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Hopewell Theater Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with Live Music, Films and Food

originally published: 02/05/2019

Hopewell Theater Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with Live Music, Films and Food

(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Hopewell Theater with some of the best of Irish culture: live Irish-American music byMick Moloney and the Green Fields of America, a special Irish meal offering from The Peasant Grill and screenings of classic Irish films including Films That Made Music: The Commitments, The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and Philomena.

Films That Made Music: The Commitments - Friday, March 15 at 7:00pmJimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), a self-proclaimed promoter, decides to organize an R&B group to fill the musical void in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. The band comes together but ends up consisting entirely of white musicians who have little experience with the genre. Even though their raw talent and lofty aspirations gain the group notoriety, the pitfalls of fame began to tear at their newfound friendships as they prepare for their big show. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. The program will feature an optional special Saint Patrick's $20 meal deal -- corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard from The Peasant Grill.

Family Matinee: The Secret of KellsSaturday, March 16 at 3:00pm. Don’t miss the critically acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated debut feature from director Tomm Moore (Song Of The Sea) and animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Featuring the voices of Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

The program will feature an optional special Saint Patrick's $20 meal deal -- corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard from The Peasant Grill.



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Mick Moloney and the Green Fields of America - Saturday, March 16 at 8:00pm. Founded by Mick Moloney in 1978, The Green Fields of America was the first group on either side of the Atlantic to bring together Irish vocal, instrumental and dance traditions on the concert and festival stage. The group continues to feature some of the most celebrated names in Irish American music and dance in including National Heritage Award Recipients: Mick Moloney on Banjo, Vocals and Octave Mandolin, and Billy McComiskey on Button Accordion. Riverdance and Sharon Shannon Band alum Athena Tergis soars on fiddle while World Irish Step Dance Champion Niall O’Leary lays down the beat. Acclaimed concertina player and singer Brenda Castles adds classic, thoughtful melodies and songs. Brendan Dolan on piano and flute embodies the heart-and-soul of New York/Sligo style Trad and Liz Hanley devastates audiences with songs that echo within.

Together, The Green Fields of America celebrate Irish music and dance in America, telling stories of the flood of Irish who set out for a new life in the West and how, while meeting new immigrants from throughout the world, they championed the ancient tradition back in Ireland. This extraordinary group of artists delights audiences across the globe by transporting them through snapshots in history that inspire and move us all.

The program will feature an optional special Saint Patrick's $20 meal deal -- corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard from The Peasant Grill.

Family Matinee: Song Of The SeaSunday, March 17 at 4:30pmFrom the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch Macha and a host of ancient and mythical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as it is for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

The program will feature an optional special Saint Patrick's $20 meal deal -- corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard from The Peasant Grill.

PhilomenaSunday, March 17 at 6:45pm. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judy Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

The program will feature an optional special Saint Patrick's $20 meal deal -- corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, soda bread, and mustard from The Peasant Grill.


Hopewell Theater is located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell, New Jersey and offers a range of unique cultural experiences, from independent film and live music to guest speakers, artists and performances. Patrons can dine-in on small plates from local restaurants or just come for the show. Film buffs will particularly enjoy a state-of-the-art movie theater in Hopewell, NJ with a dine-in menu. A landing spot, a launch pad, and an incubator, Hopewell Theater is also a place where artists can play, practice, perform or show their passion project on the big screen. The theater is available to rent, at both hourly and day-rates.




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