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Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Anna Karenina

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

Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen. Rated R for some sexuality and violence/130m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 5:10 8:30

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. Directed by Tony Kushner. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn. Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language/149m.

The Sessions

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 6:30

A man confined to an iron lung is determined at age 38 to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. Directed by Ben Lewin. Starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt. Rated R for strong sexuality including graphic nudity and frank dialogue/95m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 3:45 Daily showtimes: 8:45

A CIA "exfiltration" specialist comes up with a plan to get American hostages out of Iran during the 1979 crisis. Based on a true story. Starring Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin. Rated R for language and some violent images/120m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:35 Daily showtimes: 5:00 8:15

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in "Skyfall," the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In "Skyfall," Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney. Rated PG-13 for intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking/143m.

Red Dawn

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:20 2:30 Daily showtimes: 4:45 7:00 9:15

An American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky — the U.S. has been invaded and their town is the initial target. Without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters, the Wolverines. Directed by Dan Bradley. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language/92m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Killing Them Softly

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50 9:10

Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, "Killing Them Softly" follows professional enforcer Jackie Cogan who investigates a heist that occurs during a high-stakes, mob-protected poker game. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Starring Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Sam Rockwell, Richard Jenkins, Bella Heathcote, Vincent Curatola, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Linara Washington. Rated R for violence, sexual references, pervasive language, and some drug use/97m.

Rise of the Guardians in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:55 (3D) Daily showtimes: 3:15 (2D) 5:40 (3D) 8:00 (2D)

An epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost — legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere. Directed by Peter Ramsey. Featuring the voice talents of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Jude Law. Rated PG for thematic elements and some mildly scary action/97m.

Life of Pi in 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:10 (2D) Daily showtimes: 3:05 (3D) 6:00 (2D) 8:50 (3D)

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger. Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irffan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall. Rated PG for emotional thematic content throughout, and some scary action sequences and peril/127m.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:15 9:00

The Cullens unite with their allies to fight the powerful Vultari clan.Starring Kristen Steward, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Michael Sheen. Rated PG-13 (anticipated rating on "Breaking Dawn" Part 2)/116m.

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