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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Jan. 27-Feb. 2

The Artist

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10/11:00

Winner of three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture and Actor (Comedy or Musical), Original Score

Hollywood, 1927: The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for George Valentin, a silent movie superstar. For young extra Peppy Miller, the sky's the limit — major movie stardom awaits. "The Artist" tells the story of their interlinked destinies. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, Malcolm MacDowell, John Goodman, James Cromwell. Rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture/100m.

Albert Nobbs

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:40 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:50

Glenn Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some 30 years after donning men's clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Starring Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer. Rated R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language/113m.

Man on a Ledge

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:50 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20

An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department hostage negotiator tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. Directed by Asger Leth. Starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell. Rated PG-13 for violence and brief strong language/103m.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 Daily showtimes: 3:05 6:00 9:00

Oskar Schell, an inventive 11 year-old New Yorker, discovers a key in his deceased father's belongings and sets off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. His father died in the World Trade Center the year before, and he is determined to keep his vital connection to him. Crossing the five New York boroughs in his quest — encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way — Oskar uncovers unseen links to his father, to the mother who seems so far away from him and to the whole noisy, dangerous world around him. Directed by Stephen Daldry. Starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow, Viola Davis, John Goodman. Rated PG-13 for emotional thematic material, some disturbing images, and language/129m.

The Iron Lady

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:50 8:25

Golden Globe winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama — Meryl Streep

An intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female prime minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd. Rated PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity/105m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective Jan. 27-Feb. 2

The Grey

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:35 6:20 9:05

Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, oil rig roughnecks — survivors of a plane crash in the remote Alaskan wilderness — have only a few days to escape the icy elements and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt before their time runs out. Directed by Joe Carnahan. Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson. Rated R for violence/disturbing content including bloody images, and for pervasive language/117m.

Red Tails

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

1944. World War II. The black pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program are courageously waging two wars — one against enemies overseas and the other against discrimination within the military and back home. Racial prejudices keep black pilots back at base, while their white counterparts are shipped out to combat after a mere three months of training. Mistakenly deemed inferior and assigned only second-rate planes and missions, the pilots of Tuskegee have mastered the skies but have not been granted the opportunity to truly spread their wings. Finally,with a mission so dangerous that the RAF has refused it, the pilots join the fiery aerial fray. Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence/125m.

Underworld Awakening (in 3D)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 2:40 (2D) 4:55 7:10 9:30

Selene escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley, Charles Dance. Rated R for strong violence and gore, and for some language/88m.


Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:15 Daily showtimes: 4:35 6:55 9:15

A female covert ops specialist working in the deadly world of international ops strikes back after discovering she's been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas. Rated R for some violence/93m.

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