Balboa Theater

Show Times

Thursday 18, April

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Thursday 18, April

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

Thursday 18, April

Friday 19, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Saturday 20, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Saturday 20, April

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

RPervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Monday 22, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Tuesday 23, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Wednesday 24, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Wednesday 24, April

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

Thursday 25, April

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

Thursday 25, April

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Thursday 25, April

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

PG-13

Thursday 25, April

Friday 26, April

Saturday 27, April

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Sunday 28, April

Monday 29, April

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Duke Ellington Bday Bash

Duke Ellington Bday Bash

Monday 29, April

Tuesday 30, April

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Wednesday 1, May

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Thursday 2, May

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

Tuesday 7, May

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

Tuesday 7, May

Wednesday 8, May

Josie and the Pussycats (on VHS)

Josie and the Pussycats (on VHS)

PG-13

Wednesday 8, May

Thursday 23, May

The Decline of Western Civilization 1

The Decline of Western Civilization 1

Thursday 23, May

Tuesday 28, May

Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand (D.E.B.S.)

Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand (D.E.B.S.)

Tuesday 28, May

Saturday 19, October

Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Fest Day Pass

Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Fest Day Pass

Saturday 19, October

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

PG-13

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, "Avengers: Endgame."

Duke Ellington Bday Bash

Duke Ellington Bday Bash

We are teaming up with Noise Records to bring you a Duke Ellington tribute on what would have been his 120th Bday!

7pm- Live Jazz from The Noise All-Stars

8pm- Screening of Anatomy of a Murder (1959) (music by Ellington)

Monday 29, April

Josie and the Pussycats (on VHS)

Josie and the Pussycats (on VHS)

PG-13

Rewind Wednesday returns this month with the 2001 classic Josie and the Pussycats!

Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook), Melody (Tara Reid) and Val (Rosario Dawson) are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they are pawns of two people who want to control the youth of America. They must clear their names, even if it means losing fame and fortune.

Arrive at 7pm for an episode of the cartoon version of Josie and the Pussycats.

Trivia & Prizes before the show!

Josie and the Pussycats themed Cross Stitches will be for sale in the lobby from Little Russ Thompson! All proceeds from these will go to charity!

Wednesday 8, May

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

RRestricted 16+ unless parent/guardn

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos.

Tuesday 7, May

Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand (D.E.B.S.)

Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand (D.E.B.S.)

Introducing, the first ever Mystery Science Theater Gay Thousand!!!

Comedians Dominique Gelin, Irene Tu, & Nori Reed of the East Bay's Man Haters Comedy Show will be live commenting to lesbian classic D.E.B.S.

D.E.B.S. is both one of the greatest lesbian movies and greatest superhero movies of all time. It’s campy as all heck and super low-budget (Angela Robinson made it for $300,000) but it’s a masterpiece. It also stars Holland Taylor name-checking Jodie Foster. -Heather Hogan (Autostraddle.com)

What more could you ever want?

Tuesday 28, May

Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

PG-13

Though he faded into obscurity in the U.S., an early '70s musician known as Rodriguez became a huge hit in South Africa and was widely rumored to have died. Two obsessed fans set out to learn the man's true fate.

Thursday 25, April

Shazam!

Shazam!

PG-13for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material.

David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Fest Day Pass

Sorceress Sabbath Witchcraft Film Fest Day Pass

Returning to the haunted & historic Balboa Theater this coming October, a day of 1960's-70's witchcraft films with special guest speaker Maja D'Aoust.

We are please to announce this shall be in conjunction with a weekend of witchcraft with the Modern Witches Confluence!

Film Schedule soon to come!

Saturday 19, October

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

RPervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.

Celebrate 4/20 with The Dude!

From the Academy Award®-winning Coen Brothers comes The Big Lebowski - the hilariously quirky comedy-thriller about bowling, avant-garde art, nihilistic Austrians, and a guy named… The Dude. Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski doesn't want any drama in his life… heck, he can't even be bothered with a job. But, in a case of mistaken identity, a couple of thugs break into his place and steal his rug (you gotta understand, that rug really tied the room together). Now, The Dude must embark on a quest with his crazy friends to make things right and get that rug back! Starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, John Goodman, John Turturro and Steve Buscemi, The Big Lebowski has become a cultural phenomenon.

Saturday 20, April

The Decline of Western Civilization 1

The Decline of Western Civilization 1

Music Movie Monthly Presents:

The Decline of Western Civilization 1(1981)

Director Penelope Spheeris surveys the late-1970s Los Angeles punk scene: X, Black Flag, Fear, Germs, Catholic Discipline, Alice Bag Band.

Thursday 23, May

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

Rdisturbing war images.

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. This unique film brings into high definition the human face of the First World War as part of a special London Film Festival presentation alongside a live Q&A with director Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

Us

Us

RFor violence/terror, and language

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced. Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures this March, 2019.

Thursday 18, April