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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Aug. 22-28

Ruby Sparks

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:15 9:20

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early but is now struggling with his writing. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, he is completely flabbergasted. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould. Rated R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use/104m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 6:45

A musical prodigy, Sparkle struggles to become a star while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters strive to become a singing group during the Motown-era. Directed by Salim Akil. Starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Mike Epps. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking/117m.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:20 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:00 8:30

Hushpuppy, an intrepid 6-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry. Rated PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality/91m.

Hope Springs

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:30 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:20 8:50

Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her husband to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Directed by David Frankel. Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality/100m.

The Campaign

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:55 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:40 9:05

When congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins. Directed by Jay Roach. Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity/97m.

The Bourne Legacy

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:40 Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:40

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films Directed by Tony Gilroy. Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, Oscar Isaac. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences/135m.

Ashland Street Cinemas Schedule effective

Aug. 22-28

Hit and Run

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

A comedy about a young couple that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them toward the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past, a federal marshal and a band of misfits. Directed by Dax Shepard, David Palmer. Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Kristin Chenoweth, David Koechner. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content/100m.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:30 Daily showtimes: 3:05 5:35 8:10

A magical story about a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family, but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, they learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts. Directed by Peter Hedges. Starring Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Ron Livingston, Dianne Wiest. Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language/104m.

The Expendables 2

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:15 3:50 6:25 9:00

Barney and his band of mercenaries are reunited when Mr. Church enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. But when one of their own is viciously killed, they seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Directed by Simon West. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Chuck Norris. Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexualitiy/103m.

ParaNorman in 3D

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:00 (2D) 3:30 5:55 (2D) 8:20

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, there's only one person to turn to — misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. Directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler. Starring the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Leslie Mann. Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language/93m.

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