ROTARY FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, FOLLOWING THE PARADE
Enjoy the annual Decatur Christmas Parade outside our theatre, then bring your friends and family inside for the warmth of another Christmas tradition – the classic 1970 Christmas movie SCROOGE starring Albert Finney. SCROOGE was designed as a follow-up to 1968's Oliver!, the Oscar-winning musicalization of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The umpteenth musical version of Dickens' 1843 novelette A Christmas Carol, Scrooge features several sprightly Leslie Bricusse songs, including the bona fide hit "Thank You Very Much." Buried under mounds of latex, Albert Finney is Ebenezer Scrooge. The Three Ghosts who turn the miserly Scrooge's life around on Christmas Eve are portrayed by Edith Evans (Past), Kenneth More (Present) and Paddy Stone (Yet to Come). Sir Alec Guinness also appears as a fussy, slightly effeminate Marley's Ghost. Intriguingly, Finney performs his many songs live, without post-production dubbing.
A big thanks to the Rotary Club of Decatur for providing this family movie night FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
AN EVENING WITH RICK BRAGG
"JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY"
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 7:30 PM
It is a dream pairing: Rick Bragg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Bard of the American South serving up one of the consummate and most colorful of Southern stories—a firsthand account of the singularly scandalous life of one of the greatest rock and rollers of all time. With JERRY LEE LEWIS: His Own Story, Bragg has tracked down the man himself and for the first time shares Lewis's often outrageous story as no one else ever could—straight from the legend's mouth.
Book Signing with Rick Bragg following in the lobby. $50 ticket includes hardcover book. $20 regular ticket price. $15 ticket available for students/teachers. Additional copies of the book will be available for sale in the lobby after Rick's talk, facilitated by Books-A-Million.
CELEBRATIONS FROM THE HEART
Sister Schubert Barnes and Betty Sims Present Their New Cookbook Featuring Art from Alabama’s World-Renowned Nall Hollis
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 11:00 AM
The special event with renowned cookbook authors Betty Sims and Sister Schubert includes a presentation about their culinary experiences followed by a sample tasting of selected recipes from the new cookbook in the lobby. The event also includes a book signing with these culinary stars of Alabama and their newest cookbook, Celebrations from the Heart.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the non-profit Princess Theatre. Proceeds from cookbook sales benefit ALS, the Sister Schubert Barnes Foundation and the Nall Hollis Fund for Arts Students.
AMERICANA MUSIC AWARD EMERGING ACT OF THE YEAR NOMINEE!
ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONESSaturday, January 31, 7:30 pm
One of the hottest new bands out of Birmingham, Alabama doesn't sound new at all. On the new album, Half the City, St. Paul and The Broken Bones hits all the marks of a classic Southern soul band, complete with a fiery lead singer. Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes, and recorded and mixed in the storied R&B mecca of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the album harkens back to the region's classic soul roots while extending the form with electrifying potency.
- Paul Janeway: lead vox
- Jesse Phillips: bass
- Browan Lollar: guitars, vox
- Allen Branstetter: trumpet
- Andrew Lee: drums, percussion
- Ben Griner: trombone, tuba
DIRECT FROM CHINA!
THE NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUSMonday, March 16, 7:30 pm
The New Shanghai Circus, an innovative and internationally renowned troupe of Chinese acrobats, aerialists and athletes, perform astounding acts, dating back to the harvest festivals of 2,000 years ago. Together they are some of the best acrobats, contortionists, bicyclists, and jugglers in the world!
HOT JAZZ FROM PROHIBITION-ERA BOURBON STREET TO THE CABARETS OF PARIS!
THE HOT SARDINESTuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm
It's a great American success story worthy of the cinema: a born-and-bred NYC actor meets a Parisian-born writer at an open jazz jam over a noodle shop in Manhattan, and before you could say "Bourbon Street Parade," the Hot Sardines were bringing their contagious brand of joy to audiences all over the world. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol combine with the Sardine ensemble of powerhouse musicians – and their very own tap dancer – to play "hot jazz" as it was in the era when live music was king...with a little glamour, a little grit, and a lot of passion.
Even while giving voice to the history-defining jazz of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's, the Hot Sardines' vibrant performances bridge generations and captivate 21st century audiences. Vanity Fair applauds their "unique repertoire, and a sound and style that are distinctly their own," and Forbes Magazine calls them "one of the best jazz bands in NYC today."
RIVER CITY FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY–SATURDAY, APRIL 10-11
The Princess Theatre, in partnership with the Decatur City Schools and Calhoun Community College, sponsor the 5th Annual Film Festival for students and independent filmmakers and features film screenings, workshops and a Red Carpet Awards. $10.00 admission at door includes all programs. The filmmaking workshops held across the street from the Princess Theatre at the Alabama Center for the Arts and all other events scheduled at the Princess Theatre.
Entry Forms, Festival Guidelines and Schedules Download PDFs posted at a later date.
(includes all programs)