Mahaiwe Announces January and February Movies

Great Barrington, Mass.— Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present six films in January and February. Sponsored by Buchwald, Mahaiwe Movies tickets (general admission) are $8 for adults and $5 for children. The theater partners with Only in My Dreams Events to enrich each screening with a movie-themed treat. Popcorn, candy, and beverages are for sale at the lobby concessions stand.

On Thursday, January 9 at 7:00pm, the Mahaiwe will screen Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire (2008, rated R). Winner of eight Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, this film tells the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life.

Prince made his semiautobiographical film debut in Purple Rain (1984, rated R), which will screen on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00pm. The movie won Academy Awards for best original musical and best original song score. Its soundtrack hits include “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Purple Rain,” “I Would Die 4 U,” and more.

The Mahaiwe will celebrate Ground Hog Day on Sunday, February 2 at 7:00pm with a screening of Harold Ramis’s Groundhog Day (1993, rated PG). Bill Murray is at his wry, wisecracking best in this romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life.

There will be a Valentine’s Day screening of Moonstruck (1987, rated PG) on Friday, February 14 at 7:00pm. Winner of three Academy Awards, including best actress for Cher and best supporting actress for Olympia Dukakis, this exuberantly funny film is a tribute to love.

On Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm, the Mahaiwe will present The Great Muppet Caper (1981, rated G) in which the Muppets travel to London to stop a jewel heist. Jim Henson made his feature film directorial debut with this mystery musical comedy.

In addition, the Mahaiwe will present a special ski season screening of Warren Miller’s Timeless (2019) on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm. In its 70th full-length feature film, Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen travels the globe by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Tickets are $15, with $10 tickets available to Mahaiwe members and Ski Butternut and Catamount season pass holders.

The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Box office hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00pm and three hours before show times. For tickets and information, see www.mahaiwe.org or call 413.528.0100.

About the Mahaiwe

Located in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the year-round presenter of world-class music, dance, theater, classic films, Live in HD broadcasts, and arts education programs for the southern Berkshires and neighboring regions. The intimate jewel box of a theater opened in 1905. Since 2005, the performing arts center has hosted over 1,500 events and welcomed over half a million people through its doors. More than 22,000 students from 73 different schools have benefited from the Mahaiwe’s school-time performances and residencies. For more information, see www.mahaiwe.org.

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