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Concession Street
Hamilton, ON
Canada

905.902.LOVE

The Zoetic is more than a theatre, it's a creative way of life on Hamilton Mountain. Theatre, interactive movies, dance, live music, magic, and more. The Zoetic Theatre & Creative Arts Company, 526 Concession Street, Hamilton ON  L8V 1A6

Tickets & Info

See what's up and coming at The Zoetic.

Filtering by: Christmas

Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Polar Express Pyjama Screening

We're kicking off the Christmas holidays with our famous Polar Express Pyjama Screening!

Bring the kids in their PJs to this special screening of the magical Christmas movie, The Polar Express. Join us for all the hot chocolate your heart could desire!

About the movie: Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa. 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 at 10AM

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Die Hard

Nothing gets an action-movie lover in the Christmas spirit better than Die Hard. We’re excited to present the original John McClane masterpiece in partnership with the Hamilton Film Festival.

Get ready for trivia, prizes, costumes, and an awesome movie! Yippee ki-yay!

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.

Who’s your favourite character - is it Alan Rickman’s skulky bad guy; is it Reginald VelJohnson’s lovable sidekick cop; Alexander Godunov’s hunky terrorist; or John McClane’s sharp-tongued take-a-beating hero? We love ‘em all.

Get dressed up in your best action hero (or villain) costume and join us December 21 at 8pm for some naughty Christmas joy.
R/1988/132min.

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Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Elf: The Epic Experience

We're kicking off the holiday season with a fun twist on a seasonal favourite! Experience the movie Elf like never before, with our signature Quote-Along, Sing-Along, Prop Bags, Costume Contest, and Specialty Drinks for young and old. 

About the movie: A human baby raised as an elf heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a "Scrooge" and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn't believe in Santa. Even the snowmen aren't friendly in New York.

Join us for a playful evening filled with laughs, fun interaction, a great movie, and... candy!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st at 7PM ONLY

PG/1hr37min

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Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Polar Express Pyjama Screening

We're kicking off the Christmas holidays with our famous Polar Express Pyjama Screening!

Bring the kids in their PJs to this special screening of the magical Christmas movie, The Polar Express.

Plus come early for face-painting by Glitterbug Face & Body Art!

About the movie: Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 at 10AM

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Dec
17
2:30 PM14:30

Sound of Music Sing-Along

The Zoetic Presents... A Christmas Tradition that's fun for the whole family - it's our Sound of Music Sing-Along! A Christmas Classic that you can get involved in. Don't know all the words? Don't worry, we'll have them onscreen for you. Experience the film like never before and sing out to your heart's content!

Plus, we've specially designed a prop bag to go with the movie, so you can get the full experience this Christmas!

A heartwarming story: Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain to care for his children. Captain Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. 

PG/1965/155min

Sunday, December 17 at 2:30pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
This show has an intermission.

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Second City: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or at least…. that’s how the song goes. We invite you to laugh along at The Second City Holiday Show as we make fun of all the washed up, broken down traditions that tend to plague the holiday season. The renowned comedy crew serves up a delightful mix of satirical sketches and songs to keep you in a jolly mood from now until the snow melts. 

Get ready for big laughs as the best young comedic actors in the country take the stage, creating hilarious new characters, surprising audiences with their improvisational skill.

***JUST ADDED: Ugliest Sweater Contest - wear your most hideous Christmas sweater and compete for the grand prize - a total Re-Gift!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 8PM ONLY

 
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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Elf: The Epic Experience

We're kicking off the holiday season with a fun twist on a seasonal favourite! Experience the movie Elf like never before, with our signature Quote-Along, Sing-Along, Prop Bags, Costume Contest, and Specialty Drinks for young and old. 

About the movie: A human baby raised as an elf heads to New York City to find his place in the world, and track down his father. But life in the big city is not all sugarplums and candy canes. His father is a "Scrooge" and his eight-year-old stepbrother doesn't believe in Santa. Even the snowmen aren't friendly in New York.

Join us for a playful evening filled with laughs, fun interaction, a great movie, and... candy!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd at 7PM ONLY
PG/1hr 37min/2003

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Vintage Midnight - New Year's Eve

Happy New Year Hamilton! Join us for a New Year’s Eve full of music, magic, comedy, cocktails, canapés, and nostalgia. This is our biggest and classiest event ever! And it’s all Hamilton.

Party like it’s 1927! We’re celebrating the 90 years this theatre has been a landmark of entertainment in Hamilton. And we’re ringing in the New Year with Hamilton’s top talent.

We’ve got Juno Nominee Jim Witter, Juno Winner Tomi Swick, mega-talented Liteyears, and the oh so sensational Bonnie Hamilton.

Don’t worry, no prohibition here. We’ll be serving up some delicious drinks and delightful nibblies from the chefs at Pokeh Bar!

Join us for a special night where vintage meet vanguard, and the memories last a lifetime.

Doors at 7:30pm, first performance at 8:30pm. Dress in the classiest attire of your favourite era!

Early Bird Pricing in effect until Dec 25: $55 per person plus HST.
$65 per person plus HST after Dec 25. 
Includes Champagne at midnight and Canapés.

Cash bar.

--- Show Schedule---
7:30 Live piano in the lobby with Cole Holland
8:30 Tomi Swick
9:30 Bonnie Hamilton
10:15 Liteyears
11:00 Midnight countdown with Jim Witter
Timing may vary

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Dec
18
1:30 PM13:30

The Sound of Music Sing-Along

The Zoetic Presents... A Christmas Tradition that's fun for the whole family - it's our Sound of Music Sing-Along! A Christmas Classic that you can get involved in. Don't know all the words? Don't worry, we'll have them onscreen for you. Experience the film like never before and sing out to your heart's content!

Plus, we've specially designed a prop bag to go with the movie, so you can get the full experience this Christmas!

And come early for face-painting by Glitterbug Face & Body Art!

A heartwarming story: Often in trouble and doing the wrong things, Maria is sent to the house of a retired naval captain to care for his children. Captain Von Trapp was widowed several years before and was left to care for seven 'rowdy' children. Maria soon learns that all these children need is a little love to change their attitudes. 

PG/1965/155min

Sunday, December 18 at 1:30pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
This show has an intermission.
Special family and group pricing in effect.

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Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays

A boisterous comedy that will have you laughing all the way through the festive season!

The Second City returns to The Zoetic with an all-new show! Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays is chock full of original songs, hilarious new sketches, plus some Second City favourites from holidays past.

A great family activity where you don’t actually have to talk to your family. An office outing that’s smart, funny, and over in two hours. What more could you ask from the comedians of The Second City? Alcoholic hot chocolate? We have that.

Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays
Saturday, December 10 at 8pm ONE NIGHT ONLY

Event Partners: M-Cable Inc. and Freedom Studios
Special thanks to our Event Partners for supporting great ideas in Hamilton!

VIP Seating is available for this event and includes upfront seating, a bar drink and regular popcorn.

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Polar Express Pyjama Screening

It's a special PA Day Pyjama Party. We kick off the Christmas Season with our famous Polar Express Pyjama Screening.

The holidays are almost here and the kids are already climbing the walls! Make it easy for yourself... Bring the kids in their PJs to this special screening of the magical Christmas movie, The Polar Express.

Plus come early for face-painting by Glitterbug Face & Body Art!

Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa. 

Friday, December 2
10am
$8 plus tax

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Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Polar Express (Pyjama Screening)

The holidays are here and the kids are already climbing the walls! Make it easy for yourself... Bring the kids in their pyjamas to this special screening of the magical Christmas movie, The Polar Express.

Believing in Santa Claus isn't easy when all of your friends and family insist he's just make-believe. A boy's faith is rewarded one Christmas Eve when he's awakened by a steam train that pulls up in front of his house and takes him and other children to the North Pole to meet Santa. 

Monday, December 22, 2014
10am
All ages price $8 (tax included)

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Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Gremlins

By this point, you're probably sick of Christmas. It's been nagging at you like a little rodent! Well, guess what, take a break from the shopping and the chaos (you deserve it) and enjoy this Xmas Edition of Epic Film Friday. Put your stresses in the microwave and watch them blow up!

Stephen Spielberg presents...

A loveable but mysterious exotic pet brought home from Chinatown becomes the source of a slew of miseries for an American suburb when the "Mogwai's" owners disobey a few basic precautions and help spawn a host of evil creatures.

Gremlins
Friday, December 19, 2014
TWO SCREENINGS ONLY 6pm & 9pm
1984/105mins/PG

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Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

Santa's Big Sleep (LIVE)

The 12th Anniversary of the Canadian Christmas Classic LIVE ONSTAGE  

A world-wide postal strike stops letters from being delivered to the North Pole. Without the magic of children’s love and faith to support him Santa loses his energy and falls into a deep sleep. The Elves must find a way to wake Santa or Christmas will be lost forever. Children and adults alike will thrill to this fantasy ride of comedy, sadness and the triumph of Christmas Spirit! 

Share in the Spirit!

Public performance: Sunday, December 14, 2pm
Family Package $32 (two adults, two kids)
Adult Ticket $10
Kids $8
Performance runs approximately 1 hour

Tell your teachers and principal about the Student Performance that your whole class can enjoy on Thursday, December 11. Contact us for more.

Here's what people are saying:

“Awesome! Great acting, audience interaction,” 
Mrs. Hassell, Sacred Heart

“Actors delightful, emotion excellent, storyline meaningful”
Mrs. Aceti, St. Patrick

“A great Christmas play, lots of energy,”  
Ms Finochio, Sacred Heart

“Thoroughly enjoyed it, really liked the “lessons” 
D. Mullin, Armstrong

“Very impressed, students were engaged,” 
Mrs. Colette, St. Patrick

“Fantastic Job! The audience participation was very fun!” 
Miss Williamson, St. Patrick


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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Christmas Memories Starring Jim Witter & Family

Feel the magic of the season with Jim Witter and his family with special guest The Waking!

Christmas Memories is about the feeling of Christmas... feelings of joy and promise that some call magic... it's about that special time of year when holiday decorations, laughter and the first notes of "Charlie Brown Christmas" hold the promise that Santa does exist — certainly in spirit in the hearts of all.  This is a show that truly celebrates the magic of Christmas with a heart warming array of Christmas favourites. 

Jim Witter has created yet another masterful journey back into not just time — but into one's heart.  You’ll be singing along with Jim and his incredible band as they perform some of your favourite Christmas tunes, and you’ll be laughing as Jim shares some of his own childhood memories with you.  Christmas Memories is a musical journey that says "I believe!"

Proceeds to Support City Kidz Gift of Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:30pm
Adult Admission $20
Child Admission $10
Assigned Seating for this event

Tax included

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Dec
5
9:00 PM21:00

A Christmas Story

You told us and we listened... One of your top picks for our Christmas Movie Tradition lineup!

Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the '40's, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good 'ol Santa Claus himself.

Friday, December 5, 2014
ONE SCREENING ONLY: 9pm
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICING: Two tickets for $10 with a non-perishable food donation for
Neighbour 2 Neighbour!
Tax included
1983/PG/98min

Why not enjoy a double feature! Christmas Vacation screens on the same day at 6pm.


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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

You told us and we listened... One of your top picks for our Christmas Movie Tradition lineup!

Clark Griswald, the dedicated family man is determined to stay at home and create the most fun filled, old-fashioned Christmas ever. But life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark's fire.

Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid.

Friday, December 5, 2014
ONE SCREENING ONLY: 6pm
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICING: Two tickets for $10 with a non-perishable food donation for Neighbour 2 Neighbour!
Tax included
1989/PG/97min

Why not enjoy a double feature! A Christmas Story screens on the same day at 9pm.


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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

It's a Wonderful Life

You told us and we listened... One of your top picks for our Christmas Movie Tradition lineup!

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas ! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget about suicide?

Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

Sunday, November 30, 2014
ONE SCREENING ONLY: 7pm 
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICING: Two tickets for $10 with a non-perishable food donation
for Neighbour 2 Neighbour!
Tax included

1946/G/125min

Why not enjoy a double feature! White Christmas screens on the same day at 3pm.


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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

White Christmas

You told us and we listened... One of your top picks for our Christmas Movie Tradition lineup!

The definitive Yuletide film! A simple story of two Army buddies who help their former officer to popularize his winter resort. This framework serves for 15 tuneful Irving Berlin numbers, including "Count Your Blessings", "Sisters", "Love You Didn't Do Right By Me", and the classic rendering of the title song by Bing Crosby. The four stars are at the peak of their popularity and charm, preserved on celluloid for endless enjoyment.

Sunday, November 30, 2014
ONE SCREENING ONLY: 3pm
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRICING: Two tickets for $10 with a non-perishable food donation for Neighbour 2 Neighbour!
Tax included
1954/G/120min

Why not enjoy a double feature! It's a Wonderful Life screens at 7pm on the same day.


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Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Die Hard

It's a Christmas Epic Film Friday to start the season. "Yippee ki-yay" Bruce Willis!

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. He then becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, one of whom is his estranged wife, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve.

Friday, November 21, 2014 
TWO SCREENINGS: 6pm and 9pm
$10 (incl. tax)
1988/132min/14A 


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