Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they’ve left him “home alone,” he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin’s suburban Chicago neighborhood. Though the film’s slapstick ending may be somewhat violent, Culkin’s charming presence helped the film become one of the most successful ever at the time of its release.
Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He’s a romantic atheist, she’s a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
Friday 7pm, 9pm
Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm
Sunday 4:30pm, 6:30pm
Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.
“The 12 Days of Membership”
Giving Thanks Campaign Kicks Off on December 14 with Special Home Alone Screening
Pelham, New York. December 5, 2013 – The Picture House has announced “The 12 Days of Membership,” an appreciation campaign designed to say thank you to loyal members during this holiday season. Each day a special gift will be offered to members as a token of thanks over the 12 day period. It begins on December 14th with a morning screening of Home Alone and culminates on December 25th with free movies all day long for members. “It’s our way of saying thank you to loyal members who make programming, events and education possible through the year”, says Lisa Ahmad, Chair of The Picture House Membership Committee. For movie buffs on your holiday list, two stocking stuffer items will be available for purchase during the 12 day campaign, including Picture House Gift Cards, in any denomination and special one-month memberships for unlimited screenings and discounts during January 2014.
The 12 Days of Membership, December 14 – 25, 2013
Daily thank you gifts for members-only, include:
- Day One, Saturday December 14: Morning Kids Movie– Home Alone
Free Admission for Members
- Day Two, Sunday December 15: The Magical Nutcracker Matinee Event
The cinematic version of New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s chorography to the big screen. The event starts with a live performance of Nutcracker excerpts performed by students of Pelham’s Ballet Arts studio, photo opportunities with glittering ballerinas and more. Members will receive holiday light up jewelry to add to the glow of this festive afternoon.
- Day Three, Monday December 16: Free Hot Cocoa for members at all screenings today.
- Day Four, Tuesday December 17: Half Price Movies Day
Guests of Members Receive Member Benefits today – All is Lost
Tuesday is Half Price Movie day, just $3 for members.
- Day Five, Wednesday December 18: Screening Room Goes Big! Free Evening Admission
See Broken Circle Breakdown in the Main Hall today only. Free Admission for the evening show.
- Day Six, Thursday December 19: It’s a Wrap Day!
Members are invited to relax and watch a movie while The Picture House wraps one of your gifts (that you bring). Members are also encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift for a child which we will donate to charity, Toys for Tots.
- Day Seven, Friday December 20: Date Night, It’s About Time
Members receive two free popcorns and two small sodas for the special screening tonight of this romantic comedy about love and time travel.
- Day Eight, Saturday December21: - Morning Matinee for Kids, Elf
Free Admission for Members
- Day Nine, Sunday December 22 – La Rodine Opera, from Teatro La Fenice in Florence, Italy
Free admission for members.
- Day Ten, Monday December 23: Raffle Drawing Day
Through the 12 Days members can enter to win one of five favorite movies hand selected by Picture House board members.
- Day Eleven, Tuesday December 24: – Screening Room Goes Big!
See Some Velvet Morning in the Main Hall today only. Free Admission for the evening show.
- Day Twelve, Wednesday December 25, Christmas Day
Free Admission for Members
*During “The 12 Days of Membership”, All is Lost will be presented in the Main Hall and Broken Circle Breakdown will be shown in the Screening Room from December 14 – 19. From December 20 to 26, About Time will show in the Main Hall and Some Velvet Morning in the Screening Room.
The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages. The Picture House 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803 (914) 738-3161 www.thepicturehouse.org
Daniel Radcliffe stars as Beat Generation icon Allen Ginsberg in this biopic set during the famed poet’s early years at Columbia University, and centering on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr, and fellow Beat author William Burroughs. The year is 1944. Ginsberg (Radcliffe) is a young student at Columbia University when he falls hopelessly under the spell of charismatic classmate Carr (Dane DeHaan). Alongside Carr, Ginsberg manages to strike up friendships with aspiring writers William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) that would cast conformity to the wind, and serve as the foundation of the Beat movement. Meanwhile, an older outsider named David Krammerer falls deeply and madly in love with the impossibly cool Carr. Later, when Krammerer dies under mysterious circumstances, police arrest Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr as potential suspects, paving the way for an investigation that would have a major impact on the lives of the three emerging artists. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, David Cross, and Michael C. Hall co-star.
Saturday 4:00pm, 6:30pm
Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:30pm
In 1999, filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson turned the camera on themselves and began filming their five-year-old son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, as they started kindergarten at the prestigious Dalton School just as the private institution was committing to diversify its student body. Their cameras continued to follow both families for another 12 years as the paths of the two boys diverged one continued private school while the other pursued a very different route through the public education system.
American Promise (Not Rated) 142 minutes
Friday 6:30pm, 9pm
Saturday 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm
Sunday 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm
Tuesday 2:30, 8:00pm
Wednesday no show
The Board of Directors of The Picture House &
co-chairs John Calvelli and Bill Wise
invite you to
The Picture House Winter Party
A Salute to the Oscars: The Roaring 20s
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Glen Island Harbour Club
7:00 Cocktails at Glen Island
Followed by Dinner and Dancing to Emmy Award winning band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Silent and Live Auctions and Surprises
Attire: Vintage 20s
RSVP@ThePictureHouse.org for more information or click below to buy now.
Please make your Table, Ticket and/or Contribution selections below – save processing fees by paying by check. Call 914-738-3161 and speak to Mimi for more information.
Premier seating for one table of 10 at the Winter Party and prominent listing in the program
1 Seat Naming opportunity in The Picture House theater
1 year membership at the Film Connoisseur level
Priority seating for one table of 10 at the Winter Party and listing in the program
1 year membership at the Film Connoisseur level
Preferred seating for one table of 10 at the Winter Party
1 year membership at the Film Buff level
Prime seating for one table of 10 and listing in the program
2 tickets to the Winter Party VIP reception
1 premier ticket to the Winter Party
Hollywood star listing in the program
1 priority ticket to the Winter Party
Featured Performer in the program
1 ticket to the Winter Party
Conducted by Antonino Fogliani
Directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi
Starring Mariella Devia and Anna Caterina Antonacci
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
2 hrs 39 mins plus one intermission
“Maria Stuarda” premiered at La Scala in 1835. The opera is famous for the real-life power struggles that took place on stage during the rehearsals, and on opening night, between the two prima donnas. No such drama in this La Scala production, where the luminous Mariella Devia as Maria Stuarda and Anna Caterina Antonacci as Elisabetta came together in wonderful harmony. Act I, Scene 1 – The Palace of Westminster. A tourney is given in honor of the French ambassador, who is negotiating a marriage proposal between Queen Elizabeth and the King of France. While Elizabeth contemplates it out of duty, she secretly pines for Leicester, who is absent from the court. Talbot intercedes on behalf of the royal prisoner Maria Stuart, imprisoned in Fotheringay Castle since fleeing from Scotland. The Queen is torn, at once sympathetic for and wary of Maria; Leicester arrives and is commissioned to take to the French Ambassador Elizabeth’s acceptance of the offer of marriage. Privately, Talbot gives Leicester a portrait of Maria and a letter from her and Leicester resolves to free the woman he loves by any means. His enthusiasm for her rival’s cause reminds Elizabeth of Maria’s attempts to take both the English throne and the man she loves. Scene 2 – The grounds of Fotheringay Castle. As the royal carriage approaches, Maria regrets having asked Elizabeth for a meeting, but supported by Leicester’s assurances, agrees to stay and face her. Elizabeth has mixed feelings, simultaneously dismissive of Cecil’s urgings that she execute Maria and enraged by the fervor with which Leicester argues her rival’s case. The queens confront one another, each suspicious of the other’s motives. Maria makes an effort to humble herself, asking for clemency, but Elizabeth provokes Maria, who in turn taunts her adversary. Furious, Elizabeth advises her to expect her death sentence, but Maria exults in her temporary triumph. INTERMISSION Act II, Scene 1 – The Palace of Westminster. Elizabeth hesitates to sign the death warrant, despite Cecil’s urgings that her safety and that of the realm depend on Maria’s death. Only the arrival of Leicester and his prayers for mercy provoke her into ordering him to witness the execution. Scene 2 – Maria’s apartment in Fotheringay. Maria exults over her humiliation of Elizabeth, but fears that Leicester may be in danger. Cecil brings the death warrant. She admits to Talbot that she is oppressed by her sins and confesses to guilt over the murder of her husband, Darnley. Talbot gives her absolution. Scene 3 – A room next to the execution chamber. Maria’s friends lament her fate, but she faces death calmly. For her last requests, she forgives Elizabeth and tries to calm the grief-stricken Leicester. She goes resolutely to her death as her friends grieve over her fate.
The Nutcracker Magical Matinee
Sunday December 15th 1:30pm
New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker Movie, Live Performances and Sugarplum Treats
The Nutcracker Magical Matinee, a special holiday event that will take place on Sunday December 15th at 1:30pm for families and kids of all ages. The cinematic version of New York City Ballet’s classic production brings George Balanchine’s chorography to the big screen. The Nutcracker will be presented in the Main Hall, at a special film event trimmed with beautifully costumed ballerinas greeting attendees upon arrival, a live dance performance, photo opportunities and special treats.
The Nutcracker movie is the beloved tale of a young girl whose dreams transport her to a fantasy land of Mice Kings and fairytale sweets that come to life. The film features a legendary all-star cast from New York City Ballet, including Darci Kistler and Damian Woetzel as the Sugarplum Fairy and her Cavalier, with a cameo appearance by a young McCauley Culkin as the Nutcracker Prince. Kevin Kline narrates the story. The matinee event will open with a live performance by youth members of Ballet Arts’ dance program featuring excerpts from The Nutcracker Act II. Dancers in costumes will be available for photo opportunities during intermission.
The Picture House is presenting this enchanting matinee event to give young audiences an authentic (yet more forgiving), formal theater experience, close to home and at affordable ticket prices. Printed programs with a synopsis of the story, casting and performance notes will be distributed by glittering ballerinas at the door. The Nutcracker film is the same production performed by New York City Ballet each December at Lincoln Center.
Tickets for The Nutcracker Magical Matinee are priced at $25 for general admission, $15 for members, and may be purchased online through our website or at the box office during theater hours. Advance booking are suggested.