The Historic Balboa Theatre

Now Playing Fri 8/1 – Thur 8/7

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Get On Up (PG-13)

Fri 8/1 – Wed 8/6: (1:00), 4:00, 7:00, 10:00
Thu 8/7: (1:00), 4:00
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Guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

Fri 8/1 – Mon 8/4: (12:30), 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
Tue 8/5: (12:30), 3:30
Wed 8/6 & Thu 8/7: (12:30), 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG)

Sat 8/2: 10 AM
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Twenty Feet from Stardom

Thur 8/7: 7:30pm
See below for all “Summer Music Documentary Series”
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Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods (PG)

Tue 8/5: 7:00, 9:00
Sat 8/9: (10:30am), 12:30pm
Sun 8/10: (10:30am), 12:30pm
Mon 8/11: 7:00, 9:00
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Guardians

Duran Duran Unstaged

Wed 9/10: 7:30 PM
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Equestira Girls

My Little Pony: Equestira Girls-Rainbow Rocks

Sat 9/27: 10:30am and 10pm
Wed 10/1: 7:30pm
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Summer Music Documentary Series


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Amoeba Music

Twenty Feet from Stardom

Thur 8/7: 7:30pm
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
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Stop Making Sense

Thur 8/14: 7:30pm
Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.
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Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Thur 8/21: 7:30pm
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal’s most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
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Neil Young Trunk Show

Thur 8/28: 7:30pm
Jonathan Demme gives us some Neil Young musical and spiritual soul. Young on a stage full of personal icons: alone in the center of a circle of his beloved acoustic guitars; in the midst of stellar musicians Ben Keith, Ralph Molina, Rick Rosas, Pegi Young and Anthony “Sweet Pea” Crawford, creating mesmerizing electric travelogues into the artist’s psyche.
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The Zen of Bennett

Thur 9/4: 7:30pm
In his half-century-plus in the biz, 86-year-old crooner Tony Bennett has, by his own description, seen it all. When he entered the recording industry in 1950, it was still strictly a monaural pursuit. Over the years, he watched it switch over to stereo sound, then quadraphonic, then digital.
In addition to amassing an enormous amount of institutional knowledge in those years — not to mention an enormous following — the old master also has amassed a great deal of wisdom. That wisdom covers music, yes, but it also covers art, philosophy and human relations.
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Under African Skies

Under African Skies

Thur 9/11: 7:30pm
Paul Simon returns to South Africa to explore the journey of his Graceland album, including the political backlash he received for allegedly breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
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Holding onto Jah

Holding on to Jah

Thur 9/18: 7:30pm
Holding On To Jah details the history of Jamaica, Reggae music, and the Rasta movement, bringing into focus the critical roles played by Marcus Garvey, and the 225th Emperor of Ethiopia, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie.
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Holding onto Jah

The Wrecking Crew

Thur 9/25: 7:30pm
The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the “Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous.
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