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Monday, Sep 22
07:00 PM A Most Wanted Man
Tuesday, Sep 23
07:00 PM A Most Wanted Man
Wednesday, Sep 24
07:00 PM A Most Wanted Man
Thursday, Sep 25
05:15 PM A Most Wanted Man
08:00 PM National Theatre Live: MEDEA
Friday, Sep 26
04:15 PM The Hundred Foot Journey (New Time!)
07:00 PM The Hundred Foot Journey
Saturday, Sep 27
04:15 PM The Hundred Foot Journey (New Time!)
07:00 PM The Hundred Foot Journey
Sunday, Sep 28
01:00 PM National Theatre Live: MEDEA
04:15 PM The Hundred Foot Journey (New Time!)
07:00 PM The Hundred Foot Journey
A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man September 19-25

122 min - Thriller

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.

Director:Anton Corbijn
Writers:Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)
Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi
National Theatre

National Theatre Live Presents MEDEA

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.
It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Stage to screen. National Theatre Live, captured events at the Vashon Theatre.
Thursday, September 25th at 8:00pm.
Sunday, September 28th at 1:00pm.
Prices for National Theatre Live are
$20.00 general, $18. Sr/jr/student, $15 for groups of 20 or more

A Hundred FOot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey September 26-Oct 2nd
122 min - Drama|Romance

The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.

Director:Lasse Hallström
Writers:Steven Knight (screenplay), Richard C. Morais (book)
Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
community cinema

GreenTech- Community Cinema Sept & 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 Comedy September 30th at 6pm
MAKERS: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of ‘70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Narrated by Leslie Mann

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.

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.
Lucky Them

VFS Presents "Lucky Them" with Director Megan Griffiths October 3rd 9:30


Vashon, Washington (September 22, 2014) Vashon Film Society welcomes influential Seattle film director Megan Griffiths back to the Vashon Theatre on Friday, October 3 for a presentation of her newest film “Lucky Them.” Griffiths visited the island a few months ago for the screening of her gripping human trafficking drama “Eden,” but another side of her talents is displayed with this refreshing romantic dramedy starring Toni Collette.

“Lucky Them,” which premiered at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and was most recently seen locally at Northwest Film Forum, focuses on Seattle rock journalist Ellie Klug who is assigned by her editor (Oliver Platt) to track down an enigmatic musician from her past. Ellie is joined on her road trip by an eccentric amateur filmmaker (Thomas Haden Church), and an offbeat adventure ensues as Ellie grapples with friendship, love, and being middle aged in a youth culture.

There will be a Q&A following the screening of the film. Vashon Film Society presents special feature and documentary presentations on First Friday Gallery Cruise nights following the art walk. Friday’s show at the Vashon Theatre plays at 9:30 pm, and tickets are $7.

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

NEXT FILM October 5th -The Lost Boys

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!

box trolls

Box Trolls October 10th

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
Street Car

National Theatre Live Presents "Street Car Named Desire"

Sunday, October 12th 4:00pm
Thursday, October 16th at 8:00pm
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.
Tickets $20 for General, $18 for Jr/Sr/Student. Group Discounts available. Tickets Online and at the Box Office

GreenTech and Woman's Way Red Lodge showing of "The Invisible War"

Woman’s Way Red Lodge presents the award-winning film “The Invisible War” about the complex problem of sexual abuse against soldiers serving in our nation’s military. Following the screening, Vietnam Veteran, activist and author Sarah Blum will speak about sex abuse in the military and lead a discussion about what we can do to help keep our women and men in uniform safe. The film and discussion happens Tuesday, October 14th, 6-8:30 PM at Vashon Theatre; admission is $5-$20 suggested donation. Red Lodge thanks Island Green Tech and the Vashon Theatre for hosting Green Tech nights; neither Green Tech nor Vashon Theatre have approved, authorized or sponsored the program content and are not associated or affiliated with Woman’s Way Red Lodge.
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|

National Theatre Live, Frankenstein

Lee Miller- Thursday, October 30th 8:00pm
Cumberbatch-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

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)
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