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 )


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Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides its not too late to start over. After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a Swedish nursing home. On his 100th birthday he leaps out a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya . (R, 114 min)

Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed.

Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of singer of Brian Wilson (Paul Dano/John Cusak), singer/songwriter of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining selections of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Do not miss this eloquent portrait of one of pop music's most influential musicians. (PG-13, 2 hours).

Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22 at 7 P.M.

Wednesday, July 22 at 4 P.M.

In this vibrant, funny and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal friends, (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Tanner) decides to embark on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursue a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and to reconnect with her daughter (Malin Akerman). (PG-13, 1 hr 35 min).

Monday-Wednesday, July 13-15, 7 PM

Wednesday, July 15, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman's quest to reclaim her heritage. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), an elderly Jewish woman who fled Vienna during World War II, returns to recover her family's possessions which had previously been stolen by the Nazis. Together with her inexperienced but plucky lawyer (Ryan Reynolds), Altmann embarks on a journey that leads her straight to the heart of the Austrian government and the U.S. Supreme Court. (PG-13, 1 hr 50 min)

Monday-Wednesday, June 15-17, 7 PM

Queen and Country is the hilarious follow up to Hope and Glory, John Boorman's Academy Award magnet from 1987 which featured 9-year-old Bill who rejoiced at the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. Queen and Country picks up almost a decade later when Bill (Callum Turner) is beginning basic training at the outbreak of the Korean War. Although Bill never sets foot in Korea, he is in a constant battle of wits with fellow army mate Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) and Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis).

Iris is an insightful, bittersweet documentary about legendary fashion icon Iris Apfel, directed by the widely admired documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. There is never a dull moment in the life of quick witted, flamboyantly dressed style maven Iris, who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. Follow along as she exudes an enthusiasm for fashion, art and people that is truly contagious. (PG-13, 1 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, June 8-12, 7 PM 

Wednesday, June 10, 4 PM

Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads (Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz) Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with depth and intelligence. Watch as a veteran actress (Juliette Binoche) comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of her self when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that helped launch her career 20 years earlier. (R, 2 hr 4 min) 

Monday-Wednesday, June 1-3, 7 PM Thalian Hall Main Stage

A comedy from Noah Baumbach ( The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha) starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York couple in their forties  who gravitate towards a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) until Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward as he thought. (R, 1 hr 34 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 25-27, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 27, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Ethan Hawke's gentle, meditative study of genius pianist Seymour Bernstein offers a warm and lucid portrait of his exceptional life and work. This reverent film also functions as a love letter to music itself and the patience, concentration and devotion with which Seymour approached his love of music and life. (PG, 1 hr 24 min)

Monday-Friday, May 18-22, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 4 PM

Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre