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Listings for Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Nov. 7-13

Laggies 

Sat-.-Sun. and Tue. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 3:55 6:30 9:00

Overeducated and underemployed, 28-year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis, and when given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week, she hides out in the        home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika's world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell). Rated R for language, some sexual material and teen partying/100m/.

Keep on Keepin' On

Sat-.-Sun. and Tue. early show 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:00 5:30 8:00

The remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry and his friendship with the preternaturally gifted Justin Kauflin, a blind, 23-year-old piano prodigy who suffers from debilitating stage fright. Not long after Kauflin is invited to compete in an elite Jazz competition, Terry's health takes a turn for the worse. As the clock ticks, we see two friends confront the toughest challenges of their lives. Directed by Alan Hicks. Rated R for some language/86m.

Birdman

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

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) — famous for portraying an iconic superhero — as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton. Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence/120m.

Pride

Daily showtime: 4:05

It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West. Rated R for language and brief sexual content/120m.

The Blue Room

Daily showtime: 3:00 5:05 7:10 9:10

In French with English subtitles. Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity/75m.

St. Vincent

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show: 12:45 Daily showtime: 3:20 5:50 8:25

Maggie, a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, including sexual content, alcohol and tobacco use, and for language/103m.

My Old Lady

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 6:45

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. Directed by Israel Horovitz. Starring Maggie Smith. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references/107m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Nov. 7-13

Interstellar

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show 12:40 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:40 8:00 

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.      Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Bursty. Rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language/169.

Big Hero 6

Sat.-Sun. and Tue. early show: 12:10 (3-D) 1:20 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 2:50 (2-D) 4:00 (2-D) 5:30 (2-D) 8:10 (3-D)

An action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother, Tadashi, and their like-minded friends. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion, a robot named Baymax, and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Starring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, T.J. Miller. Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements/108.

Nightcrawler

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:15 9:00

Lou Bloom discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism and muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmad. Rated R for violence, bloody images, and language/117m.

Fury

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show: 2:35 Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:45

As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater in April 1945, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena. Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, and language throughout/134m.

The Book of Life

Sat., Sun. and Tue. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:00

The journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Starring Hector Elizondo, Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate. Rated PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary images/95m.

Gone Girl

Daily showtimes: 5:15 8:25 (No 8:25 showing on Nov. 13)

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language/149m.