Show Times

Friday 19, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Friday 19, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Friday 19, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Friday 19, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Friday 19, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Saturday 20, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Saturday 20, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Saturday 20, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Saturday 20, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Sunday 21, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Sunday 21, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Sunday 21, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Sunday 21, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Monday 22, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Monday 22, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Monday 22, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Monday 22, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Tuesday 23, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Tuesday 23, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Tuesday 23, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Tuesday 23, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Wednesday 24, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Wednesday 24, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Wednesday 24, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Wednesday 24, April

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Diane

Diane

TBC

Thursday 25, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Thursday 25, April

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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Thursday 25, April

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

Thursday 25, April

Conversations With Weigel:  John Holland

Conversations With Weigel: John Holland

Thursday 25, April

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Thursday 25, April

Sunday 28, April

MUSIC AT THE METTE:  CLASSICAL GUITAR

MUSIC AT THE METTE: CLASSICAL GUITAR

Sunday 28, April

Tuesday 30, April

The Meg

The Meg

PG-13Action/peril, bloody images and some language.

Tuesday 30, April

Thursday 2, May

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Thursday 2, May

Tuesday 7, May

Conversations With Weigel:  Caroline Myss

Conversations With Weigel: Caroline Myss

Tuesday 7, May

Thursday 9, May

Yogawoman: Never Underestimate the Power of Peace

Yogawoman: Never Underestimate the Power of Peace

Thursday 9, May

Sunday 12, May

MUSIC AT THE METTE:  ALEJANDRO URZAGASTE QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: ALEJANDRO URZAGASTE QUARTET

Sunday 12, May

Saturday 18, May

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

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Saturday 18, May

Sunday 19, May

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

RRated R for language and some sexual content/nudity

Sunday 19, May

Laura & Rick Hall Music Improv Workshop

Laura & Rick Hall Music Improv Workshop

Sunday 19, May

Friday 24, May

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Friday 24, May

Sunday 2, June

Stage Russia:  Eugene Onegin

Stage Russia: Eugene Onegin

TBC

Sunday 2, June

Friday 7, June

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Friday 7, June

Saturday 15, June

Rendezvous in Chicago

Rendezvous in Chicago

Saturday 15, June

Sunday 16, June

MUSIC AT THE METTE: SHARA MAXWELL QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: SHARA MAXWELL QUARTET

Sunday 16, June

Thursday 20, June

Conversations With Weigel: Jim Fannin

Conversations With Weigel: Jim Fannin

Thursday 20, June

Friday 21, June

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Friday 21, June

Saturday 6, July

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

Saturday 6, July

A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

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At an annual pace, a huge colony of ants is forced to collect every piece of food that grows on their island for a group of menacing grasshoppers. But that all changes when a misfit inventor ant named Flik accidentally knocks over the offering pile thus forcing the grasshoppers' devious leader Hopper to force the ants to redo their gathering of food. Despite the fact that his friends don't believe him and desperate to help save the colony, Flik volunteers to go out into the world and search for a group of 'warrior' bugs. Instead, what he got was a talented group of circus performers. But when the grasshoppers return and take control of the island, Flik must prove himself a true hero before it's too late.

Jim Louderman from the Field Museum will bring specimens from the Museum collections and some live specimens, including Tarantulas, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, Scorpions and other critters. He researches habitat quality with insects.

Saturday 18, May

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

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From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Show Future Dates
Conversations With Weigel:  Caroline Myss

Conversations With Weigel: Caroline Myss

Conversations With Weigel: Caroline Myss

A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment

Every month Journalist Jenniffer Weigel, interviews a guest that will expand your spiritual understanding.

CONVERSATIONS WITH WEIGEL: CAROLINE MYSS

Tuesday May 7 @ 7:00 PM

Practical Intuitive Advice for Everyday Life

Gain the tools you need to activate healing, self love and your own inner guidance. Best selling author, medical intuitive and world renowned teacher Caroline Myss discusses ways to incorporate and spark your own intuition, while sharing prayers and practical wisdom to weave into your daily routine.

Caroline Myss is the author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Sacred Contracts, Invisible Acts of Power, and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can. An internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness and mysticism, she holds degrees in journalism, theology, intuition, and energy medicine.

A limited number of VIP tickets, which include reserved front section seating and a personalized copy of Caroline's book, are available.

Tickets $50 in advance, $55 at the door.

VIP Tickets $75

Tuesday 7, May

Conversations With Weigel:  John Holland

Conversations With Weigel: John Holland

Conversations With Weigel:

A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment

John Holland is an internationally renowned psychic medium, spiritual teacher, author, and radio host. His public demonstrations offer audiences a rare glimpse into the fascinating subject of mediumship, which he delivers in his own unique style, explaining the delicate process of raising his own vibrational energy to link with the spirit from the Other-Side.

He has starred in several TV specials, including A&E’s “Mediums: We See Dead People,” which provided a fascinating insight into how John works as a Psychic Time Machine, where he’s able to pick up vibrations and detailed information, whether it’s seen, felt, or heard from a past event. He also starred in his own pilot “Psychic History” for the History Channel. He is also a best-selling author.

During this special evening, John will present a fascinating insight into how a medium connects with Spirit to bring healing messages of hope, love, and inspiration. John will explain how our loved ones on the Other-Side continually try to send us signs and symbols to let us know they are still connected to us. He will also explain how you can have your own personal connections.

He will spend the majority of the evening giving as many messages as possible.

Please note, by attending this event, it does not guarantee a reading. 16 is the minimum age to attend - no children please

Thursday April 25 at 7:00 PM.

General Tickets $50 in advance, $55 at the door

VIP Tickets: $100.00 SOLD OUT

VIP Includes: Front section seating, a copy of John's book, and a meet and greet after the event, book signing and a few additional messages to some VIP members.

Thursday 25, April

Conversations With Weigel: Jim Fannin

Conversations With Weigel: Jim Fannin

NOT for women only – share with the men in your life.

Are you the best you can be? Do you consistently live your life in the Zone? Over 500 of the world’s best professionals answered NO before they began working privately with Jim Fannin. The Zone is NOT just for the superstar – it is for everyone who strives to perform in this peak performance mindset. It is this state where you are without fear or doubt.

Jen interviews author Jim Fannin, who has coached more champions than any person on earth. He is the world’s #1 coach of champions. More than a life coach, he is a “change your life” coach. His thought management system empowers people to “be the best they can be”.

Jim has 35+ years of professional coaching, consulting and public speaking experience. He has coached hundreds of professional athletes and has trained tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies for peak performance.

Thursday June 2@ 7:00 PM

Advance tickets $15

At the door $20

Thursday 20, June

Diane

Diane

TBC

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

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FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT

FIRST CONTACT: Featuring Black’s Backbone

The experience that fuses live music and original video games!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform on stage with your favorite band?

Local Chicago-based band, Black’s Backbone, invites audience members to the stage to create and perform thematic visuals and help take the theatre audience on an intergalactic journey. Throughout the different scenes, songs, and scenarios, multiple audience members play custom-built control devices. This makes every performance a unique, organic experience.

FIRST CONTACT, premiering it’s first eight-show run at The Wilmette Theatre, features local boundary-pushing talent. This includes musicians, programmers, and visual artists who are focused on the intersection of video games, interactive art, and modern music in a super-fun-mind-blowing-live-pop-show experience. The Wilmette Theatre has generously donated Theatre space for the development and rehearsals for this program.

ABOUT THE BAND: Black’s Backbone is an American pop group formed around Chicago composer, singer, and producer “Blizzle.” With core collaboration including NAE, Harmonie Phoenix, Patrick “Sully” Sullivan, and Nathan Glynn, Black’s Backbone pushes pop art boundaries, interactive concerts and visual art.

Black's Backbone defies categorization by merging genres, styles, and influences from house music, classical, Bollywood, EDM, jazz, rap and everything in between, while still crafting compelling, accessible songs.

FIRST CONTACT is produced by REB Records. REB Records aims to bring people and communities together through the creative process, unique projects, and collaboration.

Student-priced tickets must be purchased at the Door with a valid student ID.

Rehearsals on the following Sunday mornings from 8-10:00 AM are open to the public free of charge: March 17, 24 & 31.

Thursday 25, April

Thursday 2, May

Friday 24, May

Friday 7, June

Friday 21, June

Saturday 6, July

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Laura & Rick Hall Music Improv Workshop

Laura & Rick Hall Music Improv Workshop

Laura & Rick Hall's MUSIC IMPROV WORKSHOP

is coming to The Wilmette Theatre

SUNDAY, MAY 19TH

Workshop from 2 - 5PM.

Showcase from 7 - 8PM. Invite family and friends to watch you perform using the new skills you've learned.

$75

LA-based Laura and Rick Hall have taught music improv all over the world. Now they bring their amazing teaching skills to the Wilmette Theatre.

Join Laura (Musical Director of TV's popular, long-running "Whose Line is it Anyway") and Rick (Musician, Actor featured in The Second City, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and many other shows) for an afternoon workshop that will stretch your creativity and bring your talent to a new level.

This workshop is a lively, supportive environment -- a positive setting for learning musical form and structure, rhyming, harmony singing and more. Starting with warm-ups and games to ease into singing, you'll build vocal confidence, learn to listen to each other and the accompaniment and soon be belting out your own great improvised tunes.

Reserve your space for this workshop now. Maximum number of participants: 18. Must be 16 or older to participate.

The Actors Training Center is not affiliated with this workshop.

Sunday 19, May

Little Woods

Little Woods

Rfor language and some drug material.

A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

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Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

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Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

Mia and the White Lion (Mia et le lion blanc)

PGfor thematic elements, peril and some language.

Ten year-old Mia has her life turned upside down when her family decides to leave their home in London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia develops a close attachment to the wild cub. After three years, Mia's life is rocked once again when she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in harm, Mia decides to run away. The two set off on an epic adventure across the wild African savanna in search for another land where Charlie can live out his life safe and free.

Friday 19, April

Saturday 20, April

Sunday 21, April

Monday 22, April

Tuesday 23, April

Wednesday 24, April

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MUSIC AT THE METTE:  ALEJANDRO URZAGASTE QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: ALEJANDRO URZAGASTE QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: AN AFTERNOON OF JAZZ

Sunday, May 12th at 2pm

Tickets: $20 / $15 Students

The Alejandro Urzagaste Quartet is comprised of Chicago Jazz dignitaries who perform at the Green Mill and Jazz Showcase regularly. Dana Hall is the director of Jazz studies at DePaul University and Pat Mallinger is the director of the Ravinia Jazz mentors program. Please join them along with first call bassist Dennis Carroll as they play original compositions and jazz anthems in this special setting on a Sunday afternoon.

Sunday 12, May

MUSIC AT THE METTE:  CLASSICAL GUITAR

MUSIC AT THE METTE: CLASSICAL GUITAR

MUSIC AT THE METTE: AN AFTERNOON OF CLASSICAL GUITAR WITH NANAE FUJIWARA

Sunday, April 28th at 2pm

Tickets: $20 / $15 Students

Nanae Fujiwara, solo classical guitarist and North Shore Music Instructor, will perform an afternoon of classical guitar.

Nanae discovered the world of classical guitar at the age of 20. She has studied with Steve Vazquez, Grammy Award winners Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Denis Azabagic, Paul O'Dette, Elena Papandreou, Rene Izquierdo, Johannes Möller, William Kanengiser, Scott Tenant, Kyuhee Park, Matthew McAllister and many more. She is the founding member of Lyra Guitar Quartet.

She has developed world wide connections in Germany and Spain, where she studied at the University of Alicante with guitar giants including David Russell, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Fabio Zanon and the Assads.

Sunday 28, April

MUSIC AT THE METTE: SHARA MAXWELL QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: SHARA MAXWELL QUARTET

MUSIC AT THE METTE: AN AFTERNOON OF JAZZ

Sunday, June 16th at 2pm

Tickets: $20 / $15 Students

Shara Maxwell Quartet with Alejandro Urzagaste and Neil Hemphill will perform an afternoon of jazz and live music for North Shore Music’s MUSIC AT THE METTE series to kick-off summer.

Shara Maxwell leads her group singing American standards and original music. She performs regularly at the 404 Wine Bar on Southport in Lakeview and the Jazz Showcase. Her debut EP "Perfect Fit" is available online. Shara will be the feature performer at this years Wilmette Sidewalk Sale on July 20th.

Sunday 16, June

Rendezvous in Chicago

Rendezvous in Chicago

Rendezvous in Chicago is a short comedic feature film comprised of three vignettes corresponding to the beginning, middle and end stages of a relationship.

Written and directed by Chicago's own Michael Glover Smith. Filmed in Chicago featuring many Chicago actors.

As an added bonus we will also screen Clare Cooney's 12-minute short RUNNER. A woman goes for a jog and witnesses something she can't run away from.

RUNNER received its World Premiere at Sidewalk Film Festival and went on to play at 15 film festivals across the country.

RUNNER won Best Short Film and Best Actress at the Best of the Midwest Awards, "Best of Fest" at Windy City International Film Festival, Best Drama Short at Atlanta Shortsfest, the Audience Award at Chicago Critics Film Festival, and Best USA Short Film at Fairhope Film Festival.

There will be a post screening talk back led by Don Shanahan .

Saturday 15, June

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

RRated R for language and some sexual content/nudity

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

Sunday 19, May

Stage Russia:  Eugene Onegin

Stage Russia: Eugene Onegin

TBC

Eugene Onegin

Stage Russia HD (Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia): Referred to by the New York Times as “…exuberant and arrestingly beautiful”, and by the London Telegraph theatre critic as “…one of the most extraordinary nights at the theatre

I have ever known”, Rimas Tuminas’ miraculous Eugene Onegin is, at long last available to a world-wide audience.

The play unfolds in the memory and imagination of Pushkin’s characters. The images are split between past and present, between reality and imagination.The scale of the production constantly shifts from noisy celebrations to secluded contemplation, from crowd scenes to lonely recollections, all of which are drawn together from the past just like the fragments of Tatyana’s love letter, framed and hung on the wall, looming next to and above Onegin’s arm-chair.

Filmed before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre.

3 hours 25 min with one intermission

Russian with English Subtitles

Sunday 2, June

The Meg

The Meg

PG-13Action/peril, bloody images and some language.

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it - an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean - carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard - he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon - the largest marine predator that ever existed - still be alive ... and on the hunt?

Tuesday 30, April

The Mustang

The Mustang

Rfor language, some violence and drug content.

Roman (Schoenaerts), a convict in a prison in rural Nevada, participates in a rehabilitation program in which he trains wild mustangs. He struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates alike. But in time, working alongside young convict Henry (Mitchell) and an old trainer Myles (Dern), Roman soothes an especially feisty horse and confronts his own violent past.

Friday 19, April

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Wednesday 24, April

Thursday 25, April

Show Future Dates
Yogawoman: Never Underestimate the Power of Peace

Yogawoman: Never Underestimate the Power of Peace

YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking feature film about the powerful impact of yoga on women's health, fitness, emotional well-being, and personal growth.

In record numbers, women are finding strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga as we know it.

YOGAWOMAN gathers 50 of the world’s leading yoga experts in an exploration of this global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.

This screening will benefit The Wilmette Theater special programming and renovations, and The Chicago Yoga Project debut - trauma informed yoga programs.

Join us for a pre-screening reception at 6:00, movie at 7:00 and a post screening discussion led by leading Yoga practitioners.

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Ticket price includes screening, a beverage and popcorn.

Thursday 9, May