Spartacus (1960)
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Spartacus (1960)

Celebrate Kirk Douglas’ 102nd birthday (December 9, 1916) with Stanley Kubrick’s epic Spartacus. We will be screening the 2015 restoration.

Showtime:

Sunday Dec 9 3pm

Running time: 3h 18m

Rated  PG-13

Plot: The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.





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HHT 90th Birthday Party
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

HHT 90th Birthday Party

You're invited to help celebrate 90 years of Historic Howell Theater, Tuesday December 11 at 7pm (Free admission). 
Birthday activities include: 
-Free screening of the classic comedy Sherlock Jr. (56 mins) starring Buster Keaton. 
- Free cupcakes (while supplies last)
- Free raffle: enter to win 4 HHT general movie tickets, 4 large popcorns, four large fountain drinks. 

Sherlock Jr., 56 mins
plot: A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocket watch.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Dec
14
to Dec 20

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Showtime:

Fri Dec 14 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Sat Dec 15 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Sun Dec 16 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Tues Dec 18 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Wed Dec 19 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Thurs Dec 20 4:30pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1hr 40m

Rated  PG for some mild peril

Plot: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.


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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Jan
4
to Jan 17

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

showtimes: 

  • Fri Jan 4 TBA

  • Sat Jan 5 TBA

  • Sun Jan 6 TBA

  • Tues Jan 8 TBA

  • Wed Jan 9 TBA

  • Thurs Jan 10 TBA

  • Fri Jan 11 TBA

  • Sat Jan 12 TBA

  • Sun Jan 13 TBA

  • Tues Jan 15 TBA

  • Wed Jan 16 TBA

  • Thurs Jan 17 TBA

Running time: 2hr

Rated  PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language

Plot: Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.



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Improv Night
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Improv Night

Improv | CTH will be at the Historic Howell Theater again!
Saturday Night Live meets Whose Line Is It Anyway? in downtown Howell. The Community Theatre of Howell and the Historic Howell Theater have combined forces to offer an amazing night of Improv comedy, a beautiful historic venue, and a liquor license. 

Buy your tickets early - the last show sold out nearly 2 weeks in advance. Buy a ticket for one show for $10 or both shows for $15 - it's improv - the shows will be completely different and you can enjoy the cash bar and concession stand between shows!
Oh, Howe'll Laugh! 
(audience: 18 and up)

January 5 - TWO SHOWS!

6:30pm to 8pm

9pm to 10:30pm

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The Grinch
Nov
8
to Nov 29

The Grinch

sponsored by Dr. Samuel Daniels Orthodontics

showtimes: 

  • Nov 29 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 30m

Rated  PG for brief rude humor

Plot: A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.


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The Old Man & the Gun
Nov
2
to Nov 8

The Old Man & the Gun

showtimes: 

  • Nov 8 4pm

Running time: 1h 33m

Rated  PG-13 for brief strong language

Plot: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.




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Monsters and Men
Nov
2
to Nov 8

Monsters and Men

showtimes: 

  • Nov 8 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 38m

Rated R for language

Plot: One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he's faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice? With a deep sense of humanity and a deft directorial hand, Reinaldo Marcus Green smartly reformulates the traditional construction of "protagonist" to magnify the power of perspective. Green tells the story of how the footage affects the lives of three upstanding men in Bed-Stuy--a young father striving to support his new family, an African American cop dealing with the fallout of his colleague's mistake, and a star high school athlete who becomes politicized by the incident. Each man is very different, but they equally feel the urgency of the question they must all face: should I take moral action or remain safely on the sidelines? Green provokes viewers to ask themselves the same question.

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Meet The Unseen 4
Oct
26
to Nov 3

Meet The Unseen 4

Tickets available at the Historic Howell Theater website ‘Store’ tab.

Advance pre order tickets $15 // At the door tickets are $20

Come on out and join the investigators of Portal Paranormal Society for the 4th annual series of public ghost hunts at the Historic Howell Theater in Howell, Michigan!

Learn about the history of the theater and participate in the attempt to make contact with the resident spirits.

Order your tickets now! Each hunt is limited to 20 PEOPLE!

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THE FOG  - New Restoration!
Oct
26
to Nov 1

THE FOG - New Restoration!

'Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. There's something in The Fog!'

showtimes: 

  • Nov 1 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 31m

Rated R

Plot: A strange, glowing fog rolls over a small coastal town one hundred years after a mysterious shipwreck and when vengeful ghosts go on a killing spree, residents look for answers even as they try to survive.

 

 

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12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion

sponsored by the Barking Lot

Attention gals & ghouls, the 12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion sponsored by the Barking Lot line up has been unleashed! Prepare yourself for 12 hours of horror on Saturday, October 20 from 11am to 11pm!

Early Bird tickets are now available! Early bird ticket sales will end on Friday October 19 at 11:59pm. 
>> https://squareup.com/store/historic-howell-theater

Ticket Options: 
1.) Early Bird VIP 12 Hour Single Ticket $40: 
Includes: 
- Admission to all seven movies starting at 11am.
- Large popcorn (with free refills)
- Medium fountain drink (with free refills)
- One free general admission HHT movie ticket. Can be used until April 1,2019.
- Plastic blood sucking vampire fangs (for photo ops).
- HHT pin
(This $40 ticket has a $77 value!) 
Note: pizza will be available to order upon arrival at $2 per slice (for cheese or pepperoni) and served after the first movie at 12:15pm. 
*no refunds or returns for 12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion cancellations.

2.) Early Bird VIP 12 Hour Four (4) Ticket Bundle $150:
Bring your friends, get four of everything and save even more money!
Includes: 
- Admission to all seven movies for four starting at 11am.
- Four Large popcorns (with free refills)
- Four Medium fountain drinks (with free refills)
- Four free general admission HHT movie tickets. Can be used until April 1,2019.
- Four plastic blood sucking vampire fangs (for photo ops).
- Four HHT Pins
Note: pizza will be available to order upon arrival at $2 per slice (for cheese or pepperoni) and served after the first movie at 12:15pm. 
*no refunds or returns for cancellations.

3.) Single Movie Admission Ticket $8. Good for any one 12 Hour Horror Movie Invasion movie.

MOVIES: 

  1. The Wolfman (1941) 1hr 11m at 11AM

  2. Critters 2 1hr 34m at 12:30pm

  3. Beetlejuice 30th Anniversary 1hr 32m at 2:15pm

  4. Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood 30th Anniversary 1hr 52m at 4:00 pm  *Dinner break 5:52 -6:30

  5. Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 30th Anniversary 1hr 39m at 6:30pm

  6. An American Werewolf in London (1981) 1hr 37m at 8:30pm

  7. Surprise feature 1hr 49m at 10:15pm 

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Halloween (2018)
Oct
19
to Nov 1

Halloween (2018)

showtimes: 

  • Nov 1 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 49m

Rated  R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity

Plot: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.




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An American in Paris - The Musical
Oct
12
to Oct 14

An American in Paris - The Musical

The award winning musical on the big screen!

showtimes: 

  • Oct 14 3:30pm • 7pm

Running time: 160 minutes

Rated  NOT RATED

Plot: This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winninBroadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.

 An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...

Experience this “old-fashioned, big-hearted spare-no-expense Broadway romance” (The Wall Street Journal) in the comfort of your local cinema.

Directed and Choreographed by CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

Directed for the screen by ROSS MACGIBBON


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Halloween (1978): 40th Anniversary
Oct
12
to Oct 18

Halloween (1978): 40th Anniversary

showtimes: 

  • Oct 18 4pm • 7:15pm • 9:15pm

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated  R 

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.

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HEAVY TRIP
Oct
5
to Oct 6

HEAVY TRIP

showtimes: 

  • Oct 5 9:15pm

  • Oct 6 9:15pm

Running time: 1h 32m

Rated  R 

Plot: A young man is trying to overcome his fears by leading an unknown heavy metal band to the hottest metal festival in Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, Viking heaven, and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.


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John Carpenter's They Live
Sep
28
to Sep 29

John Carpenter's They Live

30th Anniversary 

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum."

showtimes:

  • Sept 28 9pm

  • Sept 29 9pm

Running time: 1h 37m

Rated R

Plot: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

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Love, Gilda
Sep
28
to Oct 4

Love, Gilda

showtimes: 

  • Oct 4 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 26m

Rated NOT RATED

Plot: LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of beloved performer Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her story. Working with the Radner estate, D'Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her relationships and ultimately, her struggles with cancer. These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story - through laughter and sometimes tears.

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Bad Reputation
Sep
26
to Oct 4

Bad Reputation

showtimes:

  • Oct 4 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 35m

Rated R for language, sexual references, some drug use and brief nudity

Plot: A journey through Joan Jett's life and career, from her early years as founder of "The Runaways" and first collaborations with Kenny Laguna to her status as rock icon.

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Puzzle
Sep
14
to Sep 20

Puzzle

showtimes: 

  • Sept 20 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 43m

Rated  R for language

Plot: A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.

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Mandy - One Night Event!
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mandy - One Night Event!

*Including a recorded Q & A
with Nicolas Cage

showtimes:

  • Sept 13 7:15pm

Running time:  2h 1m

Rated R 

Plot: Bubbling up from somewhere in the realm of madness and chaos comes the eagerly awaited latest from grandiose filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough). But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of ravaging idolaters and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only—to hunt down these maniacal villains and exact swift vengeance.

In his delicious follow-up to cult hit BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, Cosmatos gleefully demonstrates an audacious command of tone and atmosphere, conjuring an ethereal treat for the senses that begs to be seen on a big screen.

“Nicolas Cage gives the performance of a lifetime.”

 The Playlist

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The Predator
Sep
13
to Sep 27

The Predator

showtimes: 

  • Sept 27 4pm • 7pm

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated  R 

Plot: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe's most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

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Babe  : Free Summer Movies
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Babe : Free Summer Movies

 Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • Aug 25 at 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 32m

Rated: PG 

Plot: Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig who doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?

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Footloose
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Footloose

showtimes:

  • Aug 25 9:15pm

Running time: 1h 50m

Rated: PG 

Plot: A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

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Summer of 84
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Summer of 84

showtimes:

  • Aug 30 4pm • 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 45 minutes 

Rated R 

Plot: After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

sponsored by Kensington Woods Schools

showtimes:

  • Aug 30 4:15pm • 7:15pm

Running time: 1h 34m

Rated PG-13 for for some thematic elements and language

Plot: Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

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The Blues Brothers  : Free Summer Movies
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Blues Brothers : Free Summer Movies

Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • Aug 11 at 7pm 

Running time: 2hr 13m

Rated: R

Plot: Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

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Strangers on a Train
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Strangers on a Train

showtimes: 

  • Aug 12  7pm • 9pm

Running time: 1h 41m

Rated PG

Plot: In Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's thriller, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) is enraged by his trampy wife's refusal to finalize their divorce so he can wed senator's daughter Anne (Ruth Roman). He strikes up a conversation with a stranger, Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker), and unwittingly sets in motion a deadly chain of events. Psychopathic Bruno kills Guy's wife, then urges Guy to reciprocate by killing Bruno's father. Meanwhile, Guy is murder suspect number one.

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Aug
3
to Aug 9

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

showtimes:

  • Aug 9 4:15pm • 7:15pm 

Running time:  1h 53m

Rated R 

Plot: After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. Encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor, Callahan reluctantly enters a treatment program and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The budding artist soon finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent newspaper cartoons gain a national and devoted following.

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Sing  : Free Summer Movies
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sing : Free Summer Movies

Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • July 21 at 7pm 

Running time: 1hr 54m

Rated: PG 

Plot: Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

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Damsel
Jul
20
to Jul 26

Damsel

showtimes:

  • July 26 4:15pm 

Running time: 1h 53m

Rated R for some violence, language, sexual material, and brief graphic nudity

Plot: Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

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The 'Burbs : Free Summer Movies
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

The 'Burbs : Free Summer Movies

 Steven Bearden & Gwen Haggerty-Bearden presents Free Summer Movies at the Historic Howell Theater! 

Admission is Free! Feel free to spread the word and bring friends and family! 

showtimes:

  • July 14 at 7pm 

Running time: 1h 42m

Rated: PG 

Plot: An overstressed suburbanite and his fellow neighbors are convinced that the new family on the block are part of a murderous Satanic cult.

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