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Varsity Theatre Schedule effective

July 20-26

The Dark Knight Rises

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 4:40 8:20

Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Liam Neeson. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language/165m/S.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 4:55 7:10 9:20

"WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. I have only done this once before." An unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to go looking for the story behind it. They discover its author is a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart soon. Together, they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring Kristen Bell, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Mark Duplass, Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson. Rated R for language including some sexual references/86m.


Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:25 9:05

In a small town in Texas, the local mortician strikes up an unlikely friendship with a wealthy widow that takes a surprising turn. Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, Shirley MacLaine, Rick Dial, Veronica Orosco. Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language/104m.

To Rome With Love

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 4:30 7:00 9:30

A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. Directed by Woody Allen; Starring Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page. Rated R for some sexual references/95m.

Moonrise Kingdom

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:15 8:45

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, "Moonrise Kingdom" tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore — and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking/94m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

July 20-26

The Dark Knight Rises

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 5:20 9:00

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Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2D/3D

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 1:00 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:30 (2D) 5:55 (3D) 8:10 (2D)

In the wake of earth-shattering upheavals, Sid reunites with his long-lost family, and the gang encounters a ragtag menagerie of colorful new characters determined to stop them from returning home. Directed by Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeier. Starring Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo. Rated PG for for mild rude humor and action/peril/94m.


Times: Daily showtimes: 8:20

This live action/CG-animated comedy tells the story of a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish ... and still lives with him. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use/106m.

The Amazing Spider-Man in 2D/3D

Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:25 (2D) 3:20 (3D) 6:15 (2D) 9:10 (3D)

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Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence/136m.


Times: Fri.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:40

Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney-Pixar's "Brave" follows the heroic journey of Merida, the skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Featuring the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson. Rated PG/94m+7m short "La Luna" precedes movie.