Cinematique of Wilmington Film Series

Cinematique of Wilmington is a series of classic, foreign and notable films sponsored by WHQR and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts.

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM,  910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street.

Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.

Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee )

Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office.

ALL FILMS BEGIN AT 7PM

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Tea with the Dames runs from Monday, November 12 thru Wednesday, November 14. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

The Wife runs from Monday, October 22 thru Friday, October 26. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

Juliet, Naked runs from Monday, October 15 thru Friday, October 19. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

**Due to the weather, Cinematique has cancelled all screenings of Sorry To Bother You. We hope to be back up and running soon!**

 

There will be a Q& A following Cinematique’s September 10th 7pm screening of Leave No Trace at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theater.

Leave No Trace runs from Monday, September 10 thru Wednesday, September 12. It screens Monday and Tuesday at 7pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

Wednesday's screenings are cancelled. We are tracking Hurricane Florence's movement and will update here if further dates are cancelled. 

Three Identical Strangers runs from Monday, September 3 thru Wednesday, September 5. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

Eighth Grade runs from Monday, August 27 thru Friday, August 31. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? runs from Monday, August 13 thru Wednesday, August 15th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

On Chesil Beach runs from Monday, August 6th, thru Wednesday, August 8th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

First Reformed runs from Monday, July 30th, thru Friday, August 3rd. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in the Stein Theatre.

Hearts Beat Loud runs from Monday, July 23rd thru Wednesday, July 25th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in the Stein Theatre.

Cinematique Presents: "Disobedience"

Jun 12, 2018

Disobedience will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, July 16th, to Wednesday, July 18th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.

Cinematique Presents: "Yellow Submarine"

Jun 12, 2018

Yellow Submarine will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, July 9th, to Wednesday, July 11th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, Cinematique is pleased to bring Yellow Submarine to Wilmington. In this special remastered rerelease of the 1968 film, The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies in an animated journey filled with puns and dry British humor. The swirling animation is a mixture of pop-culture images and modern artistic styles brought together with an antiwar message and some clever political commentary.

Cinematique Presents: "Lean on Pete"

May 14, 2018

Lean on Pete will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 25th, to Wednesday, June 27th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery, and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie, help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Cinematique Presents: "Foxtrot"

May 14, 2018

Foxtrot will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 18th, to Wednesday, June 20th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

A grieving father experiences the absurd circumstances around the death of his son in this latest critical reflection on military culture from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz (Lebanon). Michael and Daphna Feldmann (Lior Ashkenazi and Sarah Adler) have barely begun to accept the horrific news about their son, when they discover that all is not what it seems.

Cinematique Presents: "Isle of Dogs"

May 14, 2018

Isle of Dogs will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 11th, to Wednesday, June 13th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Renowned filmmaker Wes Anderson has assembled an amazing ensemble voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand, for this fantastic stop-motion animation adventure about a young boy who takes an epic journey to find his dog.

Cinematique Presents: "RBG"

Apr 13, 2018

RBG will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 28th, to Wednesday, May 30th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Cinematique Presents: "The Death of Stalin"

Apr 13, 2018

The Death of Stalin will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 21st, to Wednesday, May 23rd. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Don’t miss this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire! Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

Cinematique Presents: "A Fantastic Woman"

Apr 13, 2018

A Fantastic Woman will be shown in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre from Monday, May 14th, to Friday, May 18th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

Cinematique Presents: "The Leisure Seeker"

Apr 13, 2018

The Leisure Seeker will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 7th, to Wednesday, May 9th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland star as a runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. Travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, they recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Cinematique Presents: "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool"

Feb 23, 2018

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, April 2nd, to Wednesday, April 4th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Stars Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, and Julie Walters.

Cinematique Presents: "The Shape of Water"

Feb 23, 2018

Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Motion Picture, and Best Director, The Shape of Water will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, March 5th, to Wednesday, March 7th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, and nominated for thirteen Academy Awards comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. The star-studded cast includes Cally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Sichael Stuhlbarg.

Cinematique Presents: "Phantom Thread"

Feb 9, 2018

Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Motion Picture, and Best Director, Phantom Thread will be shown in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre from Monday, February 26th, to Friday, March 2nd. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps.

Cinematique Presents: "Call Me By Your Name"

Jan 24, 2018

Three time Golden Globe nominee and currently nominated for three Academy Awards, Call Me By Your Name will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre at 7pm from Monday, February 19th, to Wednesday, February 21st with an extra show Wednesday at 4pm. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

From Monday, February 12th, to Wednesday, February 14th, The Oscar Nominated Short Films for 2018 will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Monday, February 12th - Live Action (120 minutes)
Tuesday, February 13th - Animation (90 minutes)
Wednesday, February 14th - Documentary A (4pm) & Documentary B (7pm) (184 minutes total)

For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

Winner of four Golden Globes and nominated for seven different Oscars, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, January 29th, to Thursday, February 1st. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Cinematique Presents: "Lady Bird"

Dec 7, 2017

From Monday, January 15th, to Wednesday, January 17th, Lady Bird will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

In a film receiving a perfect 100% on rottentomatoes.com, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. Stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Tracey Letts.

Cinematique Presents: "Jane"

Dec 7, 2017

From Monday, January 8th, to Wednesday, January 10th, Jane will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

Cinematique Presents: "The Florida Project"

Nov 20, 2017

From Monday, December 11th, to Wednesday, December 13th, The Florida Project will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

A six-year-old girl and her two best friends run wild on the grounds of a week-by-week motel complex on the edge of Orlando's Disney World in Sean Baker's depiction of childhood on the margins, a film of fierce energy, tenderness, and great beauty. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the utterly unique world around them. Her delicate fantasy, however, is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter. Stars Golden Globe Nominee Willem Defoe.

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