Pothole Pictures

Pothole Pictures 2023-24 Film Season

Regular admission movie tickets are sold at the door – cash only:   $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.  Special event movies may advertise different prices.
You may purchase discount movie tickets in blocks of 5 tickets by mail only – 5 tickets for $20.  Send cash or check with your mailing address to Pothole Pictures, P.O. Box 368, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370


Dec 1-2                                      NOT your everyday Island Paradise  — Moonrise Kingdom

An adventure story about  imagination, innocence and true love from director Wes Anderson. Sam and Suzy, twelve and in love, run off together on Penzance Island, and an all-star cast of adults (Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton) set out to find them.  Clever, quirky and artful, but also emotionally satisfying, Moonrise Kingdom” is a color-drenched cinematic storybook.  2012. Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward. Director: Wes Anderson. Color. PG-13


Fri. 7 pm — Whistlestop — Fiddle/guitar/banjo

Sat. 7 pm — The Frost Heaves & HaLeS — Indie rock/freaky folk


Dec 15-16                      Girls Rule! — THE LADY EVE

A card sharp who doubles as a countess (Barbara Stanwyck) turns the tables in more ways than one on a hapless herpetologist and brewery heir (Henry Fonda) in this screwball comedy masterpiece.  Written and directed by the brilliant Preston Sturges, it features one of Stanwycks greatest performances, accompanied by Fonda and a band of genius character actors.  Named by the American Film Institutes as one of both the 100 Greatest Comedies” and  “100 Greatest Love Stories”  of all time.  Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, William Demarest. 1941. Director: Preston Sturges.  Black and white. 94 min. Not rated.      

Fri 7 pm — Abdul Baki — Classical/jazz/blues/Afro-Caribbean piano

Sat. 7 pm Robert Markeyi — Indian ragas sitar


Jan 12-13 2024                                                                          Magic in Memphis — Mystery Train

A Jim Jarmusch cult classic — starring the city of Memphis and the spirit of Elvis Presley.  Featuring Steve Buscemi, plus Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, ScreaminJay Hawkins, and two unforgettable Japanese actors, Masatoshi Nagase and Youki Kudoh.   Picked as a Great Movie” by Roger Ebert because of its deep embedding of comedy, nostalgia, shabby sadness and visual beauty.”   Nicoletta Braschi, Elizabeth Bracco. 1989. Director: Jim Jarmusch. Color. R 



Fri. 7 pm CHEESE PRIESTS — Punk/grunge covers

Sat. 7 pm — Sean Penn Jr. — Live looping


Feb 16-17 2024                                              Practically Perfect in Every Way Mary Poppins

One reviewer called this One of the greatest childrens films ever,” but lots of adults love it just as well.  Mary Poppins always knows exactly how to save the day (lets elect her to Congress!).  Even when the film is not perfect (as with Dick Van Dykes Cockney accent), it is always supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Winner of five Oscars, a Golden Globe and two Grammys.   Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Glynis Johns, Ed Wynn.  1964. Director: Robert Stevenson. Color. 140 min. G

Fri. 7 pm — The Give — Heartbreak, chrome & hospitals

Sat. 7 pm Leatherleaf — Rich folk harmonies

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.

To sign up for our mailing list and receive the season movie schedule in advance, send your Name and Mailing Address to:

Pothole Pictures, PO Box 368, Shelburne Falls, MA, 01370


For more information, call Jim Kessler at (413) 625-8181.