The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first ballets not starring cardboard dancers. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today's Groupon for tickets to any Ballet in Cinema performance screening at BAM. Screenings are at 7 p.m. in BAM Rose Cinemas and are listed on the calendar. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one ticket (a $24 value).
- For $18, you get two tickets (a $48 value).
- For $34, you get four tickets (a $96 value).
America's oldest performing-arts center, BAM has fostered innovative expression on the stage and silver screen for 150 years. Part of the Performance in HD program, Ballet in Cinema screens ballets from Europe's top companies, including the Paris Opera Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. The performances are filmed live and projected in high definition, capturing the grandeur of every grand jeté and the elegant lines of every slow arabesque. The Bolshoi Ballet tiptoes gracefully through The Sleeping Beauty on Thursday, December 15, setting the story of Princess Aurora’s tumultuous coming of age and shouting matches about bedtime to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's romantic score. In 2012, the Bolshoi's Le Corsaire dazzles audiences with stunning revamped choreography and a famous shipwreck scene, while The Royal Ballet's signature, Romeo and Juliet, retells Shakespeare’s famous love story set to a passionate, classical score in place of the original disco.
Four intimate theaters comprise BAM Rose Cinemas, which served as BAM's original music hall and zeppelin holding area in 1906. Due to their history, the modern movie chambers feature acoustics fine enough for smaller orchestras as well as a restored proscenium from the space's brief turn as a playhouse.