Saturday, August 1 at 8pm


Sunday, August 2 at 5pm

All Tickets $7

monday, august 3 at 8pm




Wednesday, August 5 at 5pm

All Tickets $7

Wednesday, August 5 at 8pm


Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Rated PG for action and rude humor. Runtime: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes. View trailer and visit the official movie site.

Pilot Error

showtimes & tickets:

Saturday, august 1 at 5pm

All tickets $7

Pilot Error, a feature film inspired by the true story of a French airliner missing in the Atlantic, is set for a special northern Michigan premiere at the Garden Theater. The screening includes a talkback led by a veteran airline training pilot and Michigan filmmaker Roger Rapoport.

When a jet bound from South America to Paris disappears in the Atlantic, Milwaukee investigative reporter asks to be put on special assignment. After her editors say no she quits to begin blogging the search for the missing plane and its victims, including her close friend, producer Helen Brocart, who had been working on a flight safety expose. Even though she doesn't fly herself, knows little about aviation or speak French, Wilson scoops the world media as the search goes on.

Filmed in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Willow Run, Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Whitehall, Montague, Milwaukee and Paris, Pilot Error is the screen debut of acclaimed Portage, Michigan actress Kate Thomsen. She is joined by Richard Riehle (Office Space), Robert Cicchini (Godfather III), Larry Herron (Modern Family) and Deborah Staples (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).

Runtime: 1 Hour, 53 Minutes. View trailer and visit the official movie site.

Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program

Showtimes & Tickets:

thursday, august 6 at 8pm

All Tickets $9

The Garden Theater is proud to welcome the 53rd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival to Frankfort. As part of the AAFF’s popular Touring Program, the Garden will show a series of award-winning and select documentary, experimental, animated and narrative short films for one night only on Thursday, August 6.




The Bigger Picture

London, UK | 2014 | 8 min | Digital

Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film

‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on. Innovative life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.



USA / Austria / Iran | 2014 | 9 min | Digital

No Violence Award

Babash is a parrot. He lives in Los Angeles. Kept by an Iranian family, he speaks mostly Farsi. Sometimes Babash mixes English and Azeri into his conversations. Behrouz Rae has made friends with Babash over the years. Babash is an associative portrait about a special relationship and the domestic surroundings in which it grew. Observing Babash and Behrouz, intervening upon them with color panels, inventing a common language, a focus emerges of a shared misplacement within this genuine friendship.



Belo Horizonte, Brazil | 2014 | 7 min | Digital

Círio de Nazaré, held in Belém (Brazil) since 1793, is one of the biggest Catholic processions in the world. Each year millions of pilgrims accompany the saint’s statue competing for the privilege of holding the long sisal rope that leads the carriage throughout the city streets. In disarray with the rules of the celebration, and in order to assure their relics, some promisors cut the rope in the middle of the ritual. The video brings two different fluxes closer: one linear, guided by the entirety of the rope, the other chaotic, responding to the cut.



Canada / USA | 2014 | 12 min | Digital

There is mystery to the sound and image. The focus is on an animal, but what animal? The image contains subtle movement. Gates slam as percussion to the quiet nighttime sounds. The delicate movement of the animals fur and flesh is contrasted against its sound, almost musical in pitch and tone. The beast creates a symphony of sounds.



Toronto, Canada | 2015 | 19 min | 16mm on digital

Pat O'Neill Perseverance Furthers Award, 53rd AAFF Audience Award

Lensed in Ohio’s Broadview Developmental Center in 1967 by secret camera genius and audio visual healer Jeffrey Paull, Scrapbook tells the story of audacious autistic Donna Washington in her own words, as she encounters pictures of one of her former selves fifty years later.


Two Ways Down

Portland, OR | 2015 | 3 min | Digital

Fall into the underworld, walk, slither, wriggle, fly, burn, and return to dirt.



Portland, OR | 2014 | 7 min | Digital

Swirling in enchanting flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland, Oregon each fall on their migration to South America.


Symphony No. 42

Budapest, Hungary | 2014 | 10 min | Digital

A subjective world through 47 scenes. Small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature.


Ever wonder why The Garden doesn't publish a film schedule greater than a week in advance or why it takes so long to show a popular movie? Well, you are not alone!

In the new digital age, the studios are printing fewer and fewer copies of their movies. Studios decide which venues get the best films and the multiplex theaters that show several movies every day are given preference over single-screen, art-house cinemas like us. Subsequently, we often have to wait a few extra weeks to bring you the best movies.

Thank you for waiting to see your favorite films at The Garden!