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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective Dec. 10-16


Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40

Daily showtimes: 3:25 6:05 8:50

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds herself at a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue. She lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess, the club's proprietor and headliner. Directed by Steve Antin. Starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material/119m/S/Sony.

Love and Other Drugs

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:15

Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:25 9:00

Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone — or anything — tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Directed by Ed Zwick. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material/113m/F/Fox.

Fair Game

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

Daily showtimes: 3:05 5:40 8:20

See review, Page 9

Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Bruce McGill, Brooke Smith, Sam Shepard, Ty Burrell. Rated PG-13.

127 Hours

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10

Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50 9:10

See review, Page 9

Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content/bloody images/95m/F/Fox Searchlight.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 4:20 7:40

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three must now rely on one another. But Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart. Directed by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images/148m/S/Warner Bros.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Dec. 10-16

The Tourist

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25

Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:10

During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Starring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff. Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language/103m/S/Sony.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30

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

Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin, join forces once again with their royal friend, Prince Caspian, and the warrior mouse, Reepicheep, on a mysterious mission to the Lone Islands and beyond. This bewitching voyage will test their hearts and spirits, facing magical Dufflepuds, slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country — a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader — can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate. Directed by Michael Apted. Starring Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, Will Poulter, Gary Sweet, Bruce Spence, Liam Neeson. Rated PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy violence/115m/S/Fox.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Daily showtimes: 5:45

In Swedish with English subtitles

Lisbeth Salander is fighting for her life in more ways than one. In intensive care and charged with three murders, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Concludes the Millenium trilogy based on the novels by Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire). Rated R for strong violence, some sexual material and brief violence/148m/F/Music Box Films.


(in 2D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00

Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:00 8:20

When the kingdom's most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Riderhides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captive, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with asuper-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. Animated. Directed by Byron Howard, Nathan Greno. Starring the voice talents of Mandy Moore, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett. Rated PG for brief mild violence/100m/F/Disney.

The Next Three Days

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20

Daily showtimes: 3:00 8:50

See review, Page 9

Directed by Paul Haggis. Starring Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Jonathan Tucker, Brian Dennehy. Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements/122m/S/Lionsgate.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00

Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:40

See capsule under Varsity Theatre listings.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10

Daily showtimes: 4:25 6:45 9:00

An unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying combustible liquids and poisonous gas will wipe out a city if not stopped. Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Chapman. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and peril, and some language/98m/S/Fox.

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