Stop Making Sense

Why stop making sense? Why a movie? Why a big suit? Where do the odd movements come from? What will the band do next?

Stop Making Sense – 40th Anniversary 4K Restoration – Screening the week of July 5!

Advance ticket info coming soon for Stop Making Sense!

Considered the greatest concert film of all time, the live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.

National Film Preservation Board, USA: Added to the National Film Registry in 2021!
Ghent International Film Festival: Grand Prix award winner!
National Society of Film Critics, USA: Best Documentary award winner, Best Film nominee!

100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

5 Stars! “Demme’s Talking Heads doc still burning down the house…The pleasure of the music is overpowering.” (The Guardian)

4/4 Stars! “Yes, it’s the best of all concert films, now with a 4K restoration to remind us” (Chicago Tribune)

5 Stars! “the best concert movie in history” (The Times UK)

*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!

A concert film documenting Talking Heads at the height of their popularity, on tour for their 1983 album "Speaking in Tongues." The band takes the stage one by one and is joined by a cadre of guest musicians for a career-spanning and cinematic performance that features creative choreography and visuals.
  • Budget
    $1,200,000.00
  • Revenue
    $10,248,246.00
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