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Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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March 2016

Trivia Night at the Kiggins

March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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BatCave Games—the Couve’s oldest game store—is bringing back Trivia Night at the Kiggins Theatre, starting at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, March 7. “Trivia Montage,” presented in partnership with Bridgetown Trivia, is free to play, has lots of movie-related questions (but of course) and prizes include movie tickets, snack bar packages, and other goodies. BatCave Games will also be giving away a Last Chance Free Pass to the WTOC Finals on Saturday, March 12. (No! We have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what… Find out more »

Science on Tap: Fertility & Body Type

March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$10

There’s a proven relationship between a woman’s body composition and her fertility. When women are too thin, they can become infertile; this is likely an evolutionary mechanism to prevent mammals from becoming pregnant when food is scarce. However, too much body fat can also be detrimental to fertility. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about this mind-body-baby connection during “Fat, Fertility, and the Brain: Understanding How Body Composition Controls Reproduction,” happening at the next Science on Tap. This… Find out more »

Two Radio Dramas at the Kiggins: “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker”

March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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In honor of National Women’s History Month, the Re-Imagined Radio will perform two radio dramas by Lucille Fletcher, an American film, television, and radio writer who collaborated with (among other people) Orson Welles. Starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, you can hear two of Fletcher’s radio plays for free at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver: “Sorry, Wrong Number” and “The Hitchhiker.” The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so that you can get settled and… Find out more »

Lord of the Rings Weekend at the Kiggins Theatre

March 25, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 27, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$55

Bring your faithful gardener and your Ring of Power and don’t even stop for Second Breakfast on the way to the Kiggins Theatre for Lord of the Rings Weekend, March 25-27. Downtown Vancouver’s independent theater has been transformed into Middle Earth for the weekend, starting on Fellowship Friday, March 25. The Kiggins will show the extended versions of all three “Lord of the Rings” films, starting with “The Fellowship of the Ring,” at 6 p.m. on Friday. This event isn’t… Find out more »

April 2016

Science on Tap: Fungus & Frogs in Danger

April 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Amphibians are at the forefront of the global extinction crisis, and emerging fungal diseases have accounted for a surprising number of amphibian declines and extinctions. At the next Science on Tap, Jonah Piovia-Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Washington State University Vancouver, will give a “ribbeting” presentation entitled, “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Fungus, Disease, and Frogs in Danger.” He’ll talk about what these fungal pathogens are, how they kill amphibians, and efforts to prevent further amphibian losses… Find out more »

“In a Perfect World” Social Change Film Festival

April 14, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 15, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The YWCA of Clark County celebrates 100 years of eliminating racism and empowering women by teaming up with Kiggins Theatre to host “In a Perfect World” Social Change Film Festival happening on April 14 & 15 at the Kiggins. Filmmakers have submitted fifteen minute film shorts that create a vision for a community that is free of violence and oppression, showing what life would be like in a world where everyone is equal and there is peace, justice, freedom, and… Find out more »

Baroque, Classical, Romantic Music at VSO’s Chamber Concert

April 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series will offer an afternoon of classical music spanning hundreds of years and styles, starting with the glories of the Baroque masterpiece, J.S. Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5" for flute, strings, and harpsichord. Enjoy the sweet sounds of some of the VSO's most talented musicians and special guests at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Vancouver's iconic Kiggins Theatre. Another legendary composition that concertgoers will hear is Vivaldi's beautiful "Concerto for Three Violins" in… Find out more »

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Kiggins

April 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$20

Don’t have the time or money to travel to Banff, Canada, for the Banff Mountain Film Festival? No problem, because the festival will come to you at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23. Downtown Vancouver’s magnificently restored Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St.) will host the 39th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which brings the films of the legendary festival to audiences around the world. The World Tour is a carefully curated section of films,… Find out more »

Kiggins Theatre 80th Birthday Celebration & Street Party

April 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Vancouver’s beloved Kiggins Theatre is celebrating its 80th birthday on Sunday, April 24, with an all-day party and street fair. Main Street will be jumpin’ starting at noon with a beer garden that will be open until 7 p.m. Admission to the garden is $5, which includes a special anniversary pint glass. Four-dollar pints will be provided throughout the day by Heathen Brewing’s Beer Tap Fire Truck with guest taps from Trap Door, Loowit, Old Ivy and Trusty Brewing. All… Find out more »

Concert & Benefit for “The Woodsriders” at the Kiggins

April 27, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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One of the best things about a truly great indie theater like the Kiggins is that it provides a venue to meet local filmmakers and get personally involved in their projects. At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, you can do just that by attending a concert and fundraiser for the independent film “The Woodsriders.” This is the second feature-length documentary from award-winning filmmaker Cambria Matlow, in which 19-year-old snowboarder Sadie Ford camps alone in the woods, navigating the unexpectedly… Find out more »

May 2016

Radio Plays at the Kiggins: Gunsmoke & The Shadow

May 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Broadcast for 480 episodes from 1952 to 1961, Gunsmoke is one of the longest running radio series ever—and perhaps radio’s last great drama. In each episode, Marshal Matt Dillon deals with human dilemmas in Dodge City in Kansas Territory in the late 1800s. Sometimes he finds a solution, sometimes he doesn’t. There’s nothing romantic about his job, and Western fiction stereotypes are overturned with mature depictions of hard realities on America’s western frontier. Criminals are not always caught. Episodes often end unhappily.… Find out more »

Star Wars Documentary Elstree 1976 at the Kiggins

May 6, 2016
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Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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In honor of #maythe4thbewithyou (annual Star Wars Day on May 4), the Kiggins Theatre is showing the “Elstree 1976,” the  “Force”-ful documentary which explores the lives of the actors and extras behind one of the most celebrated franchises in cinematic history. From the man behind film’s most iconic villain, to the actor whose character was completely cut from the final film, the documentary delves into the eccentric community these individuals have formed and how the Star Wars franchise continues to… Find out more »

Three Grands Concert

May 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$50

The amazing (and usually sold out) 3 Grands Concert—hosted by the School of Piano Technology for the Blind—features magnificent music from three grand pianos onstage at once. It will be held Thursday, May 12, at the Kiggins Theatre. Tickets ($50 per person) include a boxed dinner prepared by Beaches Restaurant and two complimentary beverages. Tickets are available online at pianotuningschool.org/upcoming-events/. There's also an online auction where you can bid on fun and interesting items to support the School of Piano… Find out more »

Steamboat Bill, Jr. at the Kiggins with the VSO Chamber Series

May 15, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The VSO Chamber Series is going to the movies…with Buster Keaton and his classic silent film, Steamboat Bill, Jr. This special showing with live musical accompaniment is happening at the Kiggins Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, and it will be a lively end to the Chamber Series’ 2015-2016 season. The film follows the adventures of Steamboat Bill, the captain of a paddle steamer that has seen better days. He eagerly awaits the arrival of his college student… Find out more »

Hello Vancouver!

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Hello Vancouver! is taking the stage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a great seat, buy snacks and beer or wine, and catch the preshow entertainment. You’ll want to catch host Temple Lentz’s opening monologue complete with clever zingers, personal insights, and—ahem!—opinions about local issues. Then sit back and be immensely entertained while learning about the amazing things happening in this ‘Couve… Find out more »

YWCA Offers Screening of Black Girl in Suburbia

May 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, the YWCA of Clark County will offer a screening of the powerful documentary Black Girl in Suburbia at the Kiggins Theatre. It was filmed throughout greater Portland and explores the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white Oregon communities. The movie gives a human face and individual voices to the conflicts and issues that black girls have in relating to both white and black communities. Tickets—available online by clicking here or… Find out more »

VANTalks

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$10

VANTalks—like TED Talks, only better because it’s in Vancouver—is the North Bank’s new forum for sharing innovation, ideas and ingenuity. It’s your chance to see inside the growing ecosystem of innovators, disrupters, professionals, and social entrepreneurs who are Southwest Washington’s agents of change. The first VANTalks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $10. Advance tickets are available at… Find out more »

June 2016

Disaster Movie Night at the Kiggins: Free Showing of The Andromeda Strain

June 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Want to have a good, scary time, Old School disaster movie-style? Buckle your seatbelts and get your vaccinations against apocalyptic global viral epidemics, because Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency (CRESA) and AMR are sponsoring a free showing of the disaster movie “The Andromeda Strain” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the Kiggins Theatre. This is the second in a series of Disaster Movie Nights (tagline “Lights, Camera, Disaster!”) hosted by CRESA to raise awareness about disaster preparedness…while having… Find out more »

Double Feature at the Kiggins: “Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” + “Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation”

June 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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What’s better than “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? (As in, remember when Harrison Ford was AWESOME? Although, seriously, he really brought home the bacon in his final turn as Han Solo…but I digress.) Anyhow, what’s better than the original Raiders? A Raiders fan film, of course! And aren’t you lucky, because the Kiggins Theatre is one of the select venues chosen for the Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour, a double feature screening with the critically acclaimed documentary “Raiders: The Story… Find out more »

Science on Tap: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of GMOs

June 8, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are all over the news these days, and it’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction. Some people would have you believe that they are dangerous for humans, while others insist that they’re perfectly safe and are the best way to cure world hunger. How do you know what’s true?At this Science on Tap, Steven Sylvester—PhD, toxicologist and associate professor in the school of molecular biosciences at WSU Vancouver—will give a historical perspective of the controversies… Find out more »

Free Showing of King Kong, Vintage Toy Show at the Kiggins

June 11, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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How’s this for a classic “double feature”: a free screening of the 1933 black-and-white film King Kong, plus a vintage toy and record show in the lobby of the landmark Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver. The movie that is the Father of All Creature Features—and which served as an inspiration for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, among other great directors, not to mention animators—will be shown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. Come a little early… Find out more »

VSO Presents The Wizard of Oz

June 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$20

The Wizard of Oz—the beloved musical starring Judy Garland which won two Oscars for Best Song and Best Original Score—is coming to the Kiggins Theatre‘s silver screen once again, this time with a live orchestra accompaniment. You can see this cinematic gem in all its technicolor glory at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, when the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents the film for audiences young and old and everwhere in between. Admission is $20 per person, and the price includes… Find out more »

July 2016

Science on Tap: Physics for Rock Stars

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$8

“Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You,” is the compelling title of this month’s Science on Tap. Come learn about physics with clarity, humor, and real world examples you can use in your daily life (or as a secret agent or lead singer, as the case may be). Christine McKinley—mechanical engineer, musician, and author of Physics for Rock Stars—will explain why a solid understanding of the periodic table will help you decide who (and… Find out more »

Hello Vancouver & the Take No Bull Challenge

July 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Hello Vancouver! is in the spotlight at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a great seat, buy snacks and beer or wine, and catch the preshow entertainment (see below; it's something kinda crazy). You’ll want to catch host Temple Lentz’s opening monologue complete with clever zingers, personal insights, and—ahem!—opinions about local issues. Then sit back and be immensely entertained while learning about the… Find out more »

August 2016

Science on Tap: Every Brain Need Music

August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The last Science on Tap was a hit with the audience at June’s sold-out event at Portland’s Alberta Rose Theater—and now it’s coming to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “Every Brain Needs Music: Neuroscience, Performance, and Song,” promises to amuse, inform, entertain and enlighten with its in-depth look at why human beings are wired to love music. In this multi-media presentation, Dr. Larry Sherman—an OHSU neuroscientist and accomplished pianist who studies normal brain development and… Find out more »

September 2016

“For the Love of Spock” at the Kiggins

September 9, 2016
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Not long before his father died, Adam Nimoy approached his father, Leonard, about doing a documentary devoted to Star Trek icon and everyone’s favorite blue-blooded half-alien, Spock. Leonard readily agreed and Adam launched a Kickstarter campaign for the project, “For the Love of Spock,” which became a moving tribute to his father and one of the most beloved characters in television and film history. It is being release on Friday, Sept. 9, timed to coincide with Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.… Find out more »

Science on Tap: How Geckos Stick and Why We Care

September 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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At the next Science on Tap, Kellar Autumn, PhD, Professor of Biology and Entrepreneurship at Lewis & Clark College, will present “How Geckos Stick and Why We Care,” a talk about gecko adhesion and how the study of strange animals has lead to biologically inspired materials and machines. Geckos can run up smooth vertical surfaces but, until recently, no one knew how they did it. Studying the physics of gecko feet at the nanoscale and measuring the tiny forces involved showed… Find out more »

Free Showing of “The Great Outdoors”

September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

VSO Chamber Series at the Kiggins: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”

September 18, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid,” the beloved 1921 silent film costarring Jackie Coogan, will be brought to vivid emotional life with accompaniment from the VSO‘s Chamber Orchestra. The classic black-and-white movie will be shown at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Kiggins Theatre, a stirring beginning for the VSO’s 2016-2017 Chamber Series. Chaplin was the unmatched star of the silent era, and the biggest star in the world at the time. The Kid was written, produced, directed by, and… Find out more »

Hello Vancouver!

September 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Hello Vancouver! will once again astound and enlighten you regarding all things Vancouver, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. so you can find a great seat, buy snacks and beer or wine, and catch the preshow entertainment. You’ll want to catch host Temple Lentz’s opening monologue complete with clever zingers, personal insights, and yes, opinions about local issues. Catch up on local history during Hello… Find out more »

Monty Python & the Holy Grail Quote-a-Long

September 30, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 4, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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It’s been 40 years since the legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python released its first full-length feature film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It’s a bit, um, irreverent in parts, and caused quite a kerfuffle after its debut in 1975. However, there are some people that believe it is quite possibly the best movie ever made, even better than the first Sharknado. Now, to celebrate the Holy Grail’s 40th anniversary, the film has been restored to its original glory… Find out more »

October 2016

Science on Tap: The Lasting Effects of Childhood Trauma

October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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…doesn’t actually make you stronger. In fact, it may scar you for life. At October’s Science on Tap, Sara Waters, PhD, professor of Human Development at WSU Vancouver, will talk about how and why traumatic childhood experiences stay inside our minds and bodies for a lifetime and what we can do about it. Your experiences in early childhood are not just the beginning of your life story—they set the tone for how you will respond to life events for years… Find out more »

CouvFest NW Music Festival

October 14, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 15, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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What event is big enough to occupy the entire Kiggins Theatre for two rockin’ days? CouvFest NW, a two-day music festival showcasing Vancouver’s best bands, happening on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. The event, which is normally held outdoors, is taking advantage of the Kiggins, which is engineered for great sound and visual presentations (as well as boasting some of the comfiest seats in town, complete with cupholders). The festival features 18 bands and an indoor beer garden… Find out more »

VSO Chamber Series Piano Extravaganza

October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

The VSO Chamber Music Series’ Piano Extravaganza returns to Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre with a special performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Northwest favorites Cinda Redman, Elena Vozheiko, Dimitri Zhgenti and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s own Dr. Michael Liu will thrill the audience with well-known solo and ensemble selections. The evening will conclude with a rousing eight-hand encore. Featured in this all-piano program are some of the greatest masterworks from the Western world’s piano and symphonic repertoire, including… Find out more »

Niche Wine Bar’s Anniversary Party at the Kiggins

October 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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It’s going to be a wet and stormy weekend, but that’s the perfect time to cozy up with a glass of fine Italian wine and enjoy the lush, Art Deco-era comfort of the Kiggins Theatre. What’s the occasion? Nothing less than Niche Wine Bar‘s sixth anniversary. The party begins at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver (just next door to Niche at 1013 Main St.). Enjoy a flight of Italian… Find out more »

“Harry and Snowman” at the Kiggins

October 21, 2016
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Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The acclaimed documentary “Harry and Snowman” opens Friday, Oct. 21, only at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. This film tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, a Dutch immigrant whose career was launched by his famous horse, Snowman. This is the first time that Harry’s story will be told by 86-year-old Harry himself. Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue… Find out more »

Dracula Radio Play at the Kiggins Theatre

October 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$5

Ready for a bit of good, old-fashioned Halloween scariness? Come to the special performance of the radio play “Dracula” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Willamette Radio Workshop will recreate it for you on stage with live voice actors and Foley sound-effect artists. Admission is $5 for adults or $3 for children under 12 years old. The Kiggins will open its doors at 6 p.m. to purchase concessions—including wine or beer—and to make yourself… Find out more »

November 2016

Science on Tap: A Scientific Approach to Dog Training

November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Most people raise dogs as if they are mini furry people, but they’re not. Canines are proud members of a different species with very different sensory systems and different social structure. At the next Science on Tap, veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Rolan Tripp will talk about understanding how dogs think and why they behave the way they do. In his presentation, “A Scientific Approach to Raising an Ideal Dog,” he will show how to measure and graph both wanted… Find out more »

Reel Rock Tour: Five Climbing Films

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$18

Are you ready for some spine-tingling, fingernail-clinging, whatever-you-do-don’t-look-down thrills? (After this year’s election is over, that sounds like a relaxing tropical vacation, am I right?) Anyhow, if you can stand another adrenaline rush, you’ll want to get your tickets now for the 11th annual Reel Rock Tour at the Kiggins Theatre—part of The Source Climbing Center‘s fifth anniversary celebration. Reel Rock is a collection of five electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport’s biggest stories and athletes, not to mention up-close-and-personal… Find out more »

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Notorious

November 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Feeling black? Don’t despair: the Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up to offer Noir Nights starting Monday, Nov. 14. 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. An advance… Find out more »

Hello Vancouver!

November 16, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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It’s been a rough couple weeks—heck, it’s been a rough year and a half—but now it’s time to come together, as the Beatles so astutely advised. Hello Vancouver! is on the job with another informative, enlightening and relentlessly optimistic community talk show, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Kiggins Theatre. Host Temple Lentz keeps the discourse moderately civil and highly entertaining while shedding light on local issues that interest and unite us. The Kiggins will open… Find out more »

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series returns to Kiggins Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, to present a creative coup d’etat: a semi-staged production of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale). Composed and premiered in 1918, L’Histoire du Soldat is one of Stravinsky’s most popular works. This version features a seven-piece instrumental ensemble and will be led by guest conductor Ken Selden, who conducts Portland State University‘s Symphony Orchestra and New Music Ensemble. This performance will… Find out more »

The Princess Bride at the Kiggins

November 25, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 29, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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As you wish…the Kiggins Theatre is offering a perfectly timed holiday showing of the classic romantic fairy tale, “The Princess Bride,” beginning Friday, Nov. 25, and showing daily through Tuesday, Nov. 29. The 1987 film (has it really been that long?) features swashbuckling swordplay, a gentle giant, a wisecracking pirate, a determined princess, some political intrigue, and some kissing. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring (among many other distinguished actors) Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn,… Find out more »

December 2016

Free Showing of Star Wars Holiday Special at the Kiggins

December 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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On November 17, 1978, CBS aired a made-for-TV movie, the Star Wars Holiday Special, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and other members of the original Star Wars cast, as well as appearances by Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Diahanne Carroll, Harvey Korman, and every member of Jefferson Starship. But wait, it gets even more bizarre: you’ll meet Chewbacca’s family, Itchy, Malla, and Lumpy. WE ARE NOT KIDDING. YOU CAN LOOK IT UP ON WOOKIEEPEDIA! Is your mind reeling? Get… Find out more »

The Sound of Music at the Kiggins

December 16, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until December 20, 2016

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$8

A little over fifty years ago, the hills came alive with “The Sound of Music.” The rest of the world followed that sound with great delight, and the big-screen adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical—based on the von Trapp family singers, who escaped Nazi rule in Austria in 1938—took the world by storm in 1965. The movie starring Julie Andrews as novitiate-turned-nanny to the seven von Trapp children and their brusque father, Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), made such songs as “Sixteen Going… Find out more »

The Sound of Music Sing-Along Fundraiser at the Kiggins

December 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$20

A little over fifty years ago, the hills came alive with “The Sound of Music.” The rest of the world followed that sound with great delight, and the big-screen adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical—based on the von Trapp family singers, who escaped Nazi rule in Austria in 1938—took the world by storm in 1965. The movie starring Julie Andrews as novitiate-turned-nanny to the seven von Trapp children and their brusque father, Georg von Trapp (Christopher Plummer), made such songs as “Sixteen Going… Find out more »

Free Performance of A Radio Christmas Carol

December 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Willamette Radio Workshop will perform A Radio Christmas Carol at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Kiggins Theatre. The Willamette Radio Workshop recreates live radio dramas from the Golden Age of radio, using only voice actors and Foley sound effects. A Radio Christmas Carol is a live, 1940s-style radio performance of Charles Dickens’ immensely and immediately popular novel, A Christmas Carol, first published December 1843. This radio play is adapted from the Campbell Playhouse radio dramatization narrated… Find out more »

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

December 30, 2016
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Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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After Harrison Ford was Han Solo and Indiana Jones, but before he was the president (I wish!), a CIA analyst or Henry, he was a replicant hunter in Ridley Scott's 1982 cult classic, Blade Runner. The film—loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—came out to mixed reviews but slowly rose to the top of the canon of Best Sci Fi Movies of All Time because of its thematic exploration of what it means to… Find out more »

January 2017

“David Bowie Is” at the Kiggins

January 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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David Bowie died one year ago today, on Jan. 10, 2016. The Kiggins Theatre is marking this date by showing the award-winning documentary about the most popular exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s history, “David Bowie Is.” The exhibition—which sold tickets faster than any other in the museum ever had, before or since—features a remarkable collection of handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork from the David Bowie Archive.… Find out more »

Science on Tap: The Physics of Fun

January 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for the lighter side of physics—more specifically, the Science Circus and the Physics of Fun with master juggler Rhys Thomas of JuggleMania. Often compared to the bubbly, bendy action of a Pixar movie, Science Circus blends mature science with comedy to create a show the Smithsonian Institution has called “wonderful.” Audience members will observe gravity’s constant acceleration through bowling ball juggling (?!), gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning,… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap

January 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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After starting life as a simple stand-up comedy night and going through iterations such as The Slate Comedy Showcase, the Couve’s funniest Thursday night has settled on the beer-friendly moniker “Comedy on Tap.” (An astute move, because we Couvies do love our brews.) The first Comedy on Tap of 2017 promises to be a seriously good one, featuring headliner Susan Rice, named Portland’s Funniest Person 2015 by Willamette Week (and we’re sure she’s only gotten funnier since then). Rice will… Find out more »

Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase in “Under the Rainbow”

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Missing Carrie Fisher already? The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is here to help! You can see Fisher and Chevy Chase in the 1981 screwball comedy “Under the Rainbow,” which takes a fictionalized, behind-the-scenes look at the Wizard of Oz’s Munchkin contingent. This offbeat movie uses takes 150 little people—cast as Munchkins and staying in one Culver City hotel during filming while indulging in some high-energy partying—to spin zany onscreen mayhem with touches of romance between casting agent (Fisher) and… Find out more »

Debbie Reynolds in “Mother” at the Kiggins

January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Missing Debbie Reynolds already? The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is here to help! You can see Reynolds at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the touching comedy, "Mother." Reynolds—who earned a Golden Globe nomination for this role—costars with writer/director Albert Brooks as a straight-talking spitfire of a woman whose twice-divorced sci-fi writer son decides to try to figure his life out by moving back in with her. Also starring Rob Morrow, Lisa Kudrow, Vanessa Williams and John C. McGinley.… Find out more »

February 2017

Science on Tap: Games & the Origins of Life

February 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Einstein famously said, “God does not play dice with the universe.” But could games have anything to do with the origins of life on Earth? At the Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap—”Game Theory, Cooperation, and the Theory of Life”—Dr. Niles Lehman, professor of chemistry at Portland State University, will introduce the concept of game theory and make a connection between game theory’s principles and how life may have arisen on the Earth some four billion years ago. Surprisingly there… Find out more »

Banff Mountain Film Festival

February 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until February 4, 2017

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$20

Don’t have the time or money to travel to Banff, Canada, for the Banff Mountain Film Festival? No problem, because the festival will come to you at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4. Downtown Vancouver’s magnificently restored Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St.) will host the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which brings the films of this legendary festival to audiences around the world (450 locations in 40 countries, to be more precise). The… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap

February 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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.… Find out more »

The Hunting Film Tour

February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Ice Guardians

February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

March 2017

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: The Lady from Shanghai

March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Science on Tap: Evolution & BEER!

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap

March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Kedi: A Documentary About the Cats of Istanbul

March 17, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 22, 2017

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

The Quiet Man at the Kiggins Theatre

March 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

VSO Chamber Series: Three Short Silent Films at the Kiggins

March 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

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… Find out more »

“The Red Turtle” at the Kiggins Theatre

March 22, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 29, 2017

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Salt and Fire at the Kiggins

March 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

April 2017

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Touch of Evil

April 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Acclaimed documentary “Tomorrow” at the Kiggins

April 21, 2017
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Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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Just in time for Earth Day, acclaimed documentary “Tomorrow” opens Friday, April 21, at the Kiggins Theatre. Shortly after having her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) became aware that humankind’s environmental impact on the planet had reached a critical stage, which could threaten human life as we know it. Conscious of the kind of world her son would grow up in, Laurent teamed up with partner Cyril Dion to make “Tomorrow,” a documentary about our… Find out more »

Reimagined Radio at the Kiggins: City of Weird

April 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$5

Could your life use an extra dose of weirdness? Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, for the Willamette Radio Workshop‘s staged presentation of the locally bestselling book, “City of Weird,” a collection of 30 original stories set in Portland. Live voice actors and Foley sound effect artists will reinterpret some of the book’s 30 original stories, tales that “blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its… Find out more »

May 2017

Swingin’ at the Kiggins

May 12, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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May 12 & 13
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$15

Celebrate the 30s and the wonderful world of swing music at The Kiggins Theatre with live choreographed dancing, a 12-piece jazz orchestra, the close vocal harmonies of The Juleps, and the classic 1938 musical College Swing starring Bob Hope, Martha Raye and George Burns and Gracie Allen. Swingin' at the Kiggins is expected to be so popular, it's being presented on two consecutive nights: Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. This evening of fun, fashion, and high-energy dancing is… Find out more »

3 Grands Concert at the Kiggins

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$35

The sixth annual 3 Grands Concert features magnificent music from three grand pianos onstage at once. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at the Kiggins Theatre. Tickets are $35 per person—available online at Brown Paper Tickets—and include one drink voucher for beer, wine, or a soft drink. Snacks and pizza by the slice are also available for purchase. The concert will feature award-winning blind pianists Mac Potts, Nick Baker, and Brent Gjerve, as well as vocalist… Find out more »

VSO Chamber Series: City Girl

May 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

See the classic silent film “City Girl” with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, while reclining in cushy seats at the beautifully restored Kiggins Theatre. This performance is the second to the last in the VSO’s 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series and features a live ensemble of soloists conducted by composer John Paul. There will be one more concert in the Chamber Series on June 18 featuring cellist Ko Iwasaki. The May 21 concert at… Find out more »

VANTalks

May 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$15 – $18

VANTalks—like TED Talks, only better because it’s in Vancouver—is the North Bank’s annual forum for sharing innovation, ideas, and ingenuity. It’s your chance to see inside the growing ecosystem of innovators, disrupters, professionals, and social entrepreneurs who are Southwest Washington’s agents of change. The next VANTalks will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $15 or $18 at the door.… Find out more »

ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling

May 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$15 – $20

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, May 25, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring five powerful women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. This first event will mark the start of a collaboration between the landmark Kiggins Theatre and Erika Worth, a writer, actress, poet, performance artist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and… Find out more »

June 2017

The Invincible Czars Play Live Accompaniment to Nosferatu at the Kiggins

June 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$12

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… Find out more »

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Rififi

June 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are ready to welcome you to the next showing in the Noir Nights series on Monday, June 12, with the recently restored version of Jules Dassin’s classic heist film, “Rififi.” Called “the best of all heist movies,” by the Village Voice’s Alan Scherstuhl, Rififi is the story of Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), who has just returned from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), and is… Find out more »

Science on Tap: The Neuroscience of Pain

June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theater's next Science on Tap at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, is going to be a real pain. That's because the topic is "The Neuroscience of Pain: The Good, The Very Bad, and the Ugly." Pain is the most important and misunderstood sensory system: you cannot live without it, yet we live every day trying to avoid it. Dr. Michael Morgan cannot cure your pain (he’s not that kind of doctor), but he will explain how your… Find out more »

Cellist Ko Iwasaki at VSO Chamber Series

June 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$25

Following his critically acclaimed debut in November 2015, internationally renowned cellist Ko Iwasaki returns to the Kiggins Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, for the Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series Season Finale. He will be joined by Dr. Michael C. Liu on piano and Igor Shakhman on clarinet. The program will include Beethoven’s Sonata No. 3, Op. 69 for cello and piano, Schumann’s Drei Fantasiestücke (Three Fantasie Pieces), Op. 73 for cello and piano, Brahms’ Trio, Op. 114… Find out more »

July 2017

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Kansas City Confidential

July 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next series of Noir Nights films starting on Monday, July 10, with “Kansas City Confidential.” 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. In this classic heist film,… Find out more »

Science on Tap: Decoding Feline Body Language

July 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, is all about the strange and fascinating—although readily decipherable—ways that cats communicate with us and with each other. Have you ever watched a funny cat video (or your own cat) and wondered, “Why is the cat doing THAT?!” Dr. Rolan Tripp, veterinarian and animal behaviorist, will start with a basic introduction to feline body language. (Once you know what to look for, few things are as… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap: Billy Wayne Davis

July 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$10

The North Bank’s side-splittingest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, July 13. 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. July’s headliner is funnyman Billy Wayne Davis. Originally from Crossville, Tennessee, Davis is a stand-up comic and writer who has performed in 41 states, four countries…and Texas. He’s appeared… Find out more »

Grease Sing-Along

July 14, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$9

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is coming to town for the Kiggins Theatre‘s annual summer Grease Sing-Along. A restored digital print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), back to school and back to life on the Kiggins’ big screen. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and their T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Outs, and a carnival ride back to those amazing Summer Nights! Dressing up is highly encouraged. Here… Find out more »

Grease Sing-Along

July 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$9

Rydell High’s most famous graduating class is coming to town for the Kiggins Theatre‘s annual summer Grease Sing-Along. A restored digital print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, Grease (1978), back to school and back to life on the Kiggins’ big screen. Join Danny (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and their T-Birds and Pink Ladies for Greased Lightning, Beauty School Drop Outs, and a carnival ride back to those amazing Summer Nights! Dressing up is highly encouraged. Here… Find out more »

ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling

July 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$15 – $20

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, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., ROAR will bring five powerful women to the stage to share inspiring, honest, and raw stories from their lives. 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. ROAR’s next show… Find out more »

Girls ROAR: Fierce Young Storytelling

July 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$15

The very first Girls ROAR—an offshoot of ROAR: Fierce Female Storytelling—will be held at the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. This event provides a platform for girls’ voices from ages 12 to 17, while encouraging unity, courage, and self-esteem. The stories they will tell are the product of a special Girls ROAR workshop, taught by facilitators who helped the girls shape their narratives and find their own true voices. This will be a night of intimate,… Find out more »

Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash at the Kiggins Theatre

July 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until July 31, 2017

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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In honor of Harry Potter’s 37th Birthday on July 31, Vancouver’s very own Ministry of Magic (Vancouver’s Downtown Association) is joining forces with Wizards and Muggles alike to bring Harry Potter’s Birthday Bash to life at the Kiggins Theatre, every day from Saturday, July 29, through Monday, July 31. So make an appointment at Madam Primpernelle’s Beautifying Potions (Glam Beauty Bar) and stop by Gringott’s Wizarding Bank (IQ Credit Union) to make a withdrawal and secure your passes now! The Harry… Find out more »

August 2017

Noir Nights at the Kiggins: Double Indemnity

August 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theatre and Niche Wine Bar & Bistro are teaming up for the next "Noir Nights" film-and-wine pairing on Monday, Aug. 7, with “Double Indemnity.” This next 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 killer dames and bad broads! Niche proprietor Leah Jackson will be on hand to discuss… Find out more »

Science on Tap: ECLIPSE-O-MANIA!

August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$10

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap —”The Sights, Safety, and Science of the Great American Eclipse”—at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, will answer every question you ever had about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. On this day, the continental United States will experience its first total eclipse since 1979, and its first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918. With over 12 million people in the path of totality and nearly 200 million within a single day’s… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap

August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Couve’s funniest Thursday night is happening at the Kiggins Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 10. 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 Tristian Spillman. A northwest staple, Spillman has appeared several times at Bridgetown Comedy Festival. His energy, sense of fun, and upbeat comedic… Find out more »

September 2017

Advance Screening of “Year by the Sea”

September 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Science on Tap: Teen Romance & Etc.

September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$8 – $10

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… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap

September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

ROAR Fierce Female Storytelling: Stories of Love

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

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

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

October 2017

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

October 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Science on Tap: Concussions & Football

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$9

The Kiggins Theater‘s next Science on Tap is about the growing evidence that playing tackle football—even with helmets—is bad for brains. Come on down to the theater at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, for “Should Humans Play Football? The Neuroscience of Concussions.” We humans have always loved dangerous sports, from ancient chariot racing all the way to today’s football, soccer, and hockey. Despite safety equipment, the sight of a player being checked for a head injury has become increasingly… Find out more »

Comedy on Tap at the Kiggins

October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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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… Find out more »

Niche Wine Bar Seventh Anniversary Celebration at the Kiggins

October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$12

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… Find out more »

“Forever Faithful” at the Kiggins Theatre

October 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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The Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver is hosting a special one-time-only showing of the documentary film, Forever Faithful, about a little girl’s fight to save her family’s dog when he is diagnosed with bone cancer. The film’s director, Angela Ruiz, will be in attendance and happy to answer questions about her film. She is also the director of another documentary about this breed of dog, Black Beauty Breed. Forever Faithful examines the extraordinary veterinary treatments that are helping dogs live… Find out more »

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series Piano Extravaganza at the Kiggins Theatre

October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660 United States
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$10 – $25

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… Find out more »

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