The Farewell

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. In English and Chinese w/English Subtitles. Running Time: 1 hour, 38 Minutes..
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Maiden

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Running Time: 1 Hour, 37 Minutes.
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Nevada City Film Festival

At the Onyx Theatre August 23-29: The Nevada City Film Festival has been called the "Sundance of the Sierra" for our emphasis on fiercely independent cinema and showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, we attend major film festivals, collaborate with film schools around the world, read countless film blogs, and watch the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film for your enjoyment. To find all of the films and purchase advance tickets click  here!
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Come experience the way movies were meant to be seen… before your screening sells out! While The Onyx Theatre boasts 2 beautiful screening rooms, they each are fitted with just 29 (might we add ultra-comfortable) seats. This means our intimate movie-watching experience sells out fast.

If you’re traveling from afar, or just want ensure you’ve got a seat, we recommend purchasing tickets online before you hit the road. Now if only you could purchase some popcorn in advance too….

The Farewell

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. In English and Chinese w/English Subtitles. Running Time: 1 hour, 38 Minutes..
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Maiden

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Running Time: 1 Hour, 37 Minutes.
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Nevada City Film Festival

At the Onyx Theatre August 23-29: The Nevada City Film Festival has been called the "Sundance of the Sierra" for our emphasis on fiercely independent cinema and showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, we attend major film festivals, collaborate with film schools around the world, read countless film blogs, and watch the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film for your enjoyment. To find all of the films and purchase advance tickets click  here!
BUY TICKETS

TICKETS…CHECK… POPCORN… CHECK…

Come experience the way movies were meant to be seen… before your screening sells out! While The Onyx Theatre boasts 2 beautiful screening rooms, they each are fitted with just 29 (might we add ultra-comfortable) seats. This means our intimate movie-watching experience sells out fast.

If you’re traveling from afar, or just want ensure you’ve got a seat, we recommend purchasing tickets online before you hit the road. Now if only you could purchase some popcorn in advance too….

The Farewell

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. In English and Chinese w/English Subtitles. Running Time: 1 hour, 38 Minutes..
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Maiden

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Running Time: 1 Hour, 37 Minutes.
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Nevada City Film Festival

At the Onyx Theatre August 23-29: The Nevada City Film Festival has been called the "Sundance of the Sierra" for our emphasis on fiercely independent cinema and showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, we attend major film festivals, collaborate with film schools around the world, read countless film blogs, and watch the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film for your enjoyment. To find all of the films and purchase advance tickets click  here!
BUY TICKETS

TICKETS…CHECK… POPCORN… CHECK…

Come experience the way movies were meant to be seen… before your screening sells out! While The Onyx Theatre boasts 2 beautiful screening rooms, they each are fitted with just 29 (might we add ultra-comfortable) seats. This means our intimate movie-watching experience sells out fast.

If you’re traveling from afar, or just want ensure you’ve got a seat, we recommend purchasing tickets online before you hit the road. Now if only you could purchase some popcorn in advance too….

The Farewell

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. In English and Chinese w/English Subtitles. Running Time: 1 hour, 38 Minutes..
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Maiden

Ends Thursday, Aug. 22: Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Running Time: 1 Hour, 37 Minutes.
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Nevada City Film Festival

At the Onyx Theatre August 23-29: The Nevada City Film Festival has been called the "Sundance of the Sierra" for our emphasis on fiercely independent cinema and showcasing innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Each year, we attend major film festivals, collaborate with film schools around the world, read countless film blogs, and watch the hundreds of films submitted, to narrow it all down to the very best in independent film for your enjoyment. To find all of the films and purchase advance tickets click  here!
BUY TICKETS

TICKETS…CHECK… POPCORN… CHECK…

Come experience the way movies were meant to be seen… before your screening sells out! While The Onyx Theatre boasts 2 beautiful screening rooms, they each are fitted with just 29 (might we add ultra-comfortable) seats. This means our intimate movie-watching experience sells out fast.

If you’re traveling from afar, or just want ensure you’ve got a seat, we recommend purchasing tickets online before you hit the road. Now if only you could purchase some popcorn in advance too….

Coming Soon

Fundraiser for Sierra Harvest

SPECIAL SCREENING: SEPTEMBER 6th. Co-Presented by The Onyx, Nevada City Film Festival, Briarpatch, and Sierra Harvest. Please join us for an ALL AGES screening of The Biggest Little Farm at the Nevada Theater.

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.

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