Events

Events is the overall category for all activities hosted by the Sunrise Theater, such as movies - classic and new releases are two examples, high definition (HD) broadcasts of the Bolsho Ballet, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Opera and "special" events such as First Friday, local live plays and other special events..

Sunrise 20 / 20 Raffle

$20 for 20 Guests!

Enter to win a private event for you and 20 guests on the Sunrise Square. 

Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, belated graduation - or watch a movie with family and friends!

Tickets are $20 each. One winner will be drawn on September 4 at the First Bank Stage at Sunrise Square.

A maximum of 250 tickets will be sold.

Tickets are available for purchase at Sunrise Curbside Concessions, online, or by contacting the Sunrise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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To purchase raffle tickets online, click HERE to go to the DONATE page.

Enter $20 as your donation and RAFFLE TICKET in the WRITE A NOTE field.

We'll email you your ticket so be sure to provide your email address.

 

 

For a movie event, winner can choose from a library of Sunrise films or bring their own DVD or Blu-Ray. Have a special favorite film? We'll try to get it for you!  Movies are subject to studio and Sunrise approval.

Private event is for up to three hours.

Winner chooses the event date and event time - between a start time of 10am and an end time of 11:30pm. Movie parties can only be held at night after dark for best viewing experience.

Selected dates are subject to Sunrise calendar availability, but the Sunrise will make every effort to accommodate the winner's choice.

Events cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled to a date of the winner's choosing, schedule-permitting.

The Sunrise will offer concessions for purchase including popcorn, candies, water, sodas, beer, wine & hard ciders. The winner may bring in other food.

All alcoholic beverages must be purchased from the Sunrise and consumed on Sunrise property. ID required for purchase and consumption.

No pets permitted on the Sunrise greenspace during the event.

Executive Orders will be followed along with all state and local regulations including masks and social distancing.

 

ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND BE FURTHER DEFINED AS NEEDED AND AS REGULATIONS CHANGE.

Movies on the Sunrise Square

Movies are back at the Sunrise!     

Bring a chair or blanket and watch some great summer classics under the stars.

Tickets are $10 per person and only available at the “door” the night of the show.

Seating is limited and is first come first served.

Movies will be shown weekends (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). If a showing is cancelled due to weather, an additional weeknight will be added. Check the calendar HERE for scheduled screenings.

Full concessions will be available including the Sunrise’s Amish Country popcorn, locally made candy bars, assorted boxes of candy, sodas, beer, wine, and hard cider.

Chairs and/or blankets are recommended, and maybe some bug spray.

No pets, coolers, or outside food permitted.

Be sure to check the Sunrise website, Instagram, and/or Facebook page for delays and cancellations. All weather-related cancellations will be posted at least 2 hours before showtime.

Many safety measures are in place and all state and local regulations will be strictly followed. Masks will be required in all general areas and may only be removed when seated in assigned areas. Seating areas/circles will be painted on the grass defining a space for up to four people with wide aisles for social distancing.

The Sunrise is eager to show movies again but emphasizes the need for guests to follow rules and regulations for everyone’s safety and the continuation of the events.


Jaws posterAugust 8-10
Seating Area & Concessions Open at 8:00pm
Movie Starts at 8:30pm

MONDAY, AUGUST 10 SCREENING ADDED!


JAWS
PG | 2h 4min
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jurassic park posterAugust 14-16
Seating Area & Concessions Open at 8:00pm
Movie Starts at 8:30pm

JURASSIC PARK
PG-13 | 2h 7min
A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park's cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

 

 

 

 

 

 


SUNRISE SQUARE RULES

  • Seating is available first come, first served. Advance tickets are not available.
  • Seating areas/circles are assigned when ticket is purchased. Up to four people can be seated together. If your group is larger than 4, you will be assigned 2 areas.
  • Masks are required at all times except when seated in your assigned circle.
  • Restrooms are available to ticketed patrons (wrist band required) – 1 person per restroom at a time. Parents may accompany children
  • Full concessions available until 1 hour after the start of the movie. Two people at a time are permitted in the theater concessions area.
  • Alcoholic beverages are available at the concessions area. ID is required. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed in your circle/assigned seating area.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • No pets, coolers, or outside food permitted.
  • No smoking on the greenspace, the theater, or the outdoor theater foyer.
  • Please clean up your space and deposit all trash in the receptacles.

 

 

The Sunrise Virtual Theater

 

Welcome to the Sunrise Virtual Theater. We’ve missed you! 

The Sunrise Virtual Theater brings new films to the safety and comfort of your home. Through partnerships with several studios, we’re able to bring movies to the community that were cancelled due to the shutdown. Movies are $3-12 which is split between the studio and the Sunrise. They can be viewed on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Tech savvy viewers can connect their computer to their TV.. 

Watch the Sunrise Virtual Theater Tutorial HERE.

Thanks for supporting the Sunrise and enjoy the show!   


 JL posterNOW SHOWING

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
PG | Documentary

Chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration are the focus of the new documentary. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.

The film features a variety of voices that showcased him in different ways. To young legislators, he demonstrates that you can live your principles and get things done, while still being true to yourself. His seasoned colleagues see him as a consistent and loyal friend. Americans from all walks of life greet the Congressman as though he were a dear friend, thanking him for his leadership and inspiration.

Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for three day pass 


 

rebuilding paradise posterNOW SHOWING 

REBUILDING PARADISE
PG-13 | 1h 35min | Documentary
Directed by Ron Howard - National Geographic Film
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

Watch the trailer HERE

 Watch REBUILDING PARADISE here.

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for three day pass 


  Cuban posterNOW SHOWING 

THE CUBAN
1h 49min | Drama
Academy award winner Louis Gossett Jr. expands his repertoire of exceptional performances in the role of Luis, an elderly Cuban musician who is brought out of his shell by his care worker, a young Afghan immigrant named Mina. Mina’s attempts to get through to Luis, even just to feed him, are futile. That is, until she discovers the music. A poster of Benny More inspires Mina to hum a jazz tune that, to her surprise, ignites a spark inside him. As each day passes the music awakens Luis more and more until the colorful world of his past becomes vibrant and real again. Mina comes into her own as she gets to know him and their friendship blossoms.

THE CUBAN is a powerful heart-warming experience of music, friendship, family and loyalty that highlights the humanity of some of the most vulnerable in our society and the light they are still capable of bringing those who care for them in their final days. It also highlights how unlikely friendships are formed through kindness and a desire to help those who are vulnerable.

Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch THE CUBAN

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for a two day pass


  Gordon LightfootNOW SHOWING

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
1h 31min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and Influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon who has sold over 10 million albums and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards.

Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch GORDON LIGHTFOOT, IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $10 for three day pass 


 Flannery posterNOW SHOWING

FLANNERY
1h 37min | Documentary, Biography
Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

Content Advisory: This film contains offensive language, including an ethnic slur that—in an effort to retain the integrity of the literary works examined therein—has not been muted or otherwise distorted in the presentation of the documentary. Racist language was wrong during Flannery O'Connor's lifetime and is wrong today. This film, the filmmakers and those presenting the film do not condone, support or promote the use of racist language in any way.

 Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch FLANNERY

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for one day pass


  Creem poster NOW SHOWING

CREEM: AMERICA’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL MAGAZINE
1h 15min | Documentary

Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N ROLL MAGAZINE

 Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $10 for three day pass


 

 Out Stealing Horses posterNOW SHOWING

OUT STEALING HORSES
2h 3min | Drama, Mystery
Foreign film/subtitled

November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars, and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 - the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.

OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times '10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)'.

Watch the trailer HERE.

 Click here to watch OUT STEALING HORSES

 Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for three day pass


Desert One posterCOMING SOON

DESERT ONE
1h 47min | Documentary, History, War

Using new archival sources and unprecedented access, master documentarian Barbara Kopple reveals the story behind one of the most daring rescues in modern US history: a secret mission to free hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Includes candid interviews with many of the hostages, the rescue team, and their families. 

Watch the trailer HERE.

  

 


Marley PosterCOMING SOON

MARLEY
PG-13 | 2h 24min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Watch the trailer HERE

 

 


 

 APOCALYPSE 45COMING SOON

APOCALYPSE '45
105 min / Documentary

Apocalypse ‘45 uses the pristine raw, color film footage to tell a chilling narrative of the last months of the War in the Pacific. It documents events from the flag raising at Iwo Jima in February to the harrowing kamikaze attacks and vicious ground combat at Okinawa in April to the first test of the atomic bomb in the remote deserts of New Mexico on July 16th.

Driving the narrative of Apocalypse ‘45 are recently completed interviews with two dozen men who lived through these nightmarish events.

NOW SHOWING: John Lewis - Good Trouble

PG | Documentary   

Chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration are the focus of the new documentary. Using recent interviews with Congressman Lewis, then 80 years old, the film explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.

The film features a variety of voices that showcased him in different ways. To young legislators, he demonstrates that you can live your principles and get things done, while still being true to yourself. His seasoned colleagues see him as a consistent and loyal friend. Americans from all walks of life greet the Congressman as though he were a dear friend, thanking him for his leadership and inspiration.

Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he called "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress.

Watch the trailer HERE

Click here to watch JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for three day pass

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.

 

NOW SHOWING: Rebuilding Paradise

PG-13 | 1h 35min | Documentary     
Directed by Ron Howard     

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

Watch the trailer HERE

 Watch REBUILDING PARADISE here.

Family/Group Viewing Ticket: $12 for three day pass