Kiggins Theatre

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series Piano Extravaganza at the Kiggins Theatre

The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series is back for its highly-anticipated seventh season filled with familiar favorites and new surprises for music lovers of every age and the return of our live music-to-film series. The first concert of 2017-2018 is a Piano Extravaganza at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre. As part of this innovative program of piano virtuosi, the audience will be treated to two-piano groupings and even a rousing conclusion of all the pianists playing at the same time on the same stage.

The audience will enjoy the rich sounds of grand pianos on the Kiggins stage with world-class pianists Cinda Redman, Elena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Kathy Edsill-Charles, Kathryn Hobbie and Dr. Michael C. Liu. Among the pieces to be performed are Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story for two pianos, Georges Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy for two pianos, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba for two pianos, and selections from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite Op. 46 for two pianos.

All performances are at the Kiggins Theatre at 1011 Main St. in Vancouver. Prices per concert are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017-2018 events at vancouversymphony.org or  by calling 360-735-7278. Chamber Music Series season ticket packages are also available for $120 for six concerts, $100 for five concerts, or $80 for four concerts.

Niche Wine Bar Seventh Anniversary Celebration at the Kiggins

Here’s something the crow about: Niche Wine Bar is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the historic Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Niche is located just north of the Kiggins, so you can stop in and enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine at Niche before you head on over the to theater. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and begin showing Portuguese films at 7 p.m., which we assure you will become more amusing and profound with each sip of wine.

Wear your party clothes, have your photo taken on the Kiggins’ Grand Staircase, and toast Niche’s seven glorious, wine-soaked (in a good way) years. If you’d like to purchase a bottle of wine at Niche and drink it at the Kiggins, the theater’s staff will be happy to open it for you for a corkage fee of $10. You may also purchase wine in advance and it will be waiting for you at the theater that night. Niche Wine Bar will open at 4 p.m., offering a huge selection of domestic and international wines and excellent small plates.

Tickets to the anniversary party are $12 per person, which also buys you a commemorative Niche wine glass and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be sold separately by the glass and by the bottle. Tickets are available to purchase at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver) on online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niche-7th-anniversary-tickets-38707210308?aff=es2.

Piano Extravaganza at the Kiggins

The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series is back for its highly anticipated seventh season filled with familiar favorites and new surprises for music lovers of every age and the return of our live music-to-film series. The first concert of 2017-2018 is a Piano Extravaganza at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre. As part of this innovative program of piano virtuosi, the audience will be treated to two-piano groupings and even a rousing conclusion of all the pianists playing at the same time on the same stage.

The audience will enjoy the rich sounds of grand pianos on the Kiggins stage with world-class pianists Cinda Redman, Elena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Kathy Edsill-Charles, Kathryn Hobbie and Dr. Michael C. Liu. Among the pieces to be performed are Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story for two pianos, Georges Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy for two pianos, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba for two pianos, and selections from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite Op. 46 for two pianos.

All performances are at the Kiggins Theatre at 1011 Main St. in Vancouver. Prices per concert are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017-2018 events at vancouversymphony.org or  by calling 360-735-7278. Chamber Music Series season ticket packages are also available for $120 for six concerts, $100 for five concerts, or $80 for four concerts.

Seven Years of Niche

Here’s something the crow about: Niche Wine Bar is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the historic Kiggins Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Niche is located just north of the Kiggins, so you can stop in and enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine at Niche before you head on over the to theater. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and begin showing Portuguese films at 7 p.m., which we assure you will become more amusing and profound with each sip of wine.

Wear your party clothes, have your photo taken on the Kiggins’ Grand Staircase, and toast Niche’s seven glorious, wine-soaked (in a good way) years. If you’d like to purchase a bottle of wine at Niche and drink it at the Kiggins, the theater’s staff will be happy to open it for you for a corkage fee of $10. You may also purchase wine in advance and it will be waiting for you at the theater that night. Niche Wine Bar will open at 4 p.m., offering a huge selection of domestic and international wines and excellent small plates.

Tickets to the anniversary party are $12 per person, which also buys you a commemorative Niche wine glass and plenty of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Wine will be sold separately by the glass and by the bottle. Tickets are available to purchase at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main St. in downtown Vancouver) on online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/niche-7th-anniversary-tickets-38707210308?aff=es2.

Comedy on Tap at the Kiggins

Are you ready to laugh? Heck yeah. The Kiggins Theatre has got just the ticket with a night of gut-clutchingly funny stand-up comedy on Thursday, Oct. 12. Comedy on Tap features the some of the best comedy talent around, plus local craft brews  and ciders on tap, wine, soda and any number of yummy snacks, nachos, pizza and buttery theater-style popcorn. Beer and wine is available from the Marquee Lounge upstairs, as well as from the Kiggins’ concessions counter in the lobby.

This month’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Gabriel Rutledge with guest host Amanda Arnold, as well as several other comics. Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. but the doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two. Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St.

Comedy on Tap

Are you ready to laugh? Heck yeah. The Kiggins Theatre has got just the ticket with a night of gut-clutchingly funny stand-up comedy on Thursday, Oct. 12. Comedy on Tap features the some of the best comedy talent around, plus local craft brews  and ciders on tap, wine, soda and any number of yummy snacks, nachos, pizza and buttery theater-style popcorn. Beer and wine is available from the Marquee Lounge upstairs, as well as from the Kiggins’ concessions counter in the lobby.

This month’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Gabriel Rutledge with guest host Amanda Arnold, as well as several other comics. Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. but the doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two. Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St.


Noir Nights at the Kiggins: “Out of the Past”

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Oct. 9, with “Out of the Past.” This film series gives you film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films—all for one price! This set of Noir Nights movies is focusing on a “femme fatale” theme, so get ready for some bad broads and wicked dames! Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave.

Jacques Tourneur’s 1947 classic “Out of the Past” stars Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and the sultry Jane Greer. The story follows a private eye (Mitchum), who escapes his dangerous past to run a gas station in a small town—but his past catches up with him and he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses, and duplicitous dames (Jane Greer).

Tickets to individual films are $10 and includes the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. Collectible glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Noir Nights: “Out of the Past”

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Oct. 9, with “Out of the Past.” This film series gives you film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films—all for one price! This set of Noir Nights movies is focusing on a “femme fatale” theme, so get ready for some bad broads and wicked dames! Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave.

Jacques Tourneur’s 1947 classic “Out of the Past” stars Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and the sultry Jane Greer. The story follows a private eye (Mitchum), who escapes his dangerous past to run a gas station in a small town—but his past catches up with him and he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses, and duplicitous dames (Jane Greer).

Tickets to individual films are $10 and includes the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. Collectible glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Above image: Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer

Laugh Your Dial Off: Acts from the Golden Age of Radio

Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the Willamette Radio Workshop‘s performance of Laugh Your Dial Off, a collection of the best comedy shows and acts from the Golden Age of radio. The show, staged with voice actors and live foley artists, will feature performances made famous by Jack Benny, Fred Allen and Allen’s Alley, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen with W.C. Fields. Previously unreleased Vic and Sade episodes will be heard here for the first time—plus commercials of the day.

Radio was the perfect medium to bring the tradition of Vaudeville to the average American home. The quick-talking word play and snappy comebacks merged with the quiet family situational comedies. The fresh open takes on the same family frustrations and foibles we face today make the works of these comic geniuses as funny today as they where in the Golden Age.

There will be one performance only at the Kiggins. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12 years old, and proceeds will go to support future shows. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so that you can purchase concessions—including wine or beer—and to make yourself comfortable in the beautifully restored 1930s-era theater with comfy leather seats and plenty of drink-holders.

This show is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in with WSU’s Creative Media & Digital Culture Program. Re-Imagined Radio is a project of Radio Nouspace and is focused on the re-creation of legendary radio dramas in front of live audiences.

Laugh Your Dial Off

Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the Willamette Radio Workshop‘s performance of Laugh Your Dial Off, a collection of the best comedy shows and acts from the Golden Age of radio. The show, staged with voice actors and live foley artists, will feature performances made famous by Jack Benny, Fred Allen and Allen’s Alley, Fibber McGee and Molly, Abbot and Costello, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen with W.C. Fields. Previously unreleased Vic and Sade episodes will be heard here for the first time—plus commercials of the day.

Radio was the perfect medium to bring the tradition of Vaudeville to the average American home. The quick-talking word play and snappy comebacks merged with the quiet family situational comedies. The fresh open takes on the same family frustrations and foibles we face today make the works of these comic geniuses as funny today as they where in the Golden Age.

There will be one performance only at the Kiggins. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12 years old, and proceeds will go to support future shows. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so that you can purchase concessions—including wine or beer—and to make yourself comfortable in the beautifully restored 1930s-era theater with comfy leather seats and plenty of drink-holders.

This show is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in with WSU’s Creative Media & Digital Culture Program. Re-Imagined Radio is a project of Radio Nouspace and is focused on the re-creation of legendary radio dramas in front of live audiences.

ROAR Fierce Female Storytelling: Stories of Love

ROAR is a bi-monthly storytelling event that showcases seasoned storytellers, improvisers, writers, slam poets, and surprise guests, with female empowerment and courage as the underlying theme. This Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring four women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. ROAR’s next show, “Love,” features women of all ages, different ethnic backgrounds, and sexual identities. This month’s featured storytellers are a compelling group of women indeed, and include:

  • Asha Deliverance—mother of Taliesin Namkai-Meche, one of the Good Samaritans slain on the MAX while protecting two teenage girls
  • Soraya Deen—lawyer, activist, international speaker, and founder of Peaceworks and the Muslim Women Speakers Movement
  • Rev Felicia Parazaider—speaker, author, activist, and the founder of the Revolution of Love
  • Kristine McClain—trans woman and LGBTW activist

Advance tickets are $15, available online at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/roar/. Tickets purchased at the door are $18. ROAR will donate 10% of the show’s tickets sales and concessions to the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation (NWCAVE), an organization which works to inform, educate, and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children.

This storytelling series is a collaboration between the landmark Kiggins Theatre and Erika Worth, a writer, actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and storyteller. To learn more about ROAR and the women who’ll be performing, visit ROAR’S Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RoarVoices/, or go to ROAR’s website at www.roarvoices.com. The Kiggins is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about the show, or to see more upcoming events at the Kiggins, visit the Kiggins’s Events page at http://www.kigginstheatre.net/events/.

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 14. Comedy on Tap features laughs, brews, laughs, laughs, several chuckles, a guffaw, and also wine, cider or soda and any number of yummy snacks, nachos, pizza and buttery theater-style popcorn from the Kiggins’ concessions counter.

This month’s line-up of comic talent includes Stefan Bennett, Kirsten Kuppenbender, Joann Schinderle, Shrista Tyree and headliner Todd Armstrong. Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. but the doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two. Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St.

Science on Tap: Teen Romance & Etc.

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap is about—are you ready for this, parents of teens?—”The New Adolescent Sexuality: Life, Lust, and Learning” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. 
Chances are pretty good that if you’re an adult, you’ve had a question or two about sex in your life…and if you have young people in your life, they definitely have questions about sex. But some things have changed since you were young, what with social media and sexting and people identifying as having non-binary genders and the like, and it may be confusing and embarrassing to talk to your kids, especially if you don’t have the answers yourself.

At this Science on Tap, Dr. L. Kris Gowen, author of Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide, will talk about what’s new in teen sexuality (for example, did you know that teen pregnancy rates are down?), how to get reliable and trustworthy information about sex, what information is and is not being covered in schools, and how to talk about this subject with the young people in your life.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions (“Better Learning Through Beer”) and Washington State University Vancouver. The presentation starts at 7 p.m., but the Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online, or check with the Kiggins’ box office) or $10 suggested donation at the door. Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a few dollars. Come anyway and donate what you can! Buying a ticket in advance merely confirms that you will have a seat at the event. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this topic will not doubt be popular.)

Advance Screening of “Year by the Sea”

Come to a special advance screening of “Year by the Sea,” the new movie based on the acclaimed novel by New York Times best-selling author Joan Anderson. This screening at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Kiggins Theatre will be hosted, via video link from New York, by Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers and star Karen Allen.

A Year by the Sea chronicles empty-nester Anderson (Karen Allen) who decides to not follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Instead, she retreats to a tiny village in Cape Cod to rediscover herself and redefine her life. Plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor, Joan Erikson (Celia Imrie)—author and wife of famed psychologist Erik Erikson, who coined the term “identity crisis.” With a support group that includes her literary agent and a host of locals, Joan learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats are $10 for this show.

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 14. Comedy on Tap features laughs, brews, laughs, laughs, several chuckles, a guffaw, and also wine, cider or soda and any number of yummy snacks, nachos, pizza and buttery theater-style popcorn from the Kiggins’ concessions counter.

This month’s line-up of comic talent includes Stefan Bennett, Kirsten Kuppenbender, Joann Schinderle, Shrista Tyree and headliner Todd Armstrong. Comedy on Tap starts at 8 p.m. but the doors open at 7 p.m. so you can come early, snag a good seat, and get comfy with a brew or two. Tickets are $10 per person, available online now by clicking here. The Kiggins Theatre is located in downtown Vancouver at 1011 Main St.

Advance Screening of “Year by the Sea”

Come to a special advance screening of “Year by the Sea,” the new movie based on the acclaimed novel by New York Times best-selling author Joan Anderson. This screening at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Kiggins Theatre will be hosted, via video link from New York, by Rolling Stone‘s Peter Travers and star Karen Allen.

A Year by the Sea chronicles empty-nester Anderson (Karen Allen) who decides to not follow her relocated husband to Kansas. Instead, she retreats to a tiny village in Cape Cod to rediscover herself and redefine her life. Plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor, Joan Erikson (Celia Imrie)—author and wife of famed psychologist Erik Erikson, who coined the term “identity crisis.” With a support group that includes her literary agent and a host of locals, Joan learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life—ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats are $10 for this show.

Science on Tap: Teen Romance

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap is about—are you ready for this, parents of teens?—”The New Adolescent Sexuality: Life, Lust, and Learning” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. 
Chances are pretty good that if you’re an adult, you’ve had a question or two about sex in your life…and if you have young people in your life, they definitely have questions about sex. But some things have changed since you were young, what with social media and sexting and people identifying as having non-binary genders and the like, and it may be confusing and embarrassing to talk to your kids, especially if you don’t have the answers yourself.

At this Science on Tap, Dr. L. Kris Gowen, author of Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide, will talk about what’s new in teen sexuality (for example, did you know that teen pregnancy rates are down?), how to get reliable and trustworthy information about sex, what information is and is not being covered in schools, and how to talk about this subject with the young people in your life.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions (“Better Learning Through Beer”) and Washington State University Vancouver. The presentation starts at 7 p.m., but the Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online, or check with the Kiggins’ box office) or $10 suggested donation at the door. Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a few dollars. Come anyway and donate what you can! Buying a ticket in advance merely confirms that you will have a seat at the event. (…and reserving a seat is recommended, since this topic will not doubt be popular.)

Noir Nights: “The Killers”

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next “Noir Nights” film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Sept. 11, with “The Killers.” This film series gives you film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films—all for one price! This next set of movies will focus on a “femme fatale” theme, so get ready for some bad broads and wicked dames! Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss the wines, which will also be available for purchase during the movie, and by the bottle as customers leave.

Originally released in 1946 and directed by Robert Siodmak, “The Killers” stars Ava Gardner, Edward O’Brien, and featurs the film debut of the legendary Burt Lancaster! Lancaster plays Ole “Swede” Anderson, a seemingly innocent gas station attendant who isn’t quite what he seems. When two hit men come to town to take him out, it’s up to insurance investigator Reardon (O’Brien) to put all the pieces together, including his relationship with the sultry Kitty Collins (Gardner).

Tickets to individual films are $10 and includes the wine tasting and collectible ticket. If you’d prefer not to see the film, you can enjoy just the wine tasting for $5. Collectible glasses are available for $10.

The pre-show tastings begin at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Niche Wine Bar is located in the same building at 1013 Main St. For more details, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. All seats are normally $9, except for Mondays, when all tickets are $6.

Above image: Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster in “The Killers”

Bring “North by Northwest” to the Kiggins!

Have you seen the classic Cary Grant thriller “North by Northwest“? The Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver will screen this movie—considered by many to be one of the top films of all time—but only if enough people want to see it. Here’s how it works: visit the Kiggins website and purchase tickets for the special one-time showing on Thursday, Aug. 31. If, by the end of the day on Thursday, Aug. 24, the Kiggins has sold 70 tickets, the show is on! If not, no payment will be collected, and the movie won’t be shown. It’s up to you to make it happen! Interested? Here’s a plot refresher:

Madison Avenue advertising man Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) finds himself thrust into the world of spies when he is mistaken for a man by the name of George Kaplan. Foreign spy Philip Vandamm and his henchman Leonard try to eliminate him but when Thornhill tries to make sense of the case, he is framed for murder. Now on the run from the police, he manages to board the 20th Century Limited bound for Chicago, where he meets a beautiful blond, Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint), who helps him to evade the authorities. His world is turned upside down yet again when he learns that Eve isn’t the innocent bystander he thought she was. Not all is as it seems, however, leading to a dramatic rescue and escape at the top of Mt. Rushmore.

All tickets to this showing are $9. Click here to purchase your tickets. If enough tickets are sold, the Kiggins will email you when your tickets are ready. Just print out your ticket or show it on your smart phone at the door. What the Kiggins shows next is up to you. Head over to the Vote page to choose what will be shown at the next “Crowded Theatre” screening. Don’t see a movie you like? Tell the Kiggins what your favorite movies are on the Suggest page.

“Dave Made a Maze” at the Kiggins

The Slamdance Film Festival hit “Dave Made a Maze” starts Friday, Aug. 25, at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver.

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave’s girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur. Directed by Bill Watterson, it’s a clever, comedic reimagination of Labyrinth—with a few twists and turns of its own—and one of the year’s most original movies. To learn more, visit davemadeamaze.com or see the trailer below.

The film will be shown daily from Friday, Aug. 25, through Tuesday, Aug. 29. To see complete showtime information, visit http://www.kigginstheatre.net/movies/dave-made-a-maze/. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats are $9, except for Monday, when all tickets are $6.