Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Varsity Theatre

July 11-17

Grand Seduction

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:30 3:20 6:00 8:40

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. Directed by Don McKellar. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Liane Balaban. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material and drug references/112m.

Begin Again

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:00 6:30 9:00

A soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Directed by John Carney. Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, Cee Lo Green. Rated R for language.


Times: Daily showtimes: 1:55 4:20 6:45 9:10

A down-on-her-luck, thirty-something fast-food worker who's just been dumped by her husband for another woman takes a wild road trip with her grandmother and comes to realize that she can have control of her own life. Directed by Ben Falcone. Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates. Rated R for language including sexual references/97m.

Obvious Child

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:15 2:25 4:35 9:20

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine's Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn't facing it all on her own. It's allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Directed by Gillian Robespierre. Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, David Cross, Gabe Liedman, Richard Kind. Rated R for language and sexual content/84m.

Night Moves

Times: Daily showtimes: 6:50

Kelly Reichardt's suspense-thriller "Night Moves" follows three environmentalists whose homegrown plot to blow up a controversial dam unravels into a journey of doubt, paranoia and unintended consequences. As organic farmer Josh, high society dropout Dena and ex-Marine Harmon plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of an attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. Rated R for some language and nudity/112m.


Times: Daily showtimes: 12:45 3:30 6:10 8:50

Chef Carl Casper takes to the road in a food truck, going back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. Rated R for language, including some suggestive references/115m.

Ashland Street Cinemas

July 11-17

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:40 (2-D) 3:10 (3-D) 6:30 (2-D) 8:00 (2-D) 9:00 (3-D)

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Judy Greer. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief strong language/130m.

Earth to Echo

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:05 3:20

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. Directed by Dave Green. Starring Astro, Teo Halm, Reese C. Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt. Rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language/89m.

Edge of Tomorrow in 2-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:15 3:55 6:40 9:20 (No 6:40 showing on July 17)

Maj. William Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop — forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again " and again. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material/113m.

Transformers: Age of Extinction 3-D

Times: Daily showtimes: 1:30 (2-D) 5:10 (2-D) 8:45 (3-D)

The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history " while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world. Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo/165m.

Jersey Boys

Times: Daily showtimes: 5:35 8:35

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic '60s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R for language throughout/134m.

Deliver Us From Evil

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:20 3:40 6:10 9:30

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases. Directed by Scott Derrickson. Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale. Rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language/119m.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Times: Daily showtimes: 12:25 2:50 5:25

The thrilling second chapter of the epic trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Jonah Hill. Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor/102m.