Kiggins Theatre

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Touch of Evil

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up to offer a second round of Noir Nights starting Monday, March 6. This film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. 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. Individual film tickets are $10, include the tasting.

The next series of Noir Nights focuses on the noir films of the legendary Orson Welles. Kicking off the series at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 is “The Lady from Shanghai,” which Welles wrote, directed, and starred in—along with his wife, Rita Hayworth. Welles plays a sap (to use a noir-era descriptive term) named Michael who finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and ultimately murder when he gets involved with a dangerous blonde (the normally redheaded Hayworth) and her disabled husband (a never-better Everett Sloane).

Up next is the notorious 1958 Orson Welles classic “Touch of Evil,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 10. Once again Welles is on both sides of the camera in this film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles with a special appearance by Marlene Dietrich, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

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.

Salt and Fire at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre invites you to a special, one-time-only screening of Salt and Fire, an internationally co-produced thriller film directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Lo and Behold). The film, which made its debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival, was later selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Two ecologists (played by Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal) are sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an ecological disaster. They are quickly kidnapped by the villainous CEO (played by Michael Shannon) of a large company held responsible for the ecological disaster. But when a supervolcano nearby begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

This special advance NYFCS screening will include a special live-to-tape “talk back” with the enigmatic Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. All seats are $10. Click here to purchase advance tickets online.

Special Screening of Salt and Fire at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre invites you to a special, one-time-only screening of Salt and Fire, an internationally co-produced thriller film directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo, Lo and Behold). The film, which made its debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival, was later selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the most recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Two ecologists (played by Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal) are sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an ecological disaster. They are quickly kidnapped by the villainous CEO (played by Michael Shannon) of a large company held responsible for the ecological disaster. But when a supervolcano nearby begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

This special advance NYFCS screening will include a special live-to-tape “talk back” with the enigmatic Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon. The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. All seats are $10. Click here to purchase advance tickets online.

The Red Turtle at the Kiggins

The visually stunning, Oscar-nominated new film from Studio Ghibli is coming to the Kiggins Theatre starting this Friday. The Red Turtle follows the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, film is a beautiful allegory exploring milestones in the life of a human being.

“Few films have used color and light with such acuity,” says the review in the Boston Globe, “from the near monochrome of moonlight on a desolate beach to the infinite, illuminated shades of green in a bamboo forest.” The Philadelphis Inquirer calls the movie “…a profoundly simple meditation on the many ways we’ve become alienated from nature and from the Earth.”

Showtimes are as follows:

  • Friday, March 24, 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25, 3:50 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26, 3:50 p.m.
  • Monday, March 27, 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.

General admission is $9, except for Mondays, when all seats are $6. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver. For a sneak peek at the film, see the trailer below:

VSO Chamber Series: Three Short Silent Films at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre is the perfect location for the next performance in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The VSO Chamber Orchestra will play live accompaniment to three groundbreaking but not often seen silent comedies: “One Week,” a 1920s film starring Buster Keaton; “Fatty & Mabel Adrift,” a film from 1916 featuring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Mabel Normand; and “Gertie the Dinosaur,” from 1914, created by and starring Winsor McCay, an American cartoonist and animation pioneer.

This event provides the perfect opportunity for concert attendees not only to watch the presentation in comfortable surroundings, but also enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017 events at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Immediately following the concert, a food and drink reception will commence next door to the theater at Niche Wine Bar. The reception is open to all concert attendees.

Kedi: A Documentary About the Cats of Istanbul

The Kiggins Theatre is one of a select number of locations across the country showing the remarkable  documentary, Kedi, about the cats of Istanbul.  Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame—and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree—this cat documentary, which follows the lives of seven of Istanbul’s cats, each with a distinct personality and compelling story—will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. You can see it at the Kiggins from Friday, March 17,  through Wednesday, March 15. Click here for showtimes, ticket prices, or to purchase tickets online. For a teaser, check out the trailer below:

Kedi: A Documentary About the Cats of Istanbul

The Kiggins Theatre is one of a select number of locations across the country showing the remarkable  documentary, Kedi, about the cats of Istanbul.  Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame—and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree—this cat documentary, which follows the lives of seven of Istanbul’s cats, each with a distinct personality and compelling story—will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. You can see it at the Kiggins from Friday, March 17,  through Wednesday, March 15. Click here for showtimes, ticket prices, or to purchase tickets online.

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Kiggins Theater and Vancouver’s Downtown Association present the annual showing of The Quiet Man, the classic John Wayne-Maureen O’Hara film set in the rolling green hills of Ireland. Irish director John Ford fashions a charming valentine to the “auld sod” in this beloved and beautiful movie (filmed in glorious Technicolor, of course). Here’s a refresher on the story:

Irish-American boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne), recovering from the trauma of having accidentally killed a man in the ring, arrives in the Irish village where he was born. Hoping to bury his past and settle down to a life of tranquility, he has purchased the home of his birth from wealthy local widow, a transaction that has incurred the wrath of pugnacious squire Will Danaher (Victor McLaglen), who coveted the property for himself. As time goes by, Thornton falls in love with Danaher’s beautiful, high-spirited sister Mary Kate (Maureen O’Hara), a traditional Irish girl with her own idea of how she should be courted and a brother who refuses to offer up the mandated dowry.

All tickets are $10, available at the door or online by clicking here. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., but come early at 7 p.m. and see a live performance by the Fort Vancouver Pipe Band. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. After the movie, you can nip over to Shanahan’s Pub & Grill for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

VSO Chamber Series at the Kiggins: Short Silent Films

The Kiggins Theatre is the perfect location for the next performance in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The VSO Chamber Orchestra will play live accompaniment to three groundbreaking but not often seen silent comedies: “One Week,” a 1920s film starring Buster Keaton; “Fatty & Mabel Adrift,” a film from 1916 featuring Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and Mabel Normand; and “Gertie the Dinosaur,” from 1914, created by and starring Winsor McCay, an American cartoonist and animation pioneer.

This event provides the perfect opportunity for concert attendees not only to watch the presentation in comfortable surroundings, but also enjoy wine, beer, soft drinks and refreshments. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017 events at vancouversymphony.org or 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Immediately following the concert, a food and drink reception will commence next door to the theater at Niche Wine Bar. The reception is open to all concert attendees.

Above image: a still shot from “Fatty & Mabel Adrift”

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, March 9. 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 headliner Tyler Boeh, who will be joined by Andie Main, Jake Silberman, Isaac Pendergrass, and emcee Tristian Spillman. 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: Evolution & BEER!

Have you ever sat down at a bar, ordered a beer, and thought to yourself, “Why do humans even have specific genes for breaking down alcohol?” The answer, as it turns out, takes you a long way back in human history; our relationship with yeast (the organism that makes alcohol) predates human evolution. At the Kiggins Theatre’s next Science on Tap, Dr. Kevin McCabe—Lab Supervisor at Full Sail Brewing and holder of a PhD in Molecular and Medical Genetics from OHSU—will take you through the history of primate alcohol consumption, the importance of yeast to human history, and how early microbiology turned the tables on yeast and gave humans control over our boozy destiny. The resulting presentation is “Evolution Under the Influence: Alcohol and the Coevolution of Humans and Yeast.” This evening of science, beer, facts and fun will begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. You can get advance tickets for this show here.

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 doors open 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 $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.

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, March 9. 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 headliner Tyler Boeh, who will be joined by Andie Main, Jake Silberman, Isaac Pendergrass, and emcee Tristian Spillman. 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.

Above image: the beer mug on the left is doubled over laughing. Either that or it’s crying because it’s empty.

Science on Tap: Evolution & BEER!

SOT_logo-fullColor_thumb_thumbHave you ever sat down at a bar, ordered a beer, and thought to yourself, “Why do humans even have specific genes for breaking down alcohol?” The answer, as it turns out, takes you a long way back in human history; our relationship with yeast (the organism that makes alcohol) predates human evolution. At the Kiggins Theatre’s next Science on Tap, Dr. Kevin McCabe—Lab Supervisor at Full Sail Brewing and holder of a PhD in Molecular and Medical Genetics from OHSU—will take you through the history of primate alcohol consumption, the importance of yeast to human history, and how early microbiology turned the tables on yeast and gave humans control over our boozy destiny. The resulting presentation is “Evolution Under the Influence: Alcohol and the Coevolution of Humans and Yeast.” This evening of science, beer, facts and fun will begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. You can get advance tickets for this show here.

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 doors open 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 $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.

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: The Lady from Shanghai

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up to offer a second round of Noir Nights starting Monday, March 6. This film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. 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. Individual film tickets are $10, include the tasting.

The next series of Noir Nights focuses on the noir films of the legendary Orson Welles. Kicking off the series at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 is “The Lady from Shanghai,” which Welles wrote, directed, and starred in—along with his wife, Rita Hayworth. Welles plays a sap (to use a noir-era descriptive term) named Michael who finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and ultimately murder when he gets involved with a dangerous blonde (the normally redheaded Hayworth) and her disabled husband (a never-better Everett Sloane).

Up next is the notorious 1958 Orson Welles classic “Touch of Evil,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 10. Once again Welles is on both sides of the camera in this film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles with a special appearance by Marlene Dietrich, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

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 & Niche Wine

The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up to offer a second round of Noir Nights starting Monday, March 6. This film series pairs film noir classics with pre-show wine tastings featuring wines inspired by the films. 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. Individual film tickets are $10, include the tasting.

The next series of Noir Nights focuses on the noir films of the legendary Orson Welles. Kicking off the series at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 is “The Lady from Shanghai,” which Welles wrote, directed, and starred in—along with his wife, Rita Hayworth. Welles plays a sap (to use a noir-era descriptive term) named Michael who finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and ultimately murder when he gets involved with a dangerous blonde (the normally redheaded Hayworth) and her disabled husband (a never-better Everett Sloane).

Up next is the notorious 1958 Orson Welles classic “Touch of Evil,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 10. Once again Welles is on both sides of the camera in this film noir masterpiece whose Hollywood backstory is as unforgettable as the movie itself. Starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles with a special appearance by Marlene Dietrich, this dark portrait of corruption and morally compromised obsessions tells the story of a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot.

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: “The Lady from Shanghai,” starring Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth.

Ice Guardians

The Kiggins Theatre is offering a one-time-only showing of the acclaimed hockey documentary, Ice Guardians, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.This is a special Tugg screening with a Q&A session after the film featuring Portland’s own Paul Gaustad, formerly of the Portland Winterhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and—most recently—a retired veteran of the Nashville Predators. The event will be hosted by former Portland Winterhawks play-by-play announcer Dean “Scooter” Vrooman.

Ice Guardians tells the story of on-ice enforcers struggling to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new-found fight for the existence of the role itself. Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, Ice Guardians looks into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League: the enforcer. Few understand this position and fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming an enforcer. Ice Guardians steps beyond the hype and talks directly to the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that may not exists much longer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 and available at the door or online at tugginc.com. Five percent of ticket sales (Tugg’s event promoter share) will be donated to the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Ice Guardians at the Kiggins

The Kiggins Theatre is offering a one-time-only showing of the acclaimed hockey documentary, Ice Guardians, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.This is a special Tugg screening with a Q&A session after the film featuring Portland’s own Paul Gaustad, formerly of the Portland Winterhawks, Buffalo Sabres, and—most recently—a retired veteran of the Nashville Predators. The event will be hosted by former Portland Winterhawks play-by-play announcer Dean “Scooter” Vrooman.

Ice Guardians tells the story of on-ice enforcers struggling to rise through the professional ranks of the world’s most prestigious hockey league, only to be confronted with a new-found fight for the existence of the role itself. Exploring one of the most controversial and provocative positions in the history of sport, Ice Guardians looks into the lives of those who perform what is undoubtedly the toughest job within the National Hockey League: the enforcer. Few understand this position and fewer appreciate what is involved in becoming an enforcer. Ice Guardians steps beyond the hype and talks directly to the players themselves. Through their eyes, tough exteriors are shed to reveal the humanity behind a role that may not exists much longer.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 and available at the door or online at tugginc.com. Five percent of ticket sales (Tugg’s event promoter share) will be donated to the Winterhawks Amateur Hockey Association. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver.

Hunting Film Tour

Year Four of the Hunting Film Tour premiered last summer in Bozeman, Montana, and now it’s made its way to Vancouver, with a stop at the independent Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 16. “Ridgeline Redemption” is a two-hour, conservation-minded, fair chase film showcasing expert hunters traveling to some of the Earth’s wildest regions…and the magnificent, majestic animals they seek. The stories are compelling and the cinematography is breathtaking (see the trailer below from the 2015/2016 Hunting Film Tour).

Discounted tickets are available at the Vancouver Sportsman’s Warehouse at 11505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. or by calling 360-604-8000. Tickets are also available for $15 online or through the Hunting Film Tour website for $18. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6:30 p.m. and the film will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The film is best enjoyed with friends and maybe a craft brew or two from the Kiggins’ Marquee Lounge upstairs.

Comedy on Tap

The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 9. 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.

February’s line-up of comic talent includes headliner Don Frost (one of Willamette Week‘s Top Five Funniest People of 2016) and emcee Tristian Spillman. 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. in downtown Vancouver.

Wayne’s World Birthday Bash

If you came of age in the 90s—or even if you were already of age—you will totally remember Wayne’s World, dude. Based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name, the movie Wayne’s World (originally released in 1992) is a wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiably aimless metal-head friends, Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey). (Oh, for the good ol’ days, when shiftless headbangers were so adorable!)

Anyhow, back to the plot synopsis. From Wayne’s basement, the pair broadcast a talk-show called Wayne’s World, on local public access television. The show comes to the attention of a sleazy network executive (Rob Lowe) who wants to produce a big-budget version of Wayne’s World—and he also wants Wayne’s girlfriend, a rock singer named Cassandra (Tia Carrere). Wayne and Garth have to battle the executive not only to save their show, but also Cassandra.

If, like me, you can’t do math easily in your head, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Wayne’s World (a.k.a. WW25), and the North Bank’s two independent theaters, the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver and the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas, are celebrating with a special “Birthday Bash” extended version of the film, featuring the film’s director and cast members with an introduction by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers. Stick around after the end credits roll for an on-screen conversation with director Penelope Spheeris, Tia Carrere, Colleen Camp, Robert Patrick, and special presentation with Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Lorne Michaels and Rob Lowe.

The Kiggins Theatre is showing the Wayne’s World Birthday Bash on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8, and the Liberty Theatre is showing it on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Visit each theater’s website—www.kigginstheatre.net or www.camasliberty.com—for showtimes and ticket pricing.