Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Dec. 25-Jan. 3
Showtimes: 1:30 5:00 8:25
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Etienne Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine Thenardier's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Starring Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen. Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, sexual material, thematic elements, violence/158m.
This is 40
Showtimes: 12:00 3:00 6:00 9:00
After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house full of females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, 8-year-old Charlotte and 13-year-old Sadie. As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives ... before they kill each other. Directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Iris Apatow, Maude Apatow, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Smigel, Albert Brooks. Rated R for sexual content, crude humor, pervasive language and some drug material/134m
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2D
Showtimes: 12:55 4:35 8:15
Bilbo Baggins is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves. Their journey will take them into the wild; through treacherous lands swarming with goblins and orcs, deadly wargs and giant spiders, shapeshifters and sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the east and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever ... Gollum. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood. Rated Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images/170m.
Showtimes: 12:10 2:30 4:50 7:10 9:30
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott. Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material/96m.
Dec. 25-Jan. 3
Showtimes: 1:00 3:45 6:20 8:55
Artie and Diane Decker are called in by their daughter to help care for their three grandkids. When their old-school methods of parenting collide with their grandchildren's' new school and hyper-scheduled way of life, the once-orderly household spins out of control, and Artie and Diane must employ some unexpected tactics to help teach their grandkids how to actually act like kids. Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison. Rated PG for some rude humor/104m.
Showtimes: 12:20 3:15 6:10 9:10
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. When interrogated, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins a chase for the truth, pitting Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog. Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material/131m.
Monsters Inc. in 3D
Showtimes: 1:10 (3D) 3:30 (2D) 5:50 (3D) 8:10 (3D)
Lovable Sulley and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world of Monstropolis is the collected screams of human children. Believed to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Starring John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Rated G/92m.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D
Showtimes: 12:30 4:15 8:00
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