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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Cinematique Presents "The End of the Tour"

Aug 20, 2015

Monday-Friday, September 14-18, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 16, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Cinematique Presents: "Mr. Holmes"

Jul 30, 2015

Monday-Wednesday, September 7-9, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 9, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main stage

Cinematique Presents: "Cartel Land"

Jul 30, 2015

Monday-Friday, August 31-September 4, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 2, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Cinematique Presents: "Amy: The Girl Behind the Name"

Jul 30, 2015

Monday-Wednesday, August 24-26, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Wednesday, August 26, 4 pm

Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Thursday, August 13th, 4 pm & 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

You loved "The 100-Year-Old Man..." so much that we are brining it back for one night only!

Cinematique Presents "Infinitely Polar Bear"

Jul 24, 2015

Monday- Wednesday, August 17-19, 7 pm

Wednesday, August 19, 4pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

After a struggle with bipolar disorder forces Cameron (Mark Ruffalo) to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana) in writer-director Maya Frobes' gently comic autobiographical tale. (Rated R, 1 hour 30 minutes)

Carol Reed’s classic masterpiece film noir based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene has been beautifully re-released in a complete 4K ultra HD version for theaters (cut) in honor of the 100th birthday of iconic film icon Orson Welles. Aside from Citizen Kane, the The Third Man is considered to be Welles' best and most well-known films.

Cinematique Presents "Testament Of Youth"

Jul 24, 2015

Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war, and remembrance based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, starring Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina). Brittain's novel has become the classic testimony for WWI from a woman's point of view. This adaptation presents the searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again. It's a film about young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times. (PG-13, 2 hours 9 minutes)

Friday Feedback for July 24, 2015

Jul 24, 2015

Listener Beth wrote:

Thank you for doing the no interruption fund raising. It made me want to donate again.

Listener RA agreed, but added,

Just don’t spend days telling us how you are not going to interrupt programming!

That’s our hope, RA, but it depends on how the pledges come in – when we hit the goal, we’ll stop. Thanks for writing.

Listener Helen wrote:

Friday Feedback for July 17, 2015

Jul 17, 2015
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June Gerken of Leland wrote:

Love the "stealth" campaign idea -- hope it's successful! Also love having the news station.

Thank you, June. We’ve been very pleased with the results of the Summer Stealth campaign so far. Thanks to all who have, like June, made comments with their pledges at WHQR.org. Most of today’s Feedback comes from that source.

Zaki Al-Meer of Hampstead wrote:

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)

Cinematique Presents "The Wolfpack"

Jun 30, 2015

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.

Cinematique Presents "Love & Mercy"

Jun 29, 2015

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.

Cinematique Presents "I'll See You In My Dreams"

Jun 22, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "Woman In Gold"

May 20, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "Queen and Country"

May 20, 2015

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).

Cinematique Presents "Iris"

May 20, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "Clouds of Sils Maria"

May 19, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "While We're Young"

May 1, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "Seymour: An Introduction"

Apr 8, 2015

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

Cinematique Presents "Wild Tales"

Apr 8, 2015

Follow this wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged group (Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Dario Grandinetti) of six distressed individuals who have struggled with everything from lovers' betrayals to a return from the repressed past as they give in to the undeniable urge to lose all control. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 11-13, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 13, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Join this star-studded line-up (Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Richard Gere) for the sequel of the year. Faced with two fresh arrivals and only one vacancy, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) decide to pursue their expansionist dream of opening a bigger, better hotel. Follow this talented and effortlessly charming cast as they move up and move on in the world. (PG, 2 hr 2 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6 at 7 PM

Wednesday, May 6 at 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Cinematique Presents "Leviathan"

Mar 24, 2015

The latest drama from acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) features Kolya (Alexi Serebriakov), an auto-repair shop owner who lives with his lovely young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergui Pokhodaev) by the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. Follow Kolya and his family as they attempt to navigate the brutal political landscape of Russia through this action packed film critics are calling the creme de la creme of social satires. (R, 2 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 7 PM

Cinematique Presents "Still Alice"

Mar 6, 2015

Featuring  an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore, this gripping drama introduces us to Alice Howland, a happily married mother of three and renowned linguistic professor,  who starts forgetting words. Her momentary forgetfulness quickly unfolds into a diagnosis for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. In a battle in which Howland proves herself at once brave and sensitive, she fights the loss of her family, her career and eventually herself. (PG-13, 101 min) 

Monday - Wednesday, April 13 - 15, 7 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 4 PM

Cinematique Presents "Mr. Turner"

Mar 5, 2015

Featuring an award-winning performance by Timothy Spall and directed by legendary filmmaker Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Life is Sweet, Another Year) the film Mr. Turner follows the eccentric artist J.M.W. Turner through the last quarter century of his life. Follow Turner as he paints, travels, is strapped to the mast of a ship so he can paint a snowstorm, visits brothels and finds himself to be a subject of both celebration and derision for the British aristocracy. (R, 2 hr 29 min)

Monday - Wednesday, March 30 - April 1, 7 PM

Cinematique Presents "Timbuktu"

Feb 25, 2015

Settled peacefully in the dunes on the outskirts of Timbuktu, Kidane and his family live happily, undeterred by the Jihadists that are causing so much trouble for the population of Timbuktu.  Within Timbuktu, everything from music to laughter is banned, women are forced to have little to no function in society and the new, improvised law is enforcing more tragic and absurd rules everyday. In this stunningly rendered film, Kidane and his family are abruptly thrown in the ring against these seemingly insurmountable forces in a fight that leaves viewers both enamored and empowered.

Cinematique Presents "A Most Violent Year"

Feb 25, 2015

Set in 1981, statistically one of the most corrupt and violent years in the history of New York City, this film follows an immigrant and his family as they try to tie down the American Dream. Swept up in the circumstances of the times, the surrounding decay and destruction threaten to suck the family in, and destroy everything they have worked so hard for. Don't miss out on this gripping, gritty story known as a masterpiece of filmography. (R, 2 hr 5 min)   

Monday-Friday, March 16-20, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18, 4 PM

Cinematique Presents "Wild"

Feb 25, 2015

Caught in a downward spiral after the death of her mother and her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of destructive behavior, Strayed decides to throw caution to the wind and head out alone, on a one thousand mile hike down the Pacific Crest Trail. Don't miss this chance to follow Strayed through the pleasures and pitfalls of her adventure in a film, that is both visually invigorating and powerfully moving. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11, 7 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 4 PM

Cinematique Presents "Foxcatcher"

Feb 23, 2015

In this chilling true crime drama, featuring career topping performances by Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, experience the gripping story of Olympic Gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum). Living in the shadow of his brother (Ruffalo) Dave's professional wrestling success, Shultz jumps at the chance to train under the auspices of eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Carell). Du Pont, in a desperate attempt to appease his disapproving mother, tries to "train" Shultz and ends up all but annihilating Shultz's spirit, confidence and career.

Cinematique Presents "Oscar Shorts 2015"

Feb 6, 2015

WHQR and Thalian Hall are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Oscar Shorts by bringing you the most brilliant collection yet. Whether you like animation, live action or documentaries Oscar Shorts 2015 has something just for you. Check out the lineup below for a complete schedule of films.

Animated Program (PG) Monday, February 16 at 4 PM, Wednesday, February 18 at 7 PM, and Friday, February 20 at 7 PM

Nominated Films:

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