The Historic Balboa Theatre

Now Playing Tue 4/22 – Thur 5/1

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R)

Tue 4/22 – Thu 4/24: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Fri 4/25 & Sat 4/26: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sun 4/27 – Wed 4/30: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Thu 5/1: (12:30), 2:45, 5:00
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

Tue 4/22 – Thu 4/24: (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
Fri 4/25 & Sat 4/26: (1:00), 4:00, 7:00, 10:00
Sun 4/27 – Wed 4/30: (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
Thu: 5/1 (1:00), 4:00
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Super Duper Alice Cooper (R)

Thur 5/1: 7:00, 9:30
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By Amoeba Music

The Amazing Spider-man 2 (PG-13)

Sneak Preview Thur 5/1: 7pm
Opens Fri 5/2
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Creepy KOFY Movietime (Live)

Sat 5/10 at 9pm
Party with the cast
and watch:
“Naked Massacre” (PG-13)
Adult beverages!!!
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X-Men: Days of Future Past (R)

Opens Fri 5/23
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Purple rain

Purple Rain (R)

Sun 6/8: 7pm
Come join us for Purple Rain’s 30th Anniversary and Prince’s birthday party. Prince costume contest, trivia and dance party in the lobby after the screening.
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Summer Music Documentary Series

Don’t Follow Me (I’m Lost)

Thur 6/12: 7:30pm
An intimate “fly on the wall”documentary about iconoclastic rocker Bobby Bare Jr., son of country music legend Bobby Bare, and his struggles dealing with the repercussions of a perpetual life on the road – the constant separation and the disconnect from loved ones back home.
Musicians including My Morning Jacket, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, David Vandervelde, Blue Giant, Duane Denison, Carey Kotsionis, and Bobby Bare Sr. make appearances in the film.
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5 Sides of a Coin

Thur 6/19: 7:30pm
Exploding the myth that Hip-Hop is merely ‘rap music,’ “5 Sides of a Coin” is an overview of the worldwide phenomenon of Hip-Hop. Today Hip-Hop is a multi-billion dollar industry and a socially relevant culture. “5 Sides of a Coin” features exclusive interviews and footage of Hip-Hop’s pioneers, insiders, critics and fans, including Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jay, Gil Scott-Heron, RunDMC, Jurassic 5, De La Soul, Dilated Peoples, Beat Junkies, Q-Bert, Mix Master Mike, The Pharcyde, DJ Spooky, The Stereo MC’s and many, many more.
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Holding on to Jah

Thur 6/26: 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. The film takes viewers on a journey to the heart of the Rasta movement and shows us how, against great odds, a message of salvation and redemption was born.
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The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

Thur 7/3: 7:30pm
The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, is a feature-length documentary about the Grammy Award-winning, New York-based, klezmer band. The Klezmatics have made numerous television and radio appearances, including PBS’s Great Performances series with Itzhak Perlman as well as on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion on NPR. In 2006 the band released “Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie.” It was the their first English language LP and won a Grammy Award for Best World Music. Anjou and crew followed the Klezmatics for over three years capturing the band’s highs, lows, and relentless march forward.
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Rage: 20 years of Punk Rock

Thur 7/10: 7:30pm
RAGE is the documentation of the evolution of one of the most explosive art forms to emerge in American music in modern times. West Coast Punk music parallels the birth of blues and jazz as an avant-garde art movement. The film, directed by Scott Jacoby and Michael Bishop, features artists pursuing the American Dream on their own terms – including Jello Biafra, the Dead Kennedys, the Circle Jerks, Christian Death, US Bombs, and more. Their spirit is personified in their lifestyle and individualism. You’ll be surprised at how creative, sincere and thoughtful these artists are in their ongoing pursuit of music and art outside of the commercial arena.
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Songs for Cassavetes

Thur 7/17: 7:30pm
A look at the do-it-yourself world of underground music from the perspective of those who make it happen. Inspired by a quote from late director John Cassavetes, filmmaker Justin Mitchell documents ten underground bands making music in the wake of the “alternative” media explosion of the early nineties. Shot in black and white 16mm film in locations from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Berkeley to Olympia to Washington, D.C., SONGS includes performances and interviews with Sleater-Kinney, the Make-Up, Unwound, Further, Dub Narcotic Sound System and more.
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The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights

Thur 7/24: 7:30pm
A visual and emotional feature length film documenting The White Stripes making their way through Canada and culminating with their 10th anniversary show in Nova Scotia. The film documents the band playing shows all over Canada; from local bowling alleys, to city buses, and onward to the historic Savoy Theatre for the 10th Anniversary show. Along the way, they have some nice casual conversations about their ten years together, fire cannons, play some of their biggest songs together on stage, and even play a ‘one note show.’ The cameras were there to capture every waking moment.
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You See Me Laughin’

Thur 7/31: 7:30pm
A personal journey into the lives and music of the last of the Mississippi hill country bluesmen – farmers and laborers first, musicians second – men who, year after year, congregated on back porches and in tiny juke joints to drink and sing and play guitar. YOU SEE ME LAUGHIN’ takes us on the road and into the homes of R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, T-Model Ford, Cedell Davis, Johnny Farmer and Asie Payton – musicians who’ve labored for the blues tradition despite lives steeped in poverty and violence. Most have lived among the same farms, small bars and competitive rivalries their entire lives. The result is a raw, powerful music that is fused with the cultural landscape of its musicians.
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Saturday Morning Movies at 10 AM!
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