In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant – an unhappy “arrangement” that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter, a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant’s ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make a fortune and buy their freedom.
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz
Runtime: 1 hr. 47 mins.
Friday, October 20 @ 7:30 p.m. only
Saturday, October 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Pricing: Adult $10.50, Senior $ 8.00
Battle Of The Sexes
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Shue
Runtime: 2 hrs. 1 min.
Saturday, October 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30 p.m. only
Pricing: Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Runtime: 1 hr. 46 mins.
The Florida Project
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera
Runtime: 1 hr. 55 mins.
Saturday, November 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Pricing: Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman
Runtime: 1 hr. 52 mins.
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro
Runtime: 2 hrs.
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 www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.
Wed. October 18 – A Ghost Story
Wed. November 1 – The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki
Wed. November 15 – 78/52