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Aug
19
Sun
ANDRE RIEU – 2018 Maastricht Concert
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This summer it will be all about the world of love! Amore, my tribute to love is André’s tribute to love, the love for music and for both of his families : the small one, his wife and children – and the big one, the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

  • Run Time: 2h 50m

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Members: $16
General: $20
Youth: $8
Prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
21
Tue
THE LEISURE SEEKER
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm


The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling 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.

“This first English-language film from the Italian director Paolo Virza is an impeccably acted, teary-funny comedy about an ageing couple coming to terms with the fact that their days of living independently are numbered.”

USA
112 min.
R

comedy/adventure/drama

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Aug
23
Thu
MAMMA MIA 2: Here We Go Again
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs.

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky’s (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother, Donna’s (Meryl Streep) villa. With Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie’s (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna’s past, including how she fronted The Dynamos, started her villa on the island from nothing, met each one of Sophie’s dads, Sam, Bill and Harry (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colin Firth), and raised a daughter, without a mother to guide her. She also has an unexpected visit from someone she has never even met: her estranged maternal grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher).

Director: Ol Parker

Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay by), Richard Curtis (story by)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical |

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
24
Fri
MAMMA MIA 2: Here We Go Again
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs.

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky’s (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother, Donna’s (Meryl Streep) villa. With Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie’s (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna’s past, including how she fronted The Dynamos, started her villa on the island from nothing, met each one of Sophie’s dads, Sam, Bill and Harry (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colin Firth), and raised a daughter, without a mother to guide her. She also has an unexpected visit from someone she has never even met: her estranged maternal grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher).

Director: Ol Parker

Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay by), Richard Curtis (story by)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical |

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
25
Sat
PORT CITIES
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm

In the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the masses. They’ve continued to explore and evolve their ambitious pop sound, melding diverse musical backgrounds to create an alchemy that’s part art, part songwriting science, and all magic: the nimble dynamism of Breagh MacKinnon’s smoky, jazz-indebted delivery, Dylan Guthro’s simmering and soulful R&B swagger, and Carleton Stone’s razor-sharp, romantic rock ‘n’ roll. Their music is a mix of unforgettable melodies and high-flying harmonies with an electrifying heart.

With five Nova Scotia Music Awards, a SOCAN #1 Award (for “Back to the Bottom”), and stints at #1 on CBC and Spotify chart, Port Cities is set to reach audiences worldwide.

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

General Ticket Price: $36

Member Price: $32

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
26
Sun
MAMMA MIA 2: Here We Go Again
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs.

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with Sky’s (Dominic Cooper) child while running her mother, Donna’s (Meryl Streep) villa. With Tanya (Christine Baranski) and Rosie’s (Julie Walters) guidance, Sophie will find out more of Donna’s past, including how she fronted The Dynamos, started her villa on the island from nothing, met each one of Sophie’s dads, Sam, Bill and Harry (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, and Colin Firth), and raised a daughter, without a mother to guide her. She also has an unexpected visit from someone she has never even met: her estranged maternal grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (Cher).

 

PG-13 | 1hr 54min | USA

Comedy, Musical

Director: Ol Parker

Writers: Ol Parker (screenplay by), Richard Curtis (story by)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Musical |

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Aug
31
Fri
MAUDIE
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, MAUDIE-mania returns to King’s!

***Reserve seating available, call the Box Office at 902-532-7704***

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s best known and most loved folk artists.

The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

A touching and inspiring story about following one’s dreams in spite of life’s obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity.” – Tomris Laffly, Time Out

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

***Reserve seating available, call the Box Office at 902-532-7704***

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Sep
2
Sun
MAUDIE
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, MAUDIE-mania returns to King’s!

***Reserve seating available, call the Box Office at 902-5322-7704***

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s best known and most loved folk artists.

The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

A touching and inspiring story about following one’s dreams in spite of life’s obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity.” – Tomris Laffly, Time Out

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

***Reserve seating available, call the Box Office at 902-532-7704***

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Sep
4
Tue
PUZZLE – Film Society Season Launch
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling. Agnes (Kelly Macdonald, Goodbye Christopher Robin) lives a quiet, monotonous life waiting hand-and-foot on her husband, Louie (David Denman, Logan, Lucky), and her two adult sons. After an evening of birthday celebrations — she cleans, cooks, and prepares the house for what turns out to be her own party — she notices a gift that strikes her interest: a jigsaw puzzle of a world map. Finishing the puzzle in record time, Agnes soon finds herself answering a “partner wanted” advertisement from puzzle champion Robert (Lunchbox star Irrfan Khan). As Agnes learns more about her gift at assembling the increasingly difficult puzzles Robert challenges her with, she also begins to give voice to her long-dormant desires. An adaptation of the 2009 Berlin Film Festival breakout hit of the same name from Argentina, Puzzle provides a sweet-natured glimpse into the complex interiority of what appears to be an entirely unremarkable life. Macdonald delivers a striking performance as Agnes, hinting at a deep longing for expression hidden beneath a lifetime of restraint. Puzzle asks us to consider what we might discover about ourselves if we allow that first spark of curiosity to ignite passion, courage, and a little stubborn determination.

  • USA, 2018
  • English
  • 103 minutes
  • Director: Marc Turtletaub
  • With: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, Austin Abrams

 

“From its first elegantly shot frame, you know Puzzle is going to be something special.”

The Playlist

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Sep
7
Fri
DAVID MYLES – Golf Tee-up Concert
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm

We are excited to welcome the wonderful DAVID MYLES back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 10th Annual Tournament of King’s!

THANKS TO OUR OFFICIAL CONCERT SPONSOR JUST US

Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking. – No Depression

Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. You can hear them in the old-school Johnny Cash shuffle and lightning-in-a-bottle twang of “Night And Day.” They pull you by the hand and dance slowly to the swingy drums and ‘50s-era, Roy Orbison croon of “Easy.” With the rousing orchestral thrill of “Night After Night,” they sprawl out into simmering soul as Myles seethes at a lover who’s been running around with another. Over Real Love’s 13 tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting.

 

 

Just a few seats left! Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704.

$40 General

$36 Members

$12 Youth

HST included.

Sep
8
Sat
GOLF FOR KING’S – 10th Annual Tournament
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am

 

Friday September 7th at 7:30pm:

Tee-up concert at King’s Theatre with DAVID MYLES

 

Saturday September 8th at 9am:

Tournament of King’s at the NEW Fort View Golf Club, Annapolis Royal

One of the most popular tournaments in the Annapolis Valley, Tournament of King’s fills up quickly.  Over the past ten years the tournament has grown to be one of the most successful golf events in the region.  It’s now the major annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre.  With thousands of dollars worth of prizes awarded every year, everyone is a winner.

MC & Guest Golfer DON CONNOLLY – Former host of CBC’s Info Morning

2018 Registration Form

ONLINE PAYMENT OF TEAM REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP

For more info Contact John Bottomley, Golf Tournament Chair

 

 

EAST MEETS WEST FIBRE EXHIBITION: Opening Reception
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION of EAST MEETS WEST, a joint exhibition between fibre artists in Annapolis Royal and Duncan, BC.

Join SOFAAR (Society of Fibre Artists of the Annapolis River) and VISDA (Vancouver Island Surface Design Association) for a concurrent exhibition of work from both groups at the Portals Gallery in Duncan, BC and Kings Theatre in Annapolis Royal, NS. Both groups will have opening receptions at the same time.

Come see the work and be part of a coast to coast Art Happening! .

 

 

Sep
14
Fri
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King’s
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at King's

 

Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required.

Flashmob performance will take place on Saturday September 15 at around 10am at the Farmer’s Market.

Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

Sep
15
Sat
MARIA OSENDE & Co. Flamenco Dance Performance
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

DANCE AS IF NOBODY IS WATCHING

We are excited to welcome the extraordinary Spanish-born Flamenco dancer Maria Osende back to King’s Theatre. The Saturday night performance will include members of Maria’s Halifax-based company, as well as Flamenco singer Joyce Saunders and Flamenco Guitarist Daniel MacNeil. Not to be missed!

Maria’s personal and unique artistic voice complements her deep knowledge of flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance. Her solo and company work is engaging and impeccably produced. Her vision is one of flamenco as an open artistic form that is powerful and relevant in today’s world, and that can communicate with audiences everywhere.

In 2015 , Osende was awarded with the “Established Artist Recognition Award” by Arts Nova Scotia and the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Special to this event will be Two Workshops and a Flashmob! Sponsored by King’s Theatre and The Company of Angels, the workshops are free, but space is limited, so call the Box Office to register.

  • Flamenco Flashmob Dance Workshop – Friday September 14 at 7:00 pm on the Stage at King’s Theatre
    Come learn Maria’s original flamenco flashmob dance! Maria Osende will teach anyone interested a simple and fun flamenco-flavoured dance routine along with a few simple flamenco dance steps and clapping rhythms. No experience required. Sponsored by King’s Theatre, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.
  • Flamenco Flash Mob at the Farmer’s Market! – Saturday September 15 at 10:00am
    Joined by members of her Flamenco Company and Friday’s workshop participants, Maria will appear for a quick “flash mob” at the Farmer’s Market in Annapolis Royal on Saturday morning. This event will give a quick preview of the stage performance scheduled for later that evening. Catch it if you can!
  • Maria Osende & Co. Flamenco Performance – Saturday September 15 at 7:30pm at King’s Theatre
    Get ready for a spectacular evening of professional Flamenco Dance, performed by the Maria Osende Flamenco Dance Company. “Some of the hottest, freshest flamenco this side of Gibraltar”.
    Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
    Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps. Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

 

TICKETS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE ARE ON SALE NOW

$32 General

$28 Members

$12 Youth

HST included.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
16
Sun
FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP at the O
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am

 

Flamenco Dance Workshop at the The Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre – Sunday September 16 at 10:00am
Join Maria Osende for a one-hour workshop to learn some basic Flamenco Dance Steps.

Sponsored by the Company of Angels, this workshop is free. Register by calling the King’s Theatre Box Office at 902-532-7704.

Sep
18
Tue
LEAVE NO TRACE
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm

Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or High Water; Kill Your Darlings) is a PTSD-inflicted veteran and widower living off the grid with his daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), in a public park near Portland. When Tom makes a mistake that alerts the authorities to their existence, the family is removed from the park and placed in a home by state officials. Immersed in a world she has never experienced, Tom is drawn to the friendships, community, and comforts of her new surroundings. Meanwhile, Will is confronted with the triggers of the modern world.

Leave No Trace is a surprisingly endearing portrait of a father and daughter forced to contemplate whether family survival means sticking together or letting go. The lush Oregon landscape expertly contrasts the tension-filled narrative, with Foster delivering one of his most memorable performances to date — though it’s McKenzie who truly makes her mark.

USA, 2018
English
109 minutes

Principal Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Dale Dickey

Directed by Debra Granik

“Once again, Granik introduces us to a kind of family that cinema rarely captures believably, and she does so with a style that’s both lyrical and realistic at the same time, anchored by a pair of unforgettable performances.” – RogerEbert.com

“Leave No Trace is one of the best films of 2018 and promises to make a star of Thomasin McKenzie.” — The Atlantic

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Sep
21
Fri
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

In the heartwarming live-action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuff animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movie/disneys-christopher-robin-2018#K1H80mpIF7ALUtI5.99

  • Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director:Marc Forster
  • MPAA Rating:PG (for some action)
  • Screenwriters:Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder
  • Starring:Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo
  • Genre:Family

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Sep
22
Sat
VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields & Clouded Skies
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Masterpieces from the Kröller-Müller Museum

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available.

On Saturday September 22, King’s Theatre introduces a new kind of program called “Special Feature Presentation”. These are special, limited release films that are being presented with reserve seating options and “Wine & Popcorn” one hour before the show. First up is a “VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies”.

 

Van Gogh is a huge favourite amongst King’s Theatre audiences. This feature is a new look at the Van Gogh legacy through the world’s largest private collection, that of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939). In the early 20th Century, she bought nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings.


The story unfolds with a woman who identified with Van Gogh’s spiritual torment, and came to buy priceless artistic treasures. The collection is set in the naturalistic and architectural beauty of the vast De Hoge Weluge park.
It tells the parable of the painter’s life, using passages from his brother Theo’s letters to set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.


This collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it offers an outstanding window into the life and art of Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.


The feature tells us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, and allows us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings can already be found.

 

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the box office at 902-532-7704

 

 Run Time: 70 minutes

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
General: $14
Film Buff: $13
Youth: $8
Prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
23
Sun
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm

In the heartwarming live-action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuff animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movie/disneys-christopher-robin-2018#K1H80mpIF7ALUtI5.99

  • Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
  • Director:Marc Forster
  • MPAA Rating:PG (for some action)
  • Screenwriters:Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder
  • Starring:Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Chris O’Dowd, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo
  • Genre:Family

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Sep
25
Tue
JIM CUDDY TRIO
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

ALMOST SOLD OUT!!!

For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives.  With the release of his fourth solo album, Constellation, he adds ten songs to that extraordinary songbook.

As one of the founding members and creative forces behind Blue Rodeo, Cuddy has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician, from the Order of Canada and induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to countless JUNO Awards and a Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Behind it all, is a simple devotion to his craft as a songwriter, which remains Cuddy’s tireless pursuit after more than three decades.

“I’ve always found fascination in the smallest details of human behavior,” says Cuddy of his songwriting. “It has been something that I look at and remember, whether it is the details of an exchange that I witnessed or an exchange that I have.  Of course, as you get older there are bigger things that happen in your life that you realize you’ll never totally understand.  There never seems to be a loss of things to write about.”

Constellation was recorded during the summer and fall of 2017 at Blue Rodeo’s East-end Toronto headquarters, The Woodshed. As is the case with all great songwriters, Cuddy’s music has taken on deeper meaning with the passage of time, no small feat considering he has penned some of the most memorable songs in our nation’s canon.  What comes across on Constellation is less of a separation between the bitter and the sweet, as is sometimes evident with Blue Rodeo, but rather an emotional honesty that resonates across the album. On the album’s many memorable moments, such as “While I Was Waiting,” “Lonely When You Leave” and “Cold Cold Wind”, Cuddy’s unmistakable personality shines through, a testament to how his sound has always resisted attempts to be categorized.  This honesty shines through on the title track, “Constellations”.

“’Constellations’ is about a friend of mine who passed away last year.  Some friends and I took him up to my farm and we sort of had our last supper. We had a riotous time, we drank a lot of wine, and we had a lot of laughs, and it was all tempered with the fact that we knew that our friend was not going to survive this illness.

I think all the songs on the album were tempered by that because there’s something very sobering about losing a friend, especially losing a friend that’s younger, because it makes you tally up mortality a bit.  What it made me do on this record is write some more definitive truths for myself. Write things that had wounded me. Write things that I loved and held onto and write about things I had lost.”

Loss is certainly the theme of the beautiful ballad “You Be The Leaver” which takes on the shock of sudden separation in a relationship, though not necessarily a romantic relationship. “I think in everyone’s life there are relationships that become troubled, and either you survive or you don’t.  There are all kinds of relationships that have a great impact on your life, not just the romantic ones.”

Cuddy’s creative drive led him, in 1998, to launch a solo career in conjunction with Blue Rodeo.  With Constellation, he continues to find new ways to balance personal reflection and plainspoken storytelling, remaining both intimate and accessible. The new album also reunites him with his long-time band featuring stalwart Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan, guitarist Colin Cripps, violinist Anne Lindsay, keyboardist Steve O’Connor and drummer Joel Anderson, all of whom, along with and guest musicians Oh Susanna and Jim Bowskill help make this one of Cuddy’s most musically diverse albums to date.

Indeed, one of the album’s musical highlights is Beggar’s Banquet-influenced “Cold Cold Wind,” a traditional country styled track that ends in a flash and fury.

“By the time I finished the song, I thought you know what, this needs to have some explosive life at the end.  And so I just started playing that little lick, and realized we also had two extraordinary guitar players in the room, with Jimmy Bowskill and Colin Cripps, and thought it would be fun to have a guitar gunslinger moment at the end. You need to have a bit of punctuation on the meaning of the song. Plus it was an opportunity for those two guys to inspire each other and play off each other.”

Yet, the top shelf playing never overshadows Cuddy’s writing, and the symbiotic relationship between the two is a further tribute to the distinctive Toronto roots rock sound that Blue Rodeo all but defined. As Cuddy explains, “For me, one of the joys in making a record happens when I get past the point of worrying about all the things I may or may not have done wrong, and I can sit back and really absorb and appreciate what everyone else’s contribution. There were so many moments like that on this record, where parts were laid down that really accentuated the emotional impact of a particular song. You only get that with a certain caliber of musician, and I’m fortunate to have them in both bands I’m in.”

That sense of trust is evident in Cuddy’s audience as well, especially those who have been along for the ride from the beginning. His keen ear for conveying the highs and lows inherent to all long-term relationships has helped listeners grow along with him.

“We’ve all had to deal with our own bumps and bruises and scarring along the way, and part of this new record is facing that reality,” he says. “But in other ways Constellation is a celebration of coming through it all and feeling grateful for these long-term relationships that have sustained us throughout our lives.”

 

Colin Cripps is a Canadian guitarist and member of Blue Rodeo and the Jim Cuddy Band.

 

 

 

Anne Lindsay has established herself as one of the most engaging and versatile instrumentalists in Canada, adapting her unique violin/fiddle style to the eclectic sounds and musical languages of this country’s rich cultural texture.

 

 

 

 

ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT – please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704

General Ticket Price: $75

Member Price: $65

Youth: $35

All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
27
Thu
NS HERITAGE CONFERENCE
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am

King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference

CHANGING TIDE

Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Set in the historic Town of Annapolis Royal and in collaboration with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums this year’s Provincial Heritage Conference will focus on Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability. Themes will include dynamic discussion of the relevance of heritage in today’s challenging global environment.  Topics include community engagement and strategic planning.  The conference will conclude with a round table discussion focused on establishing a collective and unified voice for Nova Scotia.  In addition to the conference sessions there will be several heritage themed opportunities for delegates to meet with peers from across the province.

There’s lots of places to get involved. Check out the exciting Itinerary here: http://nsheritage.ca/itinerary/

Check out all details about the conference here: http://nsheritage.ca/

JP CORMIER
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

ALMOST SOLD OUT!!

Nobody really knows who J.P. Cormier is for sure. That’s to be expected, believe me.

In 1974 he was a five year old boy, discovering an innate talent for playing the guitar, I had a little hand in that, guiding him through the beginning stages. He learned faster than I could teach.

By the mid eighties, not out of his teens, he was a sideman for bands and artists of many different genres in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and all across the deep south. As he travelled and worked he added more and more instruments to his arsenal of capabilities. He became indispensable to the bands he worked for.

In the early Nineties, he became a sideman for one of Canada’s favourite sons, Stompin’ Tom Connors and also became a staple of the recordings at Studio H in Halifax. His work with the CBC there, spanned musical, production and arranging duties.

All this before he was 20.

In the mid nineties he reentered the musical scene of his beloved East Coast and the Island called Cape Breton. He exploded onto the trad music scene there as a fiddler, performing some of the most difficult music ever produced by legends like Winston Fitzgerald and Angus Chisholm with a facility that stunned onlookers. Especially those who knew he wasn’t born there, but born in Ontario to Cape Breton parents. Somehow, some way, his music was the real thing, sounding like he had been steeped continually in a handed-down brew of family tradition from the old country.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

His previous gig was in Nashville playing mandolin and banjo in a grammy nominated bluegrass gospel band and performing on the Opry, and playing television shows with the likes of Waylon Jennings. All those people also thought he was one of them, American, reared in the ways of bluegrass, old time and Americana music. They knew he was from Canada, but it just didn’t seem possible.

Then in 1997, something amazing happened.

An album released in Canada, out of nowhere, called Another Morning. This time it was him as a songwriter and a lead singer.

And what a songwriter he turned out to be. Some of the performances on that album are literally part of the musical vocabulary today in the East Coast. Songs like the title cut, and Kelly’s Mountain, The Molly May (co written with his cousin Gervais) and others. It inspired, 25 years ago, some of the biggest names in the business today. People like Dave Gunning, Matt Andersen, David Myles, Joel Plaskett, all of which will tell you: that record changed things.

The Canadian industry thought so too, and it received a juno nomination and won an ECMA.

And that was just the beginning.

36 years later after stepping on stage as professional union musician for the first time at the tender age of 13, JP is still going, and frighteningly, still getting better.

16 albums followed the success of Another Morning, winning 12 more ECMA’s, another Juno nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award and 5 Music Nova Scotia Awards. Each album was a snapshot of each thing that he can do. There are fiddle albums, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, tribute records, songwriting collections, a purely astounding spectrum of talent and musical vision.

His catalogue of recordings and the 150 or so records he’s produced on other artists, resemble the tapestry he weaves in live performance. Where he used to carry 3 and 4 piece bands, he tours alone now.

Just him and the instruments.

People still leave his shows confused, amazed and wondering what they just saw. Did they see a storyteller? A Songwriter? Arguably one of the best guitar players in the business today? Someone who crosses the lines between different instruments like there are no lines? Who was that masked man, anyway?

Accolades aside, and there are many from people like Chet Atkins, Marty Stuart, Waylon Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot; JP sees himself as just a performer. He’s shy, but has a razor sharp wit and lightning sense of humour. He can be reserved or edgy to the point no return. He speaks for soldiers, first responders, other artists, the forgotten and lost. He speaks sometimes only for himself and refuses rebuttal.

Of all the things he is, foremost he is an entertainer. I think one of the best.  After you’ve seen what he does, I’m certain you will too.

JUST A COUPLE SEATS LEFT.  Please call the Box Office at 902-532-7704.

General Ticket Price: $36

Member Price: $32

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
28
Fri
NS HERITAGE CONFERENCE
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am

King’s Theatre is proud to be the host location for Days 2&3 of the Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Conference

CHANGING TIDE

Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Set in the historic Town of Annapolis Royal and in collaboration with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums this year’s Provincial Heritage Conference will focus on Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability. Themes will include dynamic discussion of the relevance of heritage in today’s challenging global environment.  Topics include community engagement and strategic planning.  The conference will conclude with a round table discussion focused on establishing a collective and unified voice for Nova Scotia.  In addition to the conference sessions there will be several heritage themed opportunities for delegates to meet with peers from across the province.

There’s lots of places to get involved. Check out the exciting Itinerary here: http://nsheritage.ca/itinerary/

Check out all details about the conference here: http://nsheritage.ca/

Sep
30
Sun
JOHN & YOKO’S ‘IMAGINE’: Remastered and Remixed
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION

Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available.

Imagine is a cinema collage of colour, sound, dream and reality, comprising unique footage of John and Yoko during the making of the Imagine album, and features the music of that iconic release with elements of Yoko’s ‘Fly’ album. Produced and directed by John and Yoko, who, with numerous guest stars including George Harrison, Fred Astaire, Andy Warhol, Dick Cavett, Jack Palance and Jonas Mekas, create a world of imagination as rich and moving as the music that accompanies it.

The 68-minute film, which was first released in 1972, has been restored frame-by-frame: every frame has been hand cleaned and restored, and the soundtrack has been remixed and remastered in glorious Dolby Atmos and 7.1 surround sound by multi-Grammy® Award winner Paul Hicks.

The release will also will be accompanied by 15 minutes of cinema-exclusive, never-before-seen extras in the form of studio footage of John and his band (including George Harrison) performing ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and ‘Oh My Love’, also mixed in Dolby Atmos and 5.1, as well as a up-close-and-personal version of ‘Oh Yoko’ filmed during John and Yoko’s ‘bed-in for peace’ in the Bahamas.

Eagle Rock Entertainment is delighted to bring IMAGINE to cinema audiences across the globe.

This is an opportunity to hear the music in a way that cannot be experienced at home.

 

 

 

 

RESERVED SEATING: TICKETS ON SALE NOW

General: $14
Film Buff: $13
Youth: $8
Prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Oct
2
Tue
THE CHILDREN ACT
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Legend of Barney Thomson; Alone in Berlin) as a British High Court judge tasked with making a decision that will speak to our most fraught questions regarding religious tolerance — and could mean life or death for an innocent young man. Judge Fiona Maye (Thompson) is married to her work, which has become a problem for her husband, Jack (Stanley Tucci, Spotlight), who announces that he wants to have an affair. Treating the matter more as an annoyance than a life-altering crisis, Fiona kicks Jack out and focuses on her current case. The question: should a couple who are Jehovah’s Witnesses be permitted to deny a life-saving blood transfusion to their leukemia-stricken 17-year-old son (Fionn Whitehead, Dunkirk)? Fiona finds herself taking unusual measures to determine her verdict — measures that will have far-reaching consequences.

Directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal), The Children Act brims with intelligence, sophistication, and intrigue. The elevated tension places unusual focus on its protagonist’s every word and gesture — a challenge Thompson meets with virtuosity. Her Fiona is a cauldron of conflicted feelings bubbling beneath a veneer of composure. As she finds herself sliding deeper into a mire of professional compromise and personal desperation, we come to empathize with her singular burden… and wait for the outcome with keen anticipation.

UK, 2017
English
105 minutes

Principal Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Directed by Richard Eyre

“The Children Act is that rarest of things: an adult drama, written and interpreted with a sensitivity to mature human concerns.”
– Variety
“The Children Act” is a soulful and sophisticated adult drama that peers into the void between the beauty of ideals and the cost of living by them.”
– IndieWire

 

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Oct
4
Thu
URBANIZED – Special NS Architects Presentation
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

Urbanized (2011) – A Special Presentation by the Nova Scotia Architects Association

Admission by freewill offering.

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it?

  • Directed by Gary Hustwit
  • Documentary
  • Rated NR
  • 82 minutes

 

 

 

Oct
5
Fri
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE O: THE MUPPET MOVIE
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets!

It’s hard to believe that sixty years ago this fall, Jim and Jane Henson founded The Muppets, Inc., an enterprise that would eventually change the worlds of puppetry, special effects and media technology channeled through a band of irresistible characters with timeless messages.

To celebrate, King’s Film Society is presenting a re-mastered version of the classic The Muppet Movie , the first full-length film about how Kermit the Frog and friends got their start. Released in 1979, the film features Paul William’s indelible songs and score –The Rainbow Connection, Movin’ Right Along and many more – which won Best Children’s Album at the Grammys in 1980.

As for the plot . . .

While living the quiet life in a swamp, Kermit the Frog is approached by a Hollywood agent and asked to audition for the chance of a lifetime. So Kermit, hoping for his big break, makes the journey to Hollywood. Along the way, he comes across several quirky new friends including the comedic Fozzie Bear, the beautiful and feisty Miss Piggy and the Great Gonzo. But Kermit must also watch out for the ruthless Doc Hopper, who plans to use him as his spokesman for his Frog Legs food chain.

Director: James Frawley

Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Charles Durning, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn, Dom Deluise, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Carol Kane, Cloris Leachman, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Orson Wells, Telly Savales

 

 

***FREE ADMISSION****

Dress for a fall evening, bring your favourite blanket and something comfy to sit on.

Sing alongs welcome!

King’s Film Society would like to thank our generous partners in helping us cover the costs for this special outdoor presentation: Annapolis Board of Trade, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, Town of Annapolis Royal, King’s Theatre and Lois and Ross Baker.

Oct
12
Fri
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm
The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
Director: Eli Roth
Screenplay by Eric Kripke
Based on the novel by John Bellairs
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo 
PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.

Oct
13
Sat
AMADEUS GUITAR DUO
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm

On tour from Germany, we are thrilled to welcome audience favourites THE AMADEUS DUO back to King’s Theatre!

Dale Kavanagh & Thomas Kirchhoff have been playing together since 1991, and many composers have dedicated works to the duo. They often perform with orchestras and have given more than 1.400 concerts in 70 European Countries, Asia, and North America and South America in the last twenty years. The duo have produced seventeen CDs (NAXOS / Haenssler Classic), and have established one of the largest and most prestigious Guitar Festivals in Europe (the International Guitar Symposium Iserlohn: www.guitarsymposium.com).

Dale Kavanagh, Thomas Kirchhoff and their daughter Melissa Rachel are residents of Iserlohn, Germany. Amadeus Guitar Duo plays exclusively D’Addario Composite strings and guitars by Antonius Muller, Germany and Dennis Tolz, Germany.

The show will include gorgeous peices from Handel to Borodin. Check out the full program:

Amadeus Duo Concert Program

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

General Ticket Price: $30

Member Price: $26

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Oct
14
Sun
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.
Director: Eli Roth
Screenplay by Eric Kripke
Based on the novel by John Bellairs
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo 
PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

 

*PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICES FOR ADULT TICKETS. THANK YOU.*

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.


   Thank you to our community partner Annapolis Home Hardware.