CHEF and BELLE Open Fri, 5/23; Summer Classics are Back With GODZILLA, Wed, 5/28! LOOP System for those with hearing aids installed!


godzillaGODZILLA (a.k.a. Gojira) the original 1954 Japanese version (in Japanese with subtitles-but who needs dialog when the big lizard is stomping the city), is the roaring granddaddy of monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific.

godzilla stagingIts rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon. trailer Advance tickets recommended. Available online (click button at lower right of page) or at the box office after 5:00pm starting Sunday.

Further note: advance tickets to all Summer Classics will be available online approximately 2 weeks prior to the show. Tickets can be purchased at the box office beginning the Sunday before the show.

Chef-Movie-PosterWhen CHEF Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. Starring John Favreau, Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson. Playing in the Kentucky auditorium. trailer

BelleBELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Playing in the State auditorium. trailer


The Kentucky Theatre has installed a state of the art Audio Induction Loop system in the larger auditorium for the benefit of our patrons using hearing aids. This system works with any hearing aid which contains a telecoil. In its 2009/2010 reviews of hearing aid models, the Hearing Review Products reported that 126 (69%) of 183 hearing aid models–including all 38 in-the-ear models and 29 of 30 conventional behind-the-ear models–came with telecoils and the percentages are higher for newer models. Check with your audiologist to see if your aids contain this feature. It may need to be activated by your audiologist.

How Hearing Loop Systems Work

In the most basic form, an audio induction loop system consists of a loop of wire around the perimeter of an area that is connected to an induction loop amplifier. The wire creates a magnetic field within the perimeter so that the audio signals emitted from the amplifier can be picked up anywhere within the area by a telecoil, a special receiver already built into most hearing aids.

If a hearing aid user switches their hearing aid to the telecoil (T) position, the telecoil converts the magnetic loop signal into sound. The magnetic field within the looped area is strong enough to allow a hearing aid user to move freely within the looped area and still receive clear sound at a comfortable listening level. More information is available at: