Pothole Pictures

We are an all-volunteer-run, non-profit, community movie house and we’ve been showing the best in classic, foreign, and independent films on the BIG screen in our historic, century-old 420-seat Memorial Hall Theater (at 51 Bridge Street – above Town Hall – in Shelburne Falls, MA) since 1995. We have frequent special events like “Meet the Filmmaker” nights and collaborations with local community organizations. Live, local musical acts play on stage for half-an-hour before each film. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the rate of 5 for $20 by sending a check to:
P.O. Box 368, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.
For more information, call Jim Kessler at (413) 625-8181.

September 28 & 29 at 7:30pm
Buon Appetito! — BIG NIGHT
Roger Ebert called it “one of the great food movies,” and a “film of great wisdom and delight.” The soundtrack is wonderful, the acting is a treat, and as for the food…don’t come hungry. Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci. 1996. Director: Campbell Scott. Color. 109 min. Rated R.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Dave Boatwright — Solo guitar
Saturday: Jim Eagan — Folk and blues

October 12 & 13 at 7:30pm
Sushi Superstar! — JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
The story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. It has been called, “a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.” Learn why people come from all parts of the world to a tiny restaurant in the Tokyo subway, and why Japan has declared Jiro a national treasure. Jiro and Yoshikazu Ono. 2011. Director: David Gelb. Color. 81 min. Rated PG.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Aaron Riverwood — Solo guitar-based psychedelia
Saturday: Vimana

November 2 & 3 at 7:30pm
“You Never Know What You’re Gonna Get“ — CHOCOLAT
In this entertaining fable, Juliette Binoche is a mysterious woman who wins a battle for the soul of a small French village using the ultimate spiritual weapon: chocolate. Johnny Depp helps out, of course. The cast also includes: Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Leslie Caron and Alfred Molina. 2000.
Director: Lasse Hallström. Color. 121 min. Rated PG-13

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Jim Eagan — Folk and folk blues
Saturday: The Prestons — Folk-rock duo

November 16 & 17 at 7:30pm
“An Artist is Never Poor” — BABETTE’S FEAST
When we asked people to name their favorite food movies, BABETTE’S FEAST was the first picture named by nearly everyone. A film about one perfect meal, but also about the meaning of life, pleasure and art. 96% score on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Bibi Andersson. 1987. Director: Gabriel Axel. Color. 103 min. Rated G.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Wild Thyme — Celtic music
Saturday: Sue Krantz — Singer songwriter

December 7 & 8 at 7:30pm
More Butter! — JULIE AND JULIA
Two true stories: One about food blogger Julie Powell, who cooked every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and the second about Julia Child, perhaps the most influential American chef and food personality. Meryl Streep is brilliant as Julia Child. “Pure entertainment. One joyous picture.” Ed Koch, The Atlantic. Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci. 2009. Director: Nora Ephron. Color. 118 min. Rated PG-13.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Dick Moulding — Piano rags
Saturday: Michael & Al — Traditional Irish music

December 21 & 22 at 7:30pm
The Rat in the Hat? — RATATOUILLE
Remy, a Parisian sewer rat, wants to become a great chef. What could go wrong? “[A] veritable feast for the eye and the ear. Don’t miss it.” Andrew Sarris, New York Observer. Patton Oswalt, Peter O’Toole, Janeane Garofolo. 2007. Directors: Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava. Color. 111 min. Rated G.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: James Smith — Blues and such
Saturday: The Ratatat Cats — Ratatat cat music

January 4 & 5 at 7:30pm
You’ve Got Lunch! — LUNCH BOX
A homemade meal goes astray in Mumbai’s renowned “dabbawallah” lunch delivery system and two lives are changed. Director Ritesh Baratra’s twist on a classic plot device is wryly funny, romantic and filled with interesting characters and delicious food. Irfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur. 2013. Director: Ritesh Baratra. Color. 104 min. Rated PG.

Live music on stage 7-7:30pm

Friday: Whistlestop — Old time music
Saturday: Dan Lederere — Jazz, Celtic, Bulgarian