by | Mar 21, 2022 | Films

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a – h a : T h e  M o v i e

~ Exclusive Cincinnati Screening ~

April 15 & 16
  Postponed   New Dates TBA

$10 advance, $15 door.
Proof of vaccination required for admission.

    When a-ha’s breakthrough hit Take on Me shot to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1985, it turned its three young band members into global superstars overnight. This song and its groundbreaking pencil-sketch animation video has accumulated an amazing 1.4 Billion views on YouTube, and the group held the Guinness World Record (since broken) for the largest paying audience at a pop concert, having drawn a crowd of 198,000 to their 1991 show at Rio de Janeiro’s Estádio do Maracanã stadium.

While the iconic song and music video remain ubiquitous to this day, the story of a-ha didn’t end there. Saddled with fame from their synth-pop/alt-rock launch, a-ha chose to focus on their goal of making music and their subsequent works displayed a more mature and sometimes darker style.  Although most Americans lost track of the group after the 80s, over the years a-ha has compiled a deep catalog of 15 studio albums with 55 million copies sold, and they continue to record music and play to packed arenas around the world.

Despite controversies and disagreements, after 40 years they still believe in the importance of their music and lead singer Morten Harket still has the strong voice and incredible vocal range he displayed back in the day.  Contrary to the history of many bands of that era, a-ha managed to exist and prosper without headline-grabbing scandals, groupies and drug abuse.

Following Mags, Morten and Pål over a period of four years, a-ha: The Movie provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of the band as well as a career-spanning look at one of the most enduring and beloved acts in pop music history.


“a-ha: The Movie”
Director Thomas Robsahm, Norway/Germany, Documentary/Biography/Music, 2021, 101 min, in English and Norwegian with English subtitles.

☀ THE GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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Proof of full vaccination is required for in-theatre admission, masks are optional, reduced capacity and distancing practiced in the venue.

Friday, April 15 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 16 – 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 16 – 7:00 pm
Evening screenings will end circa 9:15 including discussion, matinee screening will end circa 5:45 including discussion. We recommend dinner reservations for 5:45-6:00, evening shows, and 6:00 for the matinee.

In-theatre single tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (if not sold out in advance).
All tickets available online via the Tix Buttons (top of this webpage), and by phone at (859) 957-3456.

The Garfield is ADA accessible. ADA details and Covid-19 information can be found on the CWC Policies Page.

Purchase of a ticket confirms acceptance by the purchaser that the presenter/host and their staff will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of attendance at this event.
Purchaser declares that they will not attend unless in good health on the day of the event. Further, purchaser understands it is impossible to guarantee that they will not be exposed to Covid-19 and will attend at their own risk.



It couldn’t be easier – across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you’ll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees, sides and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.

For CWC patrons, general manager Michaele Kadivnik offers a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially if you are dining between a CWC double feature. You should present your online confirmation or ticket from the event, and let your server know if there are time constraints. The discount is valid only for the date of ticket.

HOURS: MON-TUE, closed; WED-THS, 4-10 pm; FRI-SAT, 4-12 am; SUN, 4-10 pm. The kitchen closes one hour before the restaurant, every night. Hours and menu subject to change – check the website before booking. RESERVATIONS REQUESTED: 513-954-8974 or

SAFETY PROTOCOLS, from Butcher & Barrel management:
“ALL GUESTS are required to wear face masks when they arrive, and while in any common spaces. In compliance with the most recent government guidelines, we cannot allow guests to wait for a table in common areas and reservations are accepted for groups of UP TO 10 guests ONLY.”

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