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Charleston Music Hall Gift Certificates are now available! Gift Certificates can be used to purchase event tickets and Music Hall merchandise. Gift Certificates are available for purchase through our Box Office either in person at 37 John Street or by calling us at 843-853-2252. Gift certificates must be redeemed through the Box Office as well. Gift Certificates cannot be redeemed online and cannot be used to purchase concessions at the venue.

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The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Summer of Wes which will include the screening of 8 Wes Anderson Films, a Wes Anderson Inspired Art Exhibition, and The Music of Wes Concert! Wes Anderson is regarded as one of the most creative film directors and writers of our time. Known for his “meticulously composed and designed shots with precise and very constricted camera movements” (Glenn Kenny), Anderson is a mastermind of creating beautiful and articulate worlds that explore the depths of humanity. From a poorly planned suburban heist, to high school halls, to a large house in New York, to the depths of the great blue sea, to a train in India, to fox holes and dens, to a tiny Northeastern Island, to the top of the Swiss Alps, Anderson’s films wrap us in beautiful palates and plunge us into the despairs and hopes of the human psyche.

Each film will start at 7:30pm with the bar opening at 7pm. The films will be $8 each, or you can purchase an 8 Film Pass for $50.

The Art Opening will be June 2nd from 5pm – 7pm and will be free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display all summer and will include the work of 20+ artists in all mediums.

The Music of Wes Concert will occur on June 2nd at 8pm and will celebrate the music of Wes’ films Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Vinyl Countdown will be selling records from most of the artists on Wes’ soundtracks in the lobby during the show. If you want to peruse the awesomeness of his soundtracks, here is almost every song used in a Wes Anderson film: https://bit.ly/1NX40HH.

We commissioned 8 local artists to create a unique film poster for each of the films. Bottle Rocket by Jason Groce, Rushmore by Marshall Hudson, The Royal Tenenbaums by Anne Peyton Sugg, The Life Aquatic by Gil Shuler, The Darjeeling Limited by Seth Deitch, Fantastic Mr. Fox by Becca Barnet, Moonrise Kingdom by Taylor Faulkner, and The Grand Budapest Hotel by Alex Waggoner. The Summer of Wes and Music of Wes posters are designed by Becca Barnet. These specialty poster prints will be for sale all summer at the Box Office.

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Art Opening Reception

20 + Local Artist Displaying works in the Upstairs Gallery

Saturday, June 2 from 5PM – 7PM

FREE

Art on View from June 2 – August 22

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The Music of Wes:

 A Live Musical Concert Celebrating the Soundtrack of Wes Anderson

Featuring Songs from all 8 Wes Anderson Films Including:

The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, Elliott Smith, Simon & Garfunkel, Devo, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Hank Williams, Francoise Hardy, & More!

Performed by 10 + Charleston Musicians &

Special Guest Duda Lucena playing Seu Jorge’s David Bowie Songs

Accompanying Video Edited by Kevin Young

Saturday, June 2
Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM

$15 – Advance | $17 – Day of Show

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“Few directors share Anderson’s ability to dig crates and choose the perfect songs to soundtrack their films…from punk to psych-rock to acoustic Bowie covers tenderly sung in Portuguese, Wes has done it all” (NME). We celebrate Wes’ amazing soundtracks with the Music of Wes Concert. The concert will have 2 sets and feature over ten Charleston musicians playing tracks from all 8 of Wes Anderson film including songs from The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Cat Stevens, The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, Elliott Smith, Simon & Garfunkel, Devo, David Bowie, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Hank Williams, Francoise Hardy, & More! The concert will also feature Duda Lucena playing Seu Jorge’s Portuguese David Bowie covers. Kevin Young will be editing footage from Wes Anderson films that will be projected during each song. Come explore the Music of Wes with us!


 

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 Bottle Rocket

Wednesday, June 13

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | Run Time: 1h 31min

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Synopsis:

In Wes Anderson’s first feature film, Anthony (Luke Wilson) has just been released from a mental hospital, only to find his wacky friend Dignan (Owen Wilson) determined to begin an outrageous crime spree. After recruiting their neighbor, Bob (Robert Musgrave), the team embarks on a road trip in search of Dignan’s previous boss, Mr. Henry (James Caan). But the more they learn, the more they realize that they do not know the first thing about crime.

 

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hspUSez-rYY

 

 

 

 


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Rushmore

Tuesday, June 19

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | 1h 33min

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Synopsis:

When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max’s new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

 

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I0Wc4BwMnA

 

 

 

 


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The Royal Tenenbaums

Wednesday, June 27

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | 1h 50min

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Synopsis: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary – all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father’s fault. “The Royal Tenenbaums” is the story of the family’s sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caMgokYWboU

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Life Aquatic

Wednesday, July 11

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | 1h 59min

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Synopsis:

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane (Cate Blanchett), a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston).

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh401Rmkq0o

 

 

 

 

 


The Darjeeling Limited

Wednesday, July 25

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | 1h 31min

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Synopsis: Estranged brothers Francis (Owen Wilson), Peter (Adrien Brody) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman) reunite for a train trip across India. The siblings have not spoken in over a year, ever since their father passed away. Francis is recovering from a motorcycle accident, Peter cannot cope with his wife’s pregnancy, and Jack cannot get over his ex-lover. The brothers fall into old patterns of behavior as Francis reveals the real reason for the reunion: to visit their mother in a Himalayan convent.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2R7O2IlndM

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fantastic Mr. Fox

Tuesday, July 31

Doors Open at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated PG | 1h 27min

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Synopsis: After 12 years of bucolic bliss, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) breaks a promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) and raids the farms of their human neighbors, Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Giving in to his animal instincts endangers not only his marriage but also the lives of his family and their animal friends. When the farmers force Mr. Fox and company deep underground, he has to resort to his natural craftiness to rise above the opposition.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2igjYFojUo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Moonrise Kingdom

Sunday, August 5

Doors Open at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated PG | 1h 34min

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Synopsis: The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N8wkVA4_8s

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Saturday, August 11

Bar Opens at 7:00PM | Film Starts at 7:30PM

Rated R | 1h 39min

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Synopsis: In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave’s friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel’s guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave’s lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fg5iWmQjwk

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CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charleston Arts Festival Presents:

Pecha Kucha 30
Wednesday, May 30

Doors Open: 6PM |Event Starts: 7PM

$12 – Advance | $14 – Day of Show

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The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to be teaming up with Charleston Arts Festival to present Pecha Kucha 30 on Wednesday, May 30th at 7:00 PM. PechaKucha, Japanese for “chit chat,” is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total) keeping presentation concise, fast-paced, and powerful. Charleston Music Hall is proud to be the official venue and producer of PechaKucha Charleston. The Music Hall, with help from our collaborators and artist liaison Terry Fox, hopes to focus on developing a strong, interesting, and diverse presenter line up from an array of different artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial disciplines and encourage collaboration, communication, and support in Charleston’s creative community.


CMH, Charleston Magazine, & Charlton Singleton Presents:

LET’S GROOVE: The Music of Earth, Wind, and Fire featuring Quiana Parler, Charlton Singleton & Friends
Friday, June 1

Doors Open: 7PM |Show Starts: 8PM

$22 – Individual | $17 – Student (Box Office Only)

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They have covered Prince, Michael Jackson, and Stevie Wonder. Now Charlton Singleton brings his Tribute Band back to the Charleston Music Hall to present the music of everyone’s favorite band, Earth, Wind, and Fire! With internationally known hits like September, Let’s Groove, Reasons, and Shining Star to name a few… EWF has been a mainstay in the charts and lives of music lovers around the world. Over the past two years Charlton Singleton, along with Quiana Parler, have led extraordinary SOLD OUT performances in tribute to mega-superstars of popular music. LET’S GROOVE: The Music of Earth, Wind, and Fire will be no different!


CMH & Charleston Magazine Presents:

Purple Rain Film Screening

A Celebration of the Birth of Prince
Wednesday, June 6

Doors Open: 7PM |Film Starts: 7:30PM

$8 – Individual

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The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to celebrate the birth of Prince by screening Purple Rain on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:30PM! Prince was born on June 7, 1958 and would have been 60 this year. He changed the landscape of the entertainment industry and we will happily take any opportunity we can to celebrate his life. Join us for a night of singing and dancing along to one of the most iconic artists of all time!


CMH & Charleston Magazine Presents:

Grass In the Hall: Gravel Road, River Boy, Chatham Country Line
Thursday, June 7

Doors Open: 6:30pm |Show Starts: 7:30pm

$25 – Orchestra | $20 – Gallery | $15 – Student (Box Office Only)

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Grass in the Hall is back for its 4th year as part of The Charleston Music Hall’s Piccolo Spoleto Series with three amazing bluegrass bands. If you love bluegrass, you will love the musical stylings of Gravel Road, River Boy, Chatham Country Line!

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The Charleston Music Hall is thrilled to present The Lord of the Rings Trilogy film series – EXTENDED VERSIONS! You heard us right, Extended baby! That means 682 minutes of Middle Earth joy! Will Frodo and Sam cast the one ring into the flames of Mount Doom?!? Come join us for three days of LOTR love to find out. Anyone who comes dressed up as a wizard, hobbit, elf, dwarf, Rider of Rohan, Ring Wraith, Gollum and/or Smeagol, Orc, Uruk Hai, Ent, Tom Bombadil, Balrog, Spider, Eagle, Troll, or Goblin will gain free admission to the films. However, you cannot just throw on your favorite “Frodo / Sam Best Friends Forever” shirt and call it a day. The Box Office attendant will judge quality of costume and deem you worthy of free admission at the door. The best costume over the 3 nights will be given a replica of THE RING and Gandalf’s Staff.

We will screen The Fellowship of the Ring on April 5, The Two Towers on April 11, and The Return of the King on April 24. All films are $8, but you can buy a 3 film pass for only $20. All films start at 6:30PM and will have a brief intermission for stretching and tom foolery. Tickets on sale now!

Film Schedule:

April 5 – The Fellowship of the Ring
April 11 – The Two Towers
April 24 – The Return of the King

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The Fellowship of the Ring

Thursday, April 5

6:30PM

Run Time: 3h 48min

Rated: PG13

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The Two Towers

Wednesday, April 11

6:30PM

Run Time: 3h 55min

Rated: PG13

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The Return of the King

Tuesday, April 24

6:30PM

Run Time: 4h 11min

Rated: PG13

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Film Schedule:

Kiki’s Delivery Service – 1:00PM
Howl’s Moving Castle – 3:30PM
Spirited Away – 6:15PM
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind – 9:00PM

4 Film Day Pass + Specialty Event Posters – $36 | Buy Pass

We are thrilled to partner with Charleston City Paper & Captain’s Comics and Toys to present Miyazaki Film Fest – A Celebration of Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli on Saturday, June 16th! This will be an all-day event starting at 12PM and going until 11PM. We will be screening Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. 2 Nixons and Ice Bing will be serving up some deliciousness in the lobby. We are flying in a special projector to be able to play the films in the highest quality possible. We hope to make this the beginning of an annual anime film festival. Admission to each film will be $12 or you can buy a 4 film day pass for only $36 (complimentary specialty poster included).

Ice Bing Will Be Serving:
•Nai-Gai Green Tea
•Nai-Gai Milk Tea
•Ice Bing Liang Main (Cold Noodle Salad with Peanuts Sesame Sauce on side)

Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors.

Miyazaki’s works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity’s relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and several of his films present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities. Miyazaki’s works have been highly praised and awarded; he was named a Person of Cultural Merit for outstanding cultural contributions in November 2012, and received the Academy Honorary Award for his impact on animation and cinema in November 2014. In 2002, American film critic Roger Ebert suggested that Miyazaki may be the best animation filmmaker in history, praising the depth and artistry of his films.

 


Kiki’s Delivery Service

Film Starts: 1:00PM

Run Time: 1h 43min

Rated: G

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Synopsis: Kiki’s Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli and written, produced, and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Eiko Kadono. The film tells the story of a young witch, Kiki, who moves to a new town and uses her flying ability to earn a living. According to Miyazaki, the movie portrays the gulf between independence and reliance in teenage Japanese girls.


Howl’s Moving Castle

Film Starts: 3:30PM

Run Time: 1h 59min

Rated: PG

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Synopsis: Howl’s Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name by British author Diana Wynne Jones. The film was produced by Toshio Suzuki, animated by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Toho. The story is set in a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th century technology are prevalent, against the backdrop of a war with another kingdom. The film tells the story of a young hatter named Sophie after she is turned into an old woman by a witch’s curse. She encounters a wizard named Howl, and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king.


Spirited Away

Film Starts: 6:15PM

Run Time: 2h 5min

Rated: PG

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Synopsis: Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli.[The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Tsunehiko Kamijō, Takehiko Ono, and Bunta Sugawara, and tells the story of Chihiro Ogino (Hiiragi), a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba (Natsuki), Chihiro takes a job working in Yubaba’s bathhouse to find a way to free herself and her parents and return to the human world.


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Film Starts: 9:00PM

Run Time: 1h 57min

Rated: PG

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Synopsis: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Japanese animated epic science-fiction fantasy film adapted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his 1982 manga of the same name. Isao Takahata produced the film for Tokuma Shoten and Hakuhodo, with Topcraft animating. Joe Hisaishi, in his first collaboration with Miyazaki, composed the film’s score. The film stars the voices of Sumi Shimamoto, Goro Naya, Yoji Matsuda, Yoshiko Sakakibara and Iemasa Kayumi. Taking place in a future post-apocalyptic world, the film tells the story of Nausicaä (Shimamoto), the young princess of the Valley of the Wind. She becomes embroiled in a struggle with Tolmekia, a kingdom that tries to use an ancient weapon to eradicate a jungle of mutant giant insects.

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