Given these unique circumstances, we would like to try something new: VIRTUAL CINEMA from the comfort of your home.

A small group of distributors with whom we have a close relationship are allowing us to show films that are not released to the public just yet. When you purchase a ticket, a percentage of the proceeds goes directly to the Art, just like when you go to the movies, This a great way to see an independent film and support the Art Theatre. See our VIRTUAL FILMS below.

For Art Theatre members we will offer to extend your membership for the length of our closure to ensure that you have maximum time to utilize your member benefits.

If you would like to support us during this time, join our membership program or donate to the Art Theatre below. You can specify your donation to go directly to help our staff. 

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Be well and until soon!
The Art Theatre Staff and Board Members 

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Now Playing

Crescendo
(102min NR) 2019 Germany Dror Zahavi, director
Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi (“Alexander Penn”, “Everything for my Father”) directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. Lead actor Peter Simonischek (“Toni Erdmann”) stars next to a highly convincing selection of up-and-coming actors like Daniel Donskoy (“Victoria”) and Sabrina Amali (“4 Blocks”). Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi helms this gripping drama as a constantly growing “crescendo,” raising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. A remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the worldwide efforts toward understanding, humanity and peace. - Jewish Press
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The Telluride lauded film from Dir. Peter Medak (The Changeling, The Ruling Class, Breaking Bad, Hannibal, House, The Wire) is a classic take on a "movie within a movie", Medak documenting his own failed 1973 comedy, The Ghost of the Noonday Sun starring (and sabotaged by) Peter Sellers. Years later, Medak's still haunted by the experience, reflecting on a disastrous production, his ever-lasting love for Sellers, Spike Milligan (Monty Python) and film at large.    
The Women Who Loves Giraffes
The Women Who Loves Giraffes
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.
A White, White Day
(109min NR) 2019 Iceland | Denmark | Sweden Hlynur Palmason, director
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his performance) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. Combining classic thriller tropes with a distinctly Nordic arthouse sensibility, the second feature from Hlynur Palmason "engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and fresh throughout, marking him as a talent to watch” (The Hollywood Reporter).

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Maiden
Maiden
Opens Jul 11

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Now Playing

Crescendo
(102min NR) 2019 Germany Dror Zahavi, director
Loosely inspired by Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi (“Alexander Penn”, “Everything for my Father”) directs this gripping drama as a constantly growing ‘crescendo’, rising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. Lead actor Peter Simonischek (“Toni Erdmann”) stars next to a highly convincing selection of up-and-coming actors like Daniel Donskoy (“Victoria”) and Sabrina Amali (“4 Blocks”). Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi helms this gripping drama as a constantly growing “crescendo,” raising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. A remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the worldwide efforts toward understanding, humanity and peace. - Jewish Press
A White, White Day
(109min NR) 2019 Iceland | Denmark | Sweden Hlynur Palmason, director
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his performance) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. Combining classic thriller tropes with a distinctly Nordic arthouse sensibility, the second feature from Hlynur Palmason "engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and fresh throughout, marking him as a talent to watch” (The Hollywood Reporter).
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The Ghost of Peter Sellers
The Telluride lauded film from Dir. Peter Medak (The Changeling, The Ruling Class, Breaking Bad, Hannibal, House, The Wire) is a classic take on a "movie within a movie", Medak documenting his own failed 1973 comedy, The Ghost of the Noonday Sun starring (and sabotaged by) Peter Sellers. Years later, Medak's still haunted by the experience, reflecting on a disastrous production, his ever-lasting love for Sellers, Spike Milligan (Monty Python) and film at large.    
The Women Who Loves Giraffes
The Women Who Loves Giraffes
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

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The HipPea offers Art Theatre visitors a fresh and healthy alternative to traditional fast food – Falafel! Made from organic chickpeas their Gluten-Free falafel is based on a secret family recipe.
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