Doctor Strange
Dec
2
Dec 18

Doctor Strange

sponsored by Little Diablo Sals

  • Dec 4 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 6 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 7 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 8 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 9 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 10 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 11 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 13 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 14 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 15 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 16 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 17 4:30pm • 7:30pm
  • Dec 18 4:30pm • 7:30pm

Plot: Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

 

 

The Handmaiden
Dec
6
Dec 15

The Handmaiden

Showtimes:

  • Dec 6 4:00pm  • 7:15pm
  • Dec 7 4:00pm  • 7:15pm
  • Dec 8 4:00pm  • 7:15pm
  • Dec 9  4:00pm
  • Dec 10 4:00pm
  • Dec 11 4:00pm
  • Dec 13 4:00pm  • 7:15pm
  • Dec 14 4:00pm  • 7:15pm
  • Dec 15 4:00pm  • 7:15pm

Plot: With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance.

MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI
Dec
9
Dec 11

MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

  • Dec 9 7:15pm
  • Dec 10 7:15pm
  • Dec 11 7:15pm

Plot: A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Hosted Classics: Sunset Boulevard
Dec
16
Dec 18

Hosted Classics: Sunset Boulevard

Sponsored by Kellogg Dental 

Showtimes:     

  • Dec 16  4:00pm  • 7:00pm
  • Dec 17 4:00pm  • 7:00pm
  • Dec 18 4:00pm  • 7:00pm

Kellogg Dental presents 'Hosted Classics' featuring Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert. We will be playing four of Busfield and Gilberts favorite movies along with some of their own commentary. Special thank you to Dr. Kellogg for graciously underwriting this series.

Plot: 

An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.

Seasons
Dec
27
Jan 8

Seasons

sponsored by TBA

  • Dec 29 TBA
  • Dec 30 TBA
  • Dec 31 TBA
  • Jan 1 TBA

“Truly beautiful. Captures the poetry, humor and drama of wildlife.” - Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Plot: 

After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more familiar ground: the lush green forests and megafauna that emerged across Europe following the last Ice Age.

Winter had gone on for 80,000 years when—in a relatively short period of time—the ice retreated, the landscape metamorphosed, the cycle of seasons was established, and the beasts occupied their new kingdom. It was only later that man arrived to share this habitat, first tentatively as migratory hunter/gatherers, then making inroads in the forest as settled agriculturalists, and later more dramatically via industry and warfare.

With its exceptional footage of animals in the wild, Seasons is the awe-inspiring and thought-provoking tale of the long and tumultuous shared history that inextricably binds humankind with the natural world.

Doctor Zhivago
Dec
29
1:00 pm13:00

Doctor Zhivago

sponsored by Happy Birthday Alice Boyer

  • Dec 29 1pm
  • Dec 30 1pm
  • Dec 31 1pm

Plot: During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father's suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother's lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

Assassin's Creed
Dec
30
Jan 12

Assassin's Creed

sponsored by TBA

  • Dec 30 TBA
  • Dec 31 TBA
  • Jan 1 TBA
  • Jan 3 TBA
  • Jan 4 TBA
  • Jan 5 TBA
  • Jan 6 TBA
  • Jan 7 TBA
  • Jan 8 TBA
  • Jan 10 TBA
  • Jan 11 TBA
  • Jan 12 TBA

Plot: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th-century Spain. Callum discovers he is a descendant from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.


White Christmas
Dec
1
Dec 4

White Christmas

sponsored by Dr. Michael Jermov DD

  • Dec 4 4pm • 7pm

Plot: Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

It Happened One Night
Nov
25
Nov 27

It Happened One Night

Sponsored by Kellogg Dental 

Showtimes:     

  • Nov 26 4:15pm  • 7pm
  • Nov 27 4:15pm  • 7pm

Kellogg Dental presents 'Hosted Classics' featuring Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert. We will be playing four of Busfield and Gilberts favorite movies along with some of their own commentary. Special thank you to Dr. Kellogg for graciously underwriting this series.

Plot: 

In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress.

Miracle on 34th Street
Nov
22
Nov 27

Miracle on 34th Street

Showtimes:     

  • Nov 26  1pm  • 9:15pm
  • Nov 27  1pm  

Plot: 

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

The Blind Side
Nov
17
Nov 19

The Blind Side

sponsored by Homeless Continuum of Care Committee

  • Nov 17 7pm
  • Nov 18 4:00pm  • 7:00pm
  • Nov 19  4:00pm  • 7:00pm

Plot: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in. The Tuohys eventually become Michael's legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael's tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Nov
15
Nov 20

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Nov 20 7:15pm

Martian ruler Kimar (Leonard Hicks) is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth. They are obsessed with the planet's television programs and don't want to do much of anything. In an attempt to get the kids peppy again, Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus (John Call), hoping that the jolly old toymaker will know how to cheer the children up again. But two Earth children are also nabbed, and this complicates things for Kimar.

Kelly's Heroes
Nov
13
4:00 pm16:00

Kelly's Heroes

Showtimes:     

  • Nov 9 4:15pm  • 7:15pm
  • Nov 11 4:15pm  • 7:15pm
  • Nov 13 4:15pm  • 7:15pm

Plot: 

In the midst of World War II, an array of colorful American soldiers gets inside information from a drunk German officer about millions of dollars worth of gold hidden on enemy soil. Kelly (Clint Eastwood), a private with the platoon, devises a plan to sneak past the German officers to steal the loot for his crew. They recruit more men and set their plan into action. Despite several casualties, the men are determined to press forward, even if it means striking a deal with the opposing army.

 

 

Trolls
Nov
3
Nov 27

Trolls

sponsored by Dr. Michael Jermov DD

  • Nov 26 1pm 4pm • 7pm • 9pm
  • Nov 27  1pm 4pm • 7pm

Plot: From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks' Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks' TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures.

Public Ghost Hunts with Portal Paranormal Society
Oct
28
Nov 5

Public Ghost Hunts with Portal Paranormal Society

Come out and join the investigators of Portal Paranormal Society for the 3rd annual series of public ghost hunts at the Historic Howell Theater in downtown Howell, Michigan! Learn about the history of the theater and participate in the attempt to make contact with the resident spirits. 

Tickets are $20 when pre-ordered and $25 at the door! 

GHOST HUNT DATES & Times: 

  • Fri Nov 4  9:00 pm to 11pm • 12 to 2am 
  •  Sat Nov 5 9:00 pm to 11pm • 12 to 2am 

Each ghost hunt is 2 hours in length. 

ORDER YOUR TICKETS NOW! Each ghost hunt is LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE! 

Purchase tickets at: https://squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

The Historic Howell Theater is located at 315 East Grand River Ave, HOWELL MI 48843 

 

 

Hosted Classics: The Princess Bride
Oct
28
Oct 30

Hosted Classics: The Princess Bride

Sponsored by Kellogg Dental 

Kellogg Dental presents 'Hosted Classics' featuring Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert. We will be playing four of Busfield and Gilberts favorite movies along with some of their own commentary.  Special thank you to Dr. Kellogg for graciously underwriting this series.

  • Oct 30 4:00 pm • 7:00pm

Plot: A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Oct
27
Oct 30

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

Showtimes:     

  • Oct 30 4:15 pm • 9:15 pm

Plot:

After lying in a coma for a year, Michael Myers (Donald L. Shanks) awakens and stalks his way back to his small hometown in Illinois, intent on killing his niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who has been confined to a mental institution since Michael's last attempt to slay her. Suspecting a psychic link between Michael and Jamie, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) joins forces with Sheriff Ben Meeker (Beau Starr) and attempts to stop Michael's latest rampage.

Girl Asleep
Oct
25
Nov 6

Girl Asleep

Showtimes:

  • Nov 3  4:15 pm •  7:15 pm
  • Nov 4  4:15 pm
  • Nov 5  4:15 pm •  7:15 pm
  • Nov 6   7:15 pm

Plot:

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.

Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett
Oct
22
10:00 pm22:00

Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett

From 10:00 PM - Midnight on October 22nd, join Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett in the search for souls at the Historic Howell Theater. If you're a fan of the paranormal shows and always wanted to participate, this is your chance on one of the evenings the veil is the thinnest.Bring cameras, ghost equipment, recorders, an open mind and your fun self!

Treats will be provided!

PURCHASE TICKETS - SOLD OUT

Address: 315 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

CONDITIONS:
You will act in a responsible manner and respect the needs of others.
You will not cause harm or injury to anyone else or put yourself or anyone else in danger.
You will respect the nature of the event and behave accordingly.
Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are permitted.
If anyone appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or is suspected of bringing either alcohol or drugs to the event they will be asked to leave immediately and will not be refunded any monies paid for the event.
No refunds will be given unless the event is cancelled
13 years and older
By purchasing ticket you agree to the conditions.
Limited number of participants.

Dearly Departed: Seance
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Dearly Departed: Seance

Dearly Departed: Seance at the Historic Howell Theater - October 22nd - $50 per person

PURCHASE TICKETS: 

SOLD OUT

In October the veil thins connecting us to the spirit world. Psychic Medium Kristy Robinett act as a bridge between the worlds to bring messages from the dearly departed from beyond the grave in a traditional Victorian seance.

Kristy will discuss different communication methods, including Ouija Boards, Pendulums and Tarot, and how they might help to speak to those on the Other Side and have conversations with the departed. She will share Victorian Death practices and séance rituals and then demonstrate a séance, offering messages to those in the group.

Not all participants are guaranteed a reading and a chance at the seance table will be chosen randomly. 

Treats will be provided!

Location Address: 315 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

CONDITIONS:
You will act in a responsible manner and respect the needs of others.
You will not cause harm or injury to anyone else or put yourself or anyone else in danger.
You will respect the nature of the event and behave accordingly.
Absolutely no alcohol or drugs are permitted.
If anyone appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and/or is suspected of bringing either alcohol or drugs to the event they will be asked to leave immediately and will not be refunded any monies paid for the event.
No refunds will be given unless the event is cancelled
13 years and older
By purchasing ticket you agree to the conditions.
Limited number of participants.

Maleficent
Oct
22
2:00 pm14:00

Maleficent

Legend Of Sleepy Howell Movie :

Free Admission 

October 22 2:00 pm • 4:00pm

Plot: As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardens her heart and twists her into a creature bent on revenge. She engages in an epic battle with the invading king's successor, then curses his newborn daughter, Aurora -- realizing only later that the child holds the key to peace in the kingdom.

Harry & Snowman
Oct
18
Oct 23

Harry & Snowman

Sponsored by Positive Step Far

  • Oct 22  2:15 pm  4:15 pm
  • Oct 23  4:15 pm • 7:15 pm

Plot: The story of immigrant Harry deLeyer and the plow horse he rescued from slaughter.

SULLY
Oct
18
Oct 21

SULLY

sponsored by Crosswinds Aviation

Showtimes:

Extended Dates! 

  • Oct 20 4:00 pm
  • Oct 21 4:00 pm

Plot: On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Oct
13
Oct 16

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Showtimes:     

  • Oct 13 9:00 pm
  • Oct 14 9:00pm
  • Oct 15 11am 

Plot:

The apparently comatose Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris). After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) remains on the killer's path.

Shin Godzilla
Oct
11
Oct 20

Shin Godzilla

EXTENDED DATES! 

  • Oct 20 7:00 pm
  • Oct 21 7:00 pm

 

    (Japanese with English subtitles).

    Plot:

    Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen—Godzilla! The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise.

    It’s a peaceful day in Japan when a strange fountain of water erupts in the bay, causing panic to spread among government officials. At first, they suspect only volcanic activity, but one young executive dares to wonder if it may be something different… something alive. His worst nightmare comes to life when a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep and begins tearing through the city, leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. As the government scrambles to save the citizens, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side—the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes.

    “A reboot that is unquestionably Godzilla.”- Jay Hawkinson, BLOODY DIGUSTING

    12 HOUR HORROR MOVIE INVASION
    Oct
    8
    11:00 am11:00

    12 HOUR HORROR MOVIE INVASION

    12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion SPONSORED BY: COUNTRY LANE FLOWERS 

    Films Sponsored by:  HAGGERTY-BEARDEN Family 

     12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion Saturday, October 8 from 11am to 11pm at the Historic Howell Theater! 

    The Birds 11am 

    Bride Of Frankenstein 1:30pm 

    John Carpenter's Halloween 3:00pm  

    Plan 9 From Outer Space 6:00pm 

    Army Of Darkness 7:45pm 

    They Live 9:30pm 

    Advance Tickets now on sale for $36 each or 5 tickets for $150 - includes all six films, popcorn & fountain drinks with free refills, a two for one coupon (for each ticket purchased) good on any film until 12/31/16 and your own plastic blood sucking vampire fangs! 
    Purchase tickets at

    Single movie tickets available: https://squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

    Phantasm: Ravager
    Oct
    7
    Oct 9

    Phantasm: Ravager

    Showtimes:     

    • Oct 7  4:15pm • 9:30pm  

    • Oct 8 11:15 am • 2pm• 9pm • 11:30pm

    • Oct 9 4:15pm

    Plot:

    The final installment of the long-running Phantasm series.

    John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)
    Oct
    6
    Oct 9

    John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)

    Showtimes:     

    • Oct 6 4:15 pm • 7:15pm
    • Oct 7 7:15pm
    • Oct 8 3pm
    • Oct 9 7:15pm 

    The original HALLOWEEN has been digitally restored and remastered and features an exclusive extended interview and retrospective with filmmaker John Carpenter. This 15 minute exclusive explores the history of the film, the legendary director behind it and the influence HALLOWEEN has had on not only the horror genre, but also the entire film industry. Carpenter explains why the film is meant for the big screen, the influences that inspire his filmmaking and how HALLOWEEN became the highest grossing independent film of all time.

    Plot:

    On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims.

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
    Oct
    5
    4:15 pm16:15

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

    • Oct 5 4:15 pm • 7:15pm

    Plot: A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour. The pragmatic Ben (Duane Jones) does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside -- and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.

     

    Phantasm: Remastered ​
    Sep
    26
    Sep 29

    Phantasm: Remastered ​

    Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm: Remastered 

    • Sept 27 4pm  • 7pm
    • Sept 28 4pm  • 7pm
    • Sept 29  7pm

    Plot: A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

    Following the movie a video Q&A with the cast & crew (30 minutes).

    ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
    Sep
    24
    4:00 pm16:00

    ART HOUSE THEATER DAY

    Terry Gilliam’s  Time Bandits (2K restoration) 

    • Sept 24 1:15pm  • 4:00 pm
    • Sept 25 1:15pm  • 4:00 pm

    PLOT: Young history buff Kevin (Craig Warnock) can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they've purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon (Ian Holm), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and King Agamemnon (Sean Connery) before the Supreme Being catches up with them.

     

    Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm: Remastered 

    • Sept 24 7pm with a LIVE Video Q&A with cast and crew
    • Sept 25 7pm
    • Sept 27 4pm  • 7pm
    • Sept 28 4pm  • 7pm
    • Sept 29  7pm

     

    PLOT: A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

    Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.

    In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.