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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective July 23-29

Winter's Bone

Daily showtimes: 1:40 4:10 6:40 9:10

Ree, 17, sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. With the reluctant help of her hard-bitten uncle and her best friend, Ree challenges her outlaw family's code of silence and risks her life in order to piece together the truth. Directed by Debra Granik. Starring Jannifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Garret Dillahunt, Lauren Sweetser. R for some drug material, language and violent content/100m/F/Roadside Attractions.

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:05 5:10 7:15 9:20

A documentary that takes the audience on a year long ride with legendary comedian Joan Rivers at age 76. Peeling away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposing the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer, the film is an emotionally surprising and revealing portrait of one the most hilarious and long-standing career women ever in the business. Directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Featuring Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Melissa Rivers, Don Rickles. Rated R for language and sexual humor/84m/S/IFC.


Daily showtimes: 1:20 4:40 8:00

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Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard. PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout/148m/S/WB.


Daily showtimes:

1:50 4:00 6:20 8:40

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Directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, Catherine Keener, Matt Walsh. R for language and some sexual material/91m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Solitary Man

Daily showtimes: 2:10 4:20 6:30 8:50

Ben Kalmen, a former successful car dealer, lost his business through his own bad choices. Now he's on the verge of a comeback, but some of the same motivations that led to his demise are threatening to take him down again.His girlfriend Jordan is the daughter of a very influential businessman who's on the board of a major auto manufacturer. If Ben can just keep his hubris in check for a little while longer, he will be back as big as ever. Directed by Brian Koppelman. Starring Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Danny DeVito. Rated R for language and some sexual content/90m/F/Anchor Bay.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective July 23-29


Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:00 6:25 9:00

CIA officer Evelyn Salt's loyalty is tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. She goes on the run, using all her skills and experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives. Directed by Phillip Noyce. Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action/100m/S/Sony.

Ramona and Beezus

Daily showtimes: 12:25 3:00 5:40 8:15

Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home. The adventures of young Ramona Quimby and her big sister, Beezus come, to life in this big screen adaptation based on the best-selling books by Beverly Cleary. Directed by Elizabeth Allen. Starring Selena Gomez, Joey King, John Corbett, Bridget Moynahan Josh Duhamel. Rated G/104m/S/Fox.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Daily showtimes: 12:35 3:10 5:50 8:30

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis. He can't do it alone, so he recruits a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel. PG for fantasy action violence, some mild rude humor and brief language/109m/S/Disney.

Despicable Me (in 2-D)

Daily showtimes: 12:10 2:24 4:40 6:55 9:10

In a neighborhood with white picket fences and flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Armed with a unique arsenal and battle-ready vehicles, Gru vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until he encounters three little orphaned girls who look at him and see a potential dad. Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin. Starring the voice talents of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig. PG for rude humor and mild action/95m/S/Universal.


Daily showtimes: 2:10 5:30 8:50

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:50 6:35 9:20

Bella continues to be plagued by having to decide between her vampire love Edward and her best friend and werewolf Jacob, while the struggle between their factions continues. Directed by David Slade. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality/125m/S/Summit.

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