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401 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Call (530) 477-9000 for info about the movies


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Within the auditorium of California’s longest running theatre (built in 1865), we are proud to host a variety of foreign and independent films, documentaries and the unusual. Films run every Sunday evening and many weekends.

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5. Sun Apr 26 – BALLET 422 – 1 hr 12 min – PG. Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company's 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck's creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution. Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of Peck and his fellow NYCB dancers-as well as those who remain hidden in the wings. “An intimate and unusual behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a ballet, it may sound rarefied but has enough moments of truth and beauty to engage general audiences.” –Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times. Watch Trailer

6. Sun May 3 – PLANETARY – 1 hr 18 min.  On Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd, we will be joining theatres around the globe in showing PLANETARY at Sierra Cinemas.  We are also bringing it back for this encore showing on this Sunday, May 3 at the Nevada Theatre. This provocative and breathtaking film brings into focus our connection to all living things on planet Earth.  The planet is suffering form a series of crises: crises in the environment, society, economics, and ecology. There is also a crisis of perspective: how to place oneself in the context of life on earth; how to see our home in a larger worldview; how to justify our lifestyle choices in relation to our fragile planet. Planetary shows us a new way to see our planet and each other.  Some of the greatest thinkers of our time, including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa and others along with stunning cinematography and a remarkable soundtrack, offer insights on how to achieve a sustaining global society. Watch Trailer

7. Sun May 10 – THE WRECKING CREW – 1 hr 35 min – PG. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's and early 1970’s. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American "west coast sound" a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as "The Wrecking Crew".  The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you.  “Enlightening and necessary, The Wrecking Crew is composed mostly of archival footage and newish interviews.” –Brad Wheeler, Toronto Globe & Mail. Watch Trailer

8. Sun May 17 – WELCOME TO ME – 1 hr 27 min – R. Expect to be a little shocked as actress Kristin Wiig, writer Eliot Laurence and director Shira Piven break a lot of rules to create a comedy about what happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the $86 million lottery. In the case of Alice Klieg (Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to her illness and her treatment.  “A startlingly inspired comedy.  Wiig tears into a role that plays to her deadpan gifts. This woman’s psyche is such a wonderfully demented place to be that it sends the talkshow segments into a blissful comic stratosphere.” –Justin Chang, Chief Film Critic, Variety. Watch Trailer