Mahaiwe Announces March and April Movies on New Cinema System

Great Barrington, Mass.—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present five films in March and April on a newly-installed cinema system. 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.

“Thanks to our 2019 Mahaiwe gala auction participants, we’ve purchased and installed a new digital cinema projection (DCP) system, new screen, and new projection speakers,” says Director of Production and Preservation Tristan Wilson. “These upgrades improve the cinematic experience for our film screenings, as well as for our broadcasts of Met Opera Live in HD, London’s National Theatre in HD, and Bolshoi Ballet in HD productions. Audience members will see a brighter, sharper image accompanied by Dolby surround sound, and we can now screen in all of the latest digital formats that our artists and non-profit partners are seeking for video projections and new films.”

On Thursday, March 12 at 7:00pm, the Mahaiwe will screen Grumpy Old Men (1993, PG-13). Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau star in this romantic comedy that examines the decades-old love-hate relationship between two neighbors.

The Mahaiwe will screen The Blues Brothers (1980, R) on Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm in recognition of the comedy’s 40th anniversary. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd co-star as brothers Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues in a musical mission to save the orphanage where they were raised.

Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (1994, rated R) will screen on Thursday, April 2 at 7:00pm. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, it is about two mob hitmen, a prizefighter, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits whose lives intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

There will be a matinee screening of the original Toy Story (1995, rated G) on Thursday, April 23 at 4:00pm. Produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, this animated feature film is about the secret life of toys when people are not around.

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972, rated R) stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and James Caan. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel, this now classic film about the Corleone mafia family will be shown on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm.

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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