We are very excited to announce the Kiggins Theatre 80th Birthday Celebration taking place April 23rd & 24th (the 24th is the actual Birthday of the Kiggins)! The weekend is going to include parties, screenings and more!
Leading up to the celebration we are trying to collect memorabilia from the Theatre’s colorful history. If you or someone you know has any collectibles from the past 80 years including old ticket stubs, posters, photos, or even old uniforms or props we would love to borrow them. We promise to take good care of them and will return them promptly.
We are also chronicling memories and stories to share as well. Have your first date at the Kiggins? See one of the Kiggins’ ghosts? Let us know!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything you would like to share with us.
As any film fan is aware, the Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. We are pleased that the powerful ROOM was nominated for 4 awards, including Best Actress (Brie Larson), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture! ROOM is continuing for a third smash week, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got plenty of chances!
The acclaimed Turkish/French film MUSTANG was honored with a nomination for Best Foreign Language film. This film about sisterhood and female empowerment starts next Friday at the Kiggins, and we are partnering with the YWCA Clark County by contributing a percentage of bar and concession sales to their SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program.
One of our favorite programs each year is the OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILM programs! Opening January 29th for at least two weeks, we proudly present the world’s best Short Animated, Live Action and Documentary films! The full lineup (they usually programs some extra animation to go with the nominees) will be announced in the next several days so stay tuned.
Then starting on February 12th we open the nominee for Best Animated Feature film BOY AND THE WORLD. BOY is a riotous explosion of music and cold, a breathtaking original and vibrant cinematic experience depicting a modern world thru the eyes of a young boy.
So “Make Time for a Movie” and come visit us at the Kiggins soon!
“Of all the lifeforms, on all the planets, in all the galaxies one was chosen…”
A nearly forgotten classic of 1980’s video-game science fiction, THE LAST STARFIGHTER blasts onto our big screen on January 15th for a special 5 days run sponsored by our friends at Loowit Brewing!
Teen heartthrob Lance Guest, Catherine Mary Stewart (who also starred in NIGHT OF THE COMET that same year) and the MUSIC MAN himself Robert Preston star in this 1980’s sc-fi classic about a down on his luck video game wizard who finds himself recruited as a starship gunner for an alien defense force.
So fill your pockets with lots of quarters and head down to the Kiggins for the fun!
…and are pleased to present our 2015 Holiday movie lineup!
Starting on Saturday, December 5th, for 3 days only, we open the all-star comedy/drama CHRISTMAS EVE!
When a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators these friends, strangers and co-workers are forced to learn about each other…and more importantly…themselves. Starring Patrick Stewart (channeling his inner Scrooge), Jon “Napoleon Dynamite” Heder, Curb Your Enthusiam‘s Cheryl Hines and Office Space‘s Gary Cole. Rated PG, this movie is fun for the whole family!
Then on December 11th we present two of the most quotable classic Christmas comedies, ELF and A CHRISTMAS STORY!
ELF stars Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zoey Deschanel. It’s an educational film, as you will learn what an Elf’s favorite foods are and how to cook make spaghetti with maple syrup! A CHRISTMAS STORY is a cautionary tale about gun control (“you’ll shoot your eye out!”), the causes of blindness (washing your mouth out with lye soap) and international trade (fragile leg lamp awards).
On December 18th we open two of the best known Christmas classics, the Technicolor musical masterpiece WHITE CHRISTMAS starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, and Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed in Frank Capra’s seminal IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
On Christmas Day, by popular demand, we present the 1942 classic CASABLANCA starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (it is being pulled from theatrical release indefinitely on December 31st, so this may be your last chance to see it on the big screen!)
We’ve got wall-to-wall tricks and treats for you this Halloween weekend!
First up we have the acclaimed animated anthology EXTRAORDINARY TALES in which five of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous stories are brought to life by such luminaries as actor Sir Christopher Lee, famed producer and director Roger Corman, Dracula himself, Bela Lugosi, “the Warlock” Julian Sands and director Guillermo del Toro!
On Friday we also open the Austrian horror film GOODNIGHT MOMMY Friday. This one has people on the edge of their seats, and sometimes bolting for the lobby. In it, two young boys are convinced that their mother, who has recently come home from getting plastic surgery, isn’t actually their mother, and they will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING to prove it. With lots of twists and turns, and some disturbing imagery, this isn’t for the faint of heart. Especially if you don’t like bugs. Or superglue freaks you out.
Rounding out the night, we have 6 shorts films from the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. Sitges is the most renowned festival for genre films in the world and we have some of their finest, including films from Canada, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Some are action, some are science fiction, a couple are pretty funny, and the final one, THE LAST HALLOWEEN is pretty terrifying!
Then on Halloween proper, the ghouls will be coming out for our monthly screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! It’s the Denton Delinquents favorite night of the year, so they have some extra special treats up their sleeves (and maybe even a trick or two). Doors open and pre-show begins at 10pm. Tickets are $10. And please, dress up, as there is a costume contest.
So join us at the Kiggins for the best Halloween ever!