Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

Schedule effective

June 21-27

Much Ado About Nothing

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:10 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:25 9:00

"Much Ado About Nothing" is a modern version of Shakespeare's classic comedy adapted and directed by Joss Whedon. Filmed in just 12 days entirely on location in Santa Monica, the film features a stellar cast of beloved (or soon-to-be-beloved) actors — some of them veterans of Shakespearean theater, some completely new to the form. But all dedicated to the idea that this story bears retelling, that this dialogue is as fresh and intoxicating as any being written, and that the joy of working on a passion project surrounded by dear friends, admired colleagues and an atmosphere of unabashed rapture far outweighs their hilariously miniature paychecks. Shot in glorious black and white, the film stars Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof as Beatrice and Benedick, the world's least likely lovers headed for their inevitable tumble into love. The supporting cast includes Nathan Fillion as Dogberry, Clark Gregg as Leonato, Fran Kranz as Claudio and Reed Diamond as Don Pedro. Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use/107m.

Before Midnight

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

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Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Xenia Kalogeropoulou. Rated R for sexual content/nudity and language/108m.

Man of Steel 2D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:35

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Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language/145m.

Now You See Me

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:25 Daily showtimes: 4:00 6:35 9:10

An elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against "The Four Horsemen," a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists." The Four Horsemen" pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Common. Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content/116m.

This is the End

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:45 Daily showtimes: 4:20 6:50 9:20

Six friends are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles in this dark comedy. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart their friendships. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill. Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence/107m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

June 21-27

World War Z (2-D/3-D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:00 (3-D) Daily showtimes: 3:35 (2-D) 5:30 (3-D) 9:05 (2-D)

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread. Directed by Marc Forster. Starring Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, David Morse. Rated PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images/116m.

Monsters University 2D / 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 2:45 (3-D) 6:20 (2-D) 8:15 (3-D)

Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski was a little monster, he's dreamed of becoming a Scarer — and the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley," a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program, and they'll have to work together with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, to make things right. Directed by Dan Scanlon. Voice talents of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Dave Foley, Sean P. Hayes, Joel Murray. Rated G/110m (includes 7m short subject)

Frances Ha

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:05 Daily showtimes: 3:50 6:35 9:15

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn't really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she's not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren't really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. "Frances Ha" is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner. Rated R for some sexual content and brief drug use/86m.

Man of Steel 2D / 3D

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:35 (2-D) Daily showtimes: 3:20 (3-D) 6:05 (2-D) 8:45 (3-D)

Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language/145m.