Good Boys


friDAY, September 20 AT 7:30PM

Adults $9, AGES 12 & UNDER $7

SunDAY, September 22 at 5pm

All tickets $7

Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad and Pineapple Express take on sixth grade hard in this outrageous comedy.

After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.

But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions.

Rated: R (for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout). View IMDB Parents Guide.

Runtime: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes. Visit movie website.


Manitou Winds presents “A Celtic Summertide”

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30pm

Join us for an inspiring evening of music from across the Celtic realm performed by Manitou Winds.

Bringing to life music from the many Celtic nations, the evening’s colorful musical palette will be adorned by harp, guitar, and special guest soprano Emily Curtin Culler. 

Admission is free. Proceeds from a freewill offering will benefit Manitou Winds’ mission to bring the intimate joy of chamber music to audiences across Northern Michigan.

Learn more about the performance >>


Special Community Event

Sleeping Bear Gateways Community Conference

Wednesday, September 25

The Sleeping Bear Gateway Council is sponsoring a workshop and conference for the communities located near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Benzie and Leelanau counties.

Come learn about the issues and opportunities facing National Park Gateway Communities.

Guest speaker Destry Jarvis specializes in policy and management of units of the National Park System, cultural resource management, tourism marketing, and other Gateway Community topics.

Schedule of Events

9:30am - 11am — Workshop for Municipal Organizations, Non-Profit Groups, and Residents 

12:30pm - 2pm — Workshop for Board Members

3:30pm - 5pm —  Workshop for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

An additional conference is taking place Tuesday, September 24 at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Details >

Glen Arbor Sun Article: Sleeping Bear Gateways Council aims to help National Lakeshore manage growing pains

Frankfort Film Festival Launch Party

Thursday, September 26 at 7pm

Join us Thursday, September 26 at 7pm as the films for the 11th Annual Frankfort Film Festival are announced during our annual Frankfort Film Festival Launch Party and Fundraiser.

Tickets are $15 per person and available at the box office on the night of the event.

Or receive launch party tickets by becoming a Director Level Sponsor of the festival. This year's Launch Party includes wonderful food and drink courtesy of Watervale Inn.

The 11th Annual Frankfort Film Festival is happening October 17-20, 2019.


2019 Paddling Film Festival



The Paddling Film Festival is an international adventure film tour presenting the world’s best paddling films of the year – whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP, action and lifestyle – in more than 120 cities and towns across Canada, United States and around the world.

With 20 inspiring paddling films shortlisted for the World Tour, including the 10 festival category winners, audiences will see hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, northern river canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.  

Tickets are $12 in advance. Purchase tickets online until September 27. If tickets do not sell out online, additional tickets will be available at the door for $15. Purchase tickets online >>

All proceeds benefit Betsie Valley Trail improvements.


The following films are on our short list to screen and will be "blooming soon" in The Garden. While we cannot guarantee these movies will be shown, it is our intent to bring them to the big screen in downtown Frankfort.

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 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!