Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinemas

Schedule effective

Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Life in a Day

Times: 9/30 only: 6:00 8:20 (showings are a benefit for the Ashland Independent Film Festival)

Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:20 Daily showtimes 10/1-10/6: 7:00

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule Tonight's Life in a Day showings are a to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010. Footage was culled from 80,000 submissions equaling 4,500 hours of footage from 192 countries. Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Natalia Andreadis. Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language and a sexual references/95m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:00 Daily showtimes: 9:10

(Return engagement) "Beginners" imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver. Directed by Mike Mills. Starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer. Rated R for language and some sexual content/104m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:35 Daily showtimes: 5:40 8:45

See review, Page 10

Rated PG-13 for some strong language/133m.


Times: 9/30 only: 3:30 Daily showtimes 10/1-10/6: 4:40 9:20

As a fast-moving epidemic of a lethal airborne virus grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure. Starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow. Rated PG-13 for disturbing content and some language/106m/F/Warner Bros.

The Help

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 2:10 Daily showtimes: 5:20 8:30

Based on the best-selling book, three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. Starring Allison Janney. Rated PG-13 for thematic material/146m.

Midnight in Paris

Times: Daily showtimes: 4:30 6:50

Owen Wilson plays Gil, a successful screenwriter but full of doubt novelist, who joins his forceful fiancee, Inez, and her parents in the City of Lights. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates. Rated PG-13/94m.

Schedule effective Sept. 30-Oct. 6

Dream House

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:45 Daily showtimes: 3:20 5:55 8:30

A family moves to a quaint New England town where members learn their new home was the site of the murder of a mother and her children. Directed by Jim Sheridan. Starring Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality and brief strong language /110m.

What's Your Number?

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

A young woman panics after reading an article that insists if you've slept with 20 people, you've missed Mr. Right. Her new neighbor helps her track down her exes, while she helps him escape his. Starring Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Blythe Danner, Martin Freeman, Andy Samberg, Zachary Quinto. Rated R for sexual content and language/107m.


Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:40 Daily showtimes: 4:10 6:40 9:10

Nathan Harper has always had the uneasy feeling that he's living someone else's life. Finding an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, his darkest fears come true: His parents are not his own, and his life is a lie fabricated to hide something more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Starring Taylor Lautner, Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying/106m.

Killer Elite

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 1:00 Daily showtimes: 3:40 6:20 9:00

An ex-special ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. Directed by Gary McKendry. Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert DeNiro, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell. Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity/116m.

Dolphin Tale (in 2D)

Times: Sat.-Sun. early show: 12:50 Daily showtimes: 3:30 6:10 8:45

See review, Page 10

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements/113m/F/Warner Bros.


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

A Hollywood stuntman falls in love with a beautiful neighbor and agrees to help her ex-con husband in a heist that goes terribly wrong. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks, Bryan Cranston. Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence, language and some nudity/103m.