientific papers and has been the focus of 2 film documentaries on PBS. His most recent book Welcome to Subirdia reveals how residential areas host a splendid array of biological diversity, and may play a key role I preventing loss of species in face of climate change and human impact. Suburb yards and green areas have become valuable habitats for birds and other threatened species.

The first screening is a how-to for creating a bird-friendly garden with ponds, fountains, nesting boxes and green barriers. Learn the ten important steps to follow for the well being of birds. The second film deals with funeral behavior of crows tapping into decades of corvid research that Dr. Marzluff has pioneered. Both films were directed by Michael Werner. Q&A will follow both films with a brief intermission.

Dr. John Marzluff is also leader of the US Fish and Wildlife Recovery Team for the endangered Mariana Crow and a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union.

This program is co-sponsored by Vashon Theatre and Island Greentech.

Copies of Welcome to Subirdia will be available for sale.