LIFE ITSELF special screening in the Stonyfield Culture Center
with special Guest Joyce Kulhawik

(R) 2014, 120 MINS


Join Red River Theatres for this very special screening LIFE ITSELF with special guest, Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning arts and entertainment critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008). Look for her arts & entertainment reviews online at BetterAfter50.com and JoycesChoices.com.

Joyce Kulhawik

About the film:
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Tues. Aug. 5 @ 6:30pm






For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday 20 July and here at RED RIVER THEATRES on August 6th!!!

At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.

Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.

So grab your can of SPAM but leave your dead parrot at home and head on over to this MOSTLY live event.

Wed. Aug 6 @ 7pm

Particle Fever

2013, 99 MINS


Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens.

Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist?

Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine


Thurs. Aug. 14 @ 6:00pm


GREASE Sing-A-Long

(PG-13) 1978, 110 MINS


If you were born to hand jive, know the difference between a pencil and a poodle skirt, and never leave your house without your white t-shirt and leather jacket then you don’t want to miss this summer night event at Red River Theatres.

This one-night-only Grease sing-along is “a monumental feat of interactive fun.”  Red River Theatres is known state-wide for these family friendly, fun and entertaining nights. Our Sing-a-long hosts will help you get the hang of things plus there will be subtitles to help those who maybe new to the movie.

You are the STAR of the show with play-along props provided, dancing in the aisles, a costume contest, and plenty of surprises. So grab your Pink Ladies and T-Birds, and get ready to return to Rydell High!

We STRONGLY ADVISE purchasing tickets in advance as this event will sell out quick!


Thurs. Aug. 28 @ 6:30 pm


Great Movies on Wednesday Evenings with Barry Steelman

  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers



JULY 30:  7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS (G/1955/102 min.)
When Oregon pioneer Adam Pontipee (Howard Keel) brings his new wife Milly (Jane Powell) to his backwoods home, his six ill-behaved younger brothers soon temper their “mountain men” ways and become ardent suitors.  Rousing, Oscar nominated musical, based on Stephen Vincent Benet’s “The Sobbin’ Women,” has an excellent score and energetic choreography (by Michael Kidd)—with the barn-raising sequence a marvelous stand-out.

Mississippi, 1948.  A “stubborn and insufferable” black farmer is accused of killing a white man.  Two teenage boys and an elderly white woman quietly attempt to prove his innocence before the victim’s brother can rally a lynch mob.  Kudos to all involved with this splendid adaptation of William Faulkner’s tale—primarily a murder mystery with strong racial overtones.  Filmed on location in Oxford, Mississippi (Faulkner’s hometown).

AUGUST 13: THE TALL T (NR/1957/78 min.)
Genial rancher Pat Brennan (Randolph Scott) and the daughter of the richest man in Arizona (Maureen O’Sullivan) find themselves kidnapped by murderous outlaws led by ruthless Frank Usher (Richard Boone).  In order to survive the ordeal, Brennan attempts to undermine the unity of the gang.  Excellent script (by Burt Kennedy–adapting an Elmore Leonard short story), solid, economical direction (by Budd Boetticher) and formidable villainy made this Western worthy of addition to the prestigious National Film Registry (in the year 2000).

All films start at 8:00pm followed by with brief post film commentary/discussion


Directed by Jay Craven
Nothern Borders

(UNRATED) 2013, 108 MINS


Northern Borders tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge, who is sent to live on his grandparents’ Kingdom County Vermont farm, where he has wild adventures and uncovers long-festering family secrets. It’s 1956 and Austen experiences rural Kingdom County as a place full of eccentric people including his stubborn grandparents, whose thorny marriage is known as the Forty Years War.  Initially feeling stuck in this fractured household, young Austen plans a quick exit but ends up stranded with no choice but to navigate and endure.  A humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story, Northern Borders evokes Vermont’s wildness, its sublime beauty, a haunted past, and an aura of enchantment. 

Northern Borders is directed by award-winning indie filmmaker Jay Craven and based on Howard Frank Mosher’s novel that was recently declared by The London Guardian as one of the “Top Ten Books Featuring Grandparents” (others included Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” and Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”).   The picture stars Bruce Dern (“Coming Home,” Hitchcock’s “Family Plot”) and Geneviève Bujold (“Anne of a Thousand Days, “King of Hearts”).  Dern was named Best Actor at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, for Alexander Payne’s new film, “Nebraska” which he shot immediately after completing “Northern Borders.”  Both Bujold and Dern have received Academy Award nominations. Northern Borders also stars Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (“Moonrise Kingdom,” Before Midnight) and 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (“Sideways,” “Friends”).   Others in the supporting cast include John Shea, Jay O. Sanders, Mark Margolis, Tom Bodett, Rusty Dewees, and John Rothman.


Limited Engagement! Opening Aug 21!