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January 23, 2002

Movies return to Merchants Square, Kimball Theatre unveils new schedule for January and February

They’re back! Movies at Merchants Square, that is. Colonial Williamsburg‘s Kimball Theatre has unveiled a new schedule for January and February that includes a top-flight line-up of art films, independent productions and the best of Hollywood. Movie buffs may enjoy these offerings on a daily basis either in the main auditorium or in the new screening room, which provides a high quality, intimate environment for film and video when the main auditorium is hosting a live production.

The roster of films for January and February includes:

  • "The Man Who Wasn’t There," Jan. 25-28, 6:45 and 9 p.m. A barber who uses blackmail to change his unsatisfying life, with disastrous results.
  • "Ghost World," Jan. 29-31, 6:45 and 9 p.m. A raw-edged comedy about two teenage girls who are seriously out of sync with the world they live in.
  • "Waking Life," Feb. 1-4, 7 and 9 p.m. This movie is about the fuzzy border between dreaming and living. It’s thoughtful, provocative, liberating and fun.
  • "Grateful Dawg," Feb. 5-7, 7 and 9 p.m. The musical friendship between Jerry Garcia and David Grisman is exquisitely told in this musical documentary.
  • "Va Savoir," Feb. 8-11, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Jacques Rivette, at the age of 73, made an entrance ensemble piece, with assurance, acted by a fine ensemble, and structured and scripted with wit and precision.
  • "Sidewalks of New York," Feb. 12-14, 7 and 9 p.m. A classic theme of a "circle of love," this film has a contemporary style that infuses the scenes with emotional intensity.
  • "Apocalypse Now Redux," Feb. 15-18, 6:15 and 9: 45 p.m. Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece about the Vietnam War, with 50 extra minutes of previously unseen footage.
  • "Sexy Beast," Feb. 19-21, 7 and 9 p.m. A cutting edge story that rises above other movies in the British gangster genre due to its performances and the script’s attention to character development.
  • "My First Mister," Feb. 22-25, 7 and 9 p.m. Of all the odd couples who inhabit film, surely among the most endearing are Jennifer and Randall, the lost souls and repressed good hearts at the sweet, sentimental center of Christine Lahti’s life affirming movie.
  • "The Deep End," Feb. 26-28, 7 and 9 p.m. A dark, woman-driven thriller that becomes a tense game of cat-and-mouse between the steely heroine and the resident him-fatale.

In addition to the schedule of films, the Kimball Theatre will present an array of thought-provoking, entertaining and inspirational programs. A concert by the renowned Hampton University Choir begins the 2002 performances, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the theater will present "Couplets," a special tribute to love featuring Victoria Wyndham and Charles Keating, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Other February performances will include William and Mary’s popular Improvisational Theatre, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., and a unique evening with "presidents" in honor of Presidents Weekend, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Not to be missed is the Williamsburg Symphonia’s third concert of the 2001-02 concert series featuring music by Mussogorsky, Ravel, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and Beethoven, Feb. 6 and 8 at 8:15 p.m.

A complete program schedule is printed on posters at the Kimball Theatre. For movie times, contact the Kimball Theatre box office at 565-8588. The box office is open one hour before show time and 30 minutes after the beginning of the last performance. Film ticket prices: adults $6 and seniors, students and children $5. Ticket prices for The Williamsburg Symphonia performances and others will vary. Advance tickets for all movies and performances are available by calling 1-800-HISTORY or at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location. To be added to the Kimball Theatre mailing list and obtain a complimentary brochure of events, call the Kimball Theatre message line at 220-7495.

Media Contact:
Sophia Hart
(757) 220-7272