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The Last Word

Harriet Lauler, is a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life.  As she reflects upon her accomplishments, she’s suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman, to pen her life’s story.  When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet’s high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice.  As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future.

Starring:  Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott

Runtime:  1 hr. 48 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Comedy/Drama


Thursday, April 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 25 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28 @ 2 p.m. only



MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

Starring:  Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Kari Matchett, Zachary Bennett

Runtime:  1 hr. 55 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Biography/Drama/Romance


Tuesday, May 2 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 9 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


The Zookeeper’s Wife



The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Germans, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Starring:  Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg

Runtime:  2 hrs. 6 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Biography/History/War



Thursday, May 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 18 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:


April 26 – 20th Century Women

May 10 – Jean Of The Joneses

May 24 – Maudie

June 7 – Weirdos – MEMBERS ONLY Season Finale