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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Feb. 21-27

3 Days to Kill

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:20 9:00

Ethan Runner is a dangerous international spy, who is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he's previously kept at arm's length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission — even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world's most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in 10 years, while his wife is out of town. Directed by McG. Starring Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language/117m.

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

One Academy Award nomination: best foreign language film

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 Daily showtimes: 6:10

Journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and social circles, but when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Directed by Paolo Sorre, Starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli. This film is not rated/142m.

Winter's Tale

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:45 8:40

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, "Winter's Tale" is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. Directed by Akiva Goldsman. Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Russell Crowe, Ripley Sobo. Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality/118m.

Monuments Men

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 Daily showtimes: 3:10 6:00 8:50

An unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. The Monuments Men, as they were called, find themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1,000 years of culture, amd they will risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. Directed by George Clooney. Starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking/118m.


Six Academy Award nominations: Picture, director Alexander Payne, actor Bruce Dern, supporting actress June Squibb, original screenplay, cinematography

Times: Daily showtimes: 3:20 9:20

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Starring Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, Squibb, Bob Odenkirk. Rated R for some language/115m.


Four Academy Award nominations: Picture, actress Judi Dench, original score, adapted screenplay

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:45 9:10

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman." When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next 50 years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena's son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Dench, Steve Coogan. Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references/100m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Feb. 21-27


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:40 (3-D) 5:55 (2-D) 8:50 (3-D)

Set in 79 A.D., Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content/105m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:30 9:10

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy — a loving husband, father and good cop — is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine. Directed by Jose Padilha. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material/117m.

Endless Love

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

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Directed by Shana Feste. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby, Joely Richardson. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief partial nudity, some language and teen partying/105m.

LEGO Movie (3-D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:25 (2-D) 6:20 (3-D) 8:25 (2-D)

Emmet is an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. Directed by Phil Lord,. Written by Chris Miller, Chris McKay; Starring Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman. Rated PG for mild action and rude humor/100m.