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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Feb. 15-21

Safe Haven

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:45 6:25 9:00

When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Cobie Smulders. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality/116m.


Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:05 8:50

Georges and Anne are in their 80s. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who also is a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. Directed by Michael Haneke. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act, and for brief language/127m.


Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:10 5:40 8:10

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson, his sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Sheridan Smith. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor/98m.

Side Effects

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

A provocative thriller about Emily and Martin, a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language/106m.


Times: (2/14 only) Daily showtimes: 3:20 6:05 8:50

Golden Globe winner: Best picture, best director; seven Oscar nominations, including best picture, supporting actor, adapted screenplay and original score

Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Rated R for language and some violent images/120m.

Silver Linings Playbook

Golden Globe winner: best actress in a comedy or musical; eight Oscar nominations: Best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best supporting actor/actress

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:15 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:55 8:40

Pat Solatano has lost everything — his house, his job and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Anupam Kher. Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity/122m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Feb. 15-21

A Good Day to Die Hard

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack — unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. Directed by John Moore. Starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch. Rated R for violence and language/98m.

Escape from Planet Earth 3D

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:55 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:20 (3D) 5:45 (2D) 8:00 (3D)

The animated family comedy catapults movie goers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker, it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. Directed by Cal Brunker. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rob Coddry, Jessica Alba. Rated PG for action and some mild rude humor/95m

Beautiful Creatures

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 12:25 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan, a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena, a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson. Rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material/124m.

Identity Thief

Times: Sat.-Mon. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: (2/14 only) 3:35 6:15 9:00; (2/15-21) 3:40 6:20 9:00

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There's only one glitch: The ID she's using to finance these sprees reads "Sandy Bigelow Patterson"... and it belongs to an accounts rep who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back. Directed by Seth Gordon. Rated R for sexual content and language/111m.

Warm Bodies

Times: (2/14 only) Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:05 8:30

A funny new twist on a classic love story, this poignant tale is about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human — setting off an exciting, romantic and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry. Rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language/97m.