Movie House offers art, alpine hijinks


Last updated 10/31/2023 at 10:11am

After six weeks, the “Autumn Arts & Adventure” series at Sisters Movie House & Café continues to draw strong crowds. But the final three weeks starting this Thursday, November 2, may prove the most popular of all.

The series returns to high mountaineering adventure on November 2, with The Climbing Film Tour 2023, followed by more fine art on November 9, with “Klimt and the Kiss.” It then concludes the week before Thanksgiving on November 16, with a special look at critically injured athletes who return to their alpine heroics in “Full Circle.”

All three movies will start at 7 p.m. for one night only. Tickets are priced at $16 for all ages for this special programming and are on sale now via the website at or at the theater/café box office.

“It’s the first time we have had the Climbing Tour here in Sisters,” said Drew Kaza, managing partner of quoin media & entertainment, which operates Sisters Movie House. “We know there is an enthusiastic audience for this type of movie, given the sizeable numbers that came out for ‘Free Solo,’ and ‘The Alpinist,’ not to mention the sell-out crowds we had for ‘Dirtbag,’ the documentary about legendary climber Fred Beckey.”

“Klimt and the Kiss” revolves around Austrian symbolist Gustav Klimt and his most famous work, which is considered a masterpiece of the Art Nouveau movement.

“He was an erotic and controversial painter way before it became fashionable,” said Kaza. “This is the latest release from our friends at Seventh Arts Productions in the UK. We are delighted to be the exclusive home for their films here in Central Oregon, and this is sure to be another crowd-pleaser and the absolute best way to experience this art, short of visiting European capitals.”

The “Full Circle” feature might be the most moving. Capturing the story of two mountain adventurers separated by 50 years, it demonstrates the depth of the human spirit and will to overcome life-changing injuries to keep pursuing alpine dreams.

“I doubt there will be a dry eye in the house for this one,” said Kaza. “It seems ever so appropriate to conclude our series in this way, just a few days before Thanksgiving.”

Although Sisters Movie House & Café continues its regular programming on a daily basis through the end of the year, Kaza promised “there is more to come in 2024,” adding, “We are simply loaded with great regular releases from now through the holidays.” Already confirmed titles for November and December include “Napoleon,” “The Boys in the Boat,” and “Trolls: World Tour.”


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