The Carlisle Theatre brings you high quality first run, independent, foreign, and specialty films. 

Adults $8  |  Seniors $7  |Children $4  |  Adult/Senior Matinée $7

Movie Pass (10 admissions and 10 small popcorns) $60


Toni Erdmann

(PG-13 – 162 Minutes)
Sponsored by German Dept at Dickinson College
In German & English with English Sub-Titles
2/24, 2/25, 3/1, 3/2, 7:30pm
2/26 2:00pm

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Huller). The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn’t help the two see more eye to eye. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all. Maren Ade’s film has been nominated for 57 awards internationally and won 33. Toni Erdmann has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.



(PG-13 – 2hrs 8 min)
Sponsored by Dickinson College and Dickinson College Student Senate
Special Free Showings
Friday March 3, 7:30 pm
Sunday March 5, 2:00pm 

From the director Ava DuVernay comes the story of the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery in 1965. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) leads a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march culminates in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act later that year, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. A. O. Scott, writing in the New York Times, says “Even if you think you know what’s coming, Selma hums with suspense and surprise. Packed with incident and overflowing with fascinating characters, it is a triumph of efficient, emphatic cinematic storytelling. And much more than that, of course.” Andrew O’Hehir of Salon notes that “Selma is gripping, inspiring and sometimes terrifying historical drama, loaded with specific detail, that brings a turning point of the civil rights movement back from black-and-white obscurity to present-tense urgency.”


Fire At Sea

(1 hour 54 mins)
Sponsored by Dept. of Italian at Dickinson College
In Italian & English with Sub-titles
3/4, 3/5, 3/8, 3/9, 7:30 pm 

Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all the boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit. The island is Lampedusa which has become a metaphor for the flight of refugees to Europe, the hopes, hardship and fate of hundreds of thousands of emigrants. These people long for peace, freedom and happiness and yet so often only their dead bodies are pulled out of the water. Thus, every day the inhabitants of Lampedusa are bearing witness to the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our times. Directed by Gianfano Rosi, Fire at Sea has been nominated for an Oscar this year for Best Documentary, and won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times notes that “this documentary on the refugee crisis goes about its business in a quiet way, with sureness and powerful simplicity, using an unconventional structure and cinematic artistry to make its points.”


Hidden Figures

(PG – 127 Minutes)
Sponsored by Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law
3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/15, 3/16, 7:30 pm
3/11 (Special School Showing), 3/12, 2:00pm 

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true stories of three of these women, know as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them U.S. history as true American heroes. 20th Century Fox. This movie was nominated for 2 Golden Globe awards and has 3 Oscar nominations.



(R – 1 hour 40 min)
Sponsored by Jeff & Betsy Wood
3/17, 3/18, 3/22, 7:30 pm
3/19, 2:00pm 

In the immediate aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his wife Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) deals with her immense grief while making plans for his funeral procession. Confiding in her close friend and secretary Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig), as well as her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy (Peter Sarsgaard), Jackie tries to care for her young family as a bereaved nation watches on. Pablo Larrain directed this nonlinear biopic.