Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective July 2-8
Daily showtimes: 2:20 4:40 7:00 9:20
A couple with a teenage daughter purchase the apartment next door in order to expand their two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Their only problem is the cranky old lady living in it. They've got to wait for her to die. Simply waiting for the old lady to die becomes complicated when the two families' lives intersect, resulting in a dramatic comedy about love, death, and liberal guilt. Directed by Nicole Holofcener. Featuring Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt. Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity/90m/S/Sony Pictures Classics.
City of Your Final Destination
Daily showtimes: 1:00 3:35 6:10 8:50
A young American academic, Omar, attempts to persuade the reluctant heirs of a celebrated Uruguayan novelist to allow him to write an authorized biography of the recently deceased novelist. Directed by James Ivory. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney. PG-13 for a brief sexual situation with partial nudity/118m/F/Screen Media Films.
Knight and Day
Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:45 6:20 9:00
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Directed by James Mangold. Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language/110m/S/Fox.
Daily showtimes: 2:10 4:30 6:50 9:10
A charming and insightful tale about a family living on an island off the Bronx in New York City. Starring Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, Julianna Marguilies. PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language/100m/F/Anchor Bay.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Daily showtimes: 1:30 4:50 8:10
In Swedish with English subtitles
A disgraced financial journalist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander are hired to investigate a 40-year-old murder. Starring Michael Nyqvis, Noomi Rapace. Not Rated, but graphic violence and misogynistic and sexually violent themes/152m/S/Music Box Films.
Ashland Street Cinemas
Schedule effective June 1-8
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Daily showtimes: 12:25 3:20 6:15 9:10
Bella continues to be plagued by having to decide between her vampire love Edward and her best friend and werewolf Jacob, while the struggle between their factions continue. At the same time, a series of vicious murders in her area continues to point to the presence of a vengeful vampire getting closer to finding Bella. Directed by David Slade. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality/125m/S/Summit.
Last Airbender (in 2D)
Daily showtimes: 12:55 3:30 6:00 8:35
Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang has the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with a Waterbender and her brother to restore balance to their war-torn world. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Aasif Mandvi, Katharine Houghton. Rated PG for fantasy action violence/103m/S/Paramount.
Daily showtimes: 1:45 4:20 6:50 9:20
Five friends and former teammates reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at a lake house, discovering why growing older doesn't necessarily mean growing up. Directed by Dennis Dugan. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Steve Buscemi. Rated PG-13 for crude material including suggestive references, language and some male rear nudity/103m/F/Sony.
Toy Story 3 (in 2D)
Daily showtimes: 12:35 3:10 5:50 8:25
Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back, as Andy prepares to depart for college. His loyal toys find themselves in day care, along with several new toys. But the sticky-fingered little tots do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get under way. Directed by Lee Unkrich. With the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles. G/108m (including Pixar short)/S/Disney.
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Directed by Jimmy Hayward. Starring Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett, Wes Bentley. PG-13 for disturbing images, sexual content, intense sequences of violence and intense sequences of action/85m/S/Warner Bros.
Daily showtimes: 2:25 5:35 8:45
Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre falls for his classmate Mei Ying, and the feeling is mutual, but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. Directed by Harald Zwart. Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson. PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language/140m/S/Sony.
Daily showtimes: 1:10 3:45 6:25 9:00
Based on the popular 1980s TV show that starred George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz and Mr. T. Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel. PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking/117m/S/Fox.