The Kiggins Theatre

The Invincible Czars & Nosferatu at the Kiggins

The Invincible Czars—an adventurous band all the way from Austin, Texas—is touring select cities on the West Coast with its new, tastefully modern score for the 1922 German silent film Nosferatu, directed by the legendary F.W. Murnau. The band is stopping at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver on its way to the Seattle International Film Festival—and you can catch the live performance at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7.

Nosferatu is one of the most revered films in the history of cinema. It is considered the most important horror film of the silent era and one of the first vampire movies—although it was almost completely lost when the estate of Bram Stoker sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed.

Fans, theaters and media have praised The Invincible Czars for making the nearly century-old movie “actually scary” for modern-day audiences. The score and their performance of it complements the onscreen tone and emotion from moment to moment. For more information on the band, visit invincibleczars.com.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. All seats for this show are $12. Advance tickets are available here: http://tinyurl.com/y8n3r22u.

“The Red Turtle” at the Kiggins Theatre

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.”

The Red Turtle Can be seen at the Kiggins daily from Friday, March 24, through Wednesday, March 29. For a complete list of dates and showtimes, visit www.kigginstheatre.net. General admission is $9, except for Mondays, when all seats are $6. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver.

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins Theatre

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.

The 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.

Slate Comedy Showcase

Get your ho-ho-hos at the next Slate Standup Comedy Showcase, happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 1. This show features the graduates (read: the funniest of the funny) of the 2016 Comedy Class, hosted by emcee Tristian Spillman. He will be joined by Laci Day, Sarah Everett, Kate Murphy, Isaac Pendergrass, Thomas Lundy, Andrew Kushner, Chris Ettrick, Molly McNab, Ben Rose, Mohanad Elshieky, Pedro Andrade, Nick Puente, Dylan Jones, Tony C, Alex Haigh, Bryan Bixby, and Rochelle Cote.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and all tickets are just $10. That’s 17 comedians for just $10, which works out to $.58823529 per comedian—a bargain at twice the price.

The Slate Comedy Showcase happens on the first Thursday of every month. The doors open at 7 p.m. so the audience can visit the concession stand in the lobby for snacks, beer, and wine, and find a comfy seat in the beautifully restored 1930s-era main theater. Advance tickets are available by clicking here. Older teens are welcome, but parental guidance is heartily recommended since some of the material is a bit, you know, mature.

Above image: Santa in an unguarded moment.

Free Showing of The Great Outdoors

The 1988 film “The Great Outdoors,” isn’t exactly a disaster movie in the classic, terrifying sense, but more in the comedic, things-get-weird sense—nevertheless, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) and Paul Davis Restoration are sponsoring a free showing of this movie as part of CRESA’s Disaster Movie Nights series. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Kiggins Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be door prizes and other fun!

Disaster Movie Nights are hosted by CRESA to raise awareness about disaster preparedness…while having a bit of fun and munching on really good hot buttered popcorn. CRESA will be on hand before and after the moving to talk about the hazards of living in Clark County (overdosing on natural Northwest beauty?) and what we can do to be ready should the worst happen (or if we happen to go camping with people we don’t like). In case you didn’t see The Great Outdoors the first time around, here’s a recap:

Big-hearted Chicago family man Chet (John Candy) wants nothing more than to take his family to a lakeside resort area woods for a peaceful vacation, even though his wife and kids aren’t quite as excited as he is about roughing it. But the tranquility is shattered when his annoying in-laws (led by Dan Aykroyd) show up unexpected.

The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.